Raleigh, North Carolina Sports News

Former quarterback Oliver Luck to become XFL commissioner

Tue, June 05, 2018

McMahon Says He Will Revive the XFL, With a Very Different LookFormer NFL quarterback Oliver Luck is leaving his high-ranking position at the NCAA to become commissioner of the XFL, the second edition of professional wrestling mogul Vince McMahon's football league.

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Place your bets: Delaware takes sports wagers, others close

Tue, June 05, 2018

Sports_Betting_NJ_95812The market for legal sports gambling in the United States widened significantly on Tuesday with expanded betting in Delaware, putting legal wagering within driving distance of three major East Coast cities less than a month after the U.S. Supreme Court cleared the way for states to accept the bets.

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Dwight Clark, 49er great who made 'The Catch,' dies at 61

Tue, June 05, 2018

Obit_Clark_Football_88185Dwight Clark will forever be remembered for one iconic moment, his leap in the back of the end zone to make a fingertip grab of a game-winning touchdown that launched the San Francisco 49ers dynasty and is one of the most indelible images in NFL history.

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NC State's season ends with 15-7 loss to Auburn

Mon, June 04, 2018

NC State falls to FSU in ACC tourney pool play, 5-2NC State's season ended Sunday night with a 15-7 loss to Auburn in the Raleigh Regional final.

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Curry dazzles from deep, Warriors take 2-0 NBA Finals lead

Mon, June 04, 2018

NBA_Finals_Cavaliers_Warriors_Basketball_29852Stephen Curry backpedaled in pure joy. He skipped, hollered and let the ball fly from everywhere with that feeling he gets when there's no way it will miss — unwavering even with a defender's hand in his face.

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Duke advances to program's first Super Regional with 8-4 win versus Georgia

Mon, June 04, 2018

Duke downs Wake in extras at ACC tourneyDuke earned its spot in the program's first ever Super Regional by beating Georgia 8-4 Monday evening with a fourth straight comeback in the Athens Regional.

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LA Angels draft Green Hope's Jordyn Adams in first round

Mon, June 04, 2018

Baseball: Fuquay-Varina vs. Green Hope (Mar. 5, 2018)Green Hope High School senior Jordyn Adams will have a big decision to make soon.

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Capitals on verge of Cup after blowing out Golden Knights

Mon, June 04, 2018

APTOPIX_Stanley_Cup_Golden_Knights_Capitals_Hockey_71988Evgeny Kuznetsov smiled about getting four assists. He tried not to smile too much at the thought of being one win away from the Stanley Cup.

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'Goal accomplished': UNC advances to super regional, moves on from last season's bitter end

Mon, June 04, 2018

UNC downs Houston 19-11 to clinch regionalFlushed. Over with. In the past. It took a year, but North Carolina is finally moving on from its surprising 2017 regional loss to Davidson. Sunday's wild 19-11 win over Houston clinched the Chapel Hill Regional for the Tar Heels (41-18), and it also brought closure for a group that was ready to forget about the bitter e ....

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Duke's Griffin Conine first local college player selected in MLB Draft

Mon, June 04, 2018

Duke downs Wake in extras at ACC tourneyThe Toronto Blue Jays took the senior outfielder with the 52nd overall pick, the ninth selection of the second round. The approximate value of the pick is $1.4 million.

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