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Area Sports: Five Rowan girls basketball teams win; Carson, West boys move to 3-0 in NPC

From staff reports TROUTMAN — East Rowan’s girls basketball team wasn’t razor-sharp on Tuesday but did enough to win at South Iredell, 68-51. “We started ... Read more

2 hours ago by Mike London.

No. 8 Duke ends 2-game skid by crushing Miami, 89-59

By AARON BEARD AP Basketball Writer DURHAM (AP) — Freshman Matthew Hurt scored 15 of his 22 points in a dominating first half to help ... Read more

2 hours ago by Post Sports.

Clemson rallies from 10 points down to top Deacons, 71-68

By PETE IACOBELLI AP Sports Writer CLEMSON, S.C. (AP) — Hunter Tyson believed he was ready to make an impact. On Tuesday night, the Clemson ... Read more

2 hours ago by Post Sports.

Zion Williamson rejoining Pelicans lineup at pivotal time

By BRETT MARTEL AP Sports Writer METAIRIE, La. (AP) — Zion Williamson opened with a joke — about himself. A monthslong recovery from arthroscopic knee ... Read more

2 hours ago by Post Sports.

Snow rejoins Rhule as Panthers new defensive coordinator

By STEVE REED AP Sports Writer CHARLOTTE (AP) — Phil Snow is rejoining head coach Matt Rhule in Carolina as the new Panthers defensive coordinator. ... Read more

2 hours ago by Post Sports.

Ugly brawl breaks out at end of Kansas/K-State game

By DAVE SKRETTA AP Basketball Writer LAWRENCE, Kan. (AP) — Third-ranked Kansas and Kansas State ended their bitter showdown Tuesday night with a wild melee ... Read more

2 hours ago by Post Sports.

Kyle Busch has 2 NASCAR titles and an eye on at least 5 more

JENNA FRYER AP Auto Racing Writer DAYTONA BEACH, Fla. (AP) — The way Kyle Busch sees it, there is a flaw in the championship ring ... Read more

2 hours ago by Post Sports.

Thousands preparing Super Bowl site in Miami

By Steven Wine AP Sports Writer MIAMI GARDENS, Fla. (AP) — The pounding of a single hammer echoed through the stands Tuesday in the Miami ... Read more

3 hours ago by Post Sports.

Jeter 1 vote shy of unanimous, Walker also elected to Hall

By RONALD BLUM AP Baseball Writer NEW YORK (AP) — Known for two decades as No. 2, Derek Jeter is now linked to the number ... Read more

5 hours ago by Post Sports.

Mostert lifts 49ers to Super Bowl with 37-20 win vs Packers

By JOSH DUBOW AP Pro Football Writer SANTA CLARA, Calif. — Coach Kyle Shanahan received the NFC championship trophy from his Super Bowl-winning father Mike ... Read more

2 days ago by Post Sports.

Mahomes’ feet, arm lift Chiefs to Super Bowl over Titans

By BARRY WILNER AP Pro Football Writer KANSAS CITY, Mo. — With his best imitation of a tightrope walker, Patrick Mahomes high-wired the Kansas City ... Read more

2 days ago by Post Sports.

All-Rowan County football: Wilson made Cavaliers go

By Mike London mike.london@salisburypost.com SALISBURY —  Rowan County Offensive Co-Player of the Year Malcolm Wilson, North Rowan’s senior running back, is in special company. He’s ... Read more

3 days ago by Mike London.

College basketball: Catawba women stay tied for first place

By Mike London mike.london@salisburypost.com SALISBURY —  Veterans Madi Hallman and Taisha DeShazo led the scoring, and freshmen Lyrik Thorne and Janiya Downs made the key ... Read more

3 days ago by Mike London.

All-Rowan County football: Houston accepted new role … and ran with it

By Mike London mike.london@salisburypost.com SALISBURY —  It was in 2000, before West Rowan senior Jalen Houston was born, that something similar to his amazing 2019 ... Read more

3 days ago by Mike London.

Johnson, No. 11 Louisville earn win at No. 3 Duke

By AARON BEARD AP Basketball Writer DURHAM (AP) — Louisville’s big lead was all but gone, leaving the 11th-ranked Cardinals clinging to a slim margin ... Read more

3 days ago by Post Sports.

JCSU spoils party, topping the Blue Bears, 77-72

By David Shaw sports@salisburypost.com SALISBURY — Leave it to rival J.C. Smith to crash the party at New Trent Gym. With a rambunctious Saturday afternoon ... Read more

3 days ago by Dave Shaw.

Area Sports: Catawba men fall to L-R

From staff reports Catawba’s men’s basketball team lost to hot-shooting Lenoir-Rhyne on Saturday at Goodman Gym. Devin Cooper scored a career-high 37 for the Indians, ... Read more

3 days ago by Mike London.

Elks Hoop Shoot: Dasia Elder wins 4th title

Salisbury Elks Lodge release SALISBURY — Veteran hoop shooter Dasia Elder sank connected on 19-of-25 free throws, winning the girls (12-13) division of the Salisbury ... Read more

3 days ago by Post Sports.

Livingstone women fall to JC Smith, 63-48

Staff report SALISBURY — Le’Zarea Bowens missed only two shots, scored 22 points and grabbed eight rebounds, leading Johnson C. Smith past Livingstone, 63-48, here ... Read more

3 days ago by Dennis Davidson.

Johnson scores 20, Pitt drills reeling North Carolina, 66-52

By WILL GRAVES AP Sports Writer PITTSBURGH (AP) — Xavier Johnson could have chosen a cliche, something about how no one game is more important ... Read more

3 days ago by Post Sports.

Balanced scoring leads N.C. State past Clemson, 60-54

By NEIL AMATO Associated Press RALEIGH (AP) — North Carolina State couldn’t afford to worry about style points, not when it expected a defensive struggle ... Read more

3 days ago by Post Sports.

49ers, Packers look to go from losing seasons to Super Bowl

By JOSH DUBOW AP Pro Football Writer SANTA CLARA, Calif. (AP) — The San Francisco 49ers are one win away from accomplishing a turnaround that’s ... Read more

3 days ago by Post Sports.

Titans, Chiefs on verge of Super Bowl, play for AFC title

By DAVE SKRETTA AP Sports Writer KANSAS CITY, Mo. (AP) — Andy Reid rarely digs into his own past, preferring to stay in the moment ... Read more

3 days ago by Post Sports.

Giants hire former Cowboys coach Garrett as OC

By DENNIS WASZAK Jr. AP Pro Football Writer NEW YORK (AP) — Jason Garrett is headed to the other side of the Giants-Cowboys rivalry. New ... Read more

3 days ago by Post Sports.

Boys high school basketball: Friday’s roundup — South ends slump

Staff report LANDIS — South Rowan’s boys opened Central Carolina Conference with a two-point loss at East Davidson in a game they felt they should ... Read more

4 days ago by Mike London.

Girls high school basketball: Friday’s roundup — Carson wins a big one at East

From staff reports GRANITE QUARRY — Maci Cooper made three 3-pointers and scored 16 points as Carson’s girls won a 44-39 North Piedmont Conference struggle ... Read more

4 days ago by Mike London.

Bettors leaning heavily toward home teams making Super Bowl

By BARRY WILNER AP Pro Football Writer Pro Picks is surprised. Consider that the NFC title game is a matchup of the conferences’s top two ... Read more

4 days ago by Post Sports.

All-Rowan County football: Hornets’ Hinson inspired greatness

By Mike London mike.london@salisburypost.com SALISBURY — “I’m not saying there are going to be any miracles, but Salisbury is a place where you can build ... Read more

5 days ago by Mike London.

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