Raleigh, North Carolina Sports News

AP sources: LeBron declines option, becomes prize free agent

Fri, June 29, 2018

Free_Agency_Players_Basketball_77061LeBron James made the first move. Now what?

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Nassar, trainer charged with sex assault; Karolyis cleared

Fri, June 29, 2018

Doctor_Sexual_Assault_Texas_45985Texas prosecutors on Friday filed sexual assault charges against Larry Nassar and a trainer who worked at his side, expanding the worst abuse scandal in U.S. sports history beyond Michigan while also clearing world-renowned gymnastics coaches Bela and Martha Karolyi whose ranch served as a training site for Olympians.

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NBC counts on Junior Nation to flock to NASCAR broadcast

Fri, June 29, 2018

NASCAR_Earnhardt_Broadcaster_Auto_Racing_28217Dale Earnhardt Jr. has been pretty busy for a retired guy: Wife Amy gave birth to their first child, he hit the slopes in South Korea and raced scooters against Jimmy Fallon.

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Correction: CWS Finals story

Fri, June 29, 2018

APTOPIX_CWS_Finals_Baseball_38564In a story June 28 about the College World Series between Oregon State and Arkansas, The Associated Press reported erroneously that three infielders had failed to catch a foul ball during Game 2. It was two infielders and the right fielder.

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As baseball evolves, advance scouting largely turns to video

Fri, June 29, 2018

Advance_Scouting_Baseball_99951Baltimore manager Buck Showalter receives regular calls from veteran, out-of-work scouts looking for jobs.

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NFL substantiates workplace misconduct claims against Panthers owner Jerry Richardson

Thu, June 28, 2018

Duke and Cincinnati battle in Belk BowlThe NFL has fined outgoing Carolina Panthers owner Jerry Richardson $2.75 million over workplace misconduct claims that were substantiated by a league investigation.

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Oregon State wins College World Series, beating Arkansas 5-0

Thu, June 28, 2018

APTOPIX_CWS_Finals_Baseball_38564Arkansas missed a chance to win the College World Series when a foul pop dropped between three infielders. Oregon State made the Razorbacks pay for it behind one of the best pitching performances in a title game.

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Twitter Mailbag: Duke's defense, Wendell, hot dogs and more

Thu, June 28, 2018

Duke gets past Army at wet Wallace Wade, 13-6In this week's Twitter Mailbag, Lauren Brownlow breaks down the Carter/Duke beef, what people can put on hot dogs and her worst sports moment.

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Duke, baseball coach Chris Pollard agree to contract extension

Thu, June 28, 2018

Duke downs Wake in extras at ACC tourneyDuke University baseball coach Chris Pollard has agreed to a contract extension that will keep him in Durham through 2025.

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