AVONDALE, Ariz. (AP) — Kyle Busch made it a weekend sweep at ISM Raceway in the Arizona desert.
BOSTON — C.J. Bryce scored 14 points, Torin Dorn added 12 and Devon Daniels had 10 to lead N.C. State to a much-needed 73-47 victory over Boston College this afternoon.
CLEMSON, S.C. — The No. 5 North Carolina basketball team survived a wild second half after Coach Roy Williams fell and was helped off the court shortly before halftime, beating Clemson 81-79 today.
BLACKSBURG, Va. — Ty Outlaw hit a tiebreaking three-pointer with 88 seconds left and No. 20 Virginia Tech beat No. 3 Duke 77-72 tonight while Blue Devils star freshman Zion Williamson sat out his second straight game with a sprained right knee.
WINSTON-SALEM — Brandon Childress hit a three-pointer with 25.2 seconds left, and Wake Forest rallied to beat Miami 76-75 tonight.
KISSIMMEE, Fla. — Trailing 3-0, the Atlanta Braves rallied for multiple runs in the third, sixth and seventh innings on Monday afternoon versus the Washington Nationals en route to a 9-4 victory, their first of spring training.
SYRACUSE, N.Y. — The Duke basketball team rebounded from its home loss to North Carolina by defeating Syracuse 75-65 tonight at the Carrier Dome.
DURHAM — Freshman sensation Zion Williamson was knocked out of the North Carolina-Duke rivalry game by a knee injury after his Nike shoe blew out during the top-ranked Blue Devils' opening possession.
Charlotte Hornets (27-29, seventh in the Eastern Conference) vs. Orlando Magic (26-32, 10th in the Eastern Conference)
TALLAHASSEE, Fla. — Senior Christ Koumadje recorded his first career double-double, with 20 points and 12 rebounds, to help No. 17 Florida State beat Wake Forest 88-66 tonight.
CHARLOTTESVILLE, Va. -- Duke has completed a regular-season sweep of Virginia in another matchup of two of the nation's top three teams.
LOUISVILLE, Ky. — Luke Maye had 20 points and 11 rebounds and Cameron Johnson finished with 19 points and 10 rebounds today, helping No. 9 North Carolina avenge a blowout loss with a 79-69 victory over No. 15 Louisville.
CHARLOTTE, N.C. (AP) — Jeff Gordon's immense influence on NASCAR was highlighted during a star-packed Hall of Fame induction ceremony befitting a driver who changed the trajectory of an entire sport.
Glen Wood, the patriarch of the famed Wood Brothers Racing team who had been the oldest living member of the NASCAR Hall of Fame, has died after a long illness in Stuart, Virginia. He was 93.
CHARLOTTE, N.C. (AP) — The Panthers have hired Perry Fewell as their new secondary coach.
DURHAM, N.C. (AP) — No. 1 Duke has to figure out how to replace arguably its most irreplaceable player — point guard Tre Jones.
RALEIGH, N.C. (AP) — North Carolina State coach Kevin Keatts isn't sure if the No. 17 Wolfpack will have starting point guard Markell Johnson for Tuesday's game at Wake Forest.
RALEIGH, N.C. (AP) — North Carolina State has added former West Virginia defensive coordinator Tony Gibson to its coaching staff.
HUNTERSVILLE, N.C. (AP) — Joe Gibbs Racing says co-founder J.D. Gibbs, the eldest son of team owner and Pro Football Hall of Fame coach Joe Gibbs, has died. He was 49.
Los Angeles Chargers veteran quarterback Philip Rivers can speak from experience on how fleeting postseason opportunities can be.
The NFL and the NFL Players Association have requested a report from the independent administrator of their drug-testing program into the questions raised by Carolina Panthers safety Eric Reid about the number of times he has been tested this season.
CHICAGO — The issues that have pestered No. 9 North Carolina this season — turnovers and bad defense — were masked by a strong shooting performance when it beat then-No. 4 Gonzaga 103-90 at home last week.
MOORESVILLE — With his NASCAR career possibly in the rearview mirror, veteran driver Kasey Kahne is going dirt racing.
RALEIGH (AP) — The days leading up to Christmas are full of tests for some of the nation's top teams.
RALEIGH — McDowell County native Dwayne Ledford is expected to leave the N.C. State coaching staff after three years to reunite with Scott Satterfield at Louisville, the Raleigh News & Observer reports.
KANNAPOLIS — NASCAR veteran Kurt Busch confirmed on social media Sunday he won’t return to Stewart-Haas Racing in 2019. He has driven the team’s No. 41 Cup entry since 2014.
So are the Panthers done?
Tax Slayer Gator Bowl
Duke and N.C. State found out their bowl destinations on Sunday.
RICHMOND, Va. (AP) — Grant Golden scored 24 points and Richmond coach Chris Mooney became the all-time winningest coach in school history by knocking off Wake Forest, 84-74 on Saturday night.
JACKSONVILLE, Fla. — The Jacksonville Jaguars (3-8) have fallen on hard times one season after playing in the AFC Championship game and giving New England all it could handle.
CHARLOTTE — Graham Gano was a Pro Bowler last season.
LAS VEGAS — Kerwin Roach II had a career-high 32 points with seven assists and six steals to lead Texas over No. 7 North Carolina 92-89 in the third round of the Las Vegas Invitational basketball tournament tonight.
It all comes down to this for Wake Forest’s football team.
AVONDALE, Ariz. (AP) — The three most dominant drivers of this NASCAR season will fittingly race each other for the championship, a chance for Kyle Busch, Kevin Harvick and Martin Truex Jr. to settle which team is truly the best.
AVONDALE, Ariz. (AP) — Bubba Wallace does not care about the way things used to be done in NASCAR, and he is not interested in how veterans believe he is supposed to drive.
FORT WORTH, Texas (AP) — Kevin Harvick gave the checkered flag to a young fan he brought onto the track to take a selfie — one with the winning driver and car that will have a shot at another NASCAR Cup championship.
SAN FRANCISCO (AP) — Madison Bumgarner's $12 million contract option for the 2019 season has been exercised by the San Francisco Giants, keeping the 2014 World Series MVP and ace left-hander with the club for at least one more season after his past two years were shortened by injuries.
Martinsville gave us our sport back and sent it away, slightly banged up, riled up and loaded.
Jameis Winston's inability to cut down on turnovers has cost him his starting job with the Tampa Bay Buccaneers.
CHAPEL HILL — Mountain Island Charter junior running back Elijah Burris became North Carolina’s first verbal commitment in the football class of 2020 this week.
CHARLOTTE, N.C. (AP) — ACC teams are taking flight from the wing this season, where many of the league's best players can be found.
CHARLOTTE, N.C. (AP) — Duke coach Mike Krzyzewski says the guilty verdicts in the trial for corruption within college basketball is good news and that people should be held accountable for wrongdoing.
CHARLOTTE, N.C. (AP) — ACC commissioner John Swofford is hoping the NCAA takes action in response to court testimony during the first trials involving corruption in college basketball.
CHARLOTTE, N.C. (AP) — Pitt first-year coach Jeff Capel III first thought about becoming a coaching when his playing days were winding down two decades ago. No less a coaching authority than Capel's father told him he was crazy.
North Carolina senior Luke Maye and Duke freshman R.J. Barrett headline the Associated Press preseason men's basketball All-America team released on Tuesday.
DALLAS (AP) — Kemba Walker and Jeremy Lamb each made three of Charlotte's 19 3-pointers as the Hornets' wrapped up a 4-1 preseason with Friday's 123-118 road win over the Dallas Mavericks.
The NBA preseason is barely a week old, but two former Duke sharpshooters are in midseason form.
SAN FRANCISCO (AP) — The way the last two seasons have gone for the San Francisco Giants, those three World Series titles in 2010, '12 and '14 seem so long ago for manager Bruce Bochy's club.
N.C. State will add another talented guard to the roster next season.
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