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Sandberg named Durham Bulls manager
Monday, January 26, 2015
DURHAM – The Durham Bulls, in conjunction with the Tampa Bay Rays, have hired Jared Sandberg as the new manager of the Triple-A club. Sandberg takes over for Charlie Montoyo who was promoted to third-base coach of the Rays in mid-December. Sandberg, the nephew of Hall of Famer and current Philadelphia Phillies Manager Ryne Sandberg, takes the helm of
 
St. Aug's stifles Shaw for 2nd straight win
Saturday, January 24, 2015
RALEIGH – Perimeter shooting and defense have keyed the recent success of the Saint Augustine’s men’s basketball team. The Falcons relied on both in a 66-62 win over crosstown rival Shaw at packed Spaulding Gymnasium on Saturday. The victory was the second straight and the third in four games for the resurging Falcons, who are limiting
 
NCCU holds off Coppin State
Saturday, January 24, 2015
DURHAM – In a matchup that had 13 lead changes and 12 ties, N.C. Central needed a basket in the closing seconds and one last defensive stand to hold off Coppin State for a 79-77 victory on Saturday, as the Eagles escaped McDougald-McLendon Gymnasium with their 30th straight win at home. Trailing by two points with less than a minute-and-a-half left,
 
Delaware State hires new FB coach
Friday, January 23, 2015
Delaware State has a new football coach for the first time in four seasons. Kenneth A. Carter, former passing game/co-special teams coordinator/wide receivers coach at Youngstown State, will lead the Hornets in his first head-coaching job. “With this appointment, a new chapter begins for the Hornet football program,” President Harry L.
 
9 to be inducted into CIAA HOF
Thursday, January 22, 2015
Nine new members, including Virginia Union basketball great Ben Wallace, will be inducted into the 2015 John B. McLendon Jr. Hall of Fame. The induction ceremony is Feb. 27, 9 a.m., at the Charlotte Convention Center during CIAA Tournament week. Individual seats and tables of 10 can be purchased calling (757) 865-0071. Inducted will be former Virginia
 
Blue Bears no fluke
Thursday, January 22, 2015
Jacques Curtis should be proud. Just as a parent beams as his child accomplishes something noteworthy, Curtis secretly should have been smiling to himself as he watched Livingstone dismantle his Shaw team last weekend. It was like looking in a mirror after all. Former Shaw assistant coach Anita Howard has the undefeated Blue Bears playing like, well, the
 
NCAA to pay for family travel under pilot program
Thursday, January 22, 2015
The NCAA will help cover expenses for players’ families to travel to the men’s and women’s Final Fours this spring, under a new pilot program announced at the NCAA Convention. A waiver granted by the NCAA also allowed the College Football Playoff to assist with expenses for family travel to the national championship game. The NCAA will
 
NCAA to honor former Norfolk State standout
Thursday, January 22, 2015
The athletic spirit is so deeply ingrained in April Holmes that the tragic loss of her leg propelled her to only greater heights. A former Norfolk State University track and field standout, Holmes’ life was irrevocably changed in a 2001 train accident that cost her a leg. About a week after her leg was amputated, the doctor who did Holmes’
 
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Son of ex-slave who fought in Union army dies

RALEIGH – Luke Martin Jr., the son of an ex-slave and Civil War Union soldier, has died