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Saturday, May 5, 2012

Durham Bulls thump Louisville Bats: Whirlwinds and Nathan Winds

Posted By on Sat, May 5, 2012 at 6:00 AM

DBAP/ DURHAM—I love these occasional games where in hindsight it seems necessary to have watched only a single inning in order to come away with a full sense of the outcome. Well, in this case, it was an inning plus one pitch. The Bulls beat the Bats, 7-1, last night, but it was a closer contest than that for much of the game. Durham led, 4-1, after five innings. They had dinged Louisville reliever Scott Carroll for three runs in the bottom of the fifth thanks to a few well-placed singles, a hit batter and a throwing error by Louisville...

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Friday, May 4, 2012

Durham Bulls Lose 4-3 to the Bats: A New Streak?

Posted By on Fri, May 4, 2012 at 6:00 AM

DBAP/Durham—Before I report on last night’s game between the Durham Bulls and the Louisville Bats, I want to mention that two days ago, on May 2, the AAA Bulls drew 9356 fans to the Durham Bulls Athletic Park while their parent, the Tampa Bay Rays, a team that has won more games than any team in MLB since 2008 and is off to a strong start in 2012, drew a mere 9837 fans to Tropicana Field for a game versus the Seattle Mariners. The impressive utility man, Will Rhymes, called up from Durham to the MLB squad on Tuesday, could...

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Thursday, May 3, 2012

Food for Thought: Carolina RailHawks surrender two-goal lead, draw with Fort Lauderdale Strikers 3-3

Posted By on Thu, May 3, 2012 at 8:15 AM

David FellerathStrikers' Lance Laing living off the RailHawks' wall during the teams' 3-3 draw in CaryWAKEMED SOCCER PARK/CARY—Prior to the Carolina RailHawks’ clash with the Fort Lauderdale Strikers Wednesday evening at WakeMed Soccer Park, the home club hosted their annual Taste of the Triangle promotion during which numerous local restaurants and other vendors peddled their culinary delights to soccer supporters. Inspired by the savory aromas, the RailHawks served an offensive feast for the 2,718 fans who ventured out for the midweek match. Unfortunately, Carolina’s rancid defense whipped up another unpalatable course, twice surrendering two-goal leads in the second half en...

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Wednesday, May 2, 2012

Durham Bulls beat Louisville Bats, win third straight: Small town

Posted By on Wed, May 2, 2012 at 11:34 PM

DBAP/ DURHAM—Minor-league life is small-town life. The stakes are lower, the pace is slower. Family drives it, and so does family business. The majors, on the other hand, are for millionaires and celebrities. What happens up there is for the ages. What happens here is for the locals. Durham is booming but it is still, in many ways, a small town. The decaying mansions adjacent and across from mine here in the resurgent downtown are rooming houses, have been for decades, and they haven't changed much. Tim, a resident of one of them, who looks to be in his mid-40's,...

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Durham Bulls Beat the Bats 5-4 in 10 innings: A Two Game Win Streak

Posted By on Wed, May 2, 2012 at 6:00 AM

DBAP/Durham—The National Weather Service issued a tornado warning for Durham County late this afternoon, causing a brief delay in the start of the Bulls game versus the Louisville Bats. The storm skirted north and east of downtown Durham — there were dark grey, wet clouds moving left to right beyond the office buildings on the other side of the outfield fence. The first pitch was only 12 minutes late, though, at 7:17 p.m. The question looming over this game was whether the Bulls could put together a two-game winning streak, after a nearly historic string of losses (13). Louisville...

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Tuesday, May 1, 2012

Carolina RailHawks to host 2nd Round U.S. Open Cup match on May 22

Posted By on Tue, May 1, 2012 at 10:50 PM

The first- and second-round pairings for the 2012 Lamar Hunt U.S. Open Cup were announced today by the U.S. Soccer Federation. The 32 first-round clubs will play Tuesday, May 15, while the second round is set for Tuesday, May 22. Established in 1914, the U.S. Open Cup is one of the oldest team sports tournaments in the country. The 99th edition of the Cup includes a 64-team field, including all Division I, II and III professional clubs participating in the tournament proper for the first time ever. The first four rounds of this year’s tournament will take place on consecutive...

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