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FILE - In this April 4, 1983, file photo, a high jumping Cozell McQueen (45), left center, and teammates celebrate defeating Houston 54-52 in the NCAA college basketball championship game in Albuquerque, N.M. (AP Photo/File)

AP Was There: NC State stuns Houston 54-52 for '83 title

Mar. 29, 2020 11:11 AM EDT

A panel of Associated Press sports writers voted in March 2020 on the top 10 men's basketball games in the history of the NCAA Tournament. They are being republished because the sport has been shut down because of the coronavirus pandemic. The following game was voted No. 3 and the following story was sent April...

FILE - In this March 12, 2020, file photo, goals used by the NHL hockey club Nashville Predators are stored in a hallway in Bridgestone Arena in Nashville, Tenn. The Ottawa Senators announced late Tuesday night, March 17, 2020, one of their players has tested positive for COVID-19, has mild symptoms and is in isolation. (AP Photo/Mark Humphrey, File)

The Latest: Hurricanes ask employees to take time off

Mar. 25, 2020 10:43 PM EDT

The Latest on the effects of the coronavirus outbreak on sports around the world: ___ The Carolina Hurricanes are asking full-time employees to take vacation or personal days off next week with limited operations due to the coronavirus. In an interview with The Associated Press, team president and general manager...

In this March 24, 2020, photo, a woman walks past a dog sculpture on the campus of the North Carolina State University College of Veterinary Medicine in Raleigh, N.C. The school is one of several vet schools around the country that have donated breathing machines, masks and other supplies to their human health-care counterparts in the fight against the COVID-19 pandemic. (AP Photo/Allen G. Breed)

Veterinarians donate vital supplies to coronavirus fight

Mar. 25, 2020 12:34 PM EDT

RALEIGH, NC (AP) — Veterinary hospitals are donating breathing machines, masks, gowns and other vital equipment and supplies purchased with Fido in mind, but now being redeployed to help doctors fight the spread of COVID-19 among humans. "We buy at the same stores,” said Paul Lunn, dean of the...

An employee at White Street Brewing Company in Wake Forest, N.C., fills a

Fighting fear with beer: Virus spurs curbside beer sales

Mar. 18, 2020 6:11 PM EDT

WAKE FOREST, N.C. (AP) — Sometimes you wanna go where everybody knows your name. But with the new coronavirus popping up all over the country, a trip to your favorite tap room isn’t in the offing. So breweries are stepping up, offering curbside growlers to stave off the grumbling. Amid the growing...

Sheriff: North Carolina man kills 6 relatives and himself

Mar. 16, 2020 7:35 PM EDT

PITTSBORO, N.C. (AP) — A 66-year-old man fatally shot six relatives in a small North Carolina community over the weekend, then killed himself, authorities said Monday. The shooting happened late Sunday afternoon in the Moncure area of Chatham County, the county sheriff's office said in a statement....

Demonstrators come face to face with police at an intersection during a protest Wednesday, March 11, 2020, in Raleigh, North Carolina. Raleigh Police said in a statement that an officer shot a man after a foot chase on Tuesday. (Courtesy of Kerwin Pittman via AP)

After police shoot him, North Carolina man faces charges

Mar. 11, 2020 7:15 PM EDT

RALEIGH, N.C. (AP) — A police shooting that wounded a suspect during a foot chase in North Carolina sparked protests early Wednesday from hundreds who demanded answers and burned a flag outside the governor's mansion. Firearms-related charges were later filed against the man, who was wounded in the...

Daniels helps NC State top Pittsburgh 73-58 in ACC 2nd round

Mar. 11, 2020 5:40 PM EDT

GREENSBORO, N.C. (AP) — Devon Daniels and his North Carolina State teammates know their chances of securing an NCAA Tournament bid could come down to how they play in this week's Atlantic Coast Conference Tournament. “We know we can't go where we want to go, like unless we take care of the game at...

Witness recants testimony from murder case against 5 teens

Mar. 11, 2020 12:51 PM EDT

RALEIGH, N.C. (AP) — A key witness has recanted her testimony against five teens convicted in the killing of NBA star Chris Paul's grandfather. News outlets report that Jessicah Black now says she lied in court after police coerced her into implicating the teens in the killing of Nathaniel Jones on Nov....

FILE - In this Dec. 31, 2019, file photo, Duke center Vernon Carey Jr. dunks against Boston College during the first half of an NCAA basketball game in Durham, N.C. Carey Jr. was selected to the Associated Press All-ACC team selected Tuesday, March 10, 2020.  Carey Jr. was also named AP ACC Player of the Year and Newcomer of the Year in the ACC. (AP Photo/Gerry Broome, File)

Duke's Carey, FSU's Hamilton headline AP top honors in ACC

Mar. 10, 2020 12:09 PM EDT

Duke freshman big man Vernon Carey Jr. is both The Associated Press player and newcomer of the year in the Atlantic Coast Conference, while Florida State’s Leonard Hamilton is the coach of the year. Carey and teammate Tre Jones were the only unanimous picks to the AP All-ACC team announced Tuesday, a day...

North Carolina State's D.J. Funderburk (0) keeps the ball from Wake Forest's Sharone Wright Jr. (2) and Ismael Massoud (25) during the first half of an NCAA college basketball game in Raleigh, N.C., Friday, March 6, 2020. (Ethan Hyman/The News & Observer via AP)

Beverly sparks Wolfpack in win against Wake Forest

Mar. 6, 2020 10:49 PM EST

RALEIGH, N.C. (AP) — Braxton Beverly found some relief in a season of pain. Beverly scored all 16 of his points during a 24-4 run in the first half to help North Carolina State beat Wake Forest 84-64 on Friday night. “We needed it, and he needed it,” N.C. State coach Kevin Keatts said. DJ...