May 28, 2018

BOSTON — With another Game 7 victory at stake, LeBron James would not miss. He would not sit out. And he would not be denied an eighth straight trip to the NBA Finals.

The four-time league MVP scored 35 points with 15 rebounds and nine assists on Sunday night, leading the Cleveland Cavaliers…

Kyle Busch blows past field for 1st Charlotte points win

May 28, 2018

CONCORD — Kyle Busch led 377 of 400 laps in a dominating Coca-Cola 600 run at Charlotte Motor Speedway to finally break through with a points-race victory at the only NASCAR Cup track that had eluded him.

Busch started on the pole, won every stage in the circuit’s longest race and left…

ECU, N.C. State and North Carolina named among regional baseball host sites

May 28, 2018

OMAHA, Neb. — Florida State will host a regional in the NCAA baseball tournament for the 35th time, while Stetson was selected as a first-time host Sunday.

The 16 teams announced as hosts have locked up spots in the national tournament, and the rest of the 64-team field will be unveiled…

Throwing star: N.C. State's Johnston closing stellar freshman season

May 27, 2018

DURHAM — Reid Johnston was the typical high school pitcher.

A mainstay at third base for Rocky Mount Academy because of his strong throwing arm, Johnston use to blow fastballs past overmatched hitters in the late innings of games. He threw hard and rarely walked batters, displaying a…