November 24, 2017

ARLINGTON, Texas — Philip Rivers was more than comfortable on the Thanksgiving stage for the first time in his 14 NFL seasons.

Same with Keenan Allen, who didn’t have to wait nearly that long.

Rivers threw for 434 yards and three touchdowns, Allen had a career-high 172 yards in his…

Duke overcomes tenacious Portland State 99-81

November 24, 2017

PORTLAND, Ore. — Marvin Bagley III said the Blue Devils knew they had to wake up for the second half against Portland State.

And eventually, they did. Trevon Duval had 22 points and No. 1 Duke pulled away for a 99-81 victory over the surprisingly tenacious Vikings on Thursday to open the Phil…

Maye leads No. 9 North Carolina to 102-78 rout of Portland

November 24, 2017

PORTLAND, Ore. — When Luke Maye took stock of what North Carolina was losing from last season’s championship squad and what was coming back, he made it a focus to become a better scorer in the post.

Maye made scoring around the basket look easy against overmatched Portland.

Maye had 20…

Tarboro, Southern Nash set for third-round action

November 24, 2017


West Montgomery (11-2) at Tarboro (12-0)

The matchup: A pair of top-notch defenses will meet in tonight’s third round. West Montgomery has not allowed a point this postseason over the first two weeks, giving its defense a total of five shutouts this season. Tarboro, meanwhile, has…