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“The Blind Side” may have done wonders for Sandra Bullock’s career, but for Michael Oher it’s been nothing but a burden. The Carolina Panthers tackle, the subject of the 20...(full article)

Is Cam Newton really a $100 million man? The question ran rampant throughout Twitter after the Carolina Panthers lavished a five-year, $103.8 million extension on a quarterback wit...(full article)

Cam Newton appears to be on the verge of receiving a hefty raise with a new contract that includes a lot of money up front. That figures to be a welcome development for other youn...(full article)

If one-and-done recruits were the guys you wanted driving your college basketball program, Tyus Jones and Jahlil Okafor were the Must-Have guys in the Class of 2014. They were th...(full article)

After the blue and white confetti fell and pieces of net began to do likewise Monday, Jahlil Okafor wrapped an arm around Duke teammates Justise Winslow and Quinn Cook for a commem...(full article)

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Mike Krzyzewski was in the midst of a postgame interview Monday when an arena official summoned him toward the ladder at Lucas Oil Stadium. Jahlil Okafor, Justise Winslow and Duke'...

From Duke's 8th Man to March Legend

March Madness gives us legends we don't forget, even when they play for Duke. Especially when they play for Duke. In the third row of Lucas Oil Stadium, William Allen had no idea...

Bless Duke! We Can Hate Them Again!

No one wants to admit it, but for the last five or six years, we have all had a Duke problem. We've done what we can to ignore this problem, to pretend it doesn't exist, but deep...

Duke Guided by Latter-Day Wooden

Mike Krzyzewski is this generation's John Wooden. It may seem blasphemous to compare anyone to Wooden, who won a record 10 titles at UCLA and dominated the game like no other coa...

Blue Devils Making It Tough to Hate Them

You want to like them. You know you do. If you’ve watched 20 minutes of March Madness this year, you know that Duke is too fun, too weird, too explosive, and too — I’m search...

Coach K Relies on Unlikely Benefactor

The flurry of Duke dunks came with a speed that matched their fury. Tyus Jones’s no-look pass to Jahlil Okafor, who slammed the ball home with one hand, started the onslaug...

This Sequel Will Be Better Than Original

It promises to be one of the best individual matchups of the season, an intriguing battle between two stars in the basketball world with a national championship on the line Monda...

Duke Keeps Finding Higher Gears

Tyus Jones came back toward the bench, victory assured, and Mike Krzyzewski met him there, still up on the elevated court. As Krzyzewski hugged him, he whispered in his ear, “Kee...

Blue Devils Just Too Much for Spartans

INDIANAPOLIS — They have to stop meeting like this. In Indy. Big game atmosphere. National TV audience, all that. It turns out never to be a pretty picture. It was an enormou...

5 Playoff Teams That Won't Be Back

Around The NFL scribe Conor Orr went out on a limb this week to predict five new teams that will earn playoff berths in 2015. Orr's crystal ball has the Saints, Bills, Eagles, Texa...

Everyone Seems to Give an 'A' to Coach K

More than two decades later, the details remain crystallized in Christian Laettner's mind: Mike Krzyzewski kicking his Duke team off the court at practice, telling players, "Get ...

Coach K's Baby Devils Playing Like Vets

HOUSTON — Quinn Cook sat slumped his chair in front of his locker with the net around his neck, and he just shook his head searching for the words to describe the moment. Cook ha...

Duke's Statistical Advantage

While Duke University makes a play for a national championship at the NCAA tournament, a cadre of business school students is busy fashioning a platform that could revolutionize wh...

Tobacco Road Could Light Up Final 4

It would require all kinds of stuff – six more wins in a row, to start with, as well as a couple of “how-did-he-do-that?” shots and some outright good luck. But...

Short-Handed Duke Getting It Done

CHARLOTTE, N.C. — At the moment Duke’s season could have potentially spiraled out of control, head coach Mike Krzyzewski wrote the number ‘8’ on a whiteboard in the Blue De...

Let's Just Skip to Duke vs. Kentucky

It was obvious from the first day of this college-basketball season that there was one game everyone in this sport wanted to see: Kentucky vs. Duke. Now, after the first week of th...

Misfiring Villanova Sent Packing

PITTSBURGH - The game Villanova hoped would never arrive - the one in which shots refused to fall and an athletic opponent exposed the Wildcats' vulnerability around the basket - s...

Duke Hoping History Will Repeat

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Hardy Will Be Back, Just a Matter of When

There is, most definitely, a market forming for Greg Hardy. With the rest of this pedestrian free-agent class largely picked apart and weeded through, and with Hardy's expertise --...

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Lightning Rod Laettner a Hall of Famer

Christian Laettner is not a member of the Basketball Hall of Fame as an individual. But an objective look at a player whom fans loved to hate says he should be. For the 1992 Ol...

Eventually, Coach K Must Come Clean

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As March Arrives, Madness Is Off Court

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Kentucky-Duke Final Dripping With Drama

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College Hoops' Top Rivalry Delivers a Gem

DURHAM, N.C. -- There's nothing wrong with the college game when the game is between North Carolina and Duke. It never fails to deliver.  In a season in which college basketball h...

Quiet Okafor Lets His Talent Speak

Mike Krzyzewski, the Duke coach with the most wins in the history of Division I men’s college basketball, has been saying for the last month that Jahlil Okafor is unlike an...

Duke's Okafor Needs to Step Up His Defense

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Duke Can Survive Latest Kerfuffle

It seems sudden, but was not. This had been building. It was not the product of a single incident, something drastic that forced coach Mike Krzyzewski to act so soon after the glor...

When Coach K Became a CEO

Mike Krzyzewski was on top of the college-basketball world, and he looked miserable. It was January 1995, and Duke had reached the national-championship game in four of the previou...

Maybe Okafor Could Save Knicks

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Coach K Builds His Legacy to 1K

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When Duke Fans Wanted Coach K Fired

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Not Just Wins That Set Coach K Apart

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Coach K's Rare Move Pays Off for Duke

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Skidding Duke Must Rebound Quickly

Shortly before they tipped off at Duke on Tuesday, guards Sheldon McClellan and Mike Fernandez placed a FaceTime call to former Blue Devils All-American Jay Williams. Now an ana...

What's Wrong With Coach K's Blue Devils?

Crisis in Durham? Duke is on a two-game losing streak in the regular season for the first time in six years. Its 41-game home winning streak dating to March 2012 is history, thanks...

Chancellor Jump Starts Seahawks

In the big picture, it was a play that meant little. As a snapshot of desire writ large, it spoke a thousand words — many of them expletives by the Panthers, no doubt. Seahawks s...

Seahawks, Panthers Run Against NFL Grain

The Panthers and Seahawks, NFL Divisional round opponents, have a lot in common. Both teams espouse the same ideals of playing tough, physical defense and both favor a ball-control...

Perfect Record Looks Perfectly Unlikely

A staple of early January college hoops coverage is speculating whether any of the remaining unbeaten teams can finish the regular season without losing. The correct answer is a...

Cam Newton Just Wants to Have Fun

Four weeks ago, the Carolina Panthers were 3-8-1 and riding a six-game losing streak. Now, they are moving on to the Divisional Round of the NFL playoffs after beating the Arizona ...

Anemic Cardinals Make History

The Carolina Panthers are moving on in the playoffs -- thanks to the most suffocating defensive effort ever in a playoff game. The Panthers harassed Arizona third-string quarterbac...

Panthers Win in Their Imperfect Way

The Carolina Panthers did muff a punt, fumble a snap on what was going to be a punt, commit eight penalties, throw an interception and fumble the ball three times. They lost two of...

Coach K Truly Stands Alone

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Bobcats Take Futility to Record Low

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Bobcats 1 Game Away From Infamy

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Duke Faces Uncertain Future

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McCollum Makes Duke a Loser

No.15 seed Lehigh blasted Duke out of the NCAA tournament Friday night, handing the second-seeded Blue Devils one of their worst and most surprising losses in school history, 75-...

Duke Avenges Loss to Florida State

Its stride getting stronger and more confident by the game, Duke is moving ever closer to one of its goals. The Blue Devils subdued Florida State 74-66 on Thursday night at the Do...

Duke Looking for Revenge vs. FSU

Duke had just put the finishing touches on one of its stronger efforts of the ACC season, walloping Boston College 75-50 on Sunday night in Chestnut Hill, Mass. Yet, it didn't t...

Bobcats Snap 16-Game Slide

Reggie Williams scored a season-high 22 points to help the Charlotte Bobcats snap a 16-game losing streak by beating the Toronto Raptors 98-91 on Friday night. D.J. Augustin had ...

Duke Comes Back to Beat N.C. State

In the course of eight days, Duke has come up with two of its more memorable rallies in recent memory. The Blue Devils rallied from a 20-point second half deficit against N.C. Sta...

3-Pointer Could Alter Duke's Season

The last numeral Duke freshman Austin Rivers saw was a “2.” He knew it was time. He knew his options were dwindling. He was content with that, because it was fairly o...

Duke Stuns UNC on Rivers' 3 at Finish

There have been some wild, crazy endings to North Carolina-Duke games over the 233-game history of the rivalry, and the one that happened here on Wednesday night at the Smith Cen...

Duke Student Section Losing Luster

The student section at Cameron Indoor Stadium has long been considered a college basketball staple, complete with body-painted undergraduates heckling opponents and Dick Vitale b...

Duke Still Seeks Identity

With its painstakingly disciplined offense, commitment to defense and willingness to play at an agonizingly slow pace, there's no doubt that Virginia knows what kind of team it is....

UNC, Wisconsin PGs Are Friends

Kendall Marshall has nice things to say these days about Jordan Taylor, the Wisconsin point guard who will lead the ninth-ranked Badgers into the Smith Center tonight against Marsh...

Ohio St. Routs Duke in Showdown

Ohio State's introduction video Tuesday night included a video of ESPN's Dick Vitale crowing about Duke, and then the Blue Devils' logo exploding in flames. That's about what the...

Duke a Measuring Stick for Ohio State

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Duke Tops Kansas to Win Maui Title

Turning point: With his team down 61-60, Thornton nailed a 3 from the corner with 1:12 to go. That shot came seconds after Kansas’ Elijah Johnson hit a go-ahead 3 from the t...

Duke Backcourt Developing Chemistry

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Crucial Period Ahead for Hurricanes

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Sabres Shut Out Hurricanes

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Coach K Adapts to Become the Best

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Capitals Hammer Hurricanes 5-1

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Hurricanes End Skid With Shutout

Cam Ward picked up the shutout Friday and the Carolina Hurricanes' goalie was named the game's first star. As Canes defenseman Bryan Allen put it, "He was our calming influence." B...

Newton Even Better Than Stats Show

Cam Newton camdemonium has quieted … for the time being. The excitement of his back-to-back 400-yard games to open the season gave way to the reality that the Panthers los...

Panthers' Beason Tears Achilles

Panthers middle linebacker Jon Beason will have season-ending surgery this week to repair a torn Achilles, Panthers coach Ron Rivera announced this afternoon. Beason injured his le...

Newton Named Panthers' Starter

Remember the axiom that for every action there's an equal and opposite reaction? That may sum up the primary elements in the Carolina Panthers 33-17 loss to Pittsburgh in their pr...

Panthers WR Gettis Tears ACL

David Gettis is out of the competition for the Panthers' No. 2 receiver spot. Gettis, the second-year player who started 12 games as a rookie, tore the ACL in his left knee and is ...

Hurricanes Sign Kaberle for 3 Years

The Carolina Hurricanes have signed defenseman Tomas Kaberle to a three-year, $12.75 million free-agent contract, general manager Jim Rutherford announced today. To make room for...

Newton to Train With Teammates

Panthers players are organizing informal workouts beginning next week in Charlotte - and the team's No. 1 draft pick plans to attend. Cam Newton, the Auburn quarterback taken firs...

Newton Sleeps With Playbook

Over the past few weeks Cam Newton(notes) has had a constant companion to help ease the tedium of the NFL lockout. The Carolina Panthers’ playbook. Although the No.1 overall ...

Duke's Smith Hurt in Victory

If Duke fails to defend its national championship this spring, the Blue Devils can blame bad toes and bad timing. On the night when the premier point guard Kyrie Irving practiced ...

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