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NC Courage advance to NWSL final with 4-1 win over the Reign

Oct. 20, 2019 4:26 PM EDT

CARY, N.C. (AP) — Debinha scored on a free kick in extra time to snap a tie, and the North Carolina Courage went on to defeat Reign FC 4-1 in extra time on Sunday to advance to the National Women's Soccer League championship game. The Courage, who won the NWSL Shield for the third straight year with a...

Wake Forest beats Florida State 22-20 on Sciba's 5th FG

Oct. 20, 2019 12:06 AM EDT

WINSTON-SALEM, N.C. (AP) — Whether a close game or a blowout, Wake Forest always seemed to find a way lately to lose to Florida State. This time, the Atlantic Coast Conference's highest-scoring offense found a way to beat the Seminoles — by kicking a bunch of field goals. Nick Sciba kicked a 25-yard...

Patterson's conversion lifts Virginia Tech over UNC in 6 OTs

Oct. 19, 2019 9:54 PM EDT

BLACKSBURG, Va. (AP) — Fans who attended the Virginia Tech-North Carolina game certainly got their money's worth Saturday evening. The Hokies themselves actually got much, much more. In a game that took six overtimes and more than four hours to play, Virginia Tech finally put away the Tar Heels when...

Tropical Storm Nestor forces postponement at Florida A&M

Oct. 19, 2019 9:16 PM EDT

TALLAHASSEE, Fla. (AP) — The clash between Mid-East Atlantic Conference unbeatens North Carolina A&T at Florida A&M has been postponed until Sunday at 2 p.m. (EST) because of concerns about inclement weather from Tropical Storm Nestor. NCA&T (4-1, 2-0) is ranked No. 10 in the STATS FCS poll and...

The Latest: Nestor brings rain, tornado warnings to Georgia

Oct. 19, 2019 9:03 PM EDT

MIAMI (AP) — The Latest on Tropical Storm Nestor (all times local): 8:35 p.m. Former Tropical Storm Nestor has spread heavy rains over a large part of Georgia and triggered warnings for two potential twisters in the state. The National Weather Service issued two tornado warnings Saturday evening for...

Thomas, No. 24 Appalachian State roll past La.-Monroe 52-7

Oct. 19, 2019 8:17 PM EDT

BOONE, N.C. (AP) — Appalachian State coach Eli Drinkwitz has a daily reminder for his football team: Do it better than it has ever been done before. The Mountaineers are working on that. Zac Thomas threw for 214 yards and three touchdowns and ran for another score and No. 24 Appalachian State beat...

Lawrence leads No. 3 Clemson to 45-10 rout of Louisville

Oct. 19, 2019 6:07 PM EDT

LOUISVILLE, Ky. (AP) — Because Clemson's Trevor Lawrence isn't prone to mistakes, the two early interceptions he threw against Louisville were a bit puzzling. He put both miscues behind him to guide the Tigers to another rout. Lawrence threw three touchdown passes, Travis Etienne rushed for 192 yards and a...

Dillon's 3 TD runs and Bailey's pair carry BC past NC State

Oct. 19, 2019 4:48 PM EDT

BOSTON (AP) — Boston College easily showed why it's the best rushing team in the Atlantic Coast Conference. AJ Dillon ran for 223 yards and three touchdowns, David Bailey had two long TD runs with 181 yards and the Eagles pounded the league's top rushing defense in a 45-24 victory over North Carolina State...

Closing arguments up next in deadly prison breakout trial

Oct. 19, 2019 2:13 AM EDT

ELIZABETH CITY, N.C. (AP) — Closing arguments are expected next week in the trial of an inmate accused of murder in a deadly attempted breakout that left four North Carolina prison workers dead. Jurors on Thursday heard grisly details about the disturbance in a video interview, The Virginian-Pilot...

Pair of NASCAR teams scrambling amid hauler issues at Kansas

Oct. 18, 2019 5:21 PM EDT

KANSAS CITY, Kan. (AP) — One hauler caught fire while traveling to Kansas Speedway, another went off the road when its driver had a medical emergency and wound up totaled at the bottom of a 60-foot embankment. So much for wrecks only happening on the track. The No. 47 team from JTG Daugherty Racing was...