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DURHAM, N.C. — Wake Forest and Duke meet in their Atlantic Coast Conference opener, with the Blue Devils having won four straight in the series. By Joedy McCreary. UPCOMING: 600 words, photos from 3:30 p.m. start.
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GREENVILLE, N.C. — East Carolina goes for a sixth straight win against Atlantic Coast Conference teams when it hosts North Carolina State on Saturday. By Aaron Beard. Eds: 650 words and photos. Game starts at noon.
CHAMPAIGN, Ill. — North Carolina tries to bounce back from a season-opening loss with a win at Illinois, while the Illini try to win game No. 2 and measure up to their toughest competition so far this season. By David Mercer. UPCOMING: 650 words, photos from 6:30 p.m. CT kickoff.
ENGLEWOOD, Colo. — Still feeling disrespected despite bringing home the Lombardi Trophy, members of Denver’s nasty defense swore they’d be every bit as vicious this season. And they delivered in the opener. Only, their latest clubbing of Cam Newton will surely come with some hefty fines. By Pro Football Writer Arnie Stapleton. UPCOMING: 700 words, photos by 2 a.m. ET.
RICHMOND, Va. — The 16-driver Chase for the Sprint Cup championship field is set with Saturday night’s regular season finale at Richmond International Raceway. By Auto Racing Writer Jenna Fryer. UPCOMING. 800 words. Race begins at 7:30 p.m.
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