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Tuesday, August 9, 2011

RailHawks coach Martin Rennie heading to Vancouver of MLS; two press conferences at 1:30 pm

Posted By on Tue, Aug 9, 2011 at 9:00 AM

Photo by Jeremy M. LangeMartin Rennie in 2009, during his first season with the Carolina RailHawksMartin Rennie, the 36-year-old Scotsman who has expertly guided the Carolina RailHawks for two and a half seasons, is expected to punch his ticket to the big time today. At 1:30 p.m. ET (10:30 a.m. local time), Vancouver Whitecaps FC will hold a press conference in which they are expected to name their permanent replacement for interim head coach Tom Soehn. That new coach is expected to be Rennie. Triangle Offense reported last night via Twitter that Rennie was en route to Vancouver to be...

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Durham Bulls top Rochester Red Wings: Winning Ugly

Posted By on Tue, Aug 9, 2011 at 6:00 AM

"My sin, my soul, my Lolita."DBAP/ DURHAM—The Durham Bulls did a lot of things poorly last night, but they did them against the Rochester Red Wings, one of the league's worst teams, and so the Bulls won, 6-5. It was an ugly game to watch, one that should not have been as close as it got; but as Bulls manager Charlie Montoyo put it afterward, "There is no ugly win." The win was Durham's third straight, and the team suddenly looks and acts much looser and livelier, both on the field and in the clubhouse. Winning helps a lot; so...

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Monday, August 8, 2011

Matt Moore & Durham Bulls beat Lehigh Valley IronPigs: Habits

Posted By on Mon, Aug 8, 2011 at 6:00 AM

DBAP/ DURHAM—For the second straight night, the Durham Bulls built an early lead and rode it to victory, beating the Lehigh Valley IronPigs, 6-4. Matt Moore and Russ Canzler were the heavy lifters for the Bulls. Moore threw 6 2/3 innings of five-hit ball, striking out 10 batters, and Canzler went 3-3 with a two-run home run, a double and a walk. Stephen Vogt "added a solo shot," as the sportswriters' vernacular usually phrases it. The Bulls built a 5-0 lead after five innings, and then held off a late oink or four by the IronPigs to win. There's...

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Saturday, August 6, 2011

Furmaniak, Torra help Bulls get one back against Lehigh Valley

Posted By on Sat, Aug 6, 2011 at 11:08 PM

Photo by Al DragoJohn Matulia heads towards third base following a double by J.J. Furmaniak. DBAP/DURHAM The Durham Bulls come into Game 3 of their showdown series with the Lehigh Valley IronPigs needing a win pretty badly. Ryne Sandberg’s club has won the first two games by having a better bullpen, and the teams lead their respective International League divisions by a game and a half each. It’s Star Wars night, so there will be characters all over the park and the Bulls are in specially designed jerseys in a promotion for the Autism Society of North Carolina. Matt Torra...

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Friday, August 5, 2011

IronPigs' bullpen bests Bulls in another close decision

Posted By on Fri, Aug 5, 2011 at 11:51 PM

Photo by Al DragoStephen Vogt led the Bulls with a double and a single for two RBI. DBAP/ DURHAM The Durham Bulls square off again against the Lehigh Valley IronPigs in a battle of International League Division leaders. At least the weather is cooler under cloudy skies as the Bulls try to avenge a 5-3 loss from a night earlier, in which fans thought a bad call at the plate in the eighth inning cost the home team a chance to win. Lehigh Valley comes in leading the Pawtucket Red Sox by a game and a half in the North...

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Ryne Sandberg's Lehigh Valley IronPigs beat Durham Bulls: Talk Talk

Posted By on Fri, Aug 5, 2011 at 6:00 AM

DBAP/ DURHAM—The Lehigh Valley IronPigs beat the Durham Bulls last night, 5-3, but that was by no means the main event at the ballpark. That would be the presence of Ryne Sandberg, the IronPigs' first-year manager. There was a press event at 4:30. There were fans lined up behind the visitors' dugout, 30-deep by 6:00 p.m. There was Sandberg himself, a guarded man who dealt with the incessant and unfair distractions that probably attach themselves to him everywhere he goes. He handles these with a practiced combination of ease and wariness. Ryne Sandberg is a Hall of Fame baseball...

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Monday, August 1, 2011

Durham Bulls drop Charlotte Knights: Rest and Recovery

Posted By on Mon, Aug 1, 2011 at 6:00 AM

Photo by Al DragoReid Brignac drove in the game-winning run for the Bulls on Sunday.DBAP/ DURHAM—The storm clouds approached in the mid-afternoon, just before the non-waiver trade deadline. The sky turned that ominous shade of deep pewter that is somehow both dull and iridescent at once, and promises a tempest. The wind gusted, exposing the undersides of the leaves on the trees. Stray, heavy raindrops fell like pebbles. But then it passed. There was no storm. The trade deadline passed, too, and the Tampa Bay Rays, like the weather, left the day unchanged. B. J. Upton remained a Ray, as...

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