January 22, 2018

On Saturday night, while Duke basketball was wrapping up a blowout victory over Pittsburgh, a high-flying 17-year-old was on national TV, announcing his decision on where he’d play college basketball next season.

Zion Williamson, all 6-foot-6 and 280 pounds of him, chose Duke University,…

Patriots, Eagles advance to Super Bowl

January 22, 2018

PHILADELPHIA — Nick Foles stood tall in the pocket, ignored the pressure and made one big throw after another.

On the biggest stage of his life, Foles silenced the critics who thought the Eagles couldn’t get to the Super Bowl without MVP candidate Carson Wentz. Foles threw for 352 and…

No. 25 Miami holds off NC State 86-81 for ACC road win

January 22, 2018

RALEIGH — Miami coach Jim Larranaga and his staff spent recent practices pushing his players to whip the ball around the perimeter, keep things moving and set up each other for good looks.

The results looked pretty good.

Bruce Brown Jr. scored 19 points and No. 25 Miami shot 58 percent to…

No. 7 Wichita State stumbles for 1st time in AAC

January 22, 2018

RALEIGH — Wichita State has hit its first bump in its new American Athletic Conference home. Coach Gregg Marshall now gets a chance to see how his seventh-ranked Shockers handle it.

The Shockers were one of five AP Top 25 teams to lose twice this week, joining No. 4 Oklahoma and No. 8 Texas…