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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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