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July 16, 2018

PARIS (AP) — With the golden World Cup trophy in hand, France’s victorious national team is returning home to a grand “Merci!” from a grateful nation that was sorely in need of a boost.

“Eternal Happiness” said Monday’s headline in the sports daily…


All-Star Game a celebration of baseball in Washington

July 15, 2018

WASHINGTON (AP) — Mark Lerner’s first letter to then-commissioner Bud Selig after his family bought the Nationals asked to host the All-Star Game.

“It’s something I’ve wanted from the moment we got the team,” Lerner said.

Thirteen years after Major League…


Smelcer, RMA's first Division 1 recruit, kicking his way to Charlotte

July 13, 2018

The 8-man football scene is frenetic, high-scoring and wide-open. The defense, with three less men to cover the same amount of field, can sometimes be modest; reigning champion Rocky Mount Academy won its state title this past fall by a 66-60 overtime score.

The defense in the FBS’s…


Nash Central's Allen, RMP's Baker to play in annual All-Star game

July 12, 2018

Senior Robbi Allen, who recently signed to play basketball for Savannah State University, will represent Nash Central this upcoming Monday in the annual East-West All-Star Game.

On the boys side, Rocky Mount Prep’s Kalil Baker was a late selection, but will play for the East’s team as…