Raleigh, North Carolina Sports News

Tennis pros take 1st swings at coronavirus-era exhibitions

Fri, May 01, 2020

Virus_Outbreak_Germany_Tennis_56101There were no spectators, no line judges, no ballkids -- and no post-match handshake at the net -- as an exhibition tennis event got underway in Germany on Friday with professional players, a rare instance of live, televised sports held during the coronavirus pandemic.

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Triple Crown racing season a sure bet to be unlike any other

Fri, May 01, 2020

Uncertain_Triple_Crown_Horse_Racing_75256This promises to be a Triple Crown season like no other.

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Board votes to hold Big Rock Blue Marlin tournament as scheduled in June

Fri, May 01, 2020

Run-Off wins Big RockAn annual fishing tournament on the North Carolina coast will go on as scheduled in June, officials said.

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'Going to be safe' - NASCAR outlines safety measures to race

Fri, May 01, 2020

NASCAR_Virus_Auto_Racing_42882NASCAR has put together a safety plan it believes will allow racing to resume. The stock car series plans to do it without spectators, tight social distancing regulations and only essential personnel.

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'Raging Bull' delivers outside ring as classic sports film

Fri, May 01, 2020

T25_Sports_Movies_Raging_Bull_24459Jake LaMotta was a straight-ahead brawler, so determined to wreak havoc every time he entered the boxing ring that he handed the great Sugar Ray Robinson his first loss.

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LeBron James to honor Class of 2020 with all-star event

Thu, April 30, 2020

Virus_Outbreak_LeBron_James_Graduation_90391LeBron James is putting together an all-star event to honor and celebrate the high school class of 2020, which has had its graduation season upended by the coronavirus pandemic.

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NASCAR becomes first major sport to return, will start (without fans) on May 17

Thu, April 30, 2020

Coca-Cola 600 at Charlotte Motor SpeedwayNASCAR becomes the first major sport to return to action, debuting May 17 with a Cup Series race at Darlington Raceway in South Carolina. The May schedule will continue on May 19 with an Xfinity Series race and on May 20 with a Cup Series race also at Darlington Raceway, all leading up to the Coca-Cola 600 in Charlotte on Memorial ....

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Josh Hall to sign with agent skip NC State for NBA draft

Thu, April 30, 2020

NC State Wolf head logoNC State lost another 'none-and-done' player on Thursday with Josh Hall's decision to sign with an agent and stay in the NBA draft.

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Extra Effort Where Are They Now: Clayton's Darren Banks

Thu, April 30, 2020

Darren Banks Extra Effort New Pic31 years ago, Clayton High School quarterback Darren Banks was a recipient of the Tom Suiter Extra Effort Award. So, where's life taken him since then?

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Former ECU linebacker, Shaw, Jack Britt star selected No. 1 overall in CFL draft

Thu, April 30, 2020

ECU stumbles to Cincy in season finale, 19-16Former East Carolina linebacker Jordan Williams, who completed his Pirate career in 2017, was selected by the B.C. Lions as the No. 1 overall pick in the Canadian Football League Draft on Thursday night.

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