Raleigh, North Carolina Sports News

Virus doesn't deter horse racing at US tracks, but few fans

Sat, March 14, 2020

APTOPIX_Virus_Outbreak_Horse_Racing_64941Drayden Van Dyke hopped off Charlatan after winning the sixth race by 10 1/4 lengths at Santa Anita on Saturday and celebrated by trading elbow taps in the winner's circle. No traditional post-race handshakes during the coronavirus pandemic.

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Reds' Trevor Bauer organizing 'sandlot' game in Arizona

Sat, March 14, 2020

Dodgers_Reds_Spring_Baseball_27801Cincinnati Reds pitcher Trevor Bauer says he is organizing a “sandlot” baseball game.

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Gobert pledges $500,000 to help with relief, NBA shutdown

Sat, March 14, 2020

Virus_Outbreak-NBA-Gobert_Basketball_24690Rudy Gobert of the Utah Jazz offered the first of what he said will be “many steps” he will take to help with the coronavirus pandemic, pledging Saturday to donate more than $500,000 to relief efforts.

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For these athletes, this is a spring break they don't want

Sat, March 14, 2020

Virus_Outbreak_Spring_Sports_89917Creighton right-hander Ben Dotzler was supposed to be in the bullpen at TD Ameritrade Park this weekend, readying himself to pitch against Northern Colorado.

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Forslund: "I have 500 channels and there's nothing on!"

Fri, March 13, 2020

John ForslundJohn Forslund is self-quarantined in the basement of his house. A victim of bad circumstance, John was potentially exposed to the coronavirus. Forslund is still free of symptoms and has about a week to go before he's pronounced healthy.

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UNC Wilmington hires NC State assistant Siddle as coach

Fri, March 13, 2020

Takayo SiddleUNC Wilmington hired North Carolina State assistant coach Takayo Siddle as basketball coach Friday.

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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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