Raleigh, North Carolina Sports News

NC Courage earns emphatic 4-1 victory over Chicago

Thu, July 05, 2018

Crystal DunnThe North Carolina Courage expanded their lead in the NWSL Wednesday night with an emphatic 4-1 lead over visiting Chicago.

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Isner hits 64 aces, saves 2 match points, in Wimbledon win

Thu, July 05, 2018

Britain_Wimbledon_Tennis_78520John Isner hit 64 aces — 64! — and saved two match points while winning a five-setter at Wimbledon for only the second time in six tries.

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WORLD CUP KICKOFF: First quarterfinals feature familiar foes

Thu, July 05, 2018

Russia_Soccer_WCup_Brazil_68227What to watch for in Friday's matchups at the World Cup quarterfinals:

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Louisville's Jackson, Notre Dame's Ogunbowale voted ACC athletes of the year

Thu, July 05, 2018

No. 24 NC State upsets No. 17 Louisville 39-25Louisville's Lamar Jackson and Notre Dame's Arike Ogunbowale have been voted the male and female ACC athletes of the year.

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Tennis legend is 'Mrs. Williams' to Wimbledon, if not to you

Thu, July 05, 2018

Britain_Wimbledon_Tennis_26192WIMBLEDON, England -- It was another win at the All England Club on Wednesday for Serena Williams -- or, as she is now known here, "Mrs." Williams.

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NBA estimates 40,000 more travel miles in a top 16 playoffs

Thu, July 05, 2018

Summer_League_Basketball_37845The NBA estimates an increase of 40,000 miles of travel in the postseason if it scrapped its current conference format and took the top 16 teams.

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TASTE OF THE TOUR: Pricey potatoes and sailing in the Vendee

Thu, July 05, 2018

APTOPIX_France_Cycling_Tour_de_France_54754The normally clear-defined lines between land and sea will blend together during Saturday's opening stage of the 105th Tour de France.

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NCFC falls to Pittsburgh 2-0 in game filled with weather delays

Thu, July 05, 2018

North Carolina FCNorth Carolina FC pressed for a result, but the USL's Eastern Conference contenders, Pittsburgh Riverhounds SC, held strong and eventually downed NCFC 2-0 at Highmark Stadium on July 4.

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Russians advised to shower in pairs because of World Cup

Thu, July 05, 2018

Russia_Soccer_Wcup_Daily_Life_49469Residents of the World Cup host city of Samara are being urged to take showers in pairs because the influx of fans is putting strain on water supplies.

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'17 champ Muguruza, finalist Cilic out in Wimbledon upsets

Thu, July 05, 2018

Britain_Wimbledon_Tennis_43555Garbine Muguruza insisted she wasn't thinking about attempting to collect a second consecutive Wimbledon championship. She was adamant that she was not focusing on defending her title.

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