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Ivey relishes starting role

Not everything has gone according to plan for Lamar Ivey, but that doesn’t mean his ultimate goal is not intact.

  • Post 39 player earns scholarships

    Tyler Garrett has racked up scholarship money for his actions on and off the baseball field.

  • Sharapova comes through

    NEW YORK — A year ago at this time, Maria Sharapova was sitting out the U.S. Open, getting checked by doctors and having tests on the surgically repaired right shoulder that has troubled her off and on.

  • Wake braces for rebuilding 2014

    MONROE, La. — Wake Forest is rebuilding with a new coach, a true freshman quarterback and new starters at a range of key positions.

  • Unproven QBs abound in ACC

    There’s plenty of buzz around the Atlantic Coast Conference with the addition of a new team, the latest Heisman Trophy winner and the reigning national champion.

  • Newton: I’ll be ready for Week 1

    CHARLOTTE — Cam Newton expects to be ready for the Panthers’ Sept. 7 regular season opener against Tampa Bay.“There’s no doubt in my mind,” Newton said Wednesday. “I’m going to worry about things that I can control and come in and get in as much treatment as possible so that my body will be 100 percent.”Carolina’s fourth-year quarterback is recovering from a hairline fracture to what he described as multiple ribs, but is improving with each day.

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Ivey relishes starting role

Not everything has gone according to plan for Lamar Ivey, but that doesn’t mean his ultimate goal is not intact.

  • Pirates reshape offensive line

    East Carolina football’s biggest preseason obstacle on offense could very likely turn the tables on its opposition.

  • Geared up for game week

    With the first official football practice of the season held on Sunday night and classes starting today at East Carolina University, there is little time left to wait for the Pirates’ season kickoff on Saturday night.

  • Bulked-up Bryce

    This year, there will be even more of Bryce Williams for defenses to try to cover and tackle.

  • Pirates walk plank

    There was no shortage of exhilaration floating around the East Carolina football practice facility on Friday morning.

  • McNeill set for ALS challenge

    At the end of today’s East Carolina football practice, head coach Ruffin McNeill will join the nationwide frenzy to support ALS research by submitting to the Ice Bucket Challenge.

Unproven QBs abound in ACC

There’s plenty of buzz around the Atlantic Coast Conference with the addition of a new team, the latest Heisman Trophy winner and the reigning national champion.

  • Wake braces for rebuilding 2014

    MONROE, La. — Wake Forest is rebuilding with a new coach, a true freshman quarterback and new starters at a range of key positions.

  • UNC suspends four players

    CHAPEL HILL — North Carolina coach Larry Fedora said Wednesday the team has suspended four players for this weekend’s season opener, a day after a report of an alleged hazing altercation that left a redshirt freshman walk-on receiver with a possible concussion.

  • UNC probing hazing report

    CHAPEL HILL — North Carolina is investigating a report of an alleged hazing altercation that left a walk-on receiver with a possible concussion.

  • Wolfpack leaning on better leadership

    RALEIGH — North Carolina State figures it has found a few more leaders this year.The Wolfpack hope they lead them to more wins.

  • Nichols asks judge to reject deal

    CHICAGO — A former San Diego State football player has asked a federal judge to reject the recently proposed $75 million settlement of a class-action lawsuit against the NCAA, saying it unfairly forces athletes who suffered head injuries to forfeit hundreds of millions of dollars in potential damages.

VIDEO: Fearless Forecast, Aug. 28, 2014

Daily Reflector sports staffers Jim Gentry, Tony Castleberry and Ronnie Woodward breakdown Week two of Pitt County's 2014 high school football season and make their predictions.

  • Strong start for Pitt teams

    BETHEL — The ball just seemed to bounce D.H. Conley’s way in its season-opening rout of in-county foe North Pitt on Friday night.

  • VIDEO: South Central football, Aug. 22

    South Central High School faced Hunt High School on Aug. 21, 2014. South Central pulled ahead of Hunt's lead to win 20-17.

  • Pigskin Preview: D.H. Conley

    Naturally, there is a lot of roster turnover from year to year in high school football, and players who were underclassmen or might have played minor roles in the past are expected to become more significant contributors as they inch closer to the end of their eligibility.

  • Pigskin Preview: J.H. Rose

    J.H. Rose’s first offensive play of 2013 was a 64-yard touchdown pass and the Rampants’ season ended with Cornell Powell and other playmakers racking up points in a 53-40 loss to Scotland County in the 4-A East final.

  • Pigskin Preview: North Pitt

    North Pitt limped to the finish line last season, dropping five of its final six games — including three decided by 10 points or less — to finish 6-6.

Newton: I’ll be ready for Week 1

CHARLOTTE — Cam Newton expects to be ready for the Panthers’ Sept. 7 regular season opener against Tampa Bay.“There’s no doubt in my mind,” Newton said Wednesday. “I’m going to worry about things that I can control and come in and get in as much treatment as possible so that my body will be 100 percent.”Carolina’s fourth-year quarterback is recovering from a hairline fracture to what he described as multiple ribs, but is improving with each day.

  • Sharapova comes through

    NEW YORK — A year ago at this time, Maria Sharapova was sitting out the U.S. Open, getting checked by doctors and having tests on the surgically repaired right shoulder that has troubled her off and on.

  • Joseph ready to return

    EDEN PRAIRIE, Minn. — Life is good for Linval Joseph. He is grateful he didn’t lose it.

  • Rivera: Webb staying on team

    CHARLOTTE — Joe Webb knew coming into training camp he’d need a break or two to make the Carolina Panthers roster.

  • Murray overcomes cramps, Haase

    NEW YORK — Spinning in 70 mph second serves, grabbing at his hamstring during points, Andy Murray gritted his way through head-to-toe cramps to win at the U.S. Open.

  • Woods splits with swing coach

    PARAMUS, N.J. — Tiger Woods is leaving swing coach Sean Foley after four years and no majors.

Penkse cars keep momentum

BRISTOL, Tenn. — Brad Keselowski is part brash racer, part pragmatist.

  • Logano gets third win

    BRISTOL, Tenn. — Joey Logano surged past Matt Kenseth with 44 laps to go and won for the first time in his career at Bristol Motor Speedway, foiling Kenseth’s gambling attempt to secure a spot in NASCAR’s playoffs.

  • Harvick captures fifth pole

    BRISTOL, Tenn. — Kevin Harvick has become the best qualifier in NASCAR’s top series, at least for this season.

  • Stewart skipping another race

    CHARLOTTE — Tony Stewart will not race Saturday night at Bristol Motor Speedway, the third Sprint Cup race he’s skipped since his car struck and killed Kevin Ward Jr. during a sprint car race.

  • JGR hires Edwards, Suarez

    HUNTERSVILLE — Carl Edwards scrolled across a stage at Joe Gibbs Racing and jokingly yelled, ‘Surprise!’There was no surprise whatsoever about his formal introduction Tuesday as a fourth driver in the JGR Sprint Cup lineup.

  • Grief gives no Stewart timetable

    CHARLOTTE — There are hundreds of guidebooks on how to handle grief, how to navigate the emotional suffering that follows a significant loss.

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