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Benkert, Jones build chemistry

When Shane Carden became East Carolina’s new sophomore starting quarterback in 2012, he learned quickly that if he could get the ball anywhere near wide receiver Justin Hardy, there was a decent chance of saving even the most busted of football plays.

  • DHC soccer stays perfect

    It’s not just the fact that the D.H. Conley girls’ soccer team is winning, it’s the way the Vikings are displaying their dominance.

  • Izzo enjoying late run

    DETROIT — Michigan State’s run to the Final Four came one season later than expected, and that’s part of the reason coach Tom Izzo is enjoying it so much.“Last year we were picked by the president and everyone else, and we didn’t get out of the Elite Eight,” Izzo said Monday. “It doesn’t matter who picks us and who doesn’t, I just appreciate the respect our program has gotten.

  • Duke's Cook: Easy to mesh

    HOUSTON — Like his Duke teammates sitting on either side of him at the podium, Quinn Cook had a strand of the cut-down net sticking out of his regional championship cap.

  • Roundup: Wynne lifts Pirates

    Abby Wynne belted her fifth home run of the season, a two-run shot, in the eighth inning to lift the East Carolina softball team to a 3-1 win at Memphis on Sunday.

  • Hamlin gets 25th win

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

ECU

Benkert, Jones build chemistry

When Shane Carden became East Carolina’s new sophomore starting quarterback in 2012, he learned quickly that if he could get the ball anywhere near wide receiver Justin Hardy, there was a decent chance of saving even the most busted of football plays.

  • Roundup: Wynne lifts Pirates

    Abby Wynne belted her fifth home run of the season, a two-run shot, in the eighth inning to lift the East Carolina softball team to a 3-1 win at Memphis on Sunday.

  • Tigers take series

    One of baseball’s rare plays punctuated Memphis’ seventh inning on Sunday.

  • ECU splits in AAC debut

    East Carolina’s opening foray into American Athletic Conference baseball began on Saturday, but the fate of its opening series is to be determined.

  • Pirate offense stirs to life

    It’s not so simple as just unplugging one player and plugging in another, but Kurt Benkert looked on Saturday like he might be a viable replacement for East Carolina football’s all-time leading passer.

  • First scrimmage on tap for ECU

    On the eve of the first scrimmage of the new calendar year, Ruffin McNeill and his East Carolina football team were still finding their collective footing, but already momentum was evident in both cases.

Izzo enjoying late run

DETROIT — Michigan State’s run to the Final Four came one season later than expected, and that’s part of the reason coach Tom Izzo is enjoying it so much.“Last year we were picked by the president and everyone else, and we didn’t get out of the Elite Eight,” Izzo said Monday. “It doesn’t matter who picks us and who doesn’t, I just appreciate the respect our program has gotten.

  • Duke's Cook: Easy to mesh

    HOUSTON — Like his Duke teammates sitting on either side of him at the podium, Quinn Cook had a strand of the cut-down net sticking out of his regional championship cap.

  • Duke back in Final Four

    HOUSTON — Mike Krzyzewski is living in the moment with his youngest team ever, not thinking too much about the significance of his latest trip to the NCAA Final Four.

  • Heels’ feel they could have done more

    At times this season, North Carolina looked like a team that could battle with, and even beat, just about anybody.

  • Harrell leads Louisville surge

    SYRACUSE, N.Y. — Montrezl Harrell scored 24 points, reserve Anton Gill keyed a late-game surge, and Louisville beat North Carolina State 75-65 on Friday night in the East Regional semifinals of the NCAA Tournament.

  • Badgers end North Carolina’s season

    LOS ANGELES — Sam Dekker scored a career-high 23 points, Frank Kaminsky added 19 and top-seeded Wisconsin rallied in the final 10 minutes to hold off North Carolina 79-72 Thursday night and advance to the final eight of the NCAA Tournament.

DHC soccer stays perfect

It’s not just the fact that the D.H. Conley girls’ soccer team is winning, it’s the way the Vikings are displaying their dominance.

  • Roundup: NP now 9-0

    BETHEL — North Pitt’s baseball team has been tearing through the competition this season and showed no signs of slowing down against South Creek.

  • Roundup: A-G charges Farmville

    FARMVILLE — Ayden-Grifton didn’t play its sharpest game against rival Farmville Central, but it made plays when it mattered most.

  • Roundup: Rose soccer blanks SC

    The J.H. Rose girls’ soccer team was determined to keep things in the South Central zone and eventually the pressure became too much for the Falcons.

  • Roundup: Rose hands SC its first loss

    South Central didn’t give J.H. Rose many scoring chances, but the Rampants took advantage when the opportunities presented themselves on Tuesday.

  • Missed chances haunt NP

    BETHEL — North Pitt’s inability to cash in early came back to haunt the Panthers on Monday.

Walker takes Texas lead

SAN ANTONIO — Jimmy Walker enjoyed a neighborly stroll at TPC San Antonio after a 35-minute drive from his suburban home.

  • Ferguson: Augusta getting crowded

    ORLANDO, Fla. — Matt Every needed a victory at Bay Hill to get into the Masters, and he was only being honest when he shared what he was thinking as Henrik Stenson faced a birdie putt on the final hole to force a playoff.“You’re already in.

  • NFL: Sharper pleads guilty

    LOS ANGELES — Former NFL star Darren Sharper removed all doubt Monday that he drugged and raped women, taking the first of several legal steps to own up to sex assaults in four states that will send him to federal prison for nine years.

  • McIlroy’s Masters road has been bumpy

    ORLANDO, Fla. — Rory McIlroy’s road to the Masters was memorable for reasons not many would have imagined.He missed the cut at the Honda Classic.

  • MLB creating final day scramble

    KISSIMMEE, Fla. — Fans at Camden Yards, Dodger Stadium and Safeco Field might need to bring a few extra screens to the ballpark on the final day of the season.

  • Combining talents

    Justin Hardy learned a lot about himself and professional football when he attended the NFL combine last month.

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.

  • Joe Gibbs’ son being treated

    HUNTERSVILLE — Joe Gibbs Racing President J.D. Gibbs is undergoing treatment for “symptoms impacting areas of brain function,” which likely stem from a head injury suffered earlier in life.

  • Finish fuels conspiracy theories

    CHARLOTTE — There is no way to dance around the fact cautions for debris at Auto Club Speedway twice changed the outcome of the race.

  • Keselowski holds on for win

    FONTANA, Calif. — While Kevin Harvick chased Kurt Busch down the stretch in a battle of the best cars in the Fontana field, Brad Keselowski was buried in 17th place — until the yellow flags started flying.

NCAA

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