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OK, Boomer: Cannon Ballers unveil mascot name

By Carl Blankenship carl.blankenship@salisburypost.com KANNAPOLIS – Fans asked, and they got their answer on Wednesday. The name for the well-mustachioed mascot for the newly renamed ... Read more

4 days ago by Carl Blankenship.

Porter, Dozier lead Nuggets to 100-86 win over Hornets

By PAT GRAHAM AP Sports Writer DENVER (AP) — Rookie reserve Michael Porter Jr. scored 19 points, recent call-up P.J. Dozier had a big Denver ... Read more

4 days ago by Post Sports.

All-Rowan County football: West had special teams on Cruz control

By Mike London mike.london@salisburypost.com SALISBURY — West Rowan Federico Cruz took advantage of being a rare four-year varsity kicker. He’s been the North Piedmont Conference ... Read more

4 days ago by Mike London.

Area Sports: LC men win in OT; Catawba men lose at Queens

  From staff reports RALEIGH — Roger Ray scored 33 points and Lydell Elmore had 24 points and 16 rebounds as Livingstone’s men’s basketball team ... Read more

4 days ago by Mike London.

Funderburk leads NC State past Miami, 80-63

By Aaron Beard Basketball Writer RALEIGH (AP) — D.J. Funderburk is developing into a consistent scoring threat inside for North Carolina State. It’s a good ... Read more

4 days ago by Post Sports.

Tagliabue, NFL Films’ Steve Sabol headed to Hall of Fame

By Barry Wilner AP Pro Football Writer Former NFL Commissioner Paul Tagliabue has made the Pro Football Hall of Fame in his fifth attempt. Tagliabue ... Read more

4 days ago by Post Sports.

College women’s basketball: Catawba stays tied for first in SAC

Staff report CHARLOTTE — Catawba’s women’s basketball team stayed tied for first place in the South Atlantic Conference on Wednesday with a 70-57 road win ... Read more

4 days ago by Mike London.

Cora remorseful, Red Sox begin search for new manager

By Jimmy Golen AP Sports Writer BOSTON (AP) — The Boston Red Sox need to find a new manager, and it sounds like they haven’t ... Read more

4 days ago by Post Sports.

Injured NBA prospects deal with shut-it-down talk

By Aaron Beard AP Basketball Writer CHAPEL HILL (AP) — When college stars like Cole Anthony are injured, they are faced with the question of ... Read more

4 days ago by Post Sports.

NASCAR to run Xfinity race on Indy road course for 1st time

By Michael Marot AP Sports Writer INDIANAPOLIS (AP) — Roger Penske already is making changes at Indianapolis Motor Speedway. It looks like more are on ... Read more

4 days ago by Post Sports.

Nolley, Radford combine for 42, Hokies top Wake Forest

By J.D. BRASIER Associated Press WINSTON-SALEM (AP) — Landers Nolley II and Tyrece Radford scored 21 points apiece for Virginia Tech on Tuesday night as ... Read more

5 days ago by Post Sports.

ACC basketball: Clemson knocks off Duke, 79-72

By Jeffrey Collins Associated Press CLEMSON, S.C. (AP) — Clemson gave its weary fans something to celebrate a night after losing the national championship game ... Read more

5 days ago by Post Sports.

High school basketball: East girls start NPC with a win at West

Staff report MOUNT ULLA —  Senior guard Adalie Harrison tied her career high with 22 points, and East Rowan’s girls started North Piedmont Conference play ... Read more

5 days ago by Mike London.

Area Sports: Carson basketball teams win; West boys win

From staff reports CHINA GROVE — Carson’s girls basketball team opened North Piedmont Conference play by overwhelming North Iredell, 57-23, on Tuesday. “We had a ... Read more

5 days ago by Mike London.

Panthers LB Kuechly retiring after 8 seasons in NFL

By STEVE REED AP Sports Writer CHARLOTTE (AP) — Carolina Panthers linebacker Luke Kuechly is retiring from the NFL after eight seasons. The 28-year-old Kuechly ... Read more

5 days ago by Post Sports.

AP Source: Panthers tab LSU’s Brady as offensive coordinator

By STEVE REED AP Sports Writer CHARLOTTE (AP) — A person familiar with the situation says the Carolina Panthers have agreed to terms on a ... Read more

5 days ago by Post Sports.

LSU: Deep and relentless

By Brett Martel AP Sports Writer NEW ORLEANS (AP) — Clyde Edwards-Helaire took turns dancing around defenders or churning his legs as he pushed his ... Read more

5 days ago by Post Sports.

Men’s College Basketball: AP and USA Today polls

AP Top 25 The top 25 teams in The Associated Press’ college basketball poll, with first-place votes in parentheses, records through Jan. 12, total points ... Read more

6 days ago by Mike London.

College football: Clemson-LSU stats

Championship game LSU 42, Clemson 25 Clemson 7 10 8 0 — 25 LSU 7 21 7 7 — 42 First Quarter CLE — T.Lawrence ... Read more

6 days ago by Mike London.

Burrow, LSU cap magical season, beat Clemson 42-25 for title

By RALPH D. RUSSO AP College Football Writer NEW ORLEANS — Joe Burrow threw five touchdown passes, ran for another score and capped one of ... Read more

6 days ago by Post Sports.

High school baseball: Patrick Hampton will lead Cavaliers

By Mike London mike.london@salisburypost.com SPENCER — Patrick Hampton is only 26, but he’s ready to be the head coach for North Rowan’s varsity baseball team. ... Read more

6 days ago by Mike London.

Area Sports: Livingstone wins 2

From staff reports RALEIGH — Livingstone’s women’s basketball team shot 50 percent in the second half and rallied to beat St. Augustine’s on Monday night, ... Read more

6 days ago by Mike London.

High school girls swimming: Rowan County Championships

Salisbury 345 South 260 Carson 171 East 112 West 80     200 medley relay —1. Salisbury (M. Burton, Woolly, Cressler, Hollingsworth) 2:15; 2. Carson 2:24 ... Read more

1 week ago by Mike London.

Titans stun Ravens, head to AFC title game with 28-12 win

By BARRY WILNER AP Pro Football Writer BALTIMORE (AP) — With his bright red shoes and relentless running, Derrick Henry grabbed the spotlight and wouldn’t ... Read more

1 week ago by Post Sports.

High school boys swimming: Rowan County Championships

Carson 307 South 291 Salisbury 196 West 130 East 85 North 2   200 medley relay —1.  Carson (Jackson, Sever, Epley, Dixon) 1:52.26; 2. South ... Read more

1 week ago by Mike London.

High school swimming: First county title for Carson boys

By Mike London mike.london@salisburypost.com SALISBURY —  After years of watching South Rowan and Salisbury duke it out, Carson’s first county championship in boys swimming happened ... Read more

1 week ago by Mike London.

High school swimming: Knorr-less Hornets still the best

By Mike London mike.london@salisburypost.com SALISBURY —  Things weren’t “Knorr-mal” f0r the Salisbury girls swim team on Saturday afternoon at the J.F. Hurley YMCA. Junior siblings ... Read more

1 week ago by Mike London.

Area Sports: Salisbury sweeps Cavs

From staff reports SALISBURY — Zay Kesler scored 17 points to lead Salisbury’s boys basketball team to a 63-44 win against North Rowan on Saturday ... Read more

1 week ago by Mike London.

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