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June 24, 2016

EL SEGUNDO, Calif. (AP) — Brandon Ingram’s teenage frame is remarkably skinny. The Los Angeles Lakers still think he can shoulder the burden of being a franchise cornerstone.

The Lakers selected the lanky Duke forward with the second overall pick in the NBA draft on Thursday night,…


The drama of NBA draft looks to begin with No. 3 pick

June 22, 2016

NEW YORK — While the first two picks in Thursday’s NBA draft are essentially locked in, where the drama should start to unfold is pick No. 3.

With Ben Simmons and Brandon Ingram looking to go No. 1 and No. 2 overall, the Boston Celtics will have a variety of options with the third pick…


Chemistry leads to recent success for Coleman-Pitt Post 58

June 21, 2016

After three months of facing one another on the diamond, it made sense that Coleman-Pitt Post 58’s players had to learn how to play with one another.

Once that chemistry began to form, there was no looking back for the Rocky Mount-based squad. 

Post 58 (6-3, 3-0) enters tonight’s…


Americans not scared of Messi, Argentina

June 20, 2016

HOUSTON — American players maintained over and over that playing Argentina and Lionel Messi in a Copa America semifinal on Tuesday night was a big deal, yet not mind-boggling.

Argentina is a two-time World Cup champion and Messi is the only five-time FIFA Player of the Year. While no longer a…