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May 24, 2016

PARIS — So, Stan Wawrinka was asked, were you aware that in the long history of the French Open, no defending champion ever had lost in the first round?

“No,” Wawrinka replied quickly, his arms crossed, the hint of a smirk on his scruffy face. After waiting a comedic...


Kyrgios' towel shout causes stir on soaked French Open Day 1

May 22, 2016

PARIS  — It all started with what Nick Kyrgios insisted was an innocuous, if admittedly loud, directive to a ball kid to retrieve a towel between points — shouted above the din of spectators at the French Open’s cozy Court 1.

Chair umpire Carlos Ramos considered...


Nash County schools combine for four championships at 3-A state track meet

May 20, 2016

GREENSBORO — Last year, Nadir Thompson saw 21.55 flash on the videoboard and was disappointed it was .01 seconds too slow to win a state title.

Friday, that same 21.55 was posted on the giant screen, and it was a feeling of pure bliss.

Thompson redeemed himself in the 200-...


Nash Central, Southern Nash looking for strong finishes at state track & field meet

May 19, 2016

If momentum can be carry itself across a six-day stretch, it just might be a successful day for a pair of Twin Counties track & field programs.

The Nash Central girls and Southern Nash boys teams have put themselves in position for potential top-five finishes at the NCHSAA 3-A state...