Virginia, UNC, Duke headline competitive ACC tourney field

Sports 03/11/19, 15:51

This week's Atlantic Coast Conference Tournament is all about the league's heavyweights.Second-ranked Virginia and third-ranked North Carolina arrive after sharing the regular-season championship and in pursuit of possible No. 1 seeds for the NCAA Tournament. And then there's fifth-ranked Duke, hoping to get freshman star Zion Williamson back from a ...

Duke’s Williamson, UVa’s Bennett earn individual ACC awards

Basketball 03/11/19, 13:29

Duke freshman Zion Williamson has been selected as the Atlantic Coast Conference's player and rookie of the year, and Virginia coach Tony Bennett was picked as coach of the year.The ACC on Monday announced its award-winners following a vote of 55 media members and the league's 15 head coaches.Williamson received ...

TOP 25 REWIND: Shared titles abound in power conferences

Sports 03/10/19, 14:19

A full regular-season schedule didn't provide a clear answer as to who is the best team in the majority of the power conferences.No. 2 Virginia and No. 3 North Carolina ended up sharing the Atlantic Coast Conference's regular-season championship. No. 9 Michigan State and No. 11 Purdue split the Big ...

No. 3 UNC tops No. 4 Duke 79-70 to clinch share of ACC title

Sports 03/09/19, 20:20

Freshman Coby White scored 21 points and third-ranked North Carolina hung on late to beat fourth-ranked Duke 79-70 on Saturday to clinch a share of the Atlantic Coast Conference regular-season championship.Senior Kenny Williams scored a season-high 18 points for the Tar Heels (26-5, 16-2), who led by 15 with about ...

Jerome helps rally No. 2 Virginia past Louisville 73-68

Sports 03/09/19, 18:13

Ty Jerome scored 24 points, including the go-ahead free throw with 5:34 remaining, and No. 2 Virginia held off Louisville 73-68 on Saturday to clinch the top seed in next week's Atlantic Coast Conference Tournament.Kyle Guy added 13 points and Jay Huff also made huge contributions at both ends as ...

No. 9 NC State tops No. 22 FSU 69-62 in ACC quarterfinals

Sports 03/08/19, 22:35

Elissa Cunane had 22 points, and No. 9 North Carolina State held on to beat No. 22 Florida State 69-62 on Friday night in an Atlantic Coast Conference quarterfinal.DD Rogers added 16 points and Aislinn Konig finished with 12 for the third-seeded Wolfpack (26-4), who reached the semifinals for the ...

Actor Jan-Michael Vincent, known for ‘Airwolf,’ dies at 73

Entertainment 03/08/19, 19:41

Actor Jan-Michael Vincent, the "Airwolf" television star whose sleek good looks belied a troubled personal life, has died. He was 73. A death certificate shows that Vincent died of cardiac arrest on Feb. 10, 2019, in an Asheville, North Carolina, hospital. The certificate signed by a doctor says he died of ...

Ogunbowale, No. 4 Irish beat UNC 95-77 in ACC quarterfinals

Sports 03/08/19, 15:54

Arike Ogunbowale scored 28 points, and No. 4 Notre Dame beat North Carolina 95-77 on Friday in an Atlantic Coast Conference quarterfinal.Brianna Turner had 24 points and 10 rebounds, and Jackie Young finished with 19 points and nine assists to help the top-seeded Fighting Irish (28-3) win their seventh straight ...

Krzyzewski: Williamson ‘doubtful’ for Duke’s game at UNC

Sports 03/08/19, 13:57

Duke coach Mike Krzyzewski says freshman Zion Williamson is doubtful to play Saturday's against third-ranked North Carolina as he continues his recovery from a sprained right knee.Krzyzewski says the 6-foot-7, 285-pound Williamson had his "first really good workout" Thursday and would do another Friday without contact. The coach added ...

Last of 5 charged in N Carolina ballot fraud meets officials

U.S. 03/08/19, 12:39

The last of five people charged with illegally collecting mail-in ballots in North Carolina's undecided congressional election has turned herself in.State criminal investigators say Rebecca D. Thompson presented herself to authorities late Thursday, a week after being charged. Bladen County sheriff's deputies said Friday she wasn't booked into jail. Thompson's ...

Top-player races in power conferences enter final weekend

Basketball 03/08/19, 02:47

The top conferences in college basketball are wrapping up regular-season play, along with the races to determine each league's player of the year.The five power conferences — the Atlantic Coast Conference, Big 12, Big Ten, Pac-12 and Southeastern Conference — conclude regular-season play this weekend. Here's a look at the ...

Little aims to make impact off bench for No. 3 Tar Heels

Basketball 03/07/19, 17:57

Nassir Little has carved out a role at third-ranked North Carolina: fly to the rim, attack the glass and get to the foul line.He does it as the top reserve behind talented upperclassmen, not as a starter like many projected he would be as one of the nation's top freshmen. ...

Duke’s Williamson out for 4th straight game with knee injury

Basketball 03/05/19, 15:29

Duke star freshman Zion Williamson will miss his fourth straight game because of a mild right knee sprain.The school made the announcement about four hours before the fourth-ranked Blue Devils play host to Wake Forest in their home finale Tuesday night.Williamson was hurt in the opening minute of an 88-72 ...

Speedy deadline for candidates in North Carolina election

Politics 03/05/19, 01:08

Next week starts a new round of elections in the nation's last unresolved congressional race after November's results were thrown out because of concerns about ballot tampering and state officials called for a do-over. North Carolina's elections board said 9th Congressional District candidates must file between March 11 and March 15 ...

North Carolina Democrats see opportunity in do-over election

U.S. 03/03/19, 09:54

A ballot-fraud scandal that brought down a Republican candidate and led North Carolina to order a do-over congressional election could give the Democrats a strong shot at taking back a seat that has been held by the GOP since John F. Kennedy was in the White House. Democrat Dan McCready has ...

After Williams falls and leaves, No. 5 UNC outlasts Clemson

Sports 03/02/19, 20:28

No. 5 North Carolina survived a wild second half after coach Roy Williams fell and was helped off the court shortly before halftime, beating Clemson 81-79 on Saturday.Coby White had 28 points behind six 3-pointers, and the Tar Heels (24-5) maintained a share of first place in the Atlantic Coast ...

UNC’s Roy Williams falls near bench, helped off court

Basketball 03/02/19, 19:11

North Carolina coach Roy Williams fell near the bench during the first half of a game Saturday and was led to the locker room.Williams has been affected by episodes of light-headedness and vertigo in the past, including when he fell during a game in 2016. He was helped up after ...

Syracuse blows game open in 2nd half, tops Wake Forest 79-54

Basketball 03/02/19, 15:16

The schedule gave Syracuse a bit of a break after a tough run of games. The Orange handled it well, too, simply by not turning in a flat performance against a struggling opponent.Tyus Battle scored 21 points and Syracuse held Wake Forest without a basket for 13½ minutes in the ...

Duke’s Williamson to miss 3rd straight game with knee injury

Basketball 03/02/19, 11:42

Duke star freshman Zion Williamson will miss a third straight game because of a mild right knee sprain.The school made the announcement about five hours before the third-ranked Blue Devils' game against Miami on Saturday.Williamson was hurt in the opening minute of an 88-72 loss to North Carolina last week. ...

NC State-FSU game tops next-to-last weekend in ACC

Sports 03/01/19, 08:07

A look at the upcoming week around the Atlantic Coast Conference:GAME OF THE WEEKENDNorth Carolina State at No. 18 Florida State. This shapes up as the best matchup on a schedule that has none of the ACC's nationally ranked teams playing each other. The Seminoles (22-6, 10-5) have won nine ...

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