May 25, 2018

HOUSTON  — Eric Gordon came off the bench to score 24 points and his steal on Golden State’s last possession secured a 98-94 victory Thursday night that gave the Houston Rockets a 3-2 lead in the Western Conference finals.

The Rockets head into Game 6 on Saturday night in Oakland…

Duke wins marathon game; N.C. State advances despite loss

May 24, 2018

DURHAM — N.C. State and its top-notch offense had a few thunderous hits early in Thursday’s game against Virginia. Then Cavaliers pitcher Derek Casey settled in for what was a stellar outing.

The Wolfpack couldn’t find a way to score after the third inning in a 4-2 loss in an ACC…

Mudcats' Roegner, Supak have been dominant in a few different ways

May 24, 2018

ZEBULON — Even Mudcats manager Joe Ayrault, who prefers WHIP, strikeouts-to-walk ratio, and the good old eye-test when evaluating his pitchers, knows and appreciates an outlandish ERA number when he sees one.

The number 0.68 — Cam Roegner’s earned run average after Thursday…

Celtics beat Cavs 96-83 in Game 5, lead East finals 3-2

May 24, 2018

BOSTON — Rookie Jayson Tatum scored 24 points and Al Horford had 15 points and 12 rebounds to help the Boston Celtics beat the Cleveland Cavaliers 96-83 on Wednesday night and take a 3-2 lead in the best-of-seven Eastern Conference finals.

The Celtics remained perfect in Boston this…