Raleigh, North Carolina Sports News

Checkered flag nears for pro drivers in virtual racing boom

Mon, May 04, 2020

NASCAR_Motorsports-Virtual_Racing_95098The moment in the virtual sun has arrived for simulated racing and the thousands of gamers who always wanted to race like Dale Earnhardt Jr. or Jeff Gordon at NASCAR tracks from Dover to Daytona.

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Local marathon runners don't let pandemic slow them down

Mon, May 04, 2020

Despite pandemic, marathon runners find ways to run their own racesAfter the COVID-19 outbreak canceled marathons, a pair of local runners mapped out their own races.

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Former UNC lacrosse player on front lines warns of rise in child abuse amid coronavirus

Mon, May 04, 2020

Former UNC lacrosse player, now registered nurse, worries for children during pandemicWhile coronavirus isn't as prevalent in children, Haus fears a spike in child abuse as parents face unemployment and heightened levels of anxiety.

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NFL moving London, Mexico City games back to US stadiums

Mon, May 04, 2020

NFL_Draft_Overview_Football_55797The NFL is moving its five games scheduled for London and Mexico City this season back to U.S. stadiums because of the coronavirus pandemic. All five regular-season games will be played at the stadiums of the host teams.

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Shula, winningest coach in pro football history, dies at 90

Mon, May 04, 2020

Don ShulaMeasuring Don Shula by wins and losses, no NFL coach had a better year. Or career.

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UNC athletics, Rams Club receives their largest gift in history from Eddie Smith Jr. and family

Mon, May 04, 2020

UNC wins Victory Bell game versus DukeThe school announced a multimillion dollar gift from the Eddie and Jo Allison Smith Family Foundation on Monday. The gift will support the UNC football program, specifically the salaries of the assistant coaches, improvement to the Kenan Football Center and the football operation endowment.

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Lesson learned: Around Jordan, teammates saw price of fame

Mon, May 04, 2020

The_Last_Dance_Jordan_Basketball_03539There were obvious perks to being teammates with Michael Jordan. Plenty of his Chicago teammates own multiple championship rings, they appear in some of the most-replayed NBA highlight clips of all time and they’ve got a lifetime of stories to tell about one of the best to ever take the court.

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New German soccer virus cases highlight risks of resuming

Mon, May 04, 2020

Virus_Outbreak_European_Leagues_06344New coronavirus infections among German soccer squads revealed on Monday highlighted the challenge for European leagues to restart during the pandemic.

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AP source: Bears decline former UNC star Trubisky's 2021 option

Sat, May 02, 2020

Mitch TrubiskyThe Chicago Bears have declined their fifth-year option for quarterback Mitchell Trubisky for the 2021 season, a person familiar with the situation said Saturday.

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Dalton comes home to Texas as Prescott's backup with Cowboys

Sat, May 02, 2020

Cowboys_Dalton_Football_89879Andy Dalton is coming home to Texas as Dak Prescott's backup with the Dallas Cowboys.

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