Email List

[an error occurred while processing this directive]

Sports Pages

[an error occurred while processing this directive] [an error occurred while processing this directive] [an error occurred while processing this directive] [an error occurred while processing this directive] [an error occurred while processing this directive] [an error occurred while processing this directive] [an error occurred while processing this directive] [an error occurred while processing this directive]

[an error occurred while processing this directive]
WLOS 13 :: News - Local Sports

Local Sports News

Last Update on April 18, 2014 07:46 GMT

BOBCATS-BEATING LEBRON

CHARLOTTE, N.C. (AP) -- The Charlotte Bobcats will have to figure out a way to stop LeBron James if they hope to win their first playoff game in franchise history.

That's something they've not yet been able to figure out.

The Heat are 15-0 against the Bobcats since James signed with a Miami as a free agent in 2010. Charlotte, the No. 7 seed in the Eastern Conference, will play the second-seeded Heat in a best-of-seven series that begins Sunday in Miami.

James is averaging a whopping 37.7 points per game in four games this season against the Bobcats, buoyed by a career-high 61 points on March 3.

Bobcats guard Gerald Henderson called James the "best player in the world" and says it will take a total team effort for the Bobcats to win.

DUKE-PARKER-NBA

UNDATED (AP) -- Duke freshman Jabari Parker is entering the NBA draft.

Coach Mike Krzyzewski says in a statement Thursday it was "an honor for us to have him in our program." In an essay posted on SI.com, Parker says the NBA offers him the best chance to develop both as a player and off the court.

There is a strong chance Parker could be the No. 1 overall pick in June. The All-American was the highest-scoring freshman in Duke history and became the first freshman to be selected team MVP since Johnny Dawkins in 1983

He is the fifth Blue Devils player to enter the draft after his freshman season, joining Corey Maggette, Luol Deng, Kyrie Irving and Austin Rivers.

NORTH CAROLINA-DESHIELDS

UNDATED (AP) -- North Carolina coach Sylvia Hatchell says star freshman Diamond DeShields plans to transfer.

In a statement Thursday, Hatchell says she doesn't know "or understand" why DeShields is leaving. Hatchell didn't coach this year while focusing on treatment for leukemia, which is in remission.

She says it "breaks my heart that I will not have the opportunity to coach Diamond."

Hatchell didn't immediately return a call for comment, while DeShields didn't immediately respond to an email.

DeShields averaged 18 points for the team, which finished with 27 wins and an appearance in the NCAA regional final. She had a school freshman-record 38 points in a win at North Carolina State in February.

The Herald-Sun of Durham first reported DeShields' plan to transfer.

Sports Stories

Scores & Schedules

April 18, 2014 07:14 GMT

AMERICAN LEAGUE Thursday's Games

Detroit 7, Cleveland 5

Minnesota 7, Toronto 0, 1st game

Texas 8, Seattle 6

N.Y. Yankees 10, Tampa Bay 2

Minnesota 9, Toronto 5, 2nd game

Boston 3, Chicago White Sox 1

Kansas City 5, Houston 1

Friday's Games

Toronto (Hutchison 1-1) at Cleveland (Masterson 0-0), 7:05 p.m.

L.A. Angels (Weaver 0-2) at Detroit (Smyly 1-0), 7:08 p.m.

Baltimore (Tillman 1-1) at Boston (Lackey 2-1), 7:10 p.m.

N.Y. Yankees (Kuroda 2-1) at Tampa Bay (Bedard 0-0), 7:10 p.m.

Chicago White Sox (Paulino 0-1) at Texas (M.Perez 2-0), 8:05 p.m.

Minnesota (Nolasco 1-1) at Kansas City (Vargas 1-0), 8:10 p.m.

Houston (Cosart 1-1) at Oakland (Gray 2-0), 10:05 p.m.

NATIONAL LEAGUE Thursday's Games

Philadelphia 1, Atlanta 0

L.A. Dodgers 2, San Francisco 1

Colorado 3, San Diego 1

Pittsburgh 11, Milwaukee 2

St. Louis 8, Washington 0

Friday's Games

Cincinnati (Simon 1-1) at Chicago Cubs (Samardzija 0-1), 2:20 p.m.

Milwaukee (Lohse 2-1) at Pittsburgh (Morton 0-1), 7:05 p.m.

St. Louis (Wacha 2-0) at Washington (G.Gonzalez 2-1), 7:05 p.m.

Atlanta (Harang 2-1) at N.Y. Mets (Niese 0-1), 7:10 p.m.

Philadelphia (Pettibone 0-0) at Colorado (Chatwood 0-0), 8:40 p.m.

Arizona (Miley 2-2) at L.A. Dodgers (Greinke 3-0), 10:10 p.m.

San Francisco (M.Cain 0-2) at San Diego (T.Ross 1-2), 10:10 p.m.

INTERLEAGUE

Seattle (C.Young 0-0) at Miami (Eovaldi 1-1), 7:10 p.m.

NHL PLAYOFFS

Thursday, April 17

N.Y. Rangers 4, Philadelphia 1, N.Y. Rangers lead series 1-0

St. Louis 4, Chicago 3, 3OT, St. Louis leads series 1-0

Colorado 5, Minnesota 4, OT, Colorado leads series 1-0

San Jose 6, Los Angeles 3, San Jose leads series 1-0

Friday, April 18

Montreal at Tampa Bay, 7 p.m.

Detroit at Boston, 7:30 p.m.

Dallas at Anaheim, 10 p.m.

[an error occurred while processing this directive]

 
[an error occurred while processing this directive]
[an error occurred while processing this directive]