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Area Sports: North boys advance to third round

From staff reports SPENCER — North Rowan’s boys basketball team advanced in the 1A state playoffs on Thursday with a 64-58 win against North Stokes. ... Read more

1 hour ago by Mike London.

Loss to W-S State at CIAA Tournament ends Livingstone’s season

Staff report CHARLOTTE — Jaylen Alston scored 17 points to lead Winston-Salem State past Livingstone, 71-52, here Thursday night in a quarterfinal game of the ... Read more

2 hours ago by Dennis Davidson.

HS basketball: Carson girls battle to win over Asheville

By Mike London mike.london@salisburypost.com CHINA GROVE — Can you really win a second-round 3A playoff game while making 31 turnovers? Carson’s girls supplied the answer ... Read more

2 hours ago by Mike London.

Salisbury girls cruise to second-round win over Wilkes Central

By Dennis Davidson dennis.davidson@salisburypost.com SALISBURY — Salisbury’s girls basketball team is loaded with talented freshmen and sophomores, but senior point guard Anayia Fulson showed Thursday ... Read more

2 hours ago by Dennis Davidson.

Tom Lewis, Harris English ride exemptions to early Honda Classic lead

By Tim Reynolds AP Sports Writer PALM BEACH GARDENS, Fla. (AP) — Sponsor exemptions are basically free-play gifts handed out by the people in charge ... Read more

4 hours ago by Post Sports.

MLB appoints 1st African American umpire crew chief

By Ben Walker AP Baseball Writer NEW YORK (AP) — Kerwin Danley became the first African American umpire crew chief in Major League Baseball when ... Read more

4 hours ago by Post Sports.

Auto racing at-a-glance: Cup series in Fontana

By The Associated Press All Times Eastern NASCAR CUP SERIES Auto Club 400 Site: Fontana, California Schedule: Friday, practice, 4:05 p.m. and 5:35 p.m. (FS1); ... Read more

5 hours ago by Post Sports.

Cowboy Up: MadBum solid in first outing with Diamondbacks

AP Sports Writer SCOTTSDALE, Ariz. (AP) — Madison Bumgarner showed the Arizona Diamondbacks he’s more than a rodeo star. The team’s marquee free-agent acquisition of ... Read more

5 hours ago by Post Sports.

MLS embarks on 25th season by looking back, and forward

By Anne M. Peterson AP Sports Writer As Major League Soccer embarks on its 25th season with two new expansion teams, it seems worth noting ... Read more

5 hours ago by Post Sports.

Braves’ Foltynewicz ready to put 2019 season behind him

NORTH PORT, Fla. (AP) — When Mike Foltynewicz was asked how long it took him to get over his nightmarish start in Game 5 of ... Read more

5 hours ago by Post Sports.

Sharapova retires from tennis at age 32 — with 5 Slam titles

By HOWARD FENDRICH AP Tennis Writer Maria Sharapova was a transcendent star in tennis from the time she was a teenager, someone whose grit and ... Read more

1 day ago by Post Sports.

Graham returns, Hornets topple Knicks 107-101

By STEVE REED AP Sports Writer CHARLOTTE (AP) — Hornets coach James Borrego wants Devonte Graham to finish his second NBA season strong, rather than ... Read more

1 day ago by Post Sports.

HS basketball: Tough second-round games for local teams

By Mike London mike.london@salisburypost.com Second-round capsules … Five Rowan teams made it through the first round of the state playoffs. Both Salisbury teams advanced, both ... Read more

1 day ago by Mike London.

Livingstone holds off Bowie State in CIAA Tournament opener

Staff and CIAA report CHARLOTTE — CIAA Player of the Year Roger Ray tallied 22 points, nine assists and three steals as Livingstone edged Bowie ... Read more

1 day ago by Dennis Davidson.

Organizers, government battle Tokyo virus threat

By Stephen Wade AP Sports Writer TOKYO (AP) — Tokyo Olympic organizers and the Japanese government went on the offensive Wednesday after a senior IOC ... Read more

1 day ago by Post Sports.

In the Pits: NASCAR regroups after Ryan Newman accident

By Jenna Fryer AP Auto Racing Writer LAS VEGAS (AP) — This we know: Ryan Newman might very well be the toughest man in NASCAR. ... Read more

1 day ago by Post Sports.

High school basketball: North girls win 20th, advance to second-round road game

By Mike London mike.london@salisburypost.com SPENCER — In the second, third and fourth quarters on Tuesday, Mountain Island Charter School’s girls basketball team showed that it ... Read more

2 days ago by Mike London.

Area sports: Big win for Catawba baseball; basketball seasons end for West, East girls and West boys

From staff reports SALISBURY — Sixth-ranked Catawba baseball (12-2) out-slugged No. 1 North Greenville (13-3-1) 11-7 on Tuesday at Newman Park. The teams combined for ... Read more

2 days ago by Mike London.

Brooks, N. Carolina beat N.C. State, snap 7-game skid

By NEIL AMATO Associated Press CHAPEL HILL (AP) — At numerous points this season, Garrison Brooks has struggled to make free throws for North Carolina. ... Read more

2 days ago by Post Sports.

Salisbury girls open 2A playoffs with romp over East Gaston

By Dennis Davidson dennis.davidson@salisburypost.com SALISBURY — Movin’ on. It certainly wasn’t Salisbury’s best game this season, but the No. 1-seed Hornets dispatched No. 32 East ... Read more

2 days ago by Dennis Davidson.

Robinson’s clutch shot lifts North boys past Comets

By Mike London mike.london@salisburypost.com SPENCER — North Rowan senior captain Denerio Robinson is a long, 6-foot-5 athlete who has worked diligently to make himself a ... Read more

2 days ago by Mike London.

Childress, Demon Deacons stun No. 7 Duke in 2OT

By Aaron Beard AP basketball writer WINSTON-SALEM,  — Brandon Childress shook off an awful shooting start, hit a tying 3-pointer late in regulation and helped ... Read more

2 days ago by Post Sports.

Livingstone women falls at tournament, ending season

Staff & CIAA report CHARLOTTE — Virginia State defeated Livingstone, 57-45, in the first round of the CIAA Women’s Tournament, here Tuesday afternoon at Bojangles ... Read more

2 days ago by Dennis Davidson.

Ayres enjoys new fame after earning win as emergency goalie

By Aaron Beard AP Sports Writer RALEIGH (AP) — David Ayres is still adjusting to new-found stardom after winning a game as the emergency goaltender ... Read more

2 days ago by Post Sports.

High school basketball: Far from a lost season for South’s Allen

By Mike London mike.london@salisburypost.com SALISBURY — South Rowan senior Madison McGuire, who is 5-foot-6 and doesn’t jump out of the gym, pulled down 16 rebounds ... Read more

3 days ago by Mike London.

College softball: Catawba loses 2, falls to 6-6

Catawba sports information YOUNG HARRIS, Ga.  —  Catawba came up short in both games on Sunday at the YHC Tournament at Rivers Field. The Catawba ... Read more

4 days ago by Mike London.

College baseball: Indians win; two more homers by Shepherd

Catawba sports information GREENEVILLE, Tenn. — The bats came to play Sunday afternoon as the Catawba baseball team (11-2, 3-0 SAC) extended their win streak ... Read more

4 days ago by Mike London.

High school basketball: Tuesday’s first-round boys matchups

By Mike London mike.london@salisburypost.com First-round games are on Tuesday. Second-round games are on Thursday. West Rowan and North Rowan will have home doubleheaders Tuesday, with ... Read more

4 days ago by Mike London.

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