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North Carolina FC midfielder creates own campaign to benefit human rights

The phrase, "stick to sports" does not apply to Austin da Luz. It's why the North Carolina FC midfielder decided to create "Playing for Pride," as a way to use his voice off the pitch & in response to HB2.


jessamyn stanley redefines what a yoga body looks like

Jessamyn Stanley has made waves in the yoga community as a body positivity activist. The Durham, NC yoga instructor and author of Every Body Yoga aims to redefine the stereotype of what a yoga body looks like.

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Rohan Sachdev Is a Spelling Ace

Rohan Sachdev just wrapped up a 12th-place finish at the Scripps National Spelling Bee. So how does he follow that up? By dazzling in something completely different - tennis.

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2013-14 ISBA BEST NEWS STORY: "PLAYING FOR CODY"

Cody Ottersberg loved soccer more than anything else. The former high school player used the game to help comfort him during his fight with leukemia, and one unlikely player served as his ultimate supporter: Landon Donovan.


MICHAEL'S hardest miles

Student athletes in college have enough on their plate without the additional freshman anxieties that come with adjusting to life away from home. 

For former South View and current Louisburg College cross country runner Michael Staples, there was even more to handle.

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MARISSA HERZIG BRINGS SPECIAL SPIRIT TO RAMS' SIDELINE

21-year-old Marissa Herzig has Down syndrome, and for five years, she's been a staple in the Rams' sports scene because that's where she found her biggest passion: cheerleading.

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DUKE ATHLETES LEND VOICES TO POWERFUL 'YOU DON'T SAY' CAMPAIGN

A viral campaign that has gained national attention features Duke student-athletes speaking out against harmful words and phrases they hope to eradicate from the community.

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THE ULTIMATE RACE

Haley Moody became the first female in the region to win a Late Model championship during the 2014 season at Southern National Motorsports Park, but her dominance on the track comes from place of pain.

In one of the biggest races of her life, Moody looked to honor the one person who brought her to the sport she loves.


IS CROSSFIT SAFE FOR KIDS?

For adults, a satisfying workout might mean pushing yourself to new heights with a challenge like CrossFit, but what happens when kids try to imitate this fitness trend?

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the many looks of fashionable cam newton

Cam Newton led the Panthers to Super Bowl 50, was named the regular-season league MVP and dazzled with flashy play and impressive stats. Off the field, though, the star QB made quite the splash when it came to his wardrobe choices.

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trail of trouble

The 2015 Rock N' Roll Raleigh Marathon featured a course chance that race organizers hoped would ease the traffic and impact on local residents. The different path, though, led one runner to a marathon of confusion.

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EYE ON THE PULSE

College of Southern Idaho men's basketball player Jon Pulsifer had to overcome injury and adversity during his sophomore season, and it put him on a new path in his basketball journey.

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DEREK MORRIS FIGHTS FOR A FOOTBALL COMEBACK

Former NC State football star Derek Morris jumped to the NFL as a junior in 2006, but his battle to remain in the league has become the ultimate test.


LEARNING THE GLOBAL GAME

For most college students, the transition from adolescence to adulthood is tough. For CSI's Kennedy Esume, the steps towards becoming an American man mean learning a new game on and off the court.

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NC STATE OFFERS 13-YEAR-OLD COLLEGE BASKETBALL SCHOLARSHIP

Jada Peebles grew up attending NC State basketball camps and has bedroom walls covered in Wolfpack posters. Her father Danny, an NC State Athletics Hall of Fame member, also passed down his athletic genes. Jada made national news in 2014 when she accepted a scholarship to play basketball at her father's alma mater, and she reached this accomplishment all before entering high school. 

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RIDING IN DIFFERENT LANES

Not many athletes are able to excel at two different sports, but Zack Brown juggles both professional bowling and race car driving with ease.


"AUGUST MADNESS" SWEEPS TRIANGLE FOR A GOOD CAUSE

March Madness sweeps the Raleigh-Durham area every year, but Triangle hoops fans got an extra taste of tournament action during the summer and for a good cause.

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