Raleigh, North Carolina Sports News

'It's about time': Trump pardons late boxer Jack Johnson

Thu, May 24, 2018

Trump_13077President Donald Trump on Thursday granted a rare posthumous pardon to boxing's first black heavyweight champion, clearing Jack Johnson's name more than 100 years after what many see as his racially-charged conviction.

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UNC falls to Pitt 5-4, will not advance to ACC tourney semis

Thu, May 24, 2018

UNC vs. Pitt 2018 ACC TournamentNo. 12 seed Pittsburgh beat No. 1 seed North Carolina 5-4 Wednesday to sweep Pool A and earn a spot in the ACC Tournament semifinals Saturday.

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Trump suggests NFL players who kneel shouldn't be in US

Thu, May 24, 2018

Trump_13077President Donald Trump praised an NFL policy banning kneeling during the "The Star-Spangled Banner," saying that "maybe you shouldn't be in the country" if you don't stand for the anthem.

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Ovechkin, Capitals headed to Stanley Cup Final vs. Vegas

Thu, May 24, 2018

Capitals_Lightning_Hockey_85324Alex Ovechkin is thrilled, though hardly satisfied.

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NFL teams under no time pressure to form own anthem policies

Thu, May 24, 2018

NFL_Meetings_Football_24566With no deadlines to meet and a monthlong summer break coming up, NFL teams are in no hurry to formulate a policy on demonstrations during the national anthem.

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North Carolina falls to Pitt 5-4, will not advance to ACC Tournament Semifinals

Wed, May 23, 2018

UNC vs. Pitt 2018 ACC TournamentNo. 12 seed Pittsburgh beat No. 1 seed North Carolina 5-4 Wednesday to sweep Pool A and earn a spot in the ACC Tournament Semifinals Saturday.

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Ovechkin, Holtby shine in Game 7, Caps beat Lightning 4-0

Wed, May 23, 2018

Capitals_Lightning_Hockey_69463Alex Ovechkin lifted the Prince of Wales Trophy, spun around and set it back down on a table.

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Too much? Cost of youth sports continues to rise

Wed, May 23, 2018

Youth baseball playerYouth sports are now a multi-billion dollar business and parents are shelling out thousands of dollars a year to try to help their kids achieve their dreams.

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Jeff Gordon calls NASCAR Hall of Fame selection 'surreal'

Wed, May 23, 2018

NASCAR_Hall_of_Fame_Auto_Racing_61377Jeff Gordon didn't give much thought to NASCAR while racing sprint cars in Indiana as a teenager.

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