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Durham Bulls celebrate 30th anniversary of ‘Bull Durham’
Thursday, April 5, 2018
DURHAM – In honor of the 30th anniversary of one of the most famous sports movies of all time, the Durham Bulls will celebrate “Bull Durham” over the course of two weekends in June. Kicking off the June 8 festivities will be a screening of the movie at Durham Athletic Park, the exact site of the picture’s filming. That evening fans
 
First professional baseball team named after a black woman
Thursday, April 5, 2018
CHICAGO – The National Urban Baseball League will be the first professional baseball league to have a team named after an African-American woman. The team, based in Chicago, will be called the Vickie Pasley All Stars, named after Attorney Vickie Pasley. The season will start on May 25. The league has already secured players, organized teams and
 
WNBA player talks relationships and unrealistic expectations
Monday, April 2, 2018
Notes in the Key of Heart Break By Imani McGee Stafford WNBA star, poet, writer and mental health advocate, McGee-Stafford, adds published author to her burgeoning brand. Notes in the Key of Heartbreak, a book of poems by the Atlanta Dream center standout, is the next chapter in her remarkable journey towards becoming a true renaissance woman. “We
 
No such thing as a free ride in HBCU sports
Friday, March 30, 2018
Sometimes the biggest competition college teams face is within their own family. North Carolina Central men’s basketball and football have raised the bar for the entire athletics department. Former football coach Jerry Mack led the Eagles to three straight MEAC championships (two co-titles and one outright championship) in four seasons. Men’s
 
Rising pressure of high school sports carries long-term health risks
Friday, March 23, 2018
CHAPEL HILL — Alex LaGrand stared at the scrawl on the worksheet, trying and failing to discern meaning from the jumble of letters on the page. Her head throbbed. Why was this so hard? That’s when she realized she couldn’t read. It had only been a few weeks since LaGrand’s fourth recorded concussion — the worst the 17-year-old
 
Can Wallace Jr. really change the face of NASCAR?
Tuesday, March 20, 2018
HAMPTON, Ga. – Tiger Woods changed the face of golf. Venus and Serena Williams transformed tennis. And now Darrell “Bubba” Wallace Jr. may do the same for NASCAR. The 24-year-old race car driver’s Cup Series debut at the iconic Daytona 500 got the nation’s attention. As NASCAR’s first full-time black driver in its elite
 
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NaShonda Bender-Cooke, director of the S.E.E.D.S Mentor Program at Carroll Magnet Middle School,

Raleigh charter high school gives second chances

RALEIGH – Central Wake High School is in the business of saving lives. Destiny Pope, 17,

Plant lilies for a summer garden of elegance

Lilies add long-lasting color and fragrance to flower gardens and summer bouquets. These stately