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February 20, 2018

NEW YORK — Major League Baseball has imposed stricter limits on mound visits by players in an effort to speed games but decided against 20-second pitch clocks for 2018.

After more than a year of negotiations, the Major League Baseball Players Association refused to agree to the changes but…


NASCAR's youth movement good for business

February 20, 2018

DAYTONA BEACH, Fla. — Daytona Day was nothing short of a rousing success for NASCAR, which was able to celebrate both its storied past and youthful future on its biggest stage.

The Daytona 500 is the most important event of the year for NASCAR. With Austin Dillon’s victory in the famed…


Virginia stays at No. 1; Duke jumps to 5

February 20, 2018

RALEIGH — Virginia strengthened its hold on No. 1 in the AP Top 25 as it coasts to an Atlantic Coast Conference regular-season title, while Duke made a big jump after a pair of impressive wins without its top freshman.

The Cavaliers earned 42 of 65 first-place votes in the poll released…


Prep basketball Round 1 matchups

February 19, 2018

The first round of the prep basketball playoffs begins on Tuesday, and 11 teams in the Telegram’s coverage area are competing. 

Below is a list of matchups, with a lookahead to possible second-round matchups that could materialize by Thursday.

Boys

Class 1-A

No. 1 Rocky Mount Prep (22-0)…