Raleigh, North Carolina Sports News

Networks get through first weekend with taped programming

Sun, March 15, 2020

Virus_Outbreak_ACC_College_Basketball_59390Scott Van Pelt was supposed to be breaking down the NCAA Tournament bracket on a busy Sunday night on ESPN's “SportsCenter.”

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NFL players approve labor deal, including 17-game season

Sun, March 15, 2020

FBN_NFL_Labor_52307By a close vote, with some 500 union members not participating, NFL players approved a new labor agreement with the league. It features a 17-game regular season, higher salaries, increased roster sizes and larger pensions for current and former players.

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Hornets make plans to cover pay for part-time arena employees

Sun, March 15, 2020

Charlotte Hornets LogoPayments from the fund will assist the more than 500 part-time staff that are employed by Hornets Sports & Entertainment. These part-time employees serve in various capacities during games and events, including ushers, ticket takers, box office attendants, entertainers, public safety officers, retail staff, guest services personnel, technical operations and more.

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Minor league players sent scrambling by closed spring camps

Sun, March 15, 2020

Virus_Outbreak_Baseball_87778For most, the news was delivered via text message or email.

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Titans agree to four-year extension with QB Ryan Tannehill

Sun, March 15, 2020

Titans_Tannehill_Football_09198The Tennessee Titans are keeping the quarterback that led them within a victory of the Super Bowl, agreeing to a four-year, $118 million extension with Ryan Tannehill.

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Stevens: The day high school sports suddenly stopped in NC

Sat, March 14, 2020

Boys Basketball: Westover vs. Granville Central (Dec. 7, 2019)Nick Stevens says he's seen and experienced some crazy things in high school sports over the years, but what transpired this week tops it all.

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Apex Friendship, Apex lacrosse put aside rivalry for impromptu senior night

Sat, March 14, 2020

Apex High School vs Apex Friendship High School - March 13, 2020The Apex Friendship Patriots and Apex Cougars came together on Friday night for a boys' lacrosse team, honoring both squads' seniors ahead of the suspension of spring sports.

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The Latest: Kroenke to pay arena employees during shutdown

Sat, March 14, 2020

Virus_Outbreak-Seattle_Sports_Soccer_26652The Latest on the coronavirus outbreak's effect on sports around the world (all times local):

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AP Source: Pistons' Christian Wood tests positive for virus

Sat, March 14, 2020

Thunder_Pistons_Basketball_67016Christian Wood of the Detroit Pistons has tested positive for the coronavirus, a person with direct knowledge of the situation said Saturday night.

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Rick Pitino returns to college basketball as Iona coach

Sat, March 14, 2020

Iona_Rick_Pitino_21191Hall of Famer Rick Pitino was named basketball coach at Iona College on Saturday.

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