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Toure hopes for world tour

Having already played two seasons at Oregon State and now a member of East Carolina’s women’s basketball team, Khadidja Toure has explored many angles of the United States.

  • Hoffman part of big trade

    DENVER — Tuesday’s blockbuster trade in Major League Baseball involved Jeff Hoffman, the highest-ever draft pick in any sport by an East Carolina player.

  • Blackwell lands at Methodist

    A few weeks removed from completing the spring semester at the University of North Carolina, Mo Blackwell spent the early portion of his summer in a period of re-recruitment.

  • Kyle Busch stays hot

    INDIANAPOLIS — There was no celebratory burnout — Kyle Busch has done plenty of those the last few weeks — just another big, fat kiss at Indianapolis Motor Speedway.

  • Birdie surge guides Day

    OAKVILLE, Ontario — Jason Day birdied the final three holes to win the Canadian Open on Sunday, spoiling David Hearn’s bid to become the first Canadian winner in 61 years.

  • Pitchers lead Hall class

    COOPERSTOWN, N.Y. — Three pitchers who became dominant after trades and a rock-solid catcher-turned-second baseman have a new moniker — Hall of Famer.

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Toure hopes for world tour

Having already played two seasons at Oregon State and now a member of East Carolina’s women’s basketball team, Khadidja Toure has explored many angles of the United States.

  • Hoffman part of big trade

    DENVER — Tuesday’s blockbuster trade in Major League Baseball involved Jeff Hoffman, the highest-ever draft pick in any sport by an East Carolina player.

  • Fostering success to ECU

    East Carolina coach Jeff Lebo would not necessarily ignore a talented recruit who plays for a losing team, but he has proven that he will give a player who does not have eye-popping statistics a shot if he plays for a winner.

  • Bigger talks ECU outlook

    Zeek Bigger thinks he knows something a lot of other people don’t when it comes to this year’s East Carolina football team.

  • ECU to play in Vegas

    East Carolina men’s basketball will compete in the 15th annual Continental Tire Las Vegas Invitational at the Orleans Arena in Las Vegas during the Thanksgiving holiday Nov. 26-27.

  • Pirates brighten girls' day

    The girls at Operation Sunshine probably figured they would hear stories about basketball and college when a group of East Carolina players paid them a visit on Wednesday afternoon.

UNC among teams seeking improvement

PINEHURST — Some of the Atlantic Coast Conference’s sleeping giants hope this is the year they return to prominence.

  • Clemson picked to win ACC

    PINEHURST — Clemson coach Dabo Swinney hopes Deshaun Watson takes another step forward this season.The voters think the other Tigers will, too.

  • Football returning to UAB in ’17

    BIRMINGHAM, Ala. — UAB football will take the field again in 2017 and remain an FBS program.

  • ACC enjoys stability

    PINEHURST — The Atlantic Coast Conference has entered a period of strength and stability. Nobody is coming in anytime soon, and nobody is leaving.

  • New documents uncovered in UNC probe

    HILLSBOROUGH — Newly unsealed documents in the case of an ex-college football player charged with violating North Carolina’s sports agent law suggest he funneled money to multiple Tar Heels players and set up meetings with agents and financial advisers trying to sign them to contracts.

  • Wolfpack juggles roster

    RALEIGH — North Carolina State headed into an offseason full of optimism. Things have been a bit bumpier than expected for coach Mark Gottfried.

Coaches discuss practice changes

The new offseason football workout schedule put together by the North Carolina High School Athletic Association has been met with mixed reviews from some Pitt County coaches.

  • Gilbert headed to Mid-Atlantic Christian

    Kamiah Gilbert wasn’t sure why, but during the recent J.H. Rose graduation ceremony, she thought back to her freshman year with the Rampants.

  • Pitcher of the Year: Tyler Sutton

    After his junior year for North Pitt, Tyler Sutton was presented with a challenge.

  • Hitter of the Year: Bryant Packard

    It is hard to decide on a favorite home run when you have so many to choose from, as Bryant Packard can attest.

  • Coach of the Year: Jason Mills

    All the success the D.H. Conley baseball team experienced this past season felt like a year too soon.

  • All-Pitt County baseball team

    First Team Bryant Packard, D.H. Conley — Hitter of the Year. Tyler Sutton, North Pitt — Pitcher of the Year.

Birdie surge guides Day

OAKVILLE, Ontario — Jason Day birdied the final three holes to win the Canadian Open on Sunday, spoiling David Hearn’s bid to become the first Canadian winner in 61 years.

  • Pitchers lead Hall class

    COOPERSTOWN, N.Y. — Three pitchers who became dominant after trades and a rock-solid catcher-turned-second baseman have a new moniker — Hall of Famer.

  • U.S. soccer seeking positives

    ATLANTA — Jurgen Klinsmann strolled into the room in the basement of the Georgia Dome, not looking overly concerned about the biggest upset loss in U.S. men’s soccer history.

  • Vikings restructure Peterson deal

    MINNEAPOLIS — Adrian Peterson and the Minnesota Vikings agreed Tuesday to restructure the final three years of his contract, giving the six-time Pro Bowl running back $20 million in guaranteed money.

  • Second chance at slam unlikely

    ST. ANDREWS, Scotland — The odds of a Grand Slam already were long simply because no one had ever swept the four professional majors in one year.

  • Johnson prevails in playoff

    ST. ANDREWS, Scotland — Zach Johnson cradled the silver claret jug in his arms. Jordan Spieth let it slip through his fingers.

Kyle Busch stays hot

INDIANAPOLIS — There was no celebratory burnout — Kyle Busch has done plenty of those the last few weeks — just another big, fat kiss at Indianapolis Motor Speedway.

  • Gordon tour reaches Indiana

    PITTSBORO, Ind. — Jeff Gordon felt right at home Thursday back in small-town Indiana.

  • RTA considered a success

    Race Team Alliance chairman Rob Kauffman tried to spin the ownership group’s biggest contributions to NASCAR in the last year as “things fans don’t care about.”From cost-cutting to fantasy gambling, the RTA has, however, made strides in the sport, and the disconnect between NASCAR and its teams has eased up, which is good news for the series and its fans.

  • Kyle Busch wins again

    LOUDON, N.H. — Stuck in a hospital, Kyle Busch could only think about a comeback, not championship contention.

  • Goodyear: No talks about changes

    LOUDON, N.H. — The most intriguing wrinkle for the Chase may not be which championship contenders are in or out after each elimination round.

  • Adjustments on the fly likely in Ky.

    SPARTA, Ky. — Whether NASCAR’s new rules create a passing fancy at Kentucky Speedway remains to be seen.Drivers were happy to finally get track time Friday.

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