TOP 25 REWIND: Losses hit top tier of Top 25 poll

Sports 01/20/19, 16:43

This time, it was the top tier's turn.The headliners in the AP Top 25 couldn't avoid the stumbles that had befallen their lower-ranked poll peers a week earlier, from top-ranked Duke's home loss to Syracuse to the nation's last two unbeaten teams — No. 2 Michigan and No. 4 Virginia ...

RJ Barrett leads No. 1 Duke past No. 4 Virginia 72-70

Sports 01/19/19, 20:58

RJ Barrett scored 30 points, Zion Williamson had 27 and No. 1 Duke beat No. 4 Virginia 72-70 on Saturday night to give the Cavaliers their first loss of the season.The Blue Devils (15-2, 4-1 Atlantic Coast Conference) bounced back from an overtime loss to Syracuse that could cost them ...

RJ Barrett leads No. 1 Duke past No. 4 Virginia 72-70

Sports 01/19/19, 20:30

RJ Barrett scored 30 points, Zion Williamson had 27 and No. 1 Duke beat No. 4 Virginia 72-70 on Saturday night to give the Cavaliers their first loss of the season.The Blue Devils (15-2, 4-1 Atlantic Coast Conference) bounced back from an overtime loss to Syracuse that could cost them ...

Without Jones, No. 1 Duke braces for visit from No. 4 UVa

Sports 01/18/19, 12:30

Top-ranked Duke hopes its team defense doesn't slip without point guard Tre Jones — for however long he's out.The Blue Devils were just getting back to playing the kind of tough man-to-man defense that had been their trademark after several years of struggles. Now they're hoping they'll be good enough ...

No. 1 Duke loses most irreplaceable player _ guard Tre Jones

Sports 01/15/19, 12:40

No. 1 Duke has to figure out how to replace arguably its most irreplaceable player — point guard Tre Jones.The strength of this Blue Devils team has been how neatly its four star freshmen fit into clearly defined roles. Zion Williamson makes headlines with his once-in-a-generation athleticism while RJ Barrett ...

Battle, Syracuse upset No. 1 Duke 95-91 in OT

Sports 01/14/19, 21:42

Tyus Battle scored a season-high 32 points, and Syracuse used its 2-3 zone defense to rattle No. 1 Duke in overtime as the Orange pulled off the upset, 95-91 on Monday night.Paschal Chukwu added 10 points and a career-high 18 rebounds while Elijah Hughes added 20 points, Frank Howard finished ...

No. 1 Duke loses PG Tre Jones to shoulder injury

Basketball 01/14/19, 20:32

Point guard Tre Jones left top-ranked Duke's game against Syracuse on Monday night with a right shoulder injury.Team officials said at halftime that Jones would not return, after initially listing him as questionable during the first half.Jones collided with Syracuse's Frank Howard while chasing a loose ball with 14:23 left ...

Z-eye-on: Williamson starting for No. 1 Duke after eye poke

Sports 01/14/19, 18:43

Freshman sensation Zion Williamson is back in the starting lineup for top-ranked Duke, two days after he was poked in the eye during a game.Williamson was the last Duke player out for pregame warmups before Monday night's game against Syracuse. He loosened up with no apparent issues roughly an hour ...

City unveiling proposal for toppled Confederate statue

U.S. 01/08/19, 01:19

A North Carolina city will unveil a proposal for the fate of a Confederate monument toppled by protesters in 2017.Durham's city and county government will hear recommendations Tuesday about what to do with the statue of an anonymous soldier that stood in front of the old county courthouse. The government ...

QB Jones, LB Giles-Harris to leave Duke early for NFL draft

Football 12/31/18, 15:44

Duke quarterback Daniel Jones and linebacker Joe Giles-Harris are skipping their senior seasons to enter the NFL draft.They announced their decisions Monday, four days after the Blue Devils beat Temple in the Independence Bowl .The 6-foot-5 Jones completed nearly 60 percent of his passes while throwing for 8,201 yards and ...

‘He’s not like anybody:’ Duke’s Williamson is 1-of-a-kind

Basketball 12/19/18, 11:44

Zion Williamson seems comfortable as the star of the show at No. 2 Duke.That's not easy at a program that has taken an ensemble approach to its collection of likely one-and-done freshmen. But with his mix of high-flying acrobatics on the court and his charismatic personality off it, Williamson has ...

Update: Roof collapse kills 3 horses in North Carolina

U.S. 12/11/18, 10:34

The Latest on a wintry storm that hit several southern states (all times local):10:30 a.m.From left; Katie Pilon, 10, twins Cecilia Caldwell and Annie Caldwell, both 10, and Camilla Hart, 10, slide down a Latta Park hill that has seen it's share of sleds in Charlotte, on Monday, Dec. (John ...

Snowstorm: Southern roads dangerous as slush refreezes

U.S. 12/11/18, 01:29

Several Southern states hit hard by a wintry storm were bracing for plunging temperatures early Tuesday that could refreeze melting snow and make roads more treacherous. Scores of schools in Virginia and North Carolina were remaining closed for a second day. Georgia also announced a late start for state government workers ...

Immigrant deported after seeking refuge in N Carolina church

U.S. 11/29/18, 22:46

A Mexican immigrant who sought refuge in a North Carolina church for nearly a year was deported Thursday, federal authorities said.Samuel Oliver-Bruno, 47, was removed from the U.S. and taken to Mexico at 8:45 p.m., said U.S. Immigration and Customs Enforcement spokesman Bryan Cox.Oliver-Bruno was arrested Nov. 23 at an ...

Duke freshmen look to bounce back after reality check

Basketball 11/27/18, 02:06

Duke's star-studded freshmen are facing another first, one not many expected this soon — if ever — during their presumably short college careers.Bouncing back from a loss.The title game at the Maui Invitational might have provided a reality check for anyone expecting the Blue Devils to coast to an undefeated ...

Wake Forest bowl eligible with 59-7 win over Duke

Football 11/24/18, 17:20

Wake Forest's roster was decimated by injuries before the 2018 season began, and things only got worse as the games came and went. So it was easy to understand the jubilant cheers of "We goin' bowling!" that echoed from their locker room after they knocked off another in-state opponent on ...

Wake Forest bowl eligible with 59-7 win over Duke

Football 11/24/18, 15:55

Cade Carney rushed for a career-high 223 yards and Wake Forest closed out its regular season with a 59-7 win over Duke on Saturday.Wake Forest (6-6, 3-5 ACC) secured bowl eligibility for the third time in coach Dave Clawson's five seasons at the school.Wake Forest's Scotty Washington makes a catch ...

Immigration agents arrest man who left church after a year

U.S. 11/23/18, 13:45

An immigrant who sought refuge from deportation in a North Carolina church for 11 months was arrested Friday after arriving at an appointment with immigration officials.Mexican national Samuel Oliver-Bruno, 47, was detained at a Raleigh-area immigration office, according to a U.S. Immigration and Customs enforcement news release.The advocacy group Alerta ...

Role reversal: Wake Forest visits Duke chasing bowl berth

Football 11/23/18, 12:06

Duke and Wake Forest have reversed roles from last year.The Demon Deacons (5-6, 2-5 Atlantic Coast Conference) need to beat their instate rivals Saturday to qualify for their third straight bowl.A year ago, the Blue Devils were the ones who needed a victory in the season-ending Interstate 40 rivalry to ...

No. 1 Duke’s freshmen: College hoops’ must-see attraction

Sports 11/15/18, 03:28

Drake has already been spotted wearing Zion Williamson's high school jersey.Let that be proof: Duke's season is just starting, and the Blue Devils' freshmen have already arrived.Just three games into their college careers, the youngsters have made top-ranked Duke the top story in college basketball. But Williamson said it's not ...

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