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Bobcats need to solve LeBron for first playoff win

CHARLOTTE (AP) — The Charlotte Bobcats will have to find a way to stop LeBron James if they hope to win their first playoff game in franchise history.That’s something they’ve yet to figure out.Miami is 15-0 against the Bobcats since James signed with the Heat as a free agent in 2010. Charlotte, the No. 7 seed in the Eastern Conference, will play the second-seeded Heat in a best-of-seven series that begins Sunday in Miami.James is averaging a ...

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Duke’s Parker declares for NBA draft

DURHAM — Jabari Parker is hoping to become Duke’s latest one-and-done star to become the No. 1 pick in the NBA draft.The 6-foot-8 All-American forward said Thursday he’ll enter the NBA draft after being the highest-scoring freshman in Duke history. He was also the first freshman to lead the Blue Devils in scoring and rebounding, and the first freshman in three decades to be selected team MVP.Now he has the chance to do what Kyrie Irving did in 2011: fol...

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Lady Knights lacrosse season comes to end with first round loss

COLUMBIA, S.C. — The fifth seeded St. Andrews University women’s lacrosse team saw their season come to an end on Friday evening as they fell 20-13 to No. 4 seed Emmanuel College, of Georgia, in the first round of the NWLL South Region Championships.Senior midfielder Catherine Lovallo and senior attacker Jackie Jones each led with four goals in the loss while Jones also had three assists to lead the team with seven points on the day. Jones finishes the season with 16 as...

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Scotland avenges earlier loss, downs Swett

LAURINBURG — They say that when the weather warms up, so to do the bats.That was the case for the Scotland baseball team as it banged out 11 hits, including a long home run by Grant English, in a 7-2 win over Purnell Swett Friday night at McCoy Field.The Scots’ win avenges an earlier loss to the Rams.The Scots trailed early after two fielding miscues in the second allowed the Rams to take a 2-0 advantage.Scotland answered with three runs...

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Haas leads, with a pair of Masters champs 1 back

AUGUSTA, Ga. (AP) — No nerves. No worries. Adam Scott never knew the opening round at Augusta National could be so enjoyable.With his green jacket upstairs in the locker room for Masters champions, Scott made only one bad swing that cost him two shots in a round of 3-under 69. It was the lowest opening score by a defending champion in 13 years, and it left Scott one shot behind leader Bill Haas on an otherwise demanding day.

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Panthers sign former Ravens TE Dickson

CHARLOTTE (AP) — The Panthers added depth at tight end on Thursday, signing four-year NFL veteran Ed Dickson from the Baltimore Ravens to a one-year contract.The team did not release financial terms of the deal.The 6-foot-4, 255-pound Dickson started 44 games and played in 60 during his four seasons with the Ravens. He has recorded 111 career receptions for 1,178 yards and seven touchdowns since being selected in the third round of the 2010 NFL draft.Dic...

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Beacham’s two goals push Scots ahead

LAURINBURG — Emma Gray Beacham scored two goals for Scotland as they went on to beat Purnell Swett 2-1 on Wednesday evening.Beacham scored in both halves to give Scotland its third Southeastern Conference win of the season. The Scots did not dominate the scoreline like they did in their previous meeting with the Rams, when they won 5-0, but they did once again control the possession.

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Softball wins in extras, soccer ties in OT

RAEFORD — Maggie Laviner drove in Ashlyn Dial in the eighth inning Tuesday to give Scotland a 2-1 win over the Hoke County Bucks.Laviner’s hit gave Scotland the lead in extra innings, and the defense closed it out to let Scotland escape with the win against a Hoke County team that is now 0-6 in the Southeastern Conference.Hoke had taken the initial 1-0 lead before Scotland came back to tie it in the sixth inning. Nikki Hogan came to the plate with the bases l...

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Scots breeze by Hoke

RAEFORD — Scotland rebounded after a loss to its rivals with a 6-0 win over Hoke County on Tuesday night behind a dominant pitching performance.The Scots came into the game after suffering two straight losses in Southeastern Conference games, losses in which they were unable to score more than a single run. However, that changed Tuesday as the Scots found success on both offense and defense to improve to 3-3 in the conference.

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NC State’s TJ Warren to enter NBA draft

RALEIGH (AP) — North Carolina State sophomore T.J. Warren is taking his high-scoring game to the NBA.In a statement released by the school Tuesday, the Atlantic Coast Conference’s player of the year said he had “a fun ride” but was ready to enter the NBA draft.“Playing in the NBA has been a lifelong dream of mine, and playing at N.C. State has prepared me well to achieve my dream,” Warren said.Behind Warren, the Wolfpack wen...

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Rain pushes soccer to today

LAURINBURG — Monday’s rain caused the two Scotland High School games to be moved or canceled. The girls soccer team was set to take on Hoke County in Raeford in the evening while the boys golf team was set for an afternoon meet at Pinecrest.The soccer game was postponed to today, with the varsity beginning at 7 p.m. The golf meet does not have a makeup date at this time.

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