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Pirates hoist trophy

East Carolina’s baseball players who will be gathered at Buffalo Wild Wings on Monday to watch the NCAA tournament selection show will do so fresh off a championship.

  • ECU plays in AAC final today

    Connecticut threatened all day against Jacob Wolfe, Joe Ingle and the East Carolina baseball team, but the Pirates never wavered under pressure.

  • Peele: Classic coming to Ironwood

    The seventh annual Temple Golf Classic will be held June 18 at Ironwood Golf and Country Club. The event will tee off at 9 a.m.

  • Na looking for finishing touch

    FORT WORTH, Texas — The last time Kevin Na took the lead into the final round of a tournament, he faltered badly.

  • Gordon not ready to talk retirement

    CONCORD — Jeff Gordon is not ready to focus on life after racing as his farewell tour arrives at the longest event on the NASCAR schedule.

  • Fortune smiles for Federer in France

    PARIS — There are two distinct sounds when Roger Federer graces the courts of Roland Garros.

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Pirates hoist trophy

East Carolina’s baseball players who will be gathered at Buffalo Wild Wings on Monday to watch the NCAA tournament selection show will do so fresh off a championship.

  • ECU plays in AAC final today

    Connecticut threatened all day against Jacob Wolfe, Joe Ingle and the East Carolina baseball team, but the Pirates never wavered under pressure.

  • ECU, UH in prime spots

    There has yet to be an upset at the American Athletic Conference baseball tournament in Clearwater, Fla., leaving No. 1 seed Houston and No. 2 East Carolina as the favored teams to play in Sunday’s championship game.

  • ECU wins in ninth

    After a regular season keyed by one-run wins, East Carolina’s baseball team began play at the American Athletic Conference tournament on Wednesday by rallying for a 4-3 win against Central Florida in Clearwater, Fla.

  • ECU league schedule announced

    The American Athletic Conference announced home and away opponents for East Carolina’s basketball team on Wednesday.

  • Pirates in tourney mode

    Houston will be trying to lock up one of the 16 NCAA regional host spots this week at the American Athletic Conference tournament in Clearwater, Fla., and the teams behind the Cougars are looking to secure spots in the NCAA field, including East Carolina.

Slive pushes for greater exclusivity

BIRMINGHAM, Ala. — The Southeastern Conference agenda for spring meetings leans heavily toward ensuring other leagues don’t have any competitive advantage, either from satellite camps or graduate transfers.

  • UNC receives notice of allegations

    North Carolina has received a notice of allegations from the NCAA connected to the school’s academic fraud scandal.

  • Duke, UK earn top marks in classroom

    INDIANAPOLIS — Kentucky’s men’s basketball team was nearly as perfect in the classroom in 2013-14 as it was on the basketball court last season.

  • Golson headed for FSU

    Everett Golson came close to beating Florida State with Notre Dame last year.

  • Guthridge passes away at 77

    CHAPEL HILL — The North Carolina basketball family has lost a second beloved coach in the last few months with the death of Bill Guthridge, Dean Smith’s “perfect sidekick.”Guthridge, who was Smith’s longtime assistant and later succeeded him as North Carolina’s head coach, was 77.

  • Hawkins makes court appearance

    HILLSBOROUGH — A former college football player arrested and charged with acting as an agent and violating North Carolina’s law that bars illegally luring collegiate athletes into contracts made his initial court appearance Tuesday.

Falcons fall; Conley advances

WINTERVILLE — South Central’s softball team needed just one more out to escape the seventh inning and set up a chance for a walk-off win.

  • Local teams eye regional matchup

    No coaches ever want their players looking ahead on the schedule, especially in the playoffs.

  • Cooke commits to Monarchs

    Jamari Cooke always told his mother, Josette, that he would one day play football at the collegiate level. On Tuesday, Cooke delivered on his promise.

  • Roundup: DHC’s unbeaten run done

    It was an evening of firsts for the D.H. Conley girls’ soccer team.

  • Roundup: Pole vaulter wins title

    WILSON — Going into its final inning of the season, Oakwood’s baseball team was hoping to be the one to win the state championship in dramatic fashion.

  • Roundup: Vikes protect their house

    D.H. Conley softball coach Wayne Deans’ trust in sophomore Autumn Dyson paid off in a big way.

Na looking for finishing touch

FORT WORTH, Texas — The last time Kevin Na took the lead into the final round of a tournament, he faltered badly.

  • Fortune smiles for Federer in France

    PARIS — There are two distinct sounds when Roger Federer graces the courts of Roland Garros.

  • Putting puts Na on top

    FORT WORTH, Texas — Kevin Na had gone 26 holes without a bogey at Colonial before his last tee shot Friday was swept away by flowing water after going into a rain-swollen drainage culvert.

  • Goodell to hear Brady's appeal

    NEW YORK — Roger Goodell will hear Tom Brady’s appeal of his four-game suspension for his role in the deflated footballs scandal.

  • Tough draw for Nadal

    PARIS — The tennis equivalent of climbing three mountains, just to reach the Roland Garros final.

  • Judge dismisses Rice charges

    MAYS LANDING, N.J. — A judge on Thursday dismissed domestic violence charges against Ray Rice, who was captured by a surveillance camera knocking his then-fiancee unconscious in a hotel elevator last year.

Gordon not ready to talk retirement

CONCORD — Jeff Gordon is not ready to focus on life after racing as his farewell tour arrives at the longest event on the NASCAR schedule.

  • Busch happy to focus on one race

    CONCORD — There is no bank of TV cameras surrounding Kurt Busch’s hauler, no one monitoring his fluid intake to prevent dehydration, no golf cart waiting to whisk him away from NASCAR practice and off to Indianapolis.

  • Harvick in familiar position

    CONCORD — Kevin Harvick is right where he usually is when the Coca-Cola 600 rolls around on the schedule: On top and seeking even more success.

  • Smith, Labonte head Hall class

    CHARLOTTE — Speedway Motorsports Executive Chairman Bruton Smith and two-time Sprint Cup champion Terry Labonte topped the newest group of five headed to the NASCAR Hall of Fame.

  • Buescher gets Xfinity win

    NEWTON, Iowa — Chris Buescher needed someone to screw up.

  • Busch to return at Charlotte

    CHARLOTTE — Less than three months after suffering serious injuries when he crashed into a concrete wall at Daytona, Kyle Busch will return to racing in NASCAR’s All-Star race this weekend following a rapid recovery his doctors called remarkable.

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