Sports

North Carolina

Virginia stymies UNC offense in 53-43 victory

The Virginia Cavaliers shut down the North Carolina Tar Heels’ offense in an ugly 53-43 win at John Paul Jones Arena in Charlottesville, Va., on Monday night.

Duke

Duke quarterback Thomas Sirk to transfer for his final season

Thomas Sirk, a 6-4 quarterback, who has suffered three torn Achilles tendons since enrolling at Duke in January 2012, plans to transfer for his final season of eligibility. Named co-Most Valuable Player of the 2015 Pinstripe Bowl when he led the Blue Devils to their first bowl win since 1961, Sirk already has his Duke degree and will be eligible to play this season at the school where he transfers.

Baseball

Royals' Terrance Gore still trying to prove he can do more

Inside the Royals clubhouse, the clock ticks. A collection of cornerstone players are set to become free agents after the 2017 season. Royals manager Ned Yost has two years remaining on his contract, and at age 61, will not be here indefinitely. All around the room, there are reminders of a franchise in transition.

Hockey

Ron Cook: Old man Matt Cullen helps young Penguins shine

It seemed so innocent late Saturday night, Matt Cullen, sounding like an old man well past his bedtime, talking about how he used to watch Jake Guentzel play high school hockey in Minnesota. But it said so much. Guentzel was 3 when Cullen broke into the NHL in 1997 with the Anaheim Mighty Ducks. The two are teammates now on a Penguins club that looks good enough to become the first repeat Stanley Cup champion in almost two decades. What makes their story so compelling is that each belongs. Each has earned his spot, Cullen at 40, absolutely an old man by his sport's harsh standards and the NHL's third-oldest player, and Guentzel at 22, a mere baby and the Penguins' youngest player. It's a beautiful thing, a wonderful dynamic that makes sports so much fun to watch.

   

Videos

UNC's Berry talks turnovers after loss to Virginia

University of North Carolina point guard Joel Berry says first half turnovers put the Tar Heels in the hole in dealing with Virginia's slowdown offense.
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UNC's Berry talks turnovers after loss to Virginia 1:38

UNC's Berry talks turnovers after loss to Virginia

Tar Heels fall to Virginia in Charlottesville, fewest points scored against Cavaliers since 1945 5:13

Tar Heels fall to Virginia in Charlottesville, fewest points scored against Cavaliers since 1945

Capturing a Coyote 1:06

Capturing a Coyote

Canes' Victor Rask: 2:10

Canes' Victor Rask: "We just gotta bounce back here," he says after loss to Flames