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Cutcliffe taking Duke to MTSU for non-conference road test

Sep. 13, 2019 12:38 PM EDT

Duke coach David Cutcliffe has known Rick Stockstill for a long time, though that's not why he's taking the Blue Devils on the road to visit Middle Tennessee. Scheduling games is getting harder than ever, and Cutcliffe is looking for home-and-home games with teams that will better prepare Duke for the Atlantic...

Harris accounts for 5 TDs as Duke rolls to victory

Sep. 7, 2019 11:09 PM EDT

DURHAM, N.C. (AP) — Quentin Harris waited four years for his chance to be Duke's leader. He's taking advantage of it with the help of some rookies. Harris passed for a career-high 345 yards and four touchdowns, three to freshmen, to lead Duke past North Carolina A&T 45-13 on Saturday night. Harris also...

Duke probe finds no evidence Nike paid Zion Williamson

Sep. 7, 2019 3:41 PM EDT

DURHAM, N.C. (AP) — Duke University says an investigation has found no evidence that former basketball star Zion Williamson received improper benefits. School spokesman Michael Schoenfeld said in a statement Saturday that a "thorough and objective" probe led by investigators outside the athletic department...

Duke brushes off Bama loss, prepares for NC A&T

Sep. 6, 2019 12:06 PM EDT

DURHAM, N.C. (AP) — Duke hopes it learned a few things against No. 2 Alabama that will help the Blue Devils the rest of the season. They look to bounce back from that blowout loss when they play host to North Carolina A&T of the FCS on Saturday night in their home opener. Coach David Cutcliffe said the...

NC historic marker to honor African American tennis club

Aug. 15, 2019 11:19 AM EDT

DURHAM, N.C. (AP) — A tennis club for African American players that hosted International Tennis Hall of Famers Althea Gibson and Arthur Ashe is being honored with a historic marker. The North Carolina Highway Historical Marker will be dedicated Thursday at the site of the Algonquin Tennis Club, which was...

3-year-old, mom team to sells lemonade to help other moms

Aug. 13, 2019 4:58 PM EDT

DURHAM, N.C. (AP) — A 3-year-old North Carolina girl and her mother have come up with a sweet way to help struggling mothers provide for their children. Ava Lewis opened a lemonade stand in front of her mother's hair salon, with the proceeds going toward helping women facing challenges that include raising...

Fire Dept.: Gas explosion that leveled building was accident

Aug. 9, 2019 5:30 PM EDT

DURHAM, N.C. (AP) — North Carolina fire investigators have determined that a deadly natural gas explosion in a busy shopping district earlier this year was accidental. The Durham Fire Department issued a report Friday on the April 10 explosion that killed two people and injured 25 while leveling a downtown...

Duke WR Bobo out indefinitely with broken collarbone

Aug. 9, 2019 2:56 PM EDT

DURHAM, N.C. (AP) — Duke receiver Jake Bobo is out indefinitely with a broken clavicle. Team spokesman Art Chase said Bobo had surgery Friday, a day after he broke his right collarbone during practice. Bobo had 10 catches for 167 yards and a touchdown last season, and was a projected starter for a Duke...

Girardi to manage Team USA at Olympic baseball qualifier

Aug. 7, 2019 4:09 PM EDT

DURHAM, N.C. (AP) — Four-time World Series champion Joe Girardi will manage Team USA at an Olympic qualifying tournament in November, hoping to guide the squad to a spot at the 2002 Summer Games in Tokyo. USA Baseball said Wednesday the rest of the coaching staff for the Premier12 competition in Mexico...

50 wild animals woman kept in North Carolina home euthanized

Aug. 6, 2019 9:39 AM EDT

DURHAM, N.C. (AP) — North Carolina authorities have euthanized more than 50 wild animals, including opossums, raccoons and squirrels, that a woman was keeping inside her suburban home and yard. The News & Observer reports Wildlife Commission officials responded to Kimberly Childress's home on Aug. 1,...