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SMAC 2A/3A basketball tournament pairings (with NWC 3A/4A projections)


No. 1 Lady Patriots earn first 22-0 start

BOONE — The No. 1 ranked Freedom girls basketball team defeated host Watauga on Thursday afternoon in Northwestern 3A/4A Conference action, 57-22, to break the all-time program record with 22 consecutive wins to start the season.

EB girls stunned at Kings Mtn. to end season

KINGS MOUNTAIN — The East Burke girls basketball team ended the regular season Thursday with a stunning 69-61 road loss against Kings Mountain.

Middle School Sports

Table Rock earns narrow FAC wrestling title

VALDESE — The Table Rock and Walter Johnson wrestling teams tied for first place during the regular season.

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College Sports

Willis making most of minutes starting for No. 22 Kentucky

LEXINGTON, Ky. (AP) — Derek Willis' hope of getting into the rotation at Kentucky required a lot of patience during a two-year wait for minutes behind a glut of NBA-caliber talent.

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Professional Football

Contracts of Coples and McCain terminated by Miami Dolphins

DAVIE, Fla. (AP) — The contracts of defensive end Quinton Coples and cornerback Brice McCain have been terminated by the Miami Dolphins, saving the team about $10 million in salary cap space.

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Recovered and ready to race, Vickers set for Daytona return

DAYTONA BEACH, Fla. (AP) — Brian Vickers might have been more easily found on TV this week pitching a blood-thinning drug instead of practicing for the Daytona 500.

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More Professional Sports

Mets pitcher Jenrry Mejia 1st to draw lifetime drug ban

NEW YORK (AP) — Mets reliever Jenrry Mejia became the first player to receive a lifetime ban under Major League Baseball's drug agreement after testing positive for a performance-enhancing substance for the third time.

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