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Sunday, January 26, 2014

Liston sets record, Henson gets career high as Duke romps

Posted By on Sun, Jan 26, 2014 at 6:41 PM

CAMERON INDOOR STADIUM/DURHAM Duke returns home for the first time in 10 days after surviving for a week on the road. In their first two road games since losing Chelsea Gray for the second straight season with a knee injury, the Blue Devils had to scratch and claw for victories.Photo by Chris BairdTricia Liston drives to the hoop as Pitt’s Briana Kiesel defends. Haley Peters is at right. Last Sunday the No. 3 Blue Devils held on for a 74-70 win at much-improved Virginia Tech, and then Thursday night they survived an 85-77 overtime battle with No. 24 Florida State....

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Thursday, January 23, 2014

Duke soccer star Sebastien Ibeagha on his decision to spurn Major League Soccer for Europe

Posted By on Thu, Jan 23, 2014 at 12:52 PM

On Tuesday, Sebastien Ibeagha turned 22 years old. The same day, Major League Soccer concluded its 2014 SuperDraft of rising amateur talent. Ibeagha, a regular fixture in the U.S. youth national soccer setup since his teenage years, the 2012 ACC Defensive Player of the Year and a two-time college All-American as a defender for Duke University, wasn’t part of the selection process. In fact, as the draft wound down two days ago, Ibeagha (pronounced ibby-AH-ga) was spending his birthday 3,800 miles away in Aalborg, a city situated near the northern tip of Denmark. There, Ibeagha is training with Aalborg BK...

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Wednesday, January 22, 2014

ACC grid sked out; first ever Duke-UNC Thursday night game set

Posted By on Wed, Jan 22, 2014 at 4:27 PM

The first-ever Thursday night “Battle of the Blues” between Duke and UNC along with defending national champion Florida State’s visit to N.C. State highlight the Triangle portion of the ACC football schedule released today. The defending Coastal Division Blue Devils (10-4 last season) will entertain the Belk Bowl champion Tar Heels (7-6) on Nov. 20 at Wallace Wade Stadium in a game to be shown on ESPN.File photo by Chris BairdUNC and Duke will play for the Victory Bell in an ESPN night game this year. The Seminoles’ visit to the Wolfpack, which went 3-9 last season in Dave Doeren’s...

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Saturday, January 18, 2014

Duke beats State, 95-60

Posted By on Sat, Jan 18, 2014 at 6:42 PM

CAMERON INDOOR STADIUM/DURHAM—It’s five minutes before tipoff against North Carolina State at Cameron Indoor Stadium, on a cold, clear Saturday in mid-January, and the Duke men’s basketball team is taking warmups. The team looks loose; it’s been five days since their last game, when the Blue Devils fought off gritty Virginia, despite another rough night of shooting from freshman star Jabari Parker. There’s an especially marked difference in the body language of Parker, who rolls through the layup line like he’s spent those five days in a massage parlor. A great tension seems to have been released from between his...

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Wednesday, January 15, 2014

Revamped NASL website introduces new features, subscription fee for live matches

Posted By on Wed, Jan 15, 2014 at 12:59 PM

Being a fan of lower-division soccer often carries an expectation of a lower standard of play and presentation. But for fans of the North American Soccer League (NASL), one upside to this has been free online streaming of matches. Now, that is coming to an end, but the league is betting that a newly designed website, with numerous bells and whistles, will be enough to entice fans to pay a $4.99 per month subscription fee. When Bill Peterson became commissioner of the NASL nearly 14 months ago, one of his stated goals was improving the league’s Internet presence. That aim...

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Tuesday, January 14, 2014

Blue Devils platoon their way to victory over Virginia: 69-65

Posted By on Tue, Jan 14, 2014 at 3:06 PM

CAMERON INDOOR STADIUM/DURHAM—Two days before the No. 23 Blue Devils squared off on Monday night against unranked Virginia (12-5, 3-1), Duke freshman Matt Jones received the news that he would get his first start of the season. But neither he nor his teammates knew that Coach Krzyzewski would be implementing an unorthodox substitution strategy against the Cavaliers. In the game’s opening minutes, Duke took a 5-0 lead against Virginia, following a Jabari Parker 3-pointer, a steal and offensive rebound from Amile Jefferson and a couple of made free throws from Matt Jones. The lineup looked strong and intent upon...

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Monday, January 13, 2014

Winter weather brings wins to the Canes

Posted By on Mon, Jan 13, 2014 at 3:54 PM

Weird things happen on New Year’s Eve. We all have our stories. I once woke up on a stranger’s lawn in an unfamiliar town in the twilight of the next morning. You just roll with these things. Don’t ask questions; just let it play out.After losing five games in a row, the Carolina Hurricanes found themselves down 3—0 to Montreal after two periods on New Year’s Eve. For 40 minutes, they’d given their fans plenty of reasons to need drinks later. But, striking like lightning reanimating Dick Clark’s body, the Canes suddenly held a 4—3 lead just eight minutes later. They finished off...

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Sunday, January 12, 2014

Jackson, Blue Devils blow past scrappy Boston College

Posted By on Sun, Jan 12, 2014 at 6:25 PM

Photo courtesy Duke photographyDuke’s Richa Jackson eyes the hoop ahead of BC’s Kat Cooper (44) and Katie Zenevitch.CAMERON INDOOR STADIUM/DURHAM Duke finally gets to play its first ACC home game of the season today, and the Blue Devils are definitely on a roll. With impressive road wins over Georgia Tech — which oddly won’t visit the state of North Carolina this season — and Syracuse, the No. 3 Blue Devils are 15-1 and 2-0 in conference play heading into today’s matchup with Boston College (10-6, 1-1). The Eagles, who play the toughest schedule in the country over a four-day period,...

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Thursday, January 9, 2014

ABC: UNC loses to Miami, and loses face

Posted By on Thu, Jan 9, 2014 at 12:41 PM

DEAN E. SMITH CENTER/ CHAPEL HILL—"People have taken their chances and beaten up on us for quite a while, but we’re gonna survive this. I’m really proud of my kids." That sounds like the sort of thing UNC head basketball head coach Roy Williams could have been expected to say after his team lost, glumly and weakly, to Miami last night on their own home court, 63-57. The Tar Heels fell to 0-2 in the ACC for the second straight year, but this time their prospects for improvement do not look as good. But Williams wasn't talking about his...

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Wednesday, January 8, 2014

Great expectations: Duke wins ACC home opener against Georgia Tech

Posted By on Wed, Jan 8, 2014 at 12:17 AM

CAMERON INDOOR STADIUM/DURHAM – It  was  a one point game at halftime of  the Duke-Georgia Tech men’s  basketball game, which the 16th-ranked  Blue Devils would end up winning, 79-57, on what meteorologists were  calling the coldest day since the 1990’s—back when Georgia Tech used to beat Duke from time to time, the ACC had nothing to do with Indiana, New York and Pennsylvania, and the only one-and-done college players were the guys who got expelled or flunked out. “I don’t know if the weather, the start of school,” said Coach Mike Krzyzewski after the game, searching for an explanation. “We seemed...

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