News archive from 14 December 2014

UNC faces tough reality in Kentucky loss that had little to do with toughness

LEXINGTON, Ky. This wasn't a measuring stick game, North Carolina coach Roy Williams said earlier in the week, because how much can be learned about a team from a single game? How much can anyone really take away? “Crazy things,”...

 
Navy make it 13 in a row over Army 17-10

Navy make it 13 in a row over Army 17-10

BALTIMORE Navy extended its winning streak over Army to 13 games, using a strong defensive performance and the versatility of quarterback Keenan Reynolds to carve out a 17-10 victory Saturday. After Army turned a blocked punt into a touchdown in the...

 

Ailing Charlotte-area children treated to special day

Several Charlotte-area children with serious illnesses and their families were guests of honor Saturday for “Family Fun Day” at the north Charlotte Christmas tree lot operated by several area law enforcement and emergency...

 
Japan holds vote expected to back Abe's policies

Japan holds vote expected to back Abe's policies

TOKYO Japanese voters headed to the polls Sunday in a parliamentary election that is expected to reaffirm the ruling Liberal Democratic Party's majority, though many analysts were predicting a record low turnout. Prime Minister Shinzo Abe called...

 

Bomb threat moves WCU graduation outdoors

Western Carolina University moved its winter graduation ceremonies outdoors Saturday due to a bomb threat, school officials said. Commencement exercises had been scheduled for the Ramsey Center, Western Carolina's on-campus indoor arena. But due to...

 

Queens Royals show progress in 81-64 victory over Brevard

The Queens Royals didn't want to let another win get away, like they did the last time they were on their home court. With a two-point loss to Livingstone at Curry Arena 10 days earlier still a fresh memory, Saturday afternoon's 81-64 victory over...

 

Crest snaps Havelock's streak to win 3A state title

RALEIGH Crest dresses in Green Bay Packers-style uniforms, but coach Mike Barnes teaches his millennials old-fashioned Vince Lombardi-style football rather Aaron Rodgers' modern passing game. Crest shut down a Havelock spread offense that averaged 51...

 

High school football: State championship summaries 12.13.14

Shelby 31, Clinton 7 Shelby73147–31Clinton7000–7 First Quarter S—Chad Reid 19 run (Richard Wright kick), 7:35. C—Ryheem Skinner 38 run (Chandler Perry kick), 3:41. Second Quarter S—Wright 31 FG,...

 
NC 2AA: East Lincoln beats Washington 14-13 after late turnover

NC 2AA: East Lincoln beats Washington 14-13 after late turnover

WINSTON-SALEM Two years ago, Chazz Surratt was a wide receiver on an East Lincoln team that got a fourth quarter touchdown pass to win a state championship. Surratt said that win felt incredible. Saturday night in Winston-Salem, East Lincoln won...

 

No injuries in Kannapolis mercury spill

No injuries were reported Saturday morning in a mercury spill in Kannapolis, authorities said. The incident was reported shortly after 10:15 a.m. at a residence in the 500 block of West Ninth Street, according to Kannapolis fire officials. Authorities...

 
South Mecklenburg wrestling wins 3 weight classes at Mecklenburg County Invitational

South Mecklenburg wrestling wins 3 weight classes at Mecklenburg County Invitational

At Olympic High Saturday's Top Finishers Team scores: 1. Hough 214.5; 2. South Mecklenburg 164.5; 3. Mallard Creek 154.5; 4. Charlotte Catholic 137; 5. Independence 105; 6. West Charlotte 87.5; 7. Hopewell 79; 8. (tie) Ardrey Kell and Berry 77; 10....

 

Hornets join ‘I Can't Breathe' movement

The Charlotte Hornets joined the “I Can't Breathe” movement among professional athletes, focused on the choking death of a New York man last summer. All 13 Hornets on the active roster warmed up for Saturday's home game against...

 
CIA torture report tops Sunday talk shows

CIA torture report tops Sunday talk shows

WASHINGTON — A congressional report citing findings of torture by the CIA will be top news on the network Sunday talk shows featuring several former Bush administration officials, including former Vice President Dick Cheney. The Senate Select...

 
Navy extends football win streak vs. Army to 13 games

Navy extends football win streak vs. Army to 13 games

BALTIMORE — Breaking down Navy's 17-10 win against Army on Saturday: THE BIG PICTURE: Navy beat Army for the 13th time in a row. But unlike typical games in that streak, the Midshipmen had to battle to the finish. Navy quarterback Keenan Reynolds gave...

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Patience pays off for Gus Malzahn, Will Muschamp

Patience pays off for Gus Malzahn, Will Muschamp

AUBURN – Gus Malzahn likes to do everything fast, but in hiring a new defensive coordinator, Auburn's second-year coach had his patience tested by Will Muschamp, his top choice for the job. Muschamp was on vacation in the Dominican Republic for a...

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