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June 25, 2016

When Dustin Hale looked at the Rocky Mount community, he saw a hole which he could help fill.

Having grown up in the city and attended the hometown school, N.C. Wesleyan, Hale never saw anyone willing to put on a tennis clinic for local kids. The same sport he excelled at for the Battling Bishops…


UNC AD: School will respond to NCAA charges by July deadline

June 24, 2016

CHAPEL HILL — North Carolina athletics director Bubba Cunningham is hopeful the school is finally near the end of its long-running academic fraud scandal.

The school is a month away from its 90-day deadline to respond to the NCAA’s latest Notice of Allegations (NOA), which outlined five…


LA Lakers choose Duke's Brandon Ingram with No. 2 pick

June 24, 2016

EL SEGUNDO, Calif. (AP) — Brandon Ingram’s teenage frame is remarkably skinny. The Los Angeles Lakers still think he can shoulder the burden of being a franchise cornerstone.

The Lakers selected the lanky Duke forward with the second overall pick in the NBA draft on Thursday night,…


The drama of NBA draft looks to begin with No. 3 pick

June 22, 2016

NEW YORK — While the first two picks in Thursday’s NBA draft are essentially locked in, where the drama should start to unfold is pick No. 3.

With Ben Simmons and Brandon Ingram looking to go No. 1 and No. 2 overall, the Boston Celtics will have a variety of options with the third pick…