The Stanly News and Press (Albemarle, NC)

Regional & National Sports

Regional & National Sports
  • Brennan shines in return but Intimidators lose lead late

    AUGUSTA, Ga. (July 16, 2014) - Brandon Brennan tossed six innings of 1-hit ball in his return to Class A Kannapolis, but the Augusta GreenJackets came from behind late to beat the Intimidators, 3-2, on Wednesday at Lake Olmstead Stadium. Kannapolis (43-51, 14-13 Second Half) has now lost seven straight games, matching the team's longest losing streak of the season.

    July 17, 2014

  • 20110929_bowling.jpg Why fewer people go bowling

    WASHINGTON - Like other industries facing tough economic times, America's bowling centers are trying to reinvent themselves.

    July 15, 2014 1 Photo

  • Lindley, Tom.jpg James bears the weight of Cleveland's championship dreams

    Can LeBron James change Cleveland sports history? Overcoming this city's tortured curse could prove impossible - even for the world's best basketball player.

    July 15, 2014 1 Photo

  • Wildlife Commission Presents Angler with Lifetime Fishing License

    RALEIGH — The N.C. Wildlife Resources Commission, along with Neuse Sport Shop and the N.C. Council of Trout Unlimited, presented Riley Halstead, of Pilot Mountain, with a lifetime freshwater fishing license at the agency’s business meeting in Raleigh.

    July 14, 2014

  • Why North Korean cheerleaders may soon descend on the South

    WASHINGTON - When you think of North Korea, "cheerleaders" may not be the first thing that springs to mind. The Hermit Kingdom is perhaps better known for less savory things like gulag-like labor camps and leadership purges.

    July 8, 2014

  • Screen Shot 2014-07-08 at 10.40.20 AM.png VIDEO: Sleeping fan suing Yankees, ESPN for $10M

    A fan caught on camera sleeping during a recent game at Yankee Stadium has filed suit against the Yankees and ESPN, claiming he suffered emotional distress when two announcers mocked him on the air.

    July 8, 2014 1 Photo

  • Lindley, Tom.jpg U.S. loss on World Cup pitch was a win back home

    Exuberant fans - even those who couldn't tell you what offsides means - cheered on the U.S. men's national team during the World Cup in Brazil. Are those fans excited enough to keep watching soccer now that the United States has been eliminated?

    July 3, 2014 1 Photo

  • Lindley, Tom.jpg Follow closely as a dozen colleges do the conference shuffle

    Regional affiliations that once defined college athletic conferences are a thing of the past, replaced by the powerful attraction of large markets and big-money television deals. The good news for fans is that the competition has never been better.

    July 1, 2014 1 Photo

  • New London man wins Walmart Bass Fishing League event at High Rock Lake

    SALISBURY – Jeff Chandler of New London weighed a five-bass limit totaling 19 pounds, 7 ounces Saturday to win the fourth Walmart Bass Fishing League North Carolina Division tournament of 2014 on High Rock Lake. For his victory, Chandler earned $6,009.

    June 30, 2014

  • Kokanee Salmon State Record Broken — Twice in Less than a Week

    FRANKLIN — Nantahala Lake, a 1,065-acre reservoir in Clay and Macon counties, has spawned two state records for kokanee salmon in less than a week.

    June 27, 2014

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