Raleigh, North Carolina Sports News

Steve Dalkowski, inspiration for 'Bull Durham,' dies at 80

Fri, April 24, 2020

Obit_Dalkowski_97180Steve Dalkowski, a hard-throwing, wild left-hander whose minor league career inspired the creation of Nuke LaLoosh in the movie “Bull Durham," has died. He was 80.

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NCAA denies request to drop Division I sport minimum

Fri, April 24, 2020

Athlete_Compensation_61930The NCAA Division I Council denied a request to temporarily waive the minimum number of sports required to be a Division I member and delayed a decision on allowing all college athletes to be immediately eligible one time after transferring.

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Brownlow: NFL Draft virtual broadcast was weird, until it wasn't

Fri, April 24, 2020

NFL_Draft_Football_05979The NFL's first (and hopefully only) virtual Draft didn't start out as escapism, but it ended up that way as the ESPN broadcast went on with very few hiccups and made it feel almost ... normal?

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Giglio: Take a bow, NFL

Fri, April 24, 2020

NFL_Draft_Football_40689The NFL was able to pull of its second-biggest event without much of a glitch in spite of the complications from the COVID-19 pandemic.

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First night of NFL draft draws record 15.6 million viewers

Fri, April 24, 2020

NFL_Draft_Football_40689The first night of the NFL draft averaged a record 15.6 million viewers on television, easily shattering the record set six years ago.

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Pick-Six: Intriguing players available on Day 2 of NFL draft

Fri, April 24, 2020

NFL_Combine_Football_30935Six wide receivers were taken in the first round of the NFL draft and another half dozen could go on Day 2, when rounds two and three are completed.

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Dolphins' Tagovailoa now knows where he'll play, but when?

Fri, April 24, 2020

Mock_Draft_Football_49306Tua Tagovailoa has been dogged for months by uncertainty, upheaval and close calls, from a career-threatening injury to an encounter with a tornado.

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East Forsyth's football team flashes its rings social distance style

Fri, April 24, 2020

East Forsyth football state championship ring ceremony (Apr. 23, 2020)East Forsyth was awarded its 4A football state championship rings in social distancing fashion on Thursday morning.

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Panthers choose Brown over Simmons with No. 7 overall pick

Thu, April 23, 2020

NFL_Draft_Football_53658The Carolina Panthers had a decision to make with the No. 7 overall pick in the NFL draft — Auburn defensive tackle Derrick Brown or Clemson linebacker Isaiah Simmons.

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The Latest: Champion KC picks LSU RB Clyde Edwards-Helaire

Thu, April 23, 2020

NFL_Draft_Football_40689The Latest on the first round of the NFL draft.

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