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McGirt closes strong, climbs FedEx Cup list

LE BIZARD, Quebec — Fairmont native William McGirt didn’t repeat his performances in the RBC Canadian Open from the last two years, but he did manage a 4-under-par 66 on Sunday to vault up the leaderboard and strengthen his position going into the FedEx Cup playoffs.McGirt, who finished second in the Canadian Open in 2012 and 2013, birdied three of his final four holes on Sunday to finish in a tie for 25th place at six under par while winning $45,457.50. He als garnered...

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Former Braves Cox, Glavine and Maddux inducted into Hall of Fame

COOPERSTOWN, N.Y. (AP) — Frank Thomas choked back tears, Joe Torre apologized for leaving people out of his speech and Tony La Russa said he felt uneasy.Being enshrined in the Hall of Fame can have those effects, even on the greats.Thomas, pitchers Tom Glavine and Greg Maddux, and managers Bobby Cox, Torre and La Russa were inducted into the baseball shrine Sunday, and all paid special tribute to their families before an adoring crowd of nearly 50,000.

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Big third inning propels Braves to win

ATLANTA (AP) — Mike Minor is working to correct flaws in his mechanics that were discovered when he looked at this year’s results and matched them up to tape from his strong 2013 season.Braves manager Fredi Gonzalez said he was enthused with the early results.Minor gave up three runs, Chris Johnson and Ryan Doumit each drove in two runs during Atlanta’s six-run third inning and the Braves beat Eric Stults and the San Diego Padres 8-3 on Sunday....

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A storybook ending

GREENSBORO — Demetri Sheridan resume last senior at Lumberton includes several high-profile honors. The senior was named All-Conference, All-County and All-Region honors, along with the county Defensive Player of the Year award.That’s why it was hardly shocking to some when Sheridan went off at the 69th annual NCCA East-West All-Star Football Game.Sheridan powered the East’s defense, taking his captain’s role seriously and racking up a game-high 1...

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Throwback Thursday: Local roots send Miller around the world

CHICAGO — For Regina Miller, every chance she could get to play basketball growing up was one she would take.“Riding my skateboard to the gym so I could shoot by myself, hoping that I could go somewhere,” Miller said, “and I did.”Miller has used basketball to travel the world, but it all started at Parkton High School where she learned to play the game, and took her school to its only NCHSAA state championship in girls basketball in 1980....

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West Rob boys headed for state

Contributed photoWest Robeson’s majors team won its district championship earlier this month in Lumberton. The team will advance to the state championship, which starts Saturday in Dunn. The team consists of, front left, Derrick Locklear, Jacob Brooks, Ethen Wilkins, Caleb Henderson, Dylan Cummings, Noah Locklear; middle left, Blake Scott, Cameron Briggs, Chandler Brayboy, Jeremiah Locklear, Micah Carter, Andrew Cummings; back left, coach Spencer Carter, coach Kaven Locklear ...

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West Rob advances to X-Play World Series

Contributed photoThe West Robeson Ponytails X-Play team won the state tournament in Pinehurst, going undefeated in the process. West Robeson beat Kings Mountain 11-2, Cherryville 10-0, Garner 19-3 and Cherryville 7-0 before beating Duplin County 10-0 in the championship. The team advances to the Ponytails X-Play World Series, which starts July 31 in Ponchatoula, La. The team includes, front left, Katelyn Culberth, Ayonna McGirt, Madison Canady, Kyra Locklear, Destiny Chavis, Saniah...

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Lumberton Ponytails go undefeated at state

Contributed photoAfter a third place finish in the district tournament, the Lumberton Ponytails saw the benefits of several hard weeks of practice, going undefeated at the Dixie Youth State Championship in Carthage. The win advances the team to the Dixie Softball World Series, which starts Aug. 4 in North Myrtle Beach, S.C. The team will represent North Carolina against 11 other teams from around the country, an honor that comes in Lumberton’s first year participating in Dixi...

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Burnette, Britt get all-star sendoff

GREENSBORO — As Bradley Burnette got off the bench and walked into his familiar center spot on the back line with 11 minutes left in Tuesday’s East-West All-Star boys soccer game, he paused for a second.The announcer at the University of North Carolina at Greensboro’s soccer stadium bellowed his name and on cue, Burnette raised his arms pointing his fingers to the sky as a small section of fans gave him an ovation.It was, if nothing else, a mix of emoti...

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Lonail Locklear closes out first County Championship

LUMBERTON — For Lonail Locklear, there was more on the line than just a trophy heading into Sunday’s round of the Robeson County Golf Championships, presented by Dial Insurance. With his brother, Larry Lynn Locklear, and his cousin, LeMark Harris, within shouting distance on the scoreboard, family bragging rights were on the line as well.Locklear didn’t flinch away from it, scoring a 3-over-par 75 on his final round to win the mens regular division by five strokes...

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