CONCORD, N.C. (AP) — Austin Dillon passed Denny Hamlin with 15 laps left and won the Xfinity Series race Saturday at Charlotte Motor Speedway. Dillon started on the pole and had the fastest car all day, leading the first 98 laps and 163 of 200 overall for his first win on his home track. Hamlin finished second place, nearly 3 seconds behind Dillon.
DURHAM, N.C. (AP) — Bubby Riley hit a grand slam and North Carolina State scored eight runs in the eighth inning for a 10-2 victory over Virginia on Saturday night in the Atlantic Coast Conference tournament. The sixth-seeded Wolfpack had already clinched a spot opposite fourth-seeded Florida State in Sunday’s championship game before they beat the seventh-seeded Cavaliers.
CHARLOTTE, N.C. (AP) — Haruka Morita-WanyaoLu won the Symetra Classic on Saturday for her Symetra Tour title, beating Canada’s Augusta James with a birdie on the second hole of a playoff. Morita-WanyaoLu hit an 8-iron to 5 feet to set up her winning birdie on the par- 3 18th.
GREENSBORO, N.C. (AP) — A funeral was held Saturday in Greensboro for Marty Sheets, a pioneer in Special Olympics and member of the North Carolina Sports Hall of Fame. The 62-year-old Sheets died Thursday at the Greensboro home he shared with his parents. Sheets was born with Down syndrome and won seven medals at six Special Olympics World Games.