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East Carolina powers past Virginia 10-1

East Carolina put up five runs in the first inning Friday evening on its way to a 10-1 five-inning victory over Virginia to begin the Pirate Invitational at the ECU Softball Stadium.

Joe Ingle tossed two perfect innings of relief and T.J. Riles produced his second-straight game-winning hit as No. 11 East Carolina took game one of the three-game set from La Salle 7-3.

This weekend, the Freedom Classic begins at Grainger Stadium in Kinston, but it's also like a preview to the excitement of having minor league baseball back in the east.

Tampa Bay Buccaneers quarterback Jameis Winston said he made a "poor word choice" in comments about women in a 40-minute talk to students at a Florida elementary school earlier this week.

Four-time NASCAR champion Jeff Gordon will drive the honorary pace car for Sunday's Daytona 500.

MATCHUPS: NCHSAA State Basketball Third Round

SCORES: NCHSAA State Basketball Second Round

Penguins acquire D Ron Hainsey from Carolina

UNC fan ejected after heated exchanged with Louisville coach

No. 8 Tar Heels top No. 7 Cardinals 74-63, stretch ACC lead

Seniors Shine as Pirates Down Cincinnati in Final Home Game

Gillon's 3 at buzzer lifts Syracuse past No. 10 Duke 78-75

Wake Forest rallies from 19 down, beats Pitt 63-59

ECU makes decision to not hire Gerad Parker

No. 11 ECU shuts out Campbell 10-0 for first win

MATCHUPS: NCHSAA State Basketball Second Round

East Carteret hires B.J. Frazier as new head football coach

Lakers shake-up: Magic is in charge after GM Kupchak fired

East Carolina beats Tulane 76-73 for first road win

Wolfpack sting Georgia Tech, end 7-game slide

Crosby's power-play goal lifts Penguins past Canes 3-1

SCORES: NCHSAA State Basketball First Round

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