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Little League star challenges MLB pitcher to ‘pitch-off’
Sunday, August 17, 2014
Thirteen-year-old Mo’ne Davis has pitched her way to notoriety after throwing a complete game shutout to send her team, the Taney Dragons, to the Little League Baseball World Series. Mo’ne, believed to be the first African-American girl (and the 18th girl) to play in the LLBWS, challenged Major League pitcher Clayton Kershaw, considered the
 
Durham AAU team wins title
Thursday, August 14, 2014
DURHAM – The Durham Bullz All-Starz brought home the gold after winning the National Basketball Travel Association Championship. The two teams of sixth and eighth graders were among 300 teams to participate in the annual NTBA tournament last month in Myrtle Beach, South Carolina. After four days of pool play, the All-Starz won the single-elimination
 
SID jobs are filling up in C-I
Thursday, August 14, 2014
Lincoln University men’s basketball coach John Hill has been appointed to the NCAA Division II Men’s Basketball Atlantic Regional Advisory Committee. Hill, along with Bowie State coach Darryl Brooks, will represent the CIAA. The committee evaluates for teams for postseason play and selects regional sites. Elizabeth City State baseball coach
 
Questions abound in CIAA season
Thursday, August 14, 2014
Connell Maynor is gone. Did he take Winston-Salem State’s dominance with him? Was Virginia State’s run a fluke, or has second-year coach Latrell Scott turned the program around? And can the Trojans live down “the fight”? Those are just some of the questions posed for the upcoming CIAA football season. Maynor’s departure only
 
CIAA North out to break title streak
Thursday, August 14, 2014
The “luncheon fight” saga is over, and the CIAA football championship game is back in Durham. The Northern Division has lost the past 11 title games – not counting last season’s cancellation, of course. Can they break the streak? • Virginia State. The Trojans are arguably the second-best team heading into the new season. Under
 
Charlotte bids to host future NBA All-Star game
Tuesday, August 12, 2014
CHARLOTTE — Hornets owner Michael Jordan, a 14-time NBA All-Star, is pushing to bring the big game back to Charlotte. The Hornets, in conjunction with the Charlotte Sports Foundation, announced plans Tuesday to submit a bid to host the NBA All-Star Weekend in 2017 or 2018. A contingent of Hornets employees and city officials planned to fly to New
 
10-year-old gets NCCU scholarship
Sunday, August 10, 2014
When Howell Brown III, a 10-year-old boy who is recovering from a rare brain tumor, left his Durham home with his mom Sue Brown on Sunday afternoon, he thought he was going to N.C. Central’s Alfonzo Elder Student Union to play games and hang out with members of the NCCU football team. But before the fun and games, Howell was greeted by reporters and
 
Judge rules against NCAA in O'Bannon case
Friday, August 8, 2014
College football and basketball players could be in line for paydays worth thousands of dollars once they leave school after a landmark ruling Friday that may change the way the NCAA does business. A federal judge ruled that the NCAA can't stop players from selling the rights to their names, images and likenesses, striking down NCAA regulations that
 
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