Dan Richards, former sports editor of The Daily Record in Dunn, has passed away. The venerable Richards was 84. … Starting pitcher Michael Horrell, relief pitcher Ryan Thompson, outfielder Matthew Barefoot (Midway), infielder Michael Felton and utility player Cole Hallum of Campbell have been named to the Big South Conference’s All-Decade team in baseball. … ACC commissioner John Swofford has announced he will retire following the 2020-21 school year. … East Carolina athletics reported one positive COVID-19 result Thursday from 192 tests conducted among student-athletes, coaches and staff. … Mackenzie Hughes shot an opening round 60 to lead this week’s PGA Tour event in Cromwell, Connecticut, by three shots. … Former boxing champion Roberto Duran has tested positive for the coronavirus.