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Lee County quarterback Edmond Caldwell played for Southern Lee last year but will wear the Yellow Jacket navy and gold this season. Lee County quarterback Edmond Caldwell played for Southern Lee last year but will wear the Yellow Jacket navy and gold this season.

Lee Co. football hopes to keep momentum going in 2014 Video included

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Burton Cates spend 25 years as the head football coach at Eastern Randolph High School in Ramseur. More>>

Nadal won't defend US Open title because of wrist

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By HOWARD FENDRICH AP Tennis Writer Reigning champion Rafael Nadal pulled out of the U.S. Open because of an injury for the second time in three years Monday, leaving Novak Djokovic and Roger Federer as... More>>

Notre Dame picked to win ACC in men's soccer

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UNC gets two first-place votes in the ACC preseason men's soccer rankings. More>>

Green Hope's Luke Massei thriving after stepping up as quarterback Video included

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Luke Massei stepped up to the challenge when Green Hope's quarterback suffered a compound fracture last year.
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Myrtle Beach Pelicans manager is ejected from game -- then freaks out

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The Myrtle Beach Pelicans made headlines over the weekend... not because of their play on the field.. but because of what Manager Joe Mikulik did during a game against the Salem Red Sox.It came down to a play at the plate and apparently Mikulik didn't agree with the call. More>>

Duke's starting tight end to miss season with injury

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Duke senior tight end Braxton Deaver will miss the 2014 season after suffering a torn right anterior cruciate ligament during Monday's morning practice. More>>

Cutcliffe pleased after Duke football scrimmage

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Wide receivers Johnell Barnes and Jamison Crowder caught four passes each while rookie Chris Taylor hauled in a 4-yard touchdown strike to highlight Duke's 80-snap scrimmage on Friday at Wallace Wade Stadium, the Blue Devils said in a news release. More>>

UNC faces lack of experience on defensive line Video included

“Especially when it's a senior and you only have six scholarship seniors,” Fedora said. “Yeah, that's a concern." “Especially when it's a senior and you only have six scholarship seniors,” Fedora said. “Yeah, that's a concern."
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North Carolina head coach said he is concerned with the sudden lack of depth along the Tar Heels' defensive line. More>>

Georgia State names Charlie Cobb new AD

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Georgia State has named Charlie Cobb the school's new athletic director.Cobb, who was Appalachian State's athletic director the last nine years, will be introduced at a Friday news conference. More>>

Special bond unites Princeton football team Video included

“Every Friday, there's always somebody coming back, watching us play," said quarterback Michael Wooten. “Every Friday, there's always somebody coming back, watching us play," said quarterback Michael Wooten.
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Kids growing up in the small Johnston County town of Princeton dream of playing football for the Bulldogs. More>>

Resurgent Duke out to prove 2013 was no fluke

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The perennial last-place pick in the ACC's Coastal Division finished atop the standings last year and the resurgent Blue Devils believe they have enough talent and experience to stay there. More>>

Tar Heels aim to win wide-open ACC division race

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North Carolina has optimism from a strong finish and motivation from watching a rival's surprise trip to the ACC championship game. More>>

Wake Forest doctor says 'echo exams' could save athletes' lives Video included

Holly Springs High School football players practice ahead of the 2014 season. Holly Springs High School football players practice ahead of the 2014 season.
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Dr. Mark Galland performs physicals on athletes, but says more can be done when it comes to those exams.
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Duke LB Kelby Brown out for year with knee injury

Duke's Kelby Brown answers a question during a news conference at the ACC Football kickoff in Greensboro. (AP Photo/Chuck Burton) Duke's Kelby Brown answers a question during a news conference at the ACC Football kickoff in Greensboro. (AP Photo/Chuck Burton)
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Duke linebacker Kelby Brown will miss the season after suffering a knee injury during a preseason scrimmage. More>>

PGA caddy's son beats the odds to survive Video included

Paul Tesori works as Webb Simpson's caddy and his son can be considered a miracle child. Paul Tesori works as Webb Simpson's caddy and his son can be considered a miracle child.
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The 7-month-old son of Paul Tesroi has beats the odds in his story lifetime.Paul Tesori works as Webb Simpson's caddy and his son can be considered a miracle child. More>>

NCCU football 'signs' 10-year-old recovering from brain tumor Video included

Mack called the surprise press conference so Howell Brown could sign a mock scholarship to play for the Eagles. Mack called the surprise press conference so Howell Brown could sign a mock scholarship to play for the Eagles.
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A 10-year-old boy from Durham recovering from a rare brain tumor got quite the surprise Sunday when he was offered a mock scholarship to play football for North Carolina Central University. More>>

Bills top Panthers 20-18 amid offensive struggles

Carolina Panthers' Joe Webb, right, scrambles past Buffalo Bills' Jacquies Smith, left, during the second half of a preseason NFL football game in Charlotte, N.C., Friday, Aug. 8, 2014. The Bills won 20-18. (AP Photo/Mike McCarn) Carolina Panthers' Joe Webb, right, scrambles past Buffalo Bills' Jacquies Smith, left, during the second half of a preseason NFL football game in Charlotte, N.C., Friday, Aug. 8, 2014. The Bills won 20-18. (AP Photo/Mike McCarn)
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EJ Manuel's first completion to Sammy Watkins will go down as nothing more than a 14-yard pass play in a meaningless preseason game. More>>

NC Central to hold 'signing' event for 10-year-old

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A 10-year-old Durham boy who's too young to play college football is about to become part of the N.C. Central football team. More>>

Maryland pays ACC $31.4 million as exit fee

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The ACC and the University of Maryland have reached a mediated agreement that ends all litigation between both parties, the ACC said. More>>

Wolfpack RB Thornton reinstated from suspension

North Carolina State coach Dave Doeren has reinstated junior running back Shadrach Thornton following an indefinite suspension. More>>

Duke looks to become 'legendary' in follow-up year

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Duke began preseason practice Monday with running back Josh Snead saying the Blue Devils are "not trying to be great -- we're trying to be legendary." More>>

2 teens from NC makes USA baseball roster Video included

Creedmoor’s Justin Bullock also faced setbacks in order to make the roster. Creedmoor’s Justin Bullock also faced setbacks in order to make the roster.
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Two North Carolina natives have the opportunity of a lifetime to play baseball for the U.S.A. national team. More>>

Canes captain has surgery to fix muscle injury

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The Carolina Hurricanes say captain Eric Staal has had surgery to repair a core muscle injury and should be ready for training camp. More>>

Triangle programs turning out promising hockey talent Video included

The Junior Hurricanes program is producing outstanding talent, including goalie Logan Halladay, who recently wrapped up a week at the Carolina Hurricanes prospect camp. The Junior Hurricanes program is producing outstanding talent, including goalie Logan Halladay, who recently wrapped up a week at the Carolina Hurricanes prospect camp.
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This past week, two locally produced players took part in the Carolina Hurricanes Prospect Camp.
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Panthers to unveil 2014 team, stadium upgrades

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The Carolina Panthers are giving their fans an early treat by holding their annual Fan Fest at their newly renovated home. More>>

Pigskin preview gives Triangle football fans a look at new season Video included

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A sold out crowd packed the 12th Annual Bill Dooley Pigskin Preview Thursday in Cary. More>>

Panthers say QB Newton, DE Hardy ready to practice

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Pro Bowlers Cam Newton and Greg Hardy will be ready to practice when the Carolina Panthers take the field for the start of training camp Friday night. More>>

College football recruiting has unseemly side Video included

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College football offers are not what they used to be as schools - and players - shop for the right fit.
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Hornets F Williams returning to Tar Heel state

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Nine years after leading the North Carolina men's basketball team to a national championship, Williams returns to the Tar Heel state as a member of the Charlotte Hornets. More>>

DE Greg Hardy faces uncertain future with Panthers

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The Panthers must decide how Greg Hardy's conviction on charges of assault on a female and communicating threats will impact his long-term future. More>>

Panthers star Hardy found guilty of assaulting female

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Panthers Pro Bowl defensive end Greg Hardy was found guilty Tuesday night of assaulting a female and communicating threats. More>>

AP Source: Hornets agree to deal with Williams

Washington Wizards small forward Chris Singleton (31) watches as Utah Jazz power forward Marvin Williams (2) goes for the ball during the first half of an NBA basketball game on Wednesday, March 5, 2014, in Washington. (AP Photo/ Evan Vucci) Washington Wizards small forward Chris Singleton (31) watches as Utah Jazz power forward Marvin Williams (2) goes for the ball during the first half of an NBA basketball game on Wednesday, March 5, 2014, in Washington. (AP Photo/ Evan Vucci)

A person familiar with the contract says free-agent forward Marvin Williams has agreed to a $14 million, two-year deal with the Charlotte Hornets. More>>

Go USA! Bored Americans Still Back the Home Team

United States' Clint Dempsey celebrates after scoring the opening goal during the group G World Cup soccer match between Ghana and the United States at the Arena das Dunas in Natal, Brazil, Monday, June 16, 2014. United States' Clint Dempsey celebrates after scoring the opening goal during the group G World Cup soccer match between Ghana and the United States at the Arena das Dunas in Natal, Brazil, Monday, June 16, 2014.
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Here’s a yellow card warning for all of the anticipation of the United States’ World Cup match against Belgium this afternoon: Most Americans aren’t that excited, even if many of them are rooting on the home country. More>>

US Open merchandise now half price in Pinehurst Video included

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If you wanted some U.S. Open apparel, you can get a second chance – at half price.The United States Golf Association announced Sunday that all remaining inventory at the Main Merchandise Pavilion at Pinehurst Resort Country Club will be on sale at 50 percent off on Monday from 10 a.m. until 6 p.m.Logoed apparel, headwear, shirts, towels and many other items will be included in the sale.Tickets or credentials will not be required to enter the pavilion. Parking is free.Shoppers who will be usi... More>>

Wie finishes strong, wins US Women's Open

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Michelle Wie finished a strong effort in Pinehurst with a victory Sunday in the U.S. Women's Open.
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Wie holds share of lead at US Women's Open

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Michelle Wie steadied herself over the last four holes on a wild Saturday at the U.S. Women's Open.
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Wie takes a 3-shot lead into weekend at Pinehurst

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Michelle Wie and Lexi Thompson were the only players under par after two rounds at Pinehurst No. 2, and that's not all they had in common. More>>

Wie sets a standard in Women's Open at Pinehurst

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Michelle Wie had a strong score Friday to take the lead at the U.S. Women's Open in Pinehurst.

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Li, 11, misses cut, makes impression at Open

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Lucy Li's friends back in California have been filling her inbox with emails. More>>

Rough 1st day at Women's Open for Inbee Park

Defending champion Inbee Park hits the ball out of the rough during the U.S. Women's Open at Pinehurst. (Jeff Reeves, WNCN) Defending champion Inbee Park hits the ball out of the rough during the U.S. Women's Open at Pinehurst. (Jeff Reeves, WNCN)
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Defending champion Inbee Park's first round at the U.S. Women's Open got away from her in a hurry.
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Lewis holds 1-shot lead over Wie in Women's Open

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Stacy Lewis made it around Pinehurst No. 2 without a bogey Thursday in the opening round of the U.S. Women's Open, and that put her in the lead. More>>

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  • Notre Dame picked to win ACC in men's soccer

    Notre Dame picked to win ACC in men's soccer

    Tuesday, August 19 2014 10:11 AM EDT2014-08-19 14:11:46 GMT
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    UNC gets two first-place votes in the ACC preseason men's soccer rankings.
    UNC gets two first-place votes in the ACC preseason men's soccer rankings.
  • Duke's starting tight end to miss season with injury

    Duke's starting tight end to miss season with injury

    Monday, August 18 2014 3:48 PM EDT2014-08-18 19:48:42 GMT
    Duke senior tight end Braxton Deaver will miss the 2014 season after suffering a torn right anterior cruciate ligament during Monday's morning practice.
    Duke senior tight end Braxton Deaver will miss the 2014 season after suffering a torn right anterior cruciate ligament during Monday's morning practice.
  • Cutcliffe pleased after Duke football scrimmage

    Cutcliffe pleased after Duke football scrimmage

    Monday, August 18 2014 9:33 AM EDT2014-08-18 13:33:52 GMT
    Wide receivers Johnell Barnes and Jamison Crowder caught four passes each while rookie Chris Taylor hauled in a 4-yard touchdown strike to highlight Duke's 80-snap scrimmage on Friday at Wallace Wade Stadium, the Blue Devils said in a news release.
    Wide receivers Johnell Barnes and Jamison Crowder caught four passes each while rookie Chris Taylor hauled in a 4-yard touchdown strike to highlight Duke's 80-snap scrimmage on Friday at Wallace Wade Stadium, the Blue Devils said in a news release.
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