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May 29, 2016

INDIANAPOLIS — A new era for the Indianapolis 500 arrived in the form of a most unfamiliar driver.

An American, no less.

Alexander Rossi outlasted his faster rivals — and his fuel tank — for a stunning victory Sunday in the historic 100th running of “The...


Brothers stick together, sign with Arkansas Tech

May 28, 2016

Darius Freeman has rarely been alone on the basketball court.

He played with his brother, DeShawn, for most of his career at Northern Nash, and the two paired up again at Hutchinson (Kan.) Community College. But after the two years at junior college, DeShawn signed with Rutgers and Darius...


Adieu, Rafa: 9-time French Open champ Nadal out with injury

May 27, 2016

PARIS — For a decade, Rafael Nadal ruled Roland Garros the way no other man has dominated any Grand Slam site.

On Friday, his powerful left wrist wrapped in a blue brace, Nadal delivered the surprising news he was withdrawing before his third-round match at the French Open because...


Rocky Mount trio headed to Division II College World Series

May 26, 2016

Lander University’s baseball team belongs to the small South Carolina town of Greenwood.

When the team does as well as it has in recent memory, the Bearcats are the talk of the area and even have received police escorts for their team bus in and out of town.

This spring,...