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Sports

NWSL consulted players with kids in developing tournament

By ANNE M. PETERSON, AP Sports Writer When the National Women’s Soccer League was plotting its course for a summertime tournament, it reached out to ... Read more

1 month ago by Associated Press.

Car race draws thousands after dubbing itself a ‘protest’

A North Carolina speedway drew a crowd of more than 2,000 spectators in defiance of the state’s coronavirus restrictions after declaring the race a “protest.” ... Read more

1 month ago by Associated Press.

Stenhouse heads to Bristol buoyed by good run at Charlotte

By JENNA FRYER, AP Auto Racing Writer Ricky Stenhouse Jr. could not have had a bumpier return to racing after NASCAR’s 10-week shutdown. How bad ... Read more

1 month ago by Associated Press.

football

Mattamuskeet and Columbia switch to eight-man football

Columbia and Mattamuskeet high schools have decided to drop from an 11- to an eight-man football team in 2020. The two NC High School Athletic ... Read more

1 month ago by Danielle Puleo.

ECU

ECU Athletics cuts swimming and diving, tennis programs

East Carolina University has announced it is reducing the number of its intercollegiate athletic programs by four. The announcement was made May 21 and became ... Read more

1 month ago by Staff Reports.

app state

App State announces athletic program changes

Appalachian State University Director of Athletics Doug Gillin announced Tuesday that, in “response to the financial impact of the COVID-19 pandemic and in an effort to ... Read more

1 month ago by Staff Reports.

Title IX major factor for colleges looking at sports cuts

By AARON BEARD, AP Sports Writer Financially challenged schools considering cutting sports in the wake of the coronavirus pandemic are making difficult decisions of who ... Read more

1 month ago by Associated Press.

Elliott ends Busch’s winning streak, collects $100,000 bounty

By STEVE REED, AP Sports Writer Chase Elliott gained a measure of revenge against Kyle Busch on Tuesday night — and then let him know ... Read more

1 month ago by Associated Press.

NASCAR grabs much-needed momentum in return to live racing

By Jenna Fryer, AP auto racing writer NASCAR had been planning sweeping changes for 2021 in hopes of finding new fans and adding some energy ... Read more

2 months ago by Associated Press.

Power Five spend big on lobbying Congress

By BEN NUCKOLS, AP Sports Writer The Power Five conferences spent $350,000 on lobbying in the first three months of 2020, more than they had ... Read more

2 months ago by Associated Press.

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