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Benkert helps ECU to two TDs

The Purple-Gold game at East Carolina on Saturday was quick and routine just like head coach Ruffin McNeill promised it would be, but it popped with moments of promise on both sides of the ball while it lasted.

  • Pirates drop Game 2

    East Carolina played another 7-3 baseball game with Connecticut, but this time the Pirates were not on the winning side.

  • Peele: Golf Classic in June

    The Boys and Girls Clubs of the Coastal Plain will hold the seventh annual Golf Classic at Greenville Country Club on June 4.

  • Oilers win draft lottery

    The Edmonton Oilers won the NHL draft lottery and the right to select Erie Otters star center Connor McDavid with the top pick.

  • Position changes NFL reality

    Fifteen months after leading Auburn to a Southeastern Conference title as a quarterback, Nick Marshall is preparing for a career as an NFL cornerback.

  • Kenseth disregards age

    BRISTOL, Tenn. — Matt Kenseth is just a year younger than Jeff Gordon, who has already said he’ll retire at the end of this season.

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Benkert helps ECU to two TDs

The Purple-Gold game at East Carolina on Saturday was quick and routine just like head coach Ruffin McNeill promised it would be, but it popped with moments of promise on both sides of the ball while it lasted.

  • Pirates drop Game 2

    East Carolina played another 7-3 baseball game with Connecticut, but this time the Pirates were not on the winning side.

  • Purple-Gold game on deck at ECU

    The position battles that always characterize spring practice in college football come to an end today at East Carolina, at least maybe in the public eye, with the playing of the annual Purple-Gold game at 2:30 p.m. in Dowdy-Ficklen Stadium.

  • Pirates power past UConn

    East Carolina battered Connecticut starter Carson Cross for four runs in the first inning on Friday afternoon in Storrs, Conn., and the Pirates rode left-hander Evan Kruczynski for six innings in a 7-3 win.

  • Pirates, Huskies chase first place

    A host of teams are in hot pursuit of South Florida in the American Athletic Conference baseball standings, including East Carolina and Connecticut — the Pirates’ opponent this weekend.

  • ECU plans to up athlete funding

    East Carolina became a new frontrunner in the American Athletic Conference’s quest to compete with the big boys of the Power Five conferences of college athletics, and director of athletics Jeff Compher knows the impact could be substantial.

Tide passer has ups, downs

TUSCALOOSA, Ala. — Jake Coker threw a long touchdown pass and had an interception returned for a score in Alabama’s spring game.

  • Former FSU student files suit

    TALLAHASSEE, Fla. — A former Florida State University student on Thursday filed a lawsuit against top NFL prospect Jameis Winston, saying he assaulted and raped her at an off-campus apartment in 2012.

  • Army, Nike complete rebranding

    No more separating Army and West Point.

  • PCC wins in 13

    WINTERVILLE — By late Sunday afternoon, the scoreboard at the Minges-Overton Complex at Pitt Community College had run out of innings and reset.

  • Trio headlines ’Pack spring game

    RALEIGH — North Carolina State closed last season with a strong finish as learn-along-the-way youngsters grew and developed.

  • Wolford leads Wake’s White team

    WINSTON-SALEM — For Wake Forest, even slight progress still counts as progress.

Rampants’ revival

WINTERVILLE — In a game that featured two baseball teams putting up impressive offensive numbers, J.H. Rose made the most of its opportunities while South Central never fully recovered from an early slump.

  • Roundup: Swimmer signs with Campell

    Campbell University had everything Tristyn Daughtry was looking for in a college and in a place to continue her swimming career.

  • Conley hammers Rose

    Bryant Packard’s last outing at Guy Smith Stadium ended with a walk-off grand slam home run.

  • Roundup: Conley softball 13-0

    D.H. Conley’s softball team wasted no time in its victory over J.H. Rose to stay undefeated on Wednesday.

  • Locals make college choices

    Three Pitt County student-athletes signed to play college sports on Wednesday:Trey Pofahl didn’t need long to decide that East Carolina was the right place for him.

  • Roundup: Jags end NP's perfect start

    BETHEL — North Pitt’s baseball team finally met its match against county rival Farmville Central.

Position changes NFL reality

Fifteen months after leading Auburn to a Southeastern Conference title as a quarterback, Nick Marshall is preparing for a career as an NFL cornerback.

  • Oilers win draft lottery

    The Edmonton Oilers won the NHL draft lottery and the right to select Erie Otters star center Connor McDavid with the top pick.

  • Kenseth disregards age

    BRISTOL, Tenn. — Matt Kenseth is just a year younger than Jeff Gordon, who has already said he’ll retire at the end of this season.

  • Merritt maintains edge

    HILTON HEAD ISLAND, S.C. — Troy Merritt felt the fear Saturday he experienced during his successful amateur career.

  • Peterson reinstated by Goodell

    MINNEAPOLIS — Adrian Peterson was cleared to return to the NFL. Now all that remains to be settled is where he will play next season.

  • Big Al planning Charlotte stay

    CHARLOTTE — Al Jefferson has no intentions of opting out of his contract with the Charlotte Hornets.

Childress appeals penalties

BRISTOL, Tenn. — Richard Childress Racing appealed NASCAR’s penalties against Ryan Newman’s team to the highest level on Friday, and crew chief Luke Lambert has been ruled eligible to return to work at Bristol Motor Speedway.

  • Logano’s dream became reality

    FORT WORTH, Texas — Joey Logano had dreams as a kid of racing his favorite driver Jeff Gordon to the checkered flag.

  • Larson reinstated by NASCAR

    CHARLOTTE — Kyle Larson said dehydration was to blame for him fainting during an autograph session, an episode that led to two nights in the hospital and forced him to miss the race at Martinsville Speedway.

  • Hamlin gets 25th win

    MARTINSVILLE, Va. — Denny Hamlin just needed a visit to Martinsville Speedway to get his racing team back on track.

  • Gordon, Earnhardt fans of track

    Gordon, Earnhardt among the winners and fans of MartinsvilleMARTINSVILLE, Va. — If Jeff Gordon ever decides to race again after his 2015 retirement tour is finished, it would likely be at Martinsville Speedway, a track where the four-time champion has had great success.

  • Tampering with tires a hot topic

    MARTINSVILLE, Va. — There has been lot of talk about tires in the NASCAR garage the past few weeks, or longer, and lots of theories about whether something shady is going on or if the chatter is just a bunch of hot air.

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