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August 2, 2021

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Legion baseball update: Fuquay-Varina wins championship

  State Tournament  at Cherryville Stars Pool — Rowan County (2-1), Port City (0-3), Wayne County (1-2), Cherryville (3-0) Stripes Pool — Kannapolis (1-2), Rutherford ... Read more

12 hours ago by Post Sports.

Texas-born Italian sprints from unknown to Bolt’s successor

TOKYO (AP) — The 100 meters at the Olympics is the event that turns sprinters into kings: Jesse Owens, Carl Lewis, Usain Bolt. On one ... Read more

17 hours ago by News Service Report.

Swimming: Salisbury native DeSorbo coaching in Olympics

By Mike London mike.london@salisburypost.com TOKYO — Alex Walsh and Kate Douglass were fast and furious finishers for medals in the 200-meter individual medley on the ... Read more

2 days ago by Mike London.

American Legion baseball: Rogers’ slam not enough

By Mike London mike.london@salisburypost.com CHERRYVILLE — Logan Rogers’ opposite-field grand slam in the fourth inning lifted Rowan off the deck and back into the ballgame, ... Read more

2 days ago by Mike London.

Catawba athletics: Busy fall planned

By Mike London mike.london@salisburypost.com SALISBURY — The first of seven Catawba College home football games — yes, seven — is set for Sept. 4 at ... Read more

2 days ago by Mike London.

Votto comes inches from home run record as Mets rally past Reds

By MIKE FITZPATRICK AP Sports Writer NEW YORK (AP) — Joey Votto came oh-so-close to matching the major league record with a home run in ... Read more

2 days ago by Paris Goodnight.

Swanson hits 2 homers, drives in 7 as Braves rout Brewers

By CHARLES ODUM AP Sports Writer ATLANTA (AP) — Dansby Swanson hit a grand slam and a two-run shot and drove in a career-high seven ... Read more

2 days ago by Post Sports.

College-bound North Carolina football player shot to death

ST. PAULS, N.C. (AP) — A standout high school football player who had signed to play at  Fayetteville State University has been shot to death, ... Read more

3 days ago by Post Sports.

American Legion baseball: Rowan bounces back behind Schenck, reaches semifinals today

By Mike London mike.london@salisburypost.com CHERRYVILLE — Rowan County was outscored 23-10 in American Legion State Tournament pool play, but the only math that really mattered ... Read more

3 days ago by Mike London.

Brewers stop Toussaint, Braves 9-5

By CHARLES ODUM AP Sports Writer ATLANTA (AP) — Avisaíl García, Willy Adames and Eduardo Escobar hit home runs and the Milwaukee Brewers overcame the ... Read more

3 days ago by Post Sports.

American Legion baseball: Kannapolis ends season

Staff report CHERRYVILLE — Perennial powerhouse Wilmington Post 10 won the 2018 and 2019 American Legion state tournaments. COVID stopped Legion baseball in 2020, but ... Read more

3 days ago by Mike London.

Panthers linebacker Perryman will wear mask, won’t get vaccinated

By STEVE REED AP Sports Writer SPARTANBURG, S.C. (AP) — Denzel Perryman thinks everyone should be wearing a mask until the coronavirus pandemic subsides. But ... Read more

3 days ago by Post Sports.

Deal ’em up! Scherzer, Turner, Bryant, Báez and Berríos move

Associated Press Max Scherzer and Trea Turner wearing Dodger blue, Kris Bryant heading to the Golden Gate. Javier Báez joining the Mets, Craig Kimbrel crossing ... Read more

3 days ago by Post Sports.

Legion baseball: Kannapolis still in the hunt after knocking off Rutherford County

Staff report CHERRYVILLE — Kannapolis bounced back on Thursday morning from a lopsided loss and beat Rutherford County 9-4 in pool play in the American ... Read more

4 days ago by Mike London.

Hornets add UConn guard, Plumlee

By Steve Reed AP Sports Writer  CHARLOTTE (AP) — Charlotte Hornets general manager Mitch Kupchak was a busy man Thursday night. The Hornets selected guard ... Read more

4 days ago by Post Sports.

Riley homers as Braves inch closer to Mets

By Jerry Beach Associated Press NEW YORK — Austin Riley concluded his big week at Citi Field by hitting a two-run homer and finishing with ... Read more

4 days ago by Post Sports.

Legion baseball: Lopsided loss for Rowan in state tourney

Staff report CHERRYVILLE – Small ball gradually turned into maul ball, as host and Area IV champion Cherryville battered Rowan County 17-1 in the American ... Read more

4 days ago by Mike London.

Panthers expecting great things from Burns

By Steve Reed AP Sports Writer SPARTANBURG, S.C. — The gray wristband on Brian Burns’ left arm reads “different breed.” The Carolina Panthers believe their ... Read more

4 days ago by Post Sports.

Drury’s homer, Conforto’s throw lead Mets past Braves 2-1

By JERRY BEACH Associated Press NEW YORK (AP) — Pinch-hitter Brandon Drury delivered a tiebreaking homer in the seventh inning and right fielder Michael Conforto ... Read more

5 days ago by Post Sports.

Legion baseball: Drinkard keys Rowan victory

By Mike London mike.london@salisburypost.com SALISBURY — Rowan County American Legion baseball head coach Jim Gantt was in a good mood. “When this season started, we ... Read more

5 days ago by Mike London.

Hurricanes sign defenseman DeAngelo, two goalies

By AARON BEARD and STEPHEN WHYNO AP Sports Writers Tony DeAngelo says he’s learned from mistakes that have dotted his career and even had the ... Read more

5 days ago by Post Sports.

High school baseball: Chrismon commits to East Carolina

Staff report CHINA GROVE — Nathan Chrismon, a rising senior at South Rowan, announced a commitment on Wednesday to East Carolina’s baseball program. There’s a ... Read more

5 days ago by Mike London.

Little League softball: Rowan drops regional final, but moves on

Staff report WARNER ROBINS — Rowan Little League’s 12U softball team already had qualified for the World Series, and that took some of the sting ... Read more

5 days ago by Mike London.

Panthers’ McCaffrey still confident after injury-marred 2020

By STEVE REED AP Sports Writer SPARTANBURG, S.C. (AP) — A year ago, Christian McCaffrey said he would choose himself if he had the top ... Read more

5 days ago by Post Sports.

Legion baseball: Kannapolis crunched by Fuquay-Varina

Staff report CHERRYVILLE — Fuquay-Varina pounded Kannapolis 10-2 in a pool play game in the American Legion State Tournament on Wednesday evening. Area III runner-up ... Read more

5 days ago by Mike London.

Drivers big fans of NASCAR’s two-week hiatus

Associated Press Kevin Harvick headed into NASCAR’s two-week break during the Olympics delighted to be away from his own race car but with plans to ... Read more

6 days ago by Post Sports.

UNC’s Howell preseason pick for ACC player of the year

GREENSBORO (AP) — North Carolina quarterback Sam Howell is the preseason pick to be Atlantic Coast Conference player of the year while six-time reigning champion ... Read more

6 days ago by Post Sports.

Riley’s grand slam, 6 RBIs power Braves to 12-5 rout of Mets

By JERRY BEACH Associated Press NEW YORK (AP) — Austin Riley hit a grand slam and a two-run homer to set a career high with ... Read more

6 days ago by Post Sports.

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