2022-09-15

No. 16 NC State’s defense faces test from Texas Tech attack

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RALEIGH — North Carolina State’s defense has experienced talent. The 16th-ranked Wolfpack will need that to handle Texas Tech’s national-best passing attack on Saturday. The Red Raiders (2-0) are averaging 411 yards passing under first-year coach Joey McGuire. They’re coming off a win against then-No. 25 Houston despite losing its top quarterback to an opening-game injury. That presents a test […]

Panthers D focused on better angles in run game vs. Giants

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CHARLOTTE — Better angles. It’s the two words Panthers defensive coordinator Phil Snow has been preaching all this week to his players after Carolina allowed 217 yards rushing in a 26-24 loss to the Cleveland Browns in Week 1. Nick Chubb bullied his way to 141 yards on the ground against Carolina and the Browns averaged 5.6 yards per carry […]

Harvick heads to Bristol in must-win playoff situation

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Kevin Harvick snapped a long losing streak with back-to-back wins that threw him into the thick of NASCAR’s championship hunt. Harvick is now on the verge of elimination just one round into the playoffs. The 16-driver playoff field will be cut by four Saturday night at Bristol Motor Speedway and Harvick goes into the race ranked last among the contenders. […]

Roger Federer says he is retiring from pro tennis at age 41

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Roger Federer is retiring from professional tennis at age 41 after a series of knee operations, closing a career in which he won 20 Grand Slam titles, finished five seasons ranked No. 1 and helped create a golden era of men’s tennis with rivals Rafael Nadal and Novak Djokovic. Federer posted what he called a “bittersweet decision” via both a […]

No. 13 Miami at No. 24 Texas A&M highlights ACC’s Week 3

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Here are things to watch in the Atlantic Coast Conference in Week 3: GAME OF THE WEEK No. 13 Miami at No. 24 Texas A&M in an ACC-SEC clash involving ranked teams. Miami leads the series 2-1 and broke the series tie in the last meeting, a 41-23 victory in 2008 at College Station. The Hurricanes moved up two slots […]

Panthers’ Mayfield addressing batted balls, dropped snaps

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CHARLOTTE — Baker Mayfield joked that he may have found a solution to all those passes the Cleveland Browns batted down at the line of scrimmage on Sunday. “Get on an inverted table a little bit. Stretch out. Get taller,” Mayfield said. “Thanks, Mom and Dad.” The Browns batted down four of Mayfield’s passes in a 26-24 win over the […]

Sweet Carolina: NC college football teams riding high early

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The basketball-crazed state of North Carolina has something other than college hoops to get excited about. It turns out its football teams are pretty good, too. For the first time ever, the state’s “Big Four” Atlantic Coast Conference schools — North Carolina, North Carolina State, Wake Forest and Duke — have all started the season at least 2-0. They’re a […]

FBS ADs urge college football reform, but not NCAA breakaway

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WASHINGTON — The athletic directors who lead the schools that play Division I college football at the highest level want the sport to continue be governed by the NCAA — if that governance can be streamlined. LEAD1, an association of Football Bowl Subdivision ADs, convened 105 of its 131 members Wednesday for a meeting that focused mostly on how best […]

Rodríguez a 25/25 rookie as Mariners beat Padres 6-1

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SEATTLE — Julio Rodríguez hit the fourth leadoff home run of his rookie season, Eugenio Suárez and Carlos Santana both went deep, and the Seattle Mariners beat the San Diego Padres 6-1 on Wednesday. Seattle rebounded quickly from being shut out for the first time in nearly three months and split the brief two-game set. Rodríguez hit the first pitch […]

AREA ROUNDUP: CBA downs Hunt in battle for playoff spot

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PIKEVILLE — Hunt High’s hopes for a spot in the NCHSAA 3-A girls tennis dual-team playoffs took a major hit Wednesday with a 5-4 loss at C.B. Aycock. The Golden Falcons, who beat Hunt 7-2 in Wilson in the Warriors’ season opener, solidified their chances for the No. 2 seed from the 3-A Quad County Conference with Wednesday’s win. Aycock, […]

Bulldogs take 1st CC win on Slemer Lopes goal

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Sophomore Gabriel Slemer Lopes scored his third goal of the season and that was enough for Barton College to end a three-game men’s soccer losing streak with a 1-0 conquest of visiting Belmont Abbey on Wednesday evening at Bulldogs Athletic Complex. The outcome left the Bulldogs 2-4 overall and 1-1 in Conference Carolinas play. Slemer Lopes, who leads Barton in […]