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Local tourneys washed out

Mother Nature did not cooperate in the area on Saturday, resulting in all of the day’s Pitt County baseball and softball Easter tournament games being either canceled or postponed.

  • Peele: Ironwood hosting 5th Mac Attack

    The fifth annual Mac Attack Golf Tournament, sponsored by the Junior Women’s Association of Greenville, will be held at Ironwood on June 6.

  • Shaky QB play at Texas

    TUSCALOOSA, Ala. — The Charlie Strong era began at Texas with a shaky performance at quarterback and few questions answered about just how quickly the Longhorns can rebound in the Big 12 under their new coach.

  • Marathon has hometown favorite

    BOSTON — Shalane Flanagan grew up in nearby Marblehead with a reverence for the Boston Marathon and dreamed, like many locals and foreign runners alike, that she would win the race someday.

  • Bobcats ready to face Heat

    MIAMI — If the Miami Heat are going to watch their season and reign atop the NBA end at the hands of the Charlotte Bobcats, then fates of the franchises will have to change in a hurry.

  • Timely runs clinch series

    Runs were hard to find for East Carolina against Middle Tennessee in the teams’ pre-Easter Conference USA baseball series, but the Pirates got the timeliest of them and got two key wins to go along with them.

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Timely runs clinch series

Runs were hard to find for East Carolina against Middle Tennessee in the teams’ pre-Easter Conference USA baseball series, but the Pirates got the timeliest of them and got two key wins to go along with them.

  • Hoffman blows away Blue Raiders

    Middle Tennessee starting pitcher Zac Curtis was as good as advertised on Thursday night at East Carolina, allowing one run on six hits and walking two through eight strong innings.

  • Love lifts Pirates

    Reid Love followed up an outing in which he didn’t get an out with one of his finest ones of the season on Wednesday, shutting down UNC Wilmington and creating more than enough time for the East Carolina baseball offense to complete an 8-5 comeback win at Clark-LeClair Stadium.

  • Former Pirate signs with Jets

    NEW YORK — Always fast on the field, Chris Johnson found a new job pretty quickly, too.

  • Round 1 of ECU-UNCW a wash

    East Carolina was scheduled to play five baseball games in five days, but on Tuesday that was turned into a four-game schedule for the week.

  • A Lovely first impression

    Perhaps the tallest obstacle to be scaled at any college football spring practice is a walk-on garnering significant attention from his coaches.

Shaky QB play at Texas

TUSCALOOSA, Ala. — The Charlie Strong era began at Texas with a shaky performance at quarterback and few questions answered about just how quickly the Longhorns can rebound in the Big 12 under their new coach.

  • Duke's Hood entering draft

    DURHAM — Duke sophomore Rodney Hood is entering the NBA draft.

  • Parker declares for NBA draft

    Jabari Parker is hoping to become Duke’s latest one-and-done star to become the No. 1 pick in the NBA draft.

  • DeShields leaving UNC

    North Carolina star freshman Diamond DeShields plans to transfer, coach Sylvia Hatchell said Thursday.

  • NCAA issues statement on unions

    INDIANAPOLIS — The NCAA contends that unionization by college athletes could lead to fewer scholarships and championships as well as a drop in academic support and career counseling.

  • Lawyer in NCAA case charged

    CORAL GABLES, Fla. — An attorney who assisted the NCAA during its probe of Miami athletics is facing charges from the Florida Bar, which alleges a wide range of ethics violations occurred during that investigation.

Local tourneys washed out

Mother Nature did not cooperate in the area on Saturday, resulting in all of the day’s Pitt County baseball and softball Easter tournament games being either canceled or postponed.

  • Roundup: Panthers win in extras

    WINTERVILLE — A pitchers’ duel between West Carteret and North Pitt quickly turned into a shootout once it hit extra innings on Friday during the Pitt County Easter softball tournament at the Sara Law Complex.

  • Roundup: Rose bounces back

    Pitcher Austin Swiderski and the heart of the J.H. Rose baseball team’s lineup made sure the Rampants wouldn’t suffer their first losing streak of the season on Thursday.

  • Easter tourney slate starts tonight

    High school Easter tournament action in Pitt County gets under way today, and things really get going this weekend and into early next week.

  • Conley field gets upgrade

    Renovations to D.H. Conley’s baseball stadium were made possible exclusively because of community contributions and supporters of the Conley baseball program.

  • Vikes pull away from Rose

    Megan Jones was often the last line of defense in front of D.H. Conley’s girls’ soccer goalie on Thursday, and Jones ensured J.H. Rose had minimal scoring chances in a game that, if won by the Rampants, would’ve created a tie atop the 3-A/4-A Eastern Carolina Conference standings.

Bobcats ready to face Heat

MIAMI — If the Miami Heat are going to watch their season and reign atop the NBA end at the hands of the Charlotte Bobcats, then fates of the franchises will have to change in a hurry.

  • Commish wants age limit change

    NEW YORK — Even as the NBA prepares for a draft that could be headlined by freshmen, Commissioner Adam Silver remains committed to keeping them in college.

  • Critics, knee no concern for Johnson

    NEW YORK — Chris Johnson knows what a lot of people are saying about him.Maybe he’s lost a step. He’ll never be the electrifying playmaker he once was.

  • Threats follow Puig from Cuba

    MIAMI — The smugglers who helped Los Angeles Dodgers star Yasiel Puig leave Cuba on a speedboat have made death threats against him and against a Cuban boxer who says he defected with Puig, according to court documents.

  • Bobcats hope to snap skid vs. Heat

    CHARLOTTE — The Charlotte Bobcats will have to find a way to stop LeBron James if they hope to win their first playoff game in franchise history.

  • Source: Former Pirate visits N.Y. Jets

    NEW YORK — Former Tennessee Titans running back Chris Johnson visited the New York Jets on Tuesday, a person familiar with the situation told The Associated Press.

Harvick in Cup contention

DARLINGTON, S.C. — Kevin Harvick knew his first-year Stewart-Haas Racing team was better than it had shown the past few weeks.

  • Elliott soaks in newfound fame

    DARLINGTON, S.C. — Chase Elliott isn’t really sure what he has accomplished the last two weeks in becoming the youngest Nationwide driver with multiple victories.

  • Harvick captures Darlington pole

    DARLINGTON, S.C. — Kevin Harvick won his first career pole at Darlington Raceway on Friday as he looks to chase his first Southern 500.

  • Kenseth wants Darlington repeat

    DARLINGTON, S.C. — Matt Kenseth hopes to get his season going and lock up a spot in the Chase for the NASCAR Sprint Cup at Darlington Raceway.

  • Logano’s win boosts Penske

    As he chased Joey Logano around Texas Motor Speedway, more than a few people wondered if Brad Keselowski was letting off the gas just a little bit to help his teammate to a win.

  • Logano holds on for win

    FORT WORTH, Texas — Joey Logano made a last-lap pass of Jeff Gordon during extra laps Monday after a late caution in a rain-delayed race at Texas, becoming the seventh different winner in as many Sprint Cup races this season.

Bless your heart
Bless your heart

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