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Pirates look to build on start

With the dawn of the college football season’s second half upon him and his team, East Carolina head coach Ruffin McNeill on Monday continued to champion the family structure upon which the No. 18 Pirates are built.

  • Panthers looking for answers

    CHARLOTTE — Linebacker Thomas Davis takes little solace in the fact the Panthers are still alone in first place in the NFC South.

  • Williams gives Heels' offense spark

    CHAPEL HILL — Marquise Williams suddenly has North Carolina’s quarterback job to himself. And the Tar Heels’ offense is rolling.

  • World Series starts tonight

    KANSAS CITY, Mo. — Alex Gordon took a big rip at a batting-practice fastball, fouled it off badly into the cage, and ducked when the carom nearly hit him in the head.

  • Manning breaks Favre's TD mark

    Peyton Manning's receivers played keep-away with his milestone memento and the NFL's new leader in career touchdown passes toyed with the San Francisco 49ers in the Denver Broncos' emphatic 42-17 victory Sunday night.

  • Four SEC teams in top five; ECU at 18

    The Southeastern Conference has reached a new milestone in The Associated Press college football poll, becoming the first league to place four teams in the top five — all from the western division.

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Pirates look to build on start

With the dawn of the college football season’s second half upon him and his team, East Carolina head coach Ruffin McNeill on Monday continued to champion the family structure upon which the No. 18 Pirates are built.

  • Four SEC teams in top five; ECU at 18

    The Southeastern Conference has reached a new milestone in The Associated Press college football poll, becoming the first league to place four teams in the top five — all from the western division.

  • Fine-tuning time

    When a football coach can count on one finger the bad things that stand out to him after watching game film, he is probably watching wins.

  • Pirates work on flag etiquette

    Like lots of problems in life, penalties in football can neither be ignored nor argued against with any success.

  • Grayson pleased with TD plunge

    As it should be, Marquez Grayson’s first collegiate touchdown was far more spectacular in appearance, importance and memory than his first one as a sophomore tailback at Lexington High School a few years ago.

  • Swamp Monster in spotlight

    Having a nickname means having distinction among one’s peers and having gained a unique notoriety worthy of a second, more affectionate name than the official designation on one’s birth certificate.

Williams gives Heels' offense spark

CHAPEL HILL — Marquise Williams suddenly has North Carolina’s quarterback job to himself. And the Tar Heels’ offense is rolling.

  • Top 25: Mountaineers stun Baylor

    MORGANTOWN, W.Va. — When West Virginia needed another late push to pull out a win, Clint Trickett and Kevin White came up big again.

  • ACC: Duke drops Cavs again

    DURHAM — Duke took control of its divisional race — and made itself bowl eligible once again — by finding yet another way to beat the team it seemingly can’t lose to.

  • ACC: Duke-Virginia highlights slate

    DURHAM — It’s a sign of how far Duke’s program has come that reaching bowl eligibility has become almost an afterthought.

  • Cavs have bad Duke memories

    Virginia linebacker Max Valles and his teammates don’t have fond memories of last season’s game against Duke.

  • BB gun incident report released

    RALEIGH — According to documents, the BB gun incident that led to a one-game suspension for seven North Carolina State football players caused $880 worth of damage to two cars.

Roundup: A-G bottles up Blue Devils

LITTLEFIELD — Ayden-Grifton was missing standout defensive lineman Justin Brown, it committed four turnovers and the Chargers barely missed a beat in its football game against South Lenoir on Friday.

  • Roundup: Volleyball playoffs begin

    All three of Pitt County’s 4-A schools advanced to the second round of the N.C. High School Athletic Association state volleyball playoffs on Saturday.

  • McLean’s love of the game

    Change is a big part of Brenden McLean’s story.

  • FEARLESS: High school football preview

    Daily Reflector sports staffers Jim Gentry and Ronnie Woodward breakdown week nine of Pitt County's 2014 high school football season and make their predictions.

  • Roundup: Rose clinches title

    J.H. Rose’s volleyball team stumbled out of the gate against New Bern on Tuesday, but the Rampants quickly regrouped and subsequently recorded a victory that clinched the Eastern Carolina Conference championship on Senior Night.

  • Roundup: Washington edges Jags

    FARMVILLE — With some top skill players on the sideline, Farmville Central’s effective use of standout senior linebacker Edward Davis on offense resulted in a 20-yard touchdown reception that looked to be the decisive fourth-quarter score in Friday night’s 2-A Eastern Plains Conference showdown against Washington.

Panthers looking for answers

CHARLOTTE — Linebacker Thomas Davis takes little solace in the fact the Panthers are still alone in first place in the NFC South.

  • World Series starts tonight

    KANSAS CITY, Mo. — Alex Gordon took a big rip at a batting-practice fastball, fouled it off badly into the cage, and ducked when the carom nearly hit him in the head.

  • Manning breaks Favre's TD mark

    Peyton Manning's receivers played keep-away with his milestone memento and the NFL's new leader in career touchdown passes toyed with the San Francisco 49ers in the Denver Broncos' emphatic 42-17 victory Sunday night.

  • Packers pound Panthers

    GREEN BAY, Wis. — Randall Cobb got messy on his Lambeau Leap.

  • Bullpen shines for Royals

    KANSAS CITY, Mo. — Buck Showalter knew he was in trouble when the seventh inning rolled around and his Orioles were trailing the Kansas City Royals in Game 4 of the AL Championship Series.

  • NFL: Bolts not looking ahead

    The old trap game.Forget it, the San Diego Chargers say.

Keselowski advances in Chase

TALLADEGA, Ala. — Brad Keselowski pulled away in overtime Sunday at Talladega Superspeedway to earn an automatic berth into the third round of NASCAR’s championship race.

  • Earnhardt needs win to save season

    TALLADEGA, Ala. — A magical season for Dale Earnhardt Jr. comes down to one race to save his championship hopes.

  • Kenseth doesn’t regret scuffle

    TALLADEGA, Ala. — Matt Kenseth would not change anything about his actions in a post-race scuffle with Brad Keselowski at Charlotte, where tempers flared as several drivers slipped to the edge of elimination in NASCAR’s championship race.

  • Harvick at ease headed to Talladega

    TALLADEGA, Ala. — With a guaranteed spot in the third round of NASCAR’s playoffs, Kevin Harvick has no reason to race hard Sunday at Talladega Superspeedway.

  • Pair fined after Charlotte melee

    CHARLOTTE — NASCAR fined Brad Keselowski $50,000 and Tony Stewart $25,000 on Tuesday for their roles in the fracas after the race at Charlotte Motor Speedway over the weekend.

  • Wild night at Charlotte

    CONCORD — Matt Kenseth, usually so calm and composed, lost his cool and attacked Brad Keselowski at Charlotte Motor Speedway.

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