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May 22, 2017

A picture of Kendra Jones hangs on SouthWest Edgecombe girls basketball coach Sandra Langley’s wall of memories.

In the photo Jones, a Cougars star in the 1990s, is wearing green University of Mount Olive gear, a tribute to her time playing basketball at the college.

Almost 20 years later,…


Warriors have Spurs on brink

May 22, 2017

San Antonio’s sense of humor was still there Sunday.

Gregg Popovich predicted that Golden State stayed out way late after winning Game 3 of the Western Conference finals, celebrating with burgers and sundaes before spending Sunday playing poker. Manu Ginobili, amid plenty of questions about…


All-Star race shows Coca-Cola 600 could be slog

May 22, 2017

CONCORD — The All-Star race showed Kyle Larson is the likely favorite for the Coca-Cola 600.

It also showed that the best car doesn’t always win, and the winner will likely be aided by a heavy dose of clean air.

Translation? NASCAR’s longest race could be an epic snoozer.…


With no Triple Crown in play, Belmont lacks buzz

May 22, 2017

BALTIMORE — Cloud Computing stole the Preakness, and any hope of a Triple Crown in the Belmont Stakes.

The 13-1 shot did it on six weeks’ rest, having skipped the 20-horse roughhouse that is the Kentucky Derby even though he had enough points to get in that race. With another three…