Raleigh, North Carolina Sports News

Zion Williamson says he will cover salaries of Pelicans' workers for next 30 days

Fri, March 13, 2020

Lakers_Pelicans_Basketball_04340Former Duke star and current NBA rookie Zion Williamson said he will cover the salaries of the workers at the Smoothie King Center in New Orleans where the Pelicans play.

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John Forslund under self-quarantine after staying in same hotel room as Rudy Gobert

Fri, March 13, 2020

John ForslundCarolina Hurricanes' broadcaster John Forslund is under self-quarantine after staying in the same Detroit hotel room as the Utah Jazz's Rudy Gobert, who tested positive for the coronavirus Wednesday night. Hurricanes' videographer Zack Brame was also potentially exposed and will self-quarantine after staying in one of the three room ....

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'In Jell-O': Basketball state championships, spring sports season are fluid, NCHSAA says

Fri, March 13, 2020

Football State Championship Press Conference (Dec. 12, 2018)The N.C. High School Athletic Association hopes to hold the basketball state championships at a later date, but the resumption date of Apr. 6 for high school sports across North Carolina is very fluid, Commissioner Que Tucker said in a conference call with media members on Friday afternoon ....

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CIAA announces suspension of all spring competition

Fri, March 13, 2020

CIAA Basketball - graphicThe Central Intercollegiate Athletic Association has suspended all spring competition, the league announced Friday night.

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Durham Bulls address coronavirus concerns

Fri, March 13, 2020

Bulls Media Day PicThe Durham Bulls released a statement on the coronavirus impact on their schedule and the uncertainty that still remains. Bulls' GM Mike Birling joined Adam and Joe on 99.9 the Fan on Thursday to talk about what's next for the Bulls and the Holly Spring Salamanders.

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AP Exclusive: Inside NCAA's attempt to save March Madness

Fri, March 13, 2020

Virus_Outbreak_Sports_Photo_Gallery_74335As it became apparent the NCAA basketball tournaments could not be held during their usual three-week window because of concerns about the coronavirus, organizers scrambled to devise a plan for a 16-team event to salvage the postseason in one long weekend.

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Olympic torch relay in Greece suspended because of virus

Fri, March 13, 2020

Greece_Olympic_Flame_Relay_Tokyo_Virus_Outbreak_07197The Greek Olympic committee suspended the rest of its torch relay on Friday because of the “unexpectedly large crowd” that gathered to watch despite repeated requests for the public to stay away to prevent the spread of the coronavirus.

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'Right now is strange' - NASCAR and IndyCar call off racing

Fri, March 13, 2020

IndyCar_Season_Preview_Auto_Racing_36269NASCAR and IndyCar reversed course Friday and pulled the plug on racing this weekend, with IndyCar also suspending its season through the end of April due to concerns over the COVID-19 pandemic.

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NFL ends in-person visits between teams, draft prospects

Fri, March 13, 2020

Oregon_Pro_Football_00590The NFL is ending in-person visits between teams and draft prospects because of concerns over the coronavirus outbreak.

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UNC-Wilmington players, staff in quarantine after CAA official tests positive for coronavirus

Fri, March 13, 2020

UNC Wilmington logoTwelve UNC-Wilmington players and 13 staffers will self-quarantine for 14 days after CAA referee who worked their final game of the CAA Tournament tested positive for coronavirus.

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