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Past articles by Bob:

PGA schedule 2020: Wyndham organizers working through potential scenarios

The Wyndham Championship was pushed back a week on the PGA Tour schedule to Aug. 13-16 when a reshuffling occurred because of the pandemic. → Read More

Hurricanes, Hornets to help arena workers

Ownership groups and players involving major sports franchises in North Carolina are among those announcing plans to compensate part-time employees while → Read More

ACC Notes: Goldwire adds production to Duke's perimeter

Jordan Goldwire’s shooting touch might not be a limited development for the Duke guard.Mostly considered a player to bring energy and athletic defense for the seventh-ranked Blue Devils, Goldwire’s offense has come in handy.The junior racked up 13 points in Monday night’s 70-65 victory against No. 8 Florida State. He shot 3-for-3 on 3-pointers and made all five of his attempts from the field.“My… → Read More

UNCG puts it in gear for stretch run

GREENSBORO — Coach Wes Miller is quick to remind anyone listening that his UNC Greensboro men’s basketball team hasn’t arrived at its preferred destination.But going into the final couple of weeks of the season, the Spartans are in a pretty good place again.They reached the 20-win mark for the fourth consecutive season by whipping visiting Western Carolina 82-62 on Wednesday night at the… → Read More

Phoenix making a pitch in different ways

Elon's veteran lineup could allow mound staff time to develop → Read More

Morrison to leave Royals' GM role

Mikie Morrison is leaving his position with the Burlington Royals after two seasons as general manager and an association with the Appalachian League → Read More

All even at 100: Duke women outrace Tar Heels

DURHAM — Duke had no other choice but to bring the energy Thursday night. “A lot of great plays out there and a lot of energy,” Duke coach Joanne P. McCallie said. “… I really liked our composure.” All that was needed as the Blue Devils repelled visiting North Carolina 71-61 at Cameron Indoor Stadium in the 100th women’s basketball meeting between the rivals. Senior guard Haley Gorecki scored 25… → Read More

Roy Williams: UNC's streak-breaking loss to Clemson 'my lowest' moment as a coach

Roy Williams said North Carolina's streak-breaking loss to Clemson was 'my lowest' moment as coach, and if he were UNC's AD he'd consider firing him. → Read More

Duke's Jones to sit out Wofford game

DURHAM — Duke point guard Tre Jones will miss Thursday night’s game against visiting Wofford because a mild sprain in his left foot. → Read More

UNCW baseball makes progress despite failing to finish sweep

Seahawks handed Elon its first series loss in CAA play this season. → Read More

Frustrating finish

Bob Sutton Times-News @tnBobSutton Duke's last gasp goes away in regional final WASHINGTON — Now Duke knows how it feels when the last possession goes awry. The Blue Devils needed the tying or winning points on their final chance and they didn’t convert, so their season ended Sunday. “I’m not really looking back at the moment,” Duke freshman forward Zion Williamson said. “We just lost the game,… → Read More

Duke's plan: Teammate misses, so go get it

Blue Devils work on executing after wayward free throws → Read More

Blue Devils master one-point escapes

For third time this month, Duke opponent misses on last possession with chance to win → Read More

Blue Devils add to foes' defensive tasks

Adding strong outside shooting to the mix on a regular basis would be a nice development for Duke. It could be a bit uncomfortable to opponents. "It makes the job harder when they shoot it at such at high level," said Louisville coach Chris Mack, whose team faces the Blue Devils on Tuesday night. “The task is already hard enough." Duke was hitting on 29 percent of its 3-pointers in Atlantic… → Read More

Just jamming: Zion Williamson explains his latest dunk

DURHAM, N.C. — Zion Williamson had lots of explaining to do after that second-half dunk Saturday night.The slam heard around college basketball was the latest of the Duke freshman’s exploits, this coming in the Atlantic Coast Conference opener.There was more than 12 minutes remaining in Duke’s 87-68 victory against Clemson when the Spartanburg native provided the conversation piece for the rest… → Read More

Finishing with flourishes hides Duke’s slow starts

DURHAM — Duke has finished strong in most its games this season. The Blue Devils say they’re working on the beginning parts. “We → Read More

Blue Devils return to dominating form, demolish Indiana

DURHAM — Duke returned to putting its strong traits on display Tuesday night. Zion Williamson scored 19 of his 25 points in the first half as → Read More

North Carolina fires football coach Larry Fedora

CHAPEL HILL - Larry Fedora was fired after seven seasons as North Carolina’s football coach, a decision announced Sunday morning barely 18 hours after an overtime loss to North Carolina State. Fedora will be owed a buyout of about $12 million for a contract that extended through the 2022 season. The school’s announcement says that athletics director Bubba Cunningham made the decision after… → Read More

Tar Heels seek amends with Wofford opener

CHAPEL HILL — It's not so much revenge that has No. 8 North Carolina's attention going into Tuesday night's season opener for men's basketball. → Read More

UNCW men's soccer blanks Elon

Seahawks get two goals from Phillip Goodrum in the victory → Read More