Saturday, August 8

by | Aug 8, 2020 | Quick Hits

Campbell opened its 2020 preseason football camp on Friday at 7 a.m. … Former UNC player Mike Fox is retiring after 22 seasons as baseball coach for the Tar Heels. Assistant Scott Forbes has been promoted. … The NCAA Division II South Atlantic Conference, which includes Barton, is postponing its fall sports schedule until the spring of 2021 due to the ongoing coronavirus pandemic. Barton has restarted football. It had not competed on the gridiron since the institution was known as Atlantic Christian. … A 3-game series with the Chicago Cubs visiting St. Louis has been called off after positive COVID-19 tests. … Over 60 players have opted out of the NFL season. … Grady-White Boats has committed to the largest gift in the history of East Carolina athletics. … ECU’s season-opening football game at home against Marshall on August 29 has been pushed back to a yet-to-be-determined date in September. … Kevin Durant, sidelined by Achilles surgery, will get a $1 million contract bonus because Brooklyn made the NBA playoffs. The Nets and Orlando have earned the last two playoff spots in the NBA’s Eastern Conference. … Mike Trout of the Los Angeles Angels homered for the fifth time on his birthday in a 4-3 loss at Texas on Friday night. … Haotong Li has a 2-shot lead in the PGA Championship going into today’s third round (CBS, 4 p.m.)


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