Raleigh, North Carolina Sports News

These NC high school players were drafted or picked up as free agents by NFL teams this year

Sat, April 25, 2020

Football: Millbrook vs East Wake (Sept. 5, 2014)This Thursday's NFL Draft will feel like the first live sporting event in ages. The draft is being held virtually to comply with social distancing. Sports fans from across the country undoubtedly will be locked into the proceedings.

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AP source: NBA facilities will begin to reopen Friday

Sat, April 25, 2020

NBA-Silver_Basketball_58403NBA players will be allowed to return to team training facilities starting Friday, provided that their local governments do not have a stay-at-home order prohibiting such movement still in place as part of the response to the coronavirus pandemic.

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Hall of Fame broadcaster Vin Scully home from hospital

Sat, April 25, 2020

Dodgers_Scully_Hospitalized_22266Retired Los Angeles Dodgers broadcaster Vin Scully is back home after falling and being hospitalized.

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Odd timing but Wake Forest had to move on from Danny Manning

Sat, April 25, 2020

North_Carolina_Wake_Forest_Basketball_60134Danny Manning had a common sense problem at Wake Forest. The timing is odd, and the circumstances are unusual, but Wake Forest AD John Currie made the right move on Saturday to move on from Manning after six years.

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Tim Duncan to Springfield? Take it to the bank

Sat, April 25, 2020

Tim DuncanOn one of his recent podcast episodes, C.J. McCollum of the Portland Trail Blazers engaged in a discussion about the five most unstoppable moves in NBA history. Allen Iverson's crossover dribble, Kareem Abdul-Jabbar's sky hook, Manu Ginobili's Eurostep, Hakeem Olajuwon's "Dream Shake" and, of course, Michael Jordan's fadeaway jumper were all featured.

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Washington Redskins select Smith-Williams in seventh round of NFL Draft

Sat, April 25, 2020

James Smith-Williams Pic-Pre UNCFormer Wolfpack defensive lineman James Smith-Williams was taken in the seventh round (No. 229 overall) of the 2020 NFL Draft by the Washington Redskins.

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Wake Forest fires coach Danny Manning after losing stretch

Sat, April 25, 2020

Wake_Forest_Manning_45366Danny Manning never built a winner at Wake Forest. Now the school is looking for a new coach and direction.

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Titans pick N.C. State's Murchison in fifth round of NFL Draft

Sat, April 25, 2020

Larrell Murchison Pic-Post UNCFormer Wolfpack defensive lineman Larrell Murchison was taken in the fifth round (No. 174 overall) of the 2020 NFL Draft by the Tennessee Titans.

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John Wall gives back to local hospital in honor of late mother

Sat, April 25, 2020

John Wall Washington WizardsWashington Wizards guard and Raleigh native John Wall made a donation

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UNC's Charlie Heck becomes first Triangle player drafted, going 126th overall to the Texans

Sat, April 25, 2020

UNC Charlie HeckUNC offensive tackle Charlie Heck becomes the first Triangle player drafted, going in the fourth round and 126th overall to the Houston Texans.

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