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January 10, 2019

THOUSAND OAKS, Calif. — Todd Gurley roots for running backs when he watches football. A playoff duel between arguably the two best ball-carriers in the NFL would be irresistible to him as a fan.

Gurley won’t be watching the Los Angeles Rams’ playoff game against the Dallas Cowboys…

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January 07, 2019

(This story — The Rocky Mount Pines, a baseball disaster — originally appeared at The Hardball Times and is reprinted with permission from The Hardball Times and FanGraphs.)

This is the third and final part of a three-part series. You can read the story in its entirety here.

On one…

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January 05, 2019

Tarboro native Tyquan Lewis, a rookie on the Indianapolis Colts, did not play in Saturday’s playoff game against the Houston Texans.

The defensive end suffered a knee injury in the Colts’ Week 17 game against the Titans.

Lewis finished the regular season with eight games played, and…

January 05, 2019

With every new year comes new opportunities to tell new and interesting stories, and that’s what we intend to do with 2018 closing and 2019 beginning.

But, with all the moments worth documenting that happen over the course of a 12-month span, we wanted to take one final look, and wrap one…

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December 31, 2018

By design, Todd Gurley sat out on Sunday in the regular season finale against the 49ers, an eventual 48-32 win for the Rams. The Tarboro native missed last week’s game against Arizona as well, dealing with soreness in his left knee.

“We don't feel like it's going to be at the point…

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December 29, 2018

(This story originally appeared at The Hardball Times and appears online with permission from The Hardball Times and Fangraphs.)

You can read the full story here.

Ernie Suggs was born in Brooklyn, New York, and loved the Yankees; he moved to Rocky Mount in 1979 as a 12-year-old. His family…

ROCKY MOUNT PINES

December 22, 2018

(This story originally appeared at The Hardball Times and appears online with permission from The Hardball Times and Fangraphs.)

You can read the full story here.

It was nostalgia that brought the Pines to Rocky Mount.

It was simple logistics that made them the worst team in minor league baseball…

ROCKY MOUNT PINES

December 22, 2018

Pat Smith, the former Rocky Mount High baseball coach who was in charge when the Gryphons won the 3-A state title in 2008, was a thankful man on Saturday morning.

There was maybe even a tear or two.

“There’s been some great baseball players in the city of Rocky Mount,” he said.…

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December 22, 2018

Rocky Mount High grad and Kansas City Royals outfielder Brian Goodwin was in town on Saturday morning, hosting his first annual free baseball camp at Competitive Edge Academy.

He spoke with the Telegram about his early impressions of Kansas City — he was traded from Washington in…

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December 17, 2018

Statistically speaking, Todd Gurley got back to putting up his usual big-number output on Sunday night against the Philadelphia Eagles.

The Tarboro High grad ran the ball 12 times for 48 yards, breaking the goal line twice for two touchdowns while adding seven catches for 76 yards.

That line got…

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