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Pirates win in finale

Lydia Ritchie threw a two-hit shutout on Sunday and the East Carolina softball team rolled past Connecticut, 12-0 in five innings in the Pirates’ regular season finale, thanks in part to freshman Karlie Smith’s second grand slam in as many days at the ECU Softball Stadium.

  • Kurt Busch dominates Richmond

    RICHMOND, Va. — Kurt Busch has spent time this year in a Delaware courtroom, then on NASCAR’s sidelines as he served a three-race suspension for an alleged domestic assault on a former girlfriend.

  • NCAA transfer rules a priority

    INDIANAPOLIS — Kevin Lennon is putting transfer rule changes near the top of his priority list.

  • Another one-run win

    East Carolina baseball deployed an all-left-handed starting pitching rotation against Central Florida during the weekend, capping a remarkable week with lefty Jacob Wolfe helping the Pirates beat UCF 6-5 at Clark-LeClair Stadium on Sunday to complete a sweep and 5-0 week.

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Pirates win in finale

Lydia Ritchie threw a two-hit shutout on Sunday and the East Carolina softball team rolled past Connecticut, 12-0 in five innings in the Pirates’ regular season finale, thanks in part to freshman Karlie Smith’s second grand slam in as many days at the ECU Softball Stadium.

  • Another one-run win

    East Carolina baseball deployed an all-left-handed starting pitching rotation against Central Florida during the weekend, capping a remarkable week with lefty Jacob Wolfe helping the Pirates beat UCF 6-5 at Clark-LeClair Stadium on Sunday to complete a sweep and 5-0 week.

  • Pirates extend win streak

    After three consecutive walk-off victories, East Carolina’s baseball team recorded a wire-to-wire win on Saturday with a 3-2 victory against Central Florida to take the series against the Knights at Clark-LeClair Stadium.

  • ECU beats UCF in 10 innings

    East Carolina went into the ninth inning with a seemingly comfortable three-run lead over Central Florida on Friday night, but comfortable hasn’t been ECU’s style this week.

  • ECU parts ways with coach

    East Carolina softball coach Beth Keylon-Randolph will not return to the Pirates, according to an announcement from ECU athletics director Jeff Compher on Friday.

  • ECU's Ruffin a YouTube hit

    Video footage that was not initially intended to see the light of day now has more than 32 million hits on YouTube.

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.

  • NCAA transfer rules a priority

    INDIANAPOLIS — Kevin Lennon is putting transfer rule changes near the top of his priority list.

  • Oklahoma State gets probation

    OKLAHOMA CITY — The NCAA put Oklahoma State’s football program on a year of probation Friday for failing to follow its own drug-testing policies over a four-year span, largely sparing the Cowboys of serious penalties for violations uncovered following an expose by Sports Illustrated.“I feel this vindicates us,” Oklahoma State president V. Burns Hargis said.

  • PCC Bulldogs best LCC

    WINTERVILLE — A close game was expected between two teams playing a fifth contest against one another.

  • College home runs rising

    For a quick window into how much college baseball has changed over the past year, look no further than the stat line of Arkansas center fielder Andrew Benintendi.

  • Pay-for-play stalls

    RALEIGH — A bill requiring North Carolina’s public and private universities with top-division football and men’s basketball programs to pay athletes failed to make it out of a state House committee on Tuesday.

All-County Girls Hoops Selections

The Daily Reflector's All-County Girls' Basketball Selections:

  • All-County Boys Hoops Selections

    The Daily Reflector's All-County Boys Basketball Selections:

  • Larry Williford: Coach of the Year

    The Farmville Central boys’ basketball team charged through the 2-A state playoffs with the fearlessness that embodies its head coach, Larry Williford.

  • Ikesta Johnson: Player of the year

    No one has ever accused Ikesta Johnson of not playing with passion on the court.

  • Neal Carr: Coach of the Year

    North Pitt’s pursuit of perfection led the girls’ basketball squad all the way to the 2-A Eastern Regional final, where its coach, Neal Carr, was hoping to witness history.

  • Dorian Sharp: Player of the Year

    A player of Dorian Sharp’s caliber isn’t worried about pressure.

NHL: Islanders force Game 7

UNIONDALE, N.Y. — Islanders captain John Tavares was still attempting to gather his bearings after being leveled in the corner, when he heard the familiar — and welcome — roar go up inside the Nassau Veterans Memorial Coliseum for what could be the last time.“Yes!

  • NBA: Nets cut into Hawks’ lead

    NEW YORK — They were beaten badly in the regular season and were losing by a little in the playoffs.

  • Pace of play felt in TV production

    When Phil Orlins produced “Sunday Night Baseball,” a clock started ticking down in his head the moment the last out ended an inning.

  • Goodell: L.A. projects viable

    NEW YORK — Roger Goodell said the two stadium projects in the Los Angeles area look promising enough to lead to the return of the NFL to the nation’s second-largest city.

  • Steroid cloud lingers over baseball

    NEW YORK — Barry Bonds and Roger Clemens have moved on, their names cleared. The cloud of steroids remains over baseball and all sports.

  • Hardy suspended 10 games

    NEW YORK — The NFL suspended defensive end Greg Hardy for 10 games without pay Wednesday for conduct detrimental to the league after concluding there was “credible evidence” he roughed up his ex-girlfriend nearly a year ago when he was a member of the Carolina Panthers.

Kurt Busch dominates Richmond

RICHMOND, Va. — Kurt Busch has spent time this year in a Delaware courtroom, then on NASCAR’s sidelines as he served a three-race suspension for an alleged domestic assault on a former girlfriend.

  • Stewart, Bowyer like ‘old-school’ Richmond

    RICHMOND, Va. — Clint Bowyer is having a terrible year. Tony Stewart, too.

  • NASCAR gives drivers a breather

    BRISTOL, Tenn. — There was a time in NASCAR when skipping a race because of illness or injury was simply not considered.

  • 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.

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