• NCAA, ACC Hint at N.C. Return After Repeal

    by Jeff Mills March 2017

    A law most legislators did not like, let alone embrace, might be innocuous enough to bring college sports championships back to North Carolina. Definitely maybe.

  • North Carolina Governor Signs 'Bathroom Bill' Rollback

    by Mark Barrett March 2017

    The compromise measure, approved earlier in the day by the state General Assembly, repeals the law but keeps some aspects of HB2 in place.

  • 'Acts of Hate' at HS Sporting Events Inspire Dialogue

    by Amanda Covarrubias March 2017

    Images of students holding ropes tied around the necks of black men. Shouts of "Build a wall!" at a volleyball game. Baseball team jerseys altered to spell out a slur against African-Americans.

  • MLB's New Anti-Hazing Rules Splits Players

    by Ted Berg March 2017

    Increased social media attention around the annual rite of passage of forcing rookies to dress as women for a late-season road trip alienated fans, resulting in the new, collectively bargained Major League Baseball rule that prohibits the long-standing tradition.

  • Opinion: Shortening NBA Season Would Be Costly Move

    by Brad Rock March 2017

    The Golden State Warriors' head coach Steve Kerr told reporters he would be willing to take a pay cut in order to reduce the number of NBA games.

  • NHL Seeks Concessions for Olympic Participation

    by The Bismarck Tribune March 2017

    League owners don't want to stop their season for three weeks again and put their stars at risk of injury without what they consider a tangible return.

  • Legal Bills in UNC Academic Scandal Case Near $18M

    by Jessica Coston March 2017

    From mid-2015 to near the end of last year, UNC said Friday that it has spent another $5.6 million on legal costs for the NCAA investigation, three lawsuits by former athletes who say they were harmed by the scandal and document reviews for two public records requests.

  • HS Baseball Coaches React to New Pitch Count Rules

    by Sam Waller March 2017

    For the most part, the new pitch-count rule instituted by the University Interscholastic League for this baseball season shouldn't be much of an issue for high school coaches. Unless, that is, a team finds itself in an extremely long game.

  • U.S. Soccer's Protest Rule Gets Mixed Support

    by Martin Rogers March 2017

    With the U.S. men's team due to take on Honduras in World Cup qualifying Friday at Avaya Stadium, any player who refuses to stand for the national anthem for that or any subsequent game will be subject to sanction.

  • NBA Influence Filtering Down to College Game

    by Michael Marot March 2017

    The shot clock has been shortened, the 3-pointer has been embraced and everyone from 5-foot-6 Keon Johnson of Winthrop to 6-10 Moe Wagner of Michigan seems comfortable shooting from long range.