July 15, 2018

MOSCOW (AP) — France is the established power with a young team full of speed and skill. Croatia has the veterans that have shown they can never be counted out.

The two sides will meet on Sunday in the World Cup final, with France going for its second title in its third final in 20 years.…

All-Star Game a celebration of baseball in Washington

July 15, 2018

WASHINGTON (AP) — Mark Lerner’s first letter to then-commissioner Bud Selig after his family bought the Nationals asked to host the All-Star Game.

“It’s something I’ve wanted from the moment we got the team,” Lerner said.

Thirteen years after Major League…

Smelcer, RMA's first Division 1 recruit, kicking his way to Charlotte

July 13, 2018

The 8-man football scene is frenetic, high-scoring and wide-open. The defense, with three less men to cover the same amount of field, can sometimes be modest; reigning champion Rocky Mount Academy won its state title this past fall by a 66-60 overtime score.

The defense in the FBS’s…

Nash Central's Allen, RMP's Baker to play in annual All-Star game

July 12, 2018

Senior Robbi Allen, who recently signed to play basketball for Savannah State University, will represent Nash Central this upcoming Monday in the annual East-West All-Star Game.

On the boys side, Rocky Mount Prep’s Kalil Baker was a late selection, but will play for the East’s team as…