Darlington gets Labor Day back
CHARLOTTE (AP) — Darlington Raceway will return to its traditional Labor Day weekend date next season in one of the few significant changes to NASCAR’s 2015 Sprint Cup Series schedule.
To get Darlington back to Labor Day weekend after an 11-year absence, Atlanta Motor Speedway gave up the date. Atlanta now goes to the second race of the season on March 1.
NASCAR goes from Atlanta to a West Coast swing through Phoenix, Las Vegas and Fontana, California.
The season will still open at Daytona International Speedway with the Daytona 500 on Feb. 22. Daytona’s second race date moves from its traditional Saturday night slot to Sunday, July 5.
There were no changes to the Chase for the Sprint Cup championship, which will again begin at Chicagoland Speedway and end at Homestead-Miami Speedway.
St. Pauls volleyball falls to West Bladen
The St. Pauls volleyball team (0-3) dropped another match on Tuesday, as they fell 3-2 to West Bladen at home last night. St. Pauls won the first set 25-18 before dropping the next two 18-25 and 10-25. The Bulldogs did come back to force a fifth set by winning 25-22 before West Bladen won the fifth 15-7.
St. Pauls tennis beat Red Springs 5-4.
Lumberton soccer loses to Terry Sanford
FAYETTEVILLE — Lumberton soccer allowed three goals in the last 30 minutes of Tuesday’s 2-1 loss at Terry Sanford. The Pirates (2-2) had the game tied 1-1 at halftime and took a 2-1 lead early in the second half before allowing three unanswered scores. Freddy Carrillo scored both of Lumberton’s goals.
LFA registration coming soon
The Lumberton Football Association and Lumberton Recreation Department will be having youth football signups on Sept. 2, 3 and 4 at Bill Sapp Rec Center from 6 p.m. until 8:30 p.m. Children must be 6-years-old and younger than 13 by Aug. 31. There is a $30 registration fee for players aged 6 and 7 and a $50 fee for players ages 8 through 12. Volunteer coaches are also needed. Visit lumbertonfootball.net for information.
LRD starting soccer registration
The Lumberton Recreation Dept will be having youth soccer registration starting Wednesday from 5:30 p.m. until 7 p.m. at Bill Sapp Rec Center. Registration will continue until Sept. 12 from 8 a.m. to 4:30 p.m. There is a $10 fee and children must be age 5 and but younger than 13 on Aug. 31st. Volunteer coaches are also needed. For information call Scott Graham at 910-671-3870.
Lawyer: Gordon’s DWI case rescheduled
RALEIGH (AP) — The attorney for Josh Gordon says the Cleveland Browns receiver’s hearing on a drunken-driving charge in North Carolina has been rescheduled for November.
Gordon was due to appear in Wake County court Tuesday on charges of driving while impaired and speeding. Attorney Trey Fitzhugh says Gordon had a waiver to miss the pretrial appearance and the case is continued until Nov. 18.
Gordon was arrested July 5 in Raleigh after being pulled for going 50 mph in a 35 mph zone.
He is still waiting to hear from the NFL on whether he’ll be suspended for all or part of the upcoming season for violating the league’s substance-abuse program. The Pro Bowler led the NFL with 1,646 yards receiving last year.