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GREENVILLE — Three days before East Carolina University’s football team would defeat Southern Methodist University, head coach Ruffin McNeill sat in the team’s meeting room adjacent to Dowdy-Ficklen Stadium, speaking to a reporter.As players cleared out of the nearby hallways following practice, McNeill briefly called two of them into the room.“Ask them who their daddy is,” McNeill said.With that prompt, both players simultaneously said: “Ruffin.”“You can call anybody in here,” McNeill said. “I didn’t know who that was. You can’t plan what I just did, but they heard my voice, they knew something was up and they came.”

 

McGirt earns more than $30K at Las Vegas event

LAS VEGAS — Fairmont native William McGirt recorded three birdies in his final seven holes on Sunday to shoot his third 3-under-par 68 at the TPC Summerlin course and pocketed $30,724 in the PGA Tour’s Shriners Hospitals for Children Open.McGirt, who has now made the cut in 10 of his last 11 tour starts, also earned 34 FedEx Cup points to stand in 65th place two events into the tour’s wraparound season. He made the cut at last week’s Frys.com Open, but was f...

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Keselowski moves to third round after Talladega win

TALLADEGA, Ala. — Brad Keselowski refused to be knocked down — not by Matt Kenseth, who jumped him from behind after a disastrous race at Charlotte, and not by garage-wide condemnation over his post-race meltdown.He kept his head up and arrived at Talladega Superspeedway determined to shake off a bad week that earned him a $50,000 fine from NASCAR and moved him to the edge of elimination in the Chase for the Sprint Cup championship.Only a win would keep his t...

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Manning rolls past Favre to 510

DENVER (AP) — Leave it to Peyton Manning to plan his own prank.After breaking Brett Favre’s NFL record with his 509th touchdown toss, Manning’s teammates played keep-away with his milestone memento, and Manning played right along.Manning went into the Sunday night showdown two TDs shy of Favre’s record of 508 and finished with four touchdown passes on 22-of-26 passing for 318 yards in just three quarters of work.He surpassed Favre with ...

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Panthers no match for Packers in 38-17 loss

GREEN BAY, Wis — Randall Cobb got messy on his Lambeau Leap.A fan spilled ketchup on the receiver’s uniform during his post-touchdown celebration in the second quarter of Green Bay’s 38-17 win Sunday over the Carolina Panthers.It was about the only stain on an otherwise flawless first half for the Packers.Aaron Rodgers threw three touchdown passes, Cobb torched the Carolina secondary for 121 yards and a score on six catches and Green Bay domi...

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MMA star Brunson to receive UNCP’s young alumnus award

PEMBROKE — Officials at The University of North Carolina at Pembroke announced that Derek Brunson, a three-time All-American wrestler for the Braves from 2003-07, has been recognized as its Young Alumnus of the Year.The Young Alumnus of the Year criteria for selection includes distinguished professional achievement, leadership and service to UNCP and/or its community and loyalty to the ideals of the university. Candidates for the award must be UNCP graduates, 40 years of age ...

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Aiken gets PBC womens goalie award

AUGUSTA, Ga. — After playing an integral role in helping the UNCP womens soccer team to an unbeaten week last week, including a tie with No. 10 North Georgia on Saturday, junior Janae Aiken was lauded with the PBC Goalkeeper of the Week award on Monday.Aiken played all 200 minutes for the Braves between the pipes last week and registered a 1-0-1 record with nine saves. She began her week by stopping a lone shot on goal and picking up her fourth shutout of the season in a 3-0 ...

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Miles gets PBC Player of the Week award

AUGUSTA, Ga. — Coming off a week that included eight points scored, UNCP mens soccer senior Sam Miles was been named the AstroTurf/Peach Belt Conference Player of the Week for the second time this season, the league office announced Monday afternoon.Miles helped the Braves in two shutout victories last week. Miles opened the week with two goals and two assists against Mars Hill. He is currently second in the PBC with 44 shots, fifth in the league with seven goals scored and f...

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UNCP’s Perkinson nabs 2nd PBC goalie award

AUGUSTA, Ga. — Following a week with back-to-back shutouts, UNCP freshman Kenneth Perkinson was named the AstroTurf/Peach Belt Conference Goalkeeper of the Week after going 2-0, the league office announced Monday afternoon.The Garner native collected three saves in a 90 minutes on Wednesday in a 5-0 win against Mars Hill and followed up the performance with a pair of saves in PBC action in Saturday’s 1-0 win against North Georgia. During the week, he held a perfect save...

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Braves no match for Indians

PEMBROKE — For about a quarter and a half, it looked as though the University of North Carolina at Pembroke had put it’s offensive woes behind them against Catawba College.After throwing an interception for a touchdown on the second play of the game, the Braves offense marched down the field on consecutive drives orchestrated by Reggie Pinner and Seth Owen.The happy news ended there as the Indians scored the next 24 points of the game on the way to a 30-17 wi...

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Finding the payoff

PEMBROKE — One of the top ideas that Purnell Swett golf coach Jamie Locklear tries to impart on the girls he coaches is the value of working hard.“My thoughts are hard work, patience and, more than any of it, putting the time in,” he said.Junior Meredith Godwin and sophomore Alaina Malcolm have put in the work and are seeing the reward, as the pair of Rams will be the only two 4A golfers from Robeson County to earn a birth in the East Regional tournamen...

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Fairmont falls in volleyball to Bunn

FAIRMONT — The Fairmont volleyball team saw it’s season come to an abrupt end to the hands of Bunn on Saturday night, losing in straight sets 25-19, 25-19, 25-22.The Wildcats outhit the Golden Tornadoes in the match 46 to 23, with Tainasha Vines leading the team with 21 kills on the night and Paige Timberlake added another 11. The Wildcats used two setters in the match, with Kristy Green and Erin Collier combining for 39 assists, with 20 coming from Collier.T...

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