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Games galore at Elm Street

Thursday morning’s thunderstorms forced Brian Weingartz to do something he rarely does — nothing.

  • Newton, Hardy ready for practice

    CHARLOTTE — Pro Bowlers Cam Newton and Greg Hardy will be ready to practice when the Carolina Panthers take the field for the start of training camp tonight.

  • NCAA director defends system

    INDIANAPOLIS — Jonathan Duncan understands that a perfect NCAA enforcement division won’t catch every cheater in college sports.

  • Greenville squad takes title

    WASHINGTON — Jake Rogers’ power at the plate helped Greenville get to the Babe Ruth Baseball 13-year-old eastern North Carolina state championship game, and Rogers’ pitching on Wednesday helped Greenville win the title.

  • Alzheimer’s forces Bowlen to step down

    ENGLEWOOD, Colo. — Even as dementia began to rob him of some of his fondest memories over the past few years, Denver Broncos owner Pat Bowlen reported to work every day to oversee multimillion-dollar upgrades to the team’s training facilities and roster.

  • U.S. women shooting for Crown

    OWINGS MILLS, Md. — The inaugural International Crown is unique for what it isn’t.

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Pirate leaders embrace social media

As social media changes on an almost hourly interval, college sports coaches are constantly tweaking their game plans for using it to their utmost advantage.

  • Pirates on display

    WASHINGTON — Although he is the newest partner in the East Carolina sports coaching firm, Cliff Godwin sounded like he’d been working on his message to ECU fans for a long time on Wednesday night at the Washington Civic Center.

  • Carden on O’Brien watch list

    FORT WORTH, Texas — East Carolina senior Shane Carden was one of 39 quarterbacks named to the Davey O’Brien National Quarterbacks Award watch list on Wednesday.

  • Hardy on Biletnikoff watch list

    TALLAHASSEE, Fla. — For the second straight year, East Carolina’s Justin Hardy has been named to the Biletnikoff Award watch list.

  • Freshmen welcomed to Pirate family

    Less than a month into their college experience, East Carolina freshmen Lance Tejada and Grant Bryant said they already feel like part of the Pirate family.

  • McNeill talks summer, AAC

    Ruffin McNeill has gotten to work on some of his lesser-used skills while in North Myrtle Beach with his wife and youngest daughter, Olivia, this week.

ACC settles into stability

GREENSBORO ­— Welcome to the new Atlantic Coast Conference.

  • NCAA director defends system

    INDIANAPOLIS — Jonathan Duncan understands that a perfect NCAA enforcement division won’t catch every cheater in college sports.

  • Wilbekin finds comfort at Wake

    WINSTON-SALEM — Mitchell Wilbekin always has been Danny Manning’s kind of point guard.

  • FSU, Miami picked to win divisions

    GREENSBORO — Florida State was an obvious choice as a favorite in one of the Atlantic Coast Conference’s divisions.

  • ACC riding wave of buzz

    GREENSBORO — It’s been a while since the Atlantic Coast Conference entered a season with this much buzz.

  • Swofford confident autonomy will pass

    GREENSBORO — Atlantic Coast Conference commissioner John Swofford says he’s confident the NCAA will pass a proposal that will allow the five power conferences to make some of their own rules.

  • Spieth, Matsuyama keep showing up

    PINEHURST — With every big tournament, Jordan Spieth keeps living up to his reputation as a rising star.

DHC standout commits to Pirates

East Carolina baseball coach Cliff Godwin has picked up a verbal commitment from one of the area’s best players, as D.H. Conley standout Bryant Packard recently gave a verbal nod to Godwin and the Pirates.

  • Locals earn all-state selections

    Several Pitt County high school athletes recently earned all-state recognition from the N.C. Baseball and Softball Coaches Associations.

  • Ross reflects on 30-year career

    Chris Ross did most of the heavy lifting during the latter stages of the work week — cleaning out desks, rounding up collectibles and the ceremonial moment of turning in his keychain filled with various keys to doors and gates.

  • All-County Baseball: Bailey Sugg

    Bailey Sugg’s batting average as a senior was almost identical to when he was a junior — he batted .427 as a senior and .424 the year before — but his role within the J.H. Rose baseball offense was different.

  • All-County Baseball: Tucker Jacobs

    Tucker Jacobs suffered a back injury last summer and wasn’t cleared to pitch until about two weeks before South Central baseball’s season opener.

  • All-County Baseball selections

    First Team Bailey Sugg, J.H. Rose — Hitter of the Year. Tucker Jacobs, South Central — Pitcher of the Year.

Newton, Hardy ready for practice

CHARLOTTE — Pro Bowlers Cam Newton and Greg Hardy will be ready to practice when the Carolina Panthers take the field for the start of training camp tonight.

  • Alzheimer’s forces Bowlen to step down

    ENGLEWOOD, Colo. — Even as dementia began to rob him of some of his fondest memories over the past few years, Denver Broncos owner Pat Bowlen reported to work every day to oversee multimillion-dollar upgrades to the team’s training facilities and roster.

  • Rivers unhappy with Sterling stay

    LOS ANGELES — Coach Doc Rivers has said he’ll resign from the Los Angeles Clippers if Donald Sterling remains owner, the team’s interim CEO testified, saying such a move would be a “disaster” for the franchise.“If Mr.

  • Newton seeks chemistry with WRs

    CHARLOTTE — Cam Newton will have plenty to do when the NFC South champion Panthers report to training camp.

  • Crunch time for the Ryder Cup

    HOYLAKE, England — The end of the British Open means the Ryder Cup is getting closer, and there are a couple of regulars still not in the team.

  • Williams returning to N.C.

    CHARLOTTE — Marvin Williams feels like he’s coming home.

Brickyard 400 turning 20

INDIANAPOLIS — Drivers always say there’s something magical about Indianapolis Motor Speedway, and the opportunity for NASCAR to race there opened the door for one of Jeff Gordon’s most treasured victories.

  • RTA could close disconnect

    CHARLOTTE — There is no clearer example of the disconnect between NASCAR and its teams then the fight earlier this year over the procedures to cool cars down during qualifying.

  • Hendrick, Penske headed for title fight

    CHARLOTTE — Hendrick Motorsports seems to have the edge, at least on paper, in the race with Team Penske for the top organization in NASCAR.Hendrick has three drivers ranked in the top five of the Sprint Cup Series standings, and Jeff Gordon has been the points leader for 12 of the last 13 races.

  • Crash causes controversy

    CHARLOTTE — It’s been almost two decades since Morgan Shepherd last ran a full Sprint Cup season, and his last national series victory was in 1993.

  • Keselowski completes Loudon double

    LOUDON, N.H. — Brad Keselowski hopped out of his car and grabbed an oversized broom to give a playful sweep of all the confetti already collected around his Ford.

  • Vickers celebrates start streak

    LOUDON, N.H. — Brian Vickers can already claim a victory this season without taking a checkered flag.

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