May 25, 2019

Montrezl Harrell’s knees were almost up to his shoulders.

The Tarboro native and current NBA center looked a little out of place on Saturday while sitting on the metal bleachers at the Rocky Mount Event Center. Actually, he was perfectly comfortable watching his AAU basketball team compete…

Bruins thump Canes, take 2-0 lead in East finals

May 13, 2019

BOSTON — With a five-goal, third-period lead and the Bruins still not done scoring, the crowd in the new Boston Garden began a throaty chant of “We want the Cup!”

The next time they see their team, the NHL’s championship trophy might be on the line for real.

Matt Grzelcyk…

Bruins’ McAvoy returns ahead of critical Game 2

May 12, 2019

BOSTON — When he’s playing, Bruins defenseman Charlie McAvoy said, it’s easy for him to maintain his composure and concentrate on the game in front of him.

Up in the press box, that’s the hard part.

“I’m not a very good hockey watcher,” McAvoy said as…

Blue line special: Hurricanes defense setting tone in playoffs

May 04, 2019

RALEIGH — Justin Faulk, just moments after prying off his ice skates and shimmying out of his sweater and pads, stood barefoot in front of his locker with a camouflage Carolina Hurricanes hat atop his head.

He never sat down, the high of sweeping away the New York Islanders in four games with…