Raleigh, North Carolina Sports News

Hello Joe! Bengals take Heisman winner Burrow 1st overall

Thu, April 23, 2020

Mock_Draft_Football_13058Joe Burrow's next challenge is daunting: return to his home state and resurrect the woebegone Bengals. Given what he's accomplished, he's not lacking in confidence.

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For all the changes, NFL draft kind of looked, well, normal

Thu, April 23, 2020

CORRECTION_NFL_Draft_Football_43830For all the uniqueness of this NFL draft, including the angst over a potential communications fiasco, things looked and sounded pretty normal Thursday night.

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Brownlow's Mailbag: NFL Draft, changes coming to college sports and more

Thu, April 23, 2020

NFL_Draft_Overview_Football_55797The off-season Twitter Mailbag started a little later than usual, but Lauren Brownlow will answer your questions for the duration of the sports hiatus. This week, she looks at the NFL Draft, Zoom backgrounds, what's making her crazy in quarantine and more.

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Prospects ready for closeup on NFL draft night from home

Thu, April 23, 2020

Draft_Prospects_at_Home_Football_01400Yetur Gross-Matos would have liked to have been in Las Vegas for the NFL draft on Thursday night, but the Penn State defensive lineman is OK with participating from home.

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Jeremiah Francis to transfer from UNC

Thu, April 23, 2020

UNC beats Yale as Roy Williams celebrates milestone winUNC freshman guard Jeremiah Francis will transfer, the school announced Thursday in a release. Francis played in 16 games and averaged 3.3 points, missing the first eight due to a knee injury suffered in high school.

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Perks approved to move Carolina Panthers practice HQ to SC

Thu, April 23, 2020

Panthers_Draft_Preview_Football_13733A county in South Carolina approved a deal loaded with tax breaks for the Carolina Panthers to move their headquarters and practice site.

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92-year-old Vin Scully hospitalized after fall at home

Thu, April 23, 2020

BBN_Dodgers_Scully_Hospitalized_61220Retired Los Angeles Dodgers broadcaster Vin Scully has been hospitalized after falling at his Los Angeles-area home.

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Panthers preseason games, coach's show, more coming to WRAL and FOX 50

Thu, April 23, 2020

WRAL / FOX 50 official partner of the Carolina PanthersA partnership between the Carolina Panthers and Capitol Broadcasting Company wil bring to 4 of the Carolina Panthers preseason games to WRAL-TV and FOX 50. The new agreement will also include Carolina Panthers Television Network original programming, including Panthers Huddle with Matt Rhule.

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NCAA moves toward allowing athletes to be paid sponsors

Thu, April 23, 2020

Athlete_Compensation_61930The NCAA is moving closer to allowing Division I athletes to earn money from endorsements and sponsorship deals they can strike on their own as early as next year.

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NASCAR teams OK to work in N.C. shops, a key step in return

Thu, April 23, 2020

Virus_Outbreak_Motorsports_Auto_Racing_21653The governor of North Carolina said Thursday that NASCAR teams can work in their race shops if they maintain social distancing guidelines, clearing a potential hurdle to resuming the season in coming weeks.

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