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Senior Night at East Carolina was delayed by 25 minutes because the lights did not come back on following pre-game introductions.

  • UNC wins in ACC tourney

    GREENSBORO — Stephanie Mavunga scored 23 points, matched her career-high with 16 rebounds and blocked a career-high eight shots on Thursday to lead No. 15 North Carolina, the sixth seed, to an 84-64 win over 11th-seeded Georgia Tech in the second round of the ACC tournament.

  • ECU’s pair honored

    East Carolina’s Jada Payne earned first-team All-American Athletic Conference women’s basketball honors and teammate I’Tiana Taylor was named newcomer of the year in a vote by the league’s head coaches.

  • PCC set for semifinal

    Pitt Community College’s early season struggles seem to be a thing of the past since all the Bulldogs’ basketball team has been doing lately is racking up wins.

  • County teams split at regionals

    FAYETTEVILLE — When the game mattered most, the North Pitt leaned on its leaders.

  • Holmes in lead

    DORAL, Fla. — J.B. Holmes never liked the old Blue Monster at Doral because he thought it was too easy for a World Golf Championship.

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Owls top Pirates

Senior Night at East Carolina was delayed by 25 minutes because the lights did not come back on following pre-game introductions.

  • ECU’s pair honored

    East Carolina’s Jada Payne earned first-team All-American Athletic Conference women’s basketball honors and teammate I’Tiana Taylor was named newcomer of the year in a vote by the league’s head coaches.

  • Pirates knock off Monarchs

    Locked in a tie baseball game with Old Dominion at Clark-LeClair Stadium on a rare warm afternoon on Wednesday, East Carolina trailed visiting ODU 10-5 in hits heading into the bottom of the seventh inning.

  • Carden prodded, drilled at combine

    For all intents and purposes, the NFL scouting combine is an exercise in football stereotypes.

  • Whisnant's diligence pays off

    Terry Whisnant had repeatedly failed at doing something he normally does well.

  • Pirates’ Doak Field disconnect

    RALEIGH — East Carolina baseball’s struggles at Doak Field continued on Tuesday, and on a dreary afternoon because of steady mist, the 7-0 loss resembled past sluggish offensive outings by the Pirates against N.C. State.

UNC wins in ACC tourney

GREENSBORO — Stephanie Mavunga scored 23 points, matched her career-high with 16 rebounds and blocked a career-high eight shots on Thursday to lead No. 15 North Carolina, the sixth seed, to an 84-64 win over 11th-seeded Georgia Tech in the second round of the ACC tournament.

  • PCC set for semifinal

    Pitt Community College’s early season struggles seem to be a thing of the past since all the Bulldogs’ basketball team has been doing lately is racking up wins.

  • Wake wins, State loses in ACC tourney

    GREENSBORO — Hannah Young hit a long jumper with 0.5 seconds remaining to help the 15th-seeded Virginia Tech women beat No. 10 seed North Carolina State in the first round of the Atlantic Coast Conference tournament on Wednesday.

  • Tar Heels manhandle Jackets

    ATLANTA — Just in time for a rematch with Duke, No. 19 North Carolina established some late-season momentum by beating Georgia Tech 81-49 on Tuesday night, completing a sweep of the struggling Yellow Jackets.

  • Proposal targets academic cheating

    A group of 20 university presidents and college athletics administrators is crafting a proposal to better define when the NCAA should investigate cases of academic cheating by student athletes.

  • UK stays No. 1

    The stability of The Associated Press Top 25 these past several weeks blew up during a tumultuous week of big victories and upsets.

Teams prep for Eastern Regional play

In many ways, the journey is only just beginning for the North Pitt girls’ basketball team and the boys’ squads from Farmville Central and South Central.

  • County teams split at regionals

    FAYETTEVILLE — When the game mattered most, the North Pitt leaned on its leaders.

  • Three Pitt teams advance

    WINTERVILLE — South Central put to bed any hope East Chapel Hill had of an upset with a relentless third quarter push on Tuesday night, putting the Falcons back in familiar territory.

  • Four of six county teams win

    FARMVILLE—After playing each other three times already this season, the boys’ basketball teams from Farmville Central and North Pitt knew each other all too well heading into their heavyweight fight Monday night, and it lived up to the hype.

  • County teams dominate

    After all the snow, all the delays and all the rescheduling, D.H. Conley was happy to finally get back on the court.

  • FC’s opening statement

    WINTERVILLE — Farmville Central battled Mother Nature, leaky roofs and players being rusty leading up to its showdown with South Columbus.

Busch will not face charges

DOVER, Del. — NASCAR driver Kurt Busch will not face criminal charges over claims by his ex-girlfriend that he smashed her head into a bedroom wall and choked her, Delaware prosecutors said Thursday.

  • Holmes in lead

    DORAL, Fla. — J.B. Holmes never liked the old Blue Monster at Doral because he thought it was too easy for a World Golf Championship.

  • Battle expected on age limit

    MIAMI BEACH, Fla. — An attorney for the union representing NBA players strongly indicated Thursday that the association will want players to again have the age limit for turning pro lowered in the next round of collective bargaining.

  • Chatter begins for fight

    LAS VEGAS — Armed guards patrolling the gym where Manny Pacquiao trains. Stealthy attempts to disrupt Pacquiao’s sparring.

  • MLB’s time management era begins

    GOODYEAR, Ariz. — With large, glowing red numbers, the timer on the center-field wall at Goodyear Ballpark ticked down Tuesday, counting off seconds and ushering in change.

  • Pacquiao early favorite vs. Mayweather

    LAS VEGAS — Manny Pacquiao has always believed he can do what 47 other fighters before him have failed to do — beat Floyd Mayweather Jr. in the ring.

Johnson pulls away in Atlanta

HAMPTON, Ga. — The season just started. The calendar hasn’t even turned to spring. Yet Jimmie Johnson has all but wrapped up a shot at his record-tying seventh NASCAR Sprint Cup title.

  • Extra day of testing in Atlanta

    HAMPTON, Ga. — After the glitz of Daytona, it’s time for the NASCAR grind.

  • Drama-free Daytona

    DAYTONA BEACH, Fla. — It was a bumpy buildup to the Daytona 500, which for days was overshadowed by disputes, drama, an injury to Kyle Busch and the suspension of his older brother, Kurt.

  • ‘Nervous’ Logano wins Daytona

    DAYTONA BEACH, Fla. — Soaked in booze but drinking a Coke, Joey Logano fretted over how he and his new bride would celebrate his most significant victory.“I don’t how to party,” the 24-year-old said with a sheepish grin.

  • Notebook: Gordon wrecks at end

    DAYTONA BEACH, Fla. — Jeff Gordon was mobbed as he weaved his way from pit road through the Daytona garage and back to his hauler.

  • Busch brothers could both be out at Daytona

    DAYTONA BEACH, Fla. — NASCAR driver Kurt Busch’s final appeal hearing started minutes after his younger brother Kyle was ruled out of the Daytona 500 with a leg injury late Saturday night.


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