Raleigh, North Carolina Sports News

NASCAR's Larson fired after sponsors walk over N-word slur

Tue, April 14, 2020

NASCAR_Larson_Fired_Auto_Racing_52269As sponsor after sponsor dropped Kyle Larson after he used a racial slur during a live-streamed virtual race, his NASCAR team owner was backed into a corner.

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Tokyo has no 'Plan B' for another Olympic postponement

Tue, April 14, 2020

Olympics_Tokyo_Going_Forward_29404There is no “Plan B” for the Olympics if they need to be postponed again because of the coronavirus pandemic, Tokyo organizers said Tuesday.

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Shift from sports to medical gear keeps RI company open

Tue, April 14, 2020

Virus_Outbreak_Face_Shields_98635Sports have gone dark, and so have the sporting goods stores that sold the G-Form protective pads used in soccer, mountain biking and by dozens of major league baseball players.

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NCSU women's basketball reflects on what could have been

Mon, April 13, 2020

NCSU ACC Title"I don't think there was a clear cut favorite this year," said Moore. "You feel like you could go to a final four and compete for a national championship. That's what's tough about it. You know, we've been climbing each year and we thought this was going to be a big year for us. Now we'll never know."

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Raleigh native Chesson Hadley talks PGA hiatus, watching Tiger and more with Adam Gold

Mon, April 13, 2020

Wyndham 2018Raleigh native and PGA pro Chesson Hadley joined The Adam Gold Show on Monday to talk about the golf world being (sort of) shut down and how he's honing his game in the meantime, plus watching the re-run of Tiger Woods' Masters win a year ago.

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NASCAR's Larson suspended for racial slur in virtual race

Mon, April 13, 2020

NASCAR_Larson_Slur_Auto_Racing_99881Kyle Larson's racial slur cost him his two primary NASCAR supporters. It likely will cost him his job soon.

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NFL, union approve virtual offseason workout program

Mon, April 13, 2020

NFL_Virtual_Offseason_Football_66773The NFL and its players union have agreed to conduct “virtual” offseason workout programs due to the COVID-19 pandemic until every team is permitted to open its facilities.

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XFL Files for Bankruptcy After a Brief Revival Season

Mon, April 13, 2020

Alpha Entertainment, the company that owns the XFL, filed for bankruptcy on Monday, three days after the league suspended operations and laid off its staff.

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NBA Horse Challenge provides welcome distraction

Mon, April 13, 2020

The NBA Horse Challenge wasn't perfect on Sunday night but it was what we needed. The challenge -- with four current NBA players, two retired NBA greats, one current WNBA player and one retired WNBA great in an eight-person bracket -- was a sufficient basketball fix during this COVID-19 crisis.

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Delay costs IOC 'several hundred million'; Japan pays rest

Mon, April 13, 2020

OLY_Tokyo_Bach_Interview_32616The International Olympic Committee will face “several hundred million dollars” of added costs because of the postponement of the Tokyo Games, the body's president said.

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