Raleigh, North Carolina Sports News

It begins: Free agency in NBA starts with a flourish

Sun, July 01, 2018

NBA_Free_Agency_The_Latest_83973Kevin Durant is staying put for now. So are Paul George and Chris Paul.

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Messi and Ronaldo exit World Cup without titles

Sun, July 01, 2018

APTOPIX__Russia_Soccer_WCup_Uruguay_Portugal_20403Lionel Messi stared, hands on hips, pain etched across a face once boyish and filled with limitless joy, now obscured by a brown beard and hardened by expectations for his nation unmet.

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For Wimbledon's grass, it's not easy being green

Sun, July 01, 2018

Britain_Wimbledon_14712The grass courts at Wimbledon are known as the best in the world. But that didn't stop players from complaining last year when they were less than perfect.

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Hurricanes ambassador Erik Cole: We let Skinner get away with a lot of flaws

Sun, July 01, 2018

Hurricanes-Red WingsCarolina Hurricanes Ambassador, Erik Cole, joins Adam and Joe to talk Cam Ward's future, creating a new culture and Jeff Skinner's no trade clause.

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From graduate assistant to defensive coordinator: The rise of Duke's Matt Guerrieri

Sat, June 30, 2018

Matt GuerrieriDuke's co-defensive coordinator Matt Guerrieri won't even turn 30 before Duke's first game this season. Nearly six years ago, he got the call to be a graduate assistant at Duke and his hard-working, high-energy approach has helped Duke football become the kind of team that reaches bowl games more often than not.

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Hurricanes sign top pick Svechnikov to 3-year deal

Sat, June 30, 2018

NHL_Draft_Hockey_42524The Carolina Hurricanes have signed forward Andrei Svechnikov to an entry-level deal.

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First-place NC Courage wins big in Orlando

Sat, June 30, 2018

Marta, Crystal DunnThe North Carolina Courage (11W-1L-3D, 36 pts.) shutout the Orlando Pride 3-0 today in the NWSL Game of the Week on Lifetime at Orlando City Stadium. For the second week in a row, the Courage downed the league's second-place team by a margin of three goals, this time thanks to tallies from Debinha, Merritt Mathias and Jessica McDonald.

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Durham wins 4th straight, downing Norfolk 11-8 in 11

Sat, June 30, 2018

Durham wins 4th straight, downing Norfolk 11-8 in 11 Justin Williams drilled a two-run single to cap a three-run 11th inning lifting Durham past Norfolk 11-8 in 11 innings on Saturday night before 9,102 fans at Harbor Park.

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North Carolina FC downs Richmond 3-1 for rivalry win

Sat, June 30, 2018

Richmond Kickers vs NCFCNorth Carolina FC came from behind to earn a huge 3-1 road victory at City Stadium over the Richmond Kickers on Saturday night. After falling behind early, NCFC completed the comeback with two goals in a three-minute span and added an insurance goal in extra time.

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Larson wins NASCAR Xfinity race at Chicagoland Speedway

Sat, June 30, 2018

NASCAR_Nationwide_Auto_Racing_52127Once Kyle Larson got to the top of the track, it was all over.

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