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May 26, 2017

Rocky Mount is becoming an offseason basketball destination.

It doesn't take much effort to peak inside a local gym and see a conglomerate of professional and soon-to-be professional basketball players — all of whom grew up in the area

The veteran of the group, Michael "Moe" Deloach, just…


Team Penske optimistic after Indy 500 qualifying problems

May 26, 2017

INDIANAPOLIS — Helio Castroneves has spent the past six years chasing history at the Indianapolis 500, trying in vain to join A.J. Foyt, Rick Mears and Al Unser Sr. in an exclusive club of four-time winners.

He didn’t anticipate making a different kind of history last weekend.

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UNC coach Fedora receives contract extension

May 26, 2017

CHAPEL HILL — North Carolina has extended coach Larry Fedora’s contract through the 2022 season.

Team spokesman Kevin Best says the deal was approved Thursday by the school’s board of trustees.

The new deal will pay Fedora $1.95 million this season, including a base salary of $400,…


Panthers LB Kuechly won't change style after 2nd concussion

May 25, 2017

CHARLOTTE — Panthers linebacker Luke Kuechly has no plans to alter his aggressive style of play following a second concussion last November, one that tugged at the emotions of a national TV audience when he was carted off the field sobbing uncontrollably.

The 2014 NFL Defensive Player of the…