The top seeds in the women’s North & South amateur golf tournament took wins as Ivy Shepherd and Rachel Heck advanced Thursday in the match play format at Pinehurst. … The Mid-Eastern Athletic Conference, which includes North Carolina Central, has suspended fall sports in 2020. … Former Duke star Zion Williamson left the New Orleans Pelicans on Thursday due to an urgent family medical matter. New Orleans is scheduled to play Utah on July 30 in Orlando but Williamson’s availability will be subject to coronavirus protocols. … The Carolina Hurricanes meet the New York Rangers in the opener of a 7-game playoff series in Toronto on Saturday, August 1. … Basketball coach Mike Krzyzewski made over $7 million in 2018, according to Duke tax returns obtained by USA Today. … Tony Finau shot a 6-under par 66 to lead after the first round of the Memorial in Dublin, Ohio.