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Nervy return: Year after injury, Pirates’ Nick Burdi is throwing gas

By Will Graves AP Sports Writer BRADENTON, Fla. (AP) — The rib is stashed away somewhere in his parents’ house in suburban Chicago, a reminder ... Read more

3 days ago by Post Sports.

College women’s basketball: Struggling win for Catawba

By Mike London mike.london@salisburypost.com SALISBURY — Basketball seasons are long, the homestretch is here, and it’s impossible for everyone to bring it every game. Even ... Read more

4 days ago by Mike London.

Johnson, Daniels help NC State rout No. 6 Duke, 88-66

By AARON BEARD AP Basketball Writer RALEIGH (AP) — North Carolina State overwhelmed sixth-ranked Duke so thoroughly that the Blue Devils’ Hall of Fame coach ... Read more

4 days ago by Post Sports.

Livingstone men fall to Claflin on Senior Night, 85-77

Staff report SALISBURY — A solid Senior Night performance by guard Roger Ray was not enough, as Livingstone fell to Claflin, 85-78, in CIAA men’s ... Read more

4 days ago by Dennis Davidson.

Area sports: Catawba splits with Queens

From staff reports SALISBURY — Catawba’s women’s basketball team overcame a horrible start and beat Queens 62-51 at Goodman Gym on Wednesday. The Indians missed ... Read more

4 days ago by Mike London.

WBB: Livingstone gets CIAA win over Claflin, 57-46

Staff report SALISBURY — Livingstone got past one-win Claflin, 57-46, here Wednesday evening at New Trent Gym. The Blue Bears improved to 12-13 overall and ... Read more

4 days ago by Dennis Davidson.

App State, ECU 2021 football game moved to Thursday

App State release CHARLOTTE — The Charlotte Sports Foundation announced Wednesday afternoon that the 2021 football game between Appalachian State and East Carolina, originally scheduled ... Read more

4 days ago by Post Sports.

Hank Aaron on hand as ‘World Series or nothing’ Braves ramp up

NORTH PORT, Fla. (AP) — Nothing like a little encouragement from Hammerin’ Hank himself to show the way at spring training for the Atlanta Braves. ... Read more

4 days ago by Post Sports.

High school basketball: North boys advance

Staff report DENTON — North Rowan’s second-seeded boys handled Uwharrie Charter 57-44 on Wednesday in a Yadkin Valley Conference Tournament semifinal. North (19-7) got a ... Read more

4 days ago by Mike London.

NASCAR’s Ryan Newman released from hospital

By Jenna Fryer AP Auto Racing Writer CHARLOTTE (AP) — Ryan Newman was released from a Florida hospital on Wednesday, about 42 hours after his ... Read more

4 days ago by Post Sports.

High school basketball: West girls advance to championship game

Staff report CHINA GROVE — West Rowan’s girls defeated East Rowan, 65-46, in a North Piedmont Conference Tournament semifinal played at Carson on Wednesday night. ... Read more

4 days ago by Mike London.

157 pounds of pot? NFL free agent Robinson jailed in Texas

EL PASO, Texas (AP) — NFL offensive tackle Greg Robinson remained in a West Texas jail without bond Wednesday after federal agents said they found ... Read more

4 days ago by Post Sports.

Olsen agrees to deal with Seattle Seahawks

CHARLOTTE (AP) — A person familiar with the situation says three-time Pro Bowl tight end Greg Olsen has agreed to a one-year, $7 million contract ... Read more

4 days ago by Post Sports.

Hornets’ Graham emerging as Most Improved candidate

By Steve Reed AP Sports Writer CHARLOTTE (AP) — Devonte Graham had mixed emotions when Kemba Walker left for the Boston Celtics. Walker had become ... Read more

4 days ago by Post Sports.

Area sports: North Rowan boys romp; East girls advance

From staff reports SPENCER — North Rowan’s boys basketball team romped 67-27 against North Moore in Tuesday’s first-round game in the Yadkiin Valley Conference Tournament. ... Read more

5 days ago by Mike London.

New challenge: Hampton leaving North Rowan for Socastee

By Mike London mike.london@salisburypost.com SPENCER — On Ben Hampton’s second interview for the Socastee High School head football job, he took the family along —  ... Read more

5 days ago by Mike London.

High school basketball: Tournament schedules are revised

Staff report Thursday weather concerns led to major revisions of the Central Carolina Conference and North Piedmont Conference tournaments. Changes were announced Tuesday. No games ... Read more

5 days ago by Mike London.

14th Annual Polar Bear Motorcycle Run raises $3,400

Staff report SALISBURY — Dozens of motorcycles roared through the streets of Salisbury on Feb. 1, combining a good time for a good cause. The event, ... Read more

5 days ago by Post Sports.

Braves’ Markakis: Everyone on Astros `deserves a beating’

NORTH PORT, Fla. (AP) — Before taking batting practice, Atlanta outfielder Nick Markakis teed off on the scam-ridden Houston Astros. “I feel every single guy ... Read more

5 days ago by Post Sports.

Newman awake, speaking after Daytona crash

DAYTONA BEACH, Fla. (AP) — NASCAR driver Ryan Newman is awake and speaking with family and doctors a day after his horrific crash on the ... Read more

5 days ago by Post Sports.

Mickey Wright leaves a legacy of big wins, beautiful swing

By DOUG FERGUSON AP Golf Writer The swing was so fundamentally sound that it got the attention of anyone who knew and cared about golf, ... Read more

5 days ago by Post Sports.

Ben Hampton to become new coach at Socastee High School

Staff report SPENCER — North Rowan High School football coach Ben Hampton will leave the school for a new position at Socastee High School in ... Read more

5 days ago by Post Sports.

High school basketball: Another agonizing loss for Salisbury boys

By Mike London mike.london@salisburypost.com SALISBURY — Heartbreak isn’t much fun, and Salisbury’s boys basketball team has experienced more than its share of trauma. The third-seeded ... Read more

6 days ago by Mike London.

High school basketball: Salisbury girls win 15th in a row

By Mike London mike.london@salisburypost.com SALISBURY — Salisbury’s girls basketball team doesn’t allow much, and for a long time in Monday’s first-round game in the Central ... Read more

6 days ago by Mike London.

Area athletes update … Hargrave headed for free agency and huge contract

By Mike London mike.london@salisburypost.com Area athletes update … Pittsburgh Steelers defensive lineman Javon Hargrave (North Rowan) is set to be a free agent in March ... Read more

6 days ago by Mike London.

High school football: Salisbury’s Norman, Corpening head to the SAC

By Mike London mike.london@salisburypost.com SALISBURY — Teammates on a Salisbury defense that put the Hornets back on the football map statewide, linebacker Jabril Norman and ... Read more

6 days ago by Mike London.

High school football: Hampton approved as Socastee head coach

Staff report On Monday, the Horry County Board of Education approved Ben Hampton as the next football coach at Socastee High School in South Carolina. ... Read more

6 days ago by Mike London.

Area Sports: Salisbury girls 23-1 after first-round win; SHS boys lose a close one

From staff reports SALISBURY — Salisbury’s top-seeded girls basketball team scored the first 16 points and romped 68-31 against South Rowan on Monday in the ... Read more

6 days ago by Mike London.

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