Here is the latest North Carolina sports news from The Associated Press

LONG POND, Pa. (AP) — Martin Truex Jr. led the most laps for the fourth straight race, only this time he was in front on the one that mattered most, breaking through yesterday at Pocono Raceway for his first Sprint Cup victory since 2013. Truex led 97 of 400 laps and dominated in the No. 78 Chevrolet off late restarts down the stretch.

PINEHURST, N.C. (AP) — John Derr, who reported from the Masters a record 62 times and broadcast from the 15th green when it first was on television, died of an apparent heart attack. Derr worked for CBS Radio and was part of the first telecast from Augusta National in 1956.

WASHINGTON (AP) — The Chicago Cubs sent the Washington Nationals to their eighth loss in 10 games yesterday, 6-3. Kris Bryant tripled, doubled, singled and scored twice. Jason Motte pitched a perfect ninth for his first save since 2012.

NEW YORK (AP) — The owner of Triple Crown winner American Pharoah says plans are under way for his champion to race again this year. Which race the horse will compete in next is still up in the air. Ahmed Zayat says he’s leaving it up to trainer Bob Baffert to map out a schedule.