ECU athletics director Jeff Compher and the school's fans have to hope the Big 12 Conference makes a bold leap to 16 teams when its expansion is finalized. There's a distinct downside to the move, but it's the Pirates' best bet at inclusion in the league.
Rejecting calls by anti-doping officials for a complete ban on Russia, Olympic leaders on Sunday gave individual sports federations the task of deciding which athletes should be cleared to compete in next month's Rio de Janeiro Games.
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The Durham Bulls dropped their third straight game to the Scranton/Wilkes-Barre RailRiders Sunday afternoon at PNC Park, falling 4-3 for their third straight one-run defeat.
The NBA All-Star Game's exit from North Carolina because of a law limiting protections for LGBT people represents some of the worst publicity yet for Republican Gov. Pat McCrory's re-election campaign, even as he dismisses the move as political correctness gone too far.
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Chicago White Sox ace Chris Sale was scratched from his start against the Detroit Tigers on Saturday night and sent home after he destroyed collared throwback uniforms that the team was scheduled to wear.
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Ready or not, the Rio Olympics are opening their doors.
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Ike Davis capped a four-run fifth innign with a two-run homer to right to lift the Scranton/Wilkes-Barre Rail Riders past the Durham Bulls 5-4 before 10,000 on Saturday night at PNC Field.
Kyle Busch spent Saturday climbing in and out of brutally hot cars in Indianapolis.
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Kendra Harrison of the United States has broken a 28-year world record in the 100-meters hurdles by running 12.20 seconds at the London Diamond League meet.
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The NBA is pulling the 2017 All-Star Game from Charlotte over North Carolina's controversial House Bill 2, which requires that people use public bathrooms corresponding to their birth gender and excludes the LGBT community from non-discrimination protections.
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