Raleigh, North Carolina Sports News

Former Millbrook and NCSU star, Smith-Williams, stoked to join Redskins

Mon, April 27, 2020

James Smith-WilliamsNorth Carolina State defensive end James Smith-Williams' dreams came true when the Washington Redskins scooped him up in the seventh round of the NFL Draft.

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Tech companies, like college athletes, eager to cash in

Mon, April 27, 2020

NCAA_Athlete_Compensation_Football_26832Imagine a major-college quarterback with a sizable social media following who posts entertaining and informative updates about his life on and off the field.

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NBA pushes plan to reopen facilities until May 8 at earliest

Mon, April 27, 2020

Virus_Outbreak-NBA-Facilities_Basketball_15056The NBA has pushed back the possible reopening date of some team practice facilities for at least a week until May 8 at the earliest, saying Monday the extra time was needed in part to make sure player training options would be safe and controlled in an effort to try to mitigate the threats c ....

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Tokyo Olympics: Questions, few answers in face of pandemic

Mon, April 27, 2020

Olympics_Tokyo_Future_Q&A_10722The Tokyo Olympics were postponed a month ago. But there are still more questions than answers about the new opening on July 23, 2021, and what form those games will take.

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Rodman Rules: Armstrong talks Rodman's role in Bulls titles

Mon, April 27, 2020

Texas_Texas_Tech_Basketball_56856Dennis Rodman was one of the rivals Michael Jordan had to conquer on his way to his first run of three straight NBA titles. And Rodman then became one of the teammates who helped Jordan pull off his second three-peat.

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Different is good for the NFL draft

Sun, April 26, 2020

NFL_Draft_Football_47672It was good to see a professional sports league functioning again, even if the NFL draft was different from the annual television spectacle it has turned into. Different can be good and in this case it was.

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Newman says he will be ready to race when NASCAR resumes

Sun, April 26, 2020

NASCAR_Newman_Return_Auto_Racing_84837Ryan Newman said he will be ready to race when NASCAR resumes competition, which could be as early as May 17.

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Final Four memories from 1981 include a presidential assassination attempt and bribery

Sun, April 26, 2020

Final Four memories from 1981 include a presidential assassination attempt and briberyFor longtime WRAL photographer Jay Jennings, the first Final Four he ever covered was his most challenging. Watch Jay tell his unique tales of following UNC to Philadelphia in 1981.

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AP source: Saints, Winston in 'advanced' negotiations

Sun, April 26, 2020

Saints_Winston_Football_62133The Saints and quarterback Jameis Winston are working on a contract proposal to make the former Buccaneers starter a backup to Drew Brees in New Orleans, a person familiar with the situation told The Associated Press.

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AP source: NBA training facilities to begin to reopen Friday

Sun, April 26, 2020

NBA-Silver_Basketball_58403NBA players will be allowed to return to team training facilities starting Friday, provided that their local governments do not have a stay-at-home order prohibiting such movement still in place as part of the response to the coronavirus pandemic.

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