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An all-star trip
Thursday, July 24, 2014
Players, coaches and staff of Durham Triple Play Long Ball recently returned from their trip to the Major League Baseball All-Star Game in Minneapolis. Long Ball participated in the Jr. RBI Classic with hundreds of other softball and baseball players during the weeklong event of festivities. "‘I feel like a proud mom as they represented Durham very
 
Mayweather clueless about female MMA titleholder who taunts him
Tuesday, July 22, 2014
Boxer Floyd Mayweather and Ultimate Fighter Championship bantamweight champion Ronda Rousey are two of the biggest names in the current sports world, but Mayweather says he has never heard of Rousey. Rousey stirred up conversation when the 27-year-old said recently she could take Mayweather in a no-holds-barred MMA-style (mixed martial arts) street fight.
 
Dave Robbins honored with lifetime achievement award
Saturday, July 19, 2014
RICHMOND, Va. – On a night which saw six former NBA players in attendance, Virginia Union University bestowed former men's basketball coach Dave Robbins with the Lifetime Achievement Coaching Award. Proceeds from the event will establish a scholarship in the name of Robbins, who coached for 30 years at Virginia Union and who won three national
 
Connecticut’s AD sees need for student-athlete stipends
Friday, July 18, 2014
STORRS, Conn. – The University of Connecticut’s athletic director says he opposes the idea of unions for college athletes, yet sees the need to provide students on athletic scholarships with additional money. Warde Manuel, in a wide-ranging interview with The Associated Press, said he supports recent changes that will allow the school to
 
Sports talk show moves up food chain
Thursday, July 17, 2014
The national sports talk show FROM THE PRESS BOX TO PRESS ROW, hosted by veteran broadcaster Donal Ware, has found an additional home in the Triangle. The Buzz, which can be heard on 620 AM throughout the Triangle, 99.3 FM in Raleigh and on 99.9 HD2 began carrying the show May 3 in the 6 to 7 a.m. timeslot. Beginning Aug. 2, BOXTOROW, as it is known, will
 
Moton overcomes demons to write autobiography
Thursday, July 17, 2014
LeVelle Moton led North Carolina Central to a record-setting season in men’s basketball, including the university’s first Mid-Eastern Athletic Conference championship and NCAA Tournament appearance. But Moton’s biggest – and toughest – accomplishment just may be the release of his autobiography. “The Worst Times Are The
 
Rose returns to Hampton
Thursday, July 17, 2014
Donovan Rose has been a player, an assistant coach and a head football coach for his alma mater over the past 25 years. You can now add athletic director to that list. After being released by the university last season, Rose is returning as assistant athletic director of athletic fundraising. “After coaching, it was good to have a chance to step
 
First Tee adds STEM to summer camps
Wednesday, July 16, 2014
DURHAM – Kevin Covington knew of First Tee’s reputation in Atlanta. So when his 8-year-old nephew, Jalen Carter, wanted to try golf, it was a no-brainer. “I immediately went online to see if there was a First Tee in this area,” said Covington who coaches at the School of Science and Math. “I knew what a good program it
 
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