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Coach Washington adds 2 transfers to Rutgers basketball

May. 27, 2022 15:26 PM EDT

PISCATAWAY, N.J. (AP) — Just four days after being hired, Rutgers coach Coquese Washington has received two much-needed transfer commitments. The Scarlet Knights announced Friday that guards Kai Carter from UNC Ashville and Abby Streeter from Hartford will be joining the Big Ten...

Simon's 8 Ks lead Notre Dame into ACC semifinals

May. 27, 2022 14:23 PM EDT

CHARLOTTE, N.C. (AP) — Liam Simon tied a career high with eight strikeouts while allowing just two hits in five innings and No. 3 seed Notre Dame beat fifth-seeded Virginia 3-0 on Friday in the ACC Tournament. Notre Dame (35-13) had already secured a spot in the semifinals after...

Deja vu? Larson hopes Coca-Cola 600 can ignite run to title

May. 27, 2022 11:12 AM EDT

CONCORD, N.C. (AP) — Kyle Larson is hoping a return to victory lane Sunday at the Coca-Cola 600 might propel him to a second straight NASCAR Cup Series championship. In other words, he’s hoping history will repeat itself. Larson has just one win this season —...

Virginia Tech hits six homers, routs Clemson in ACC tourney

May. 27, 2022 00:15 AM EDT

CHARLOTTE, N.C. (AP) — Nick Biddison and Carson Jones both hit two of Virginia Tech's six home runs, combining for nine runs batted and powering top-seeded Virginia Tech to an 18-6 romp over No. 12 seed Clemson during pool play of the ACC Tournament on Thursday night. Virginia Tech...

Hurricanes win Game 5, push Rangers to brink of elimination

May. 26, 2022 22:46 PM EDT

RALEIGH, N.C. (AP) — The Carolina Hurricanes controlled long stretches of play, stayed aggressive and even got a breakthrough in a two-month struggle on the power play. It was enough to secure another home playoff victory. Now they can turn their attention to trying to put away the...

Notre Dame reaches ACC Tournament semifinals for first time

May. 26, 2022 18:54 PM EDT

CHARLOTTE, N.C. (AP) — Jack Zyska and Brooks Coetzee hit two-run homers in consecutive innings and fourth-seeded Notre Dame turned back ninth-seeded Florida State 5-3 on Thursday in the ACC Tournament. The Fighting Irish (34-13) advance to the ACC semifinals for the first time in...

US Census Bureau: Big city losses early in COVID pandemic

May. 26, 2022 16:51 PM EDT

Ko Im always thought she would live in New York forever. She knew every corner of Manhattan and had worked hard to build a community of friends. Living in a small apartment, she found her attitude shifting early in the coronavirus pandemic. After her brother accepted a job in Seattle in the summer...

Compton, DeLeo drive in 3, GaTech tops Louisville 9-4 in ACC

May. 26, 2022 15:11 PM EDT

CHARLOTTE, N.C. (AP) — Drew Compton went 4-for-4 and drove in three runs, Jake DeLeo also had three RBIs and seventh-seeded Georgia Tech defeated second-seeded Louisville 9-4 in the ACC Tournament on Wednesday. Both teams were already eliminated after losing to 11th-seeded...

Former UNC Wilmington dean named school's new chancellor

May. 26, 2022 13:26 PM EDT

WILMINGTON, N.C. (AP) — A former dean at the University of North Carolina at Wilmington is returning to the school as its new chancellor, officials announced Thursday. Aswani Volety, currently serving as provost and vice president for academic affairs at Elon University, was...

Decade since NC governor win, McCrory trounced in Senate bid

May. 26, 2022 11:34 AM EDT

RALEIGH, N.C. (AP) — A decade ago, Pat McCrory was king in North Carolina's Republican Party. The former Charlotte mayor became the first GOP governor in two decades when he won in 2012 by 11 percentage points. Today, the moderate has been tossed aside in state GOP politics,...