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Kenny Selmon Captures USATF Title In 400M Hurdles

Kenny Selmon earned the title of national champion in the men's 400-meter hurdles at the USATF Outdoor Championships after running a second-best time of 48.21. His first-place finish secures Selmon a spot on Team USA. "I've been waiting to be a part of the UNC University of National Champions, so it's an honor to do that in my last race in a UNC uniform." (GoHeels.com)

Skye Bolt returns to Midland RockHounds - Double-A affiliate of Oakland A's - with five-tool ability

Midland RockHounds outfielder Skye Bolt is the five-tool player that most coaches dream of. In addition to his attention-grabbing name, he has speed and athleticism to go with a solid bat and defense. A fourth-round pick in 2015 out of the University of North Carolina, the switch-hitting Bolt has seen some struggles at the plate during his climb through the minor-leagues. (Odessa American)

Five Fast Facts About Pirates Third Baseman Colin Moran

As hard as it is to call someone with a beard like Colin Moran’s a “youngin,” Moran is still in the young throes of his career. As of this writing, Moran has seen 1,000 pitches in the major leagues. 857 of them have come this season. With a mature approach, it is hard to remember that Moran is still going through the same learning curve as countless hitters before him. (Bucs Dugout)

Andy Griffith will always be with us

Andy Griffith first achieved fame in 1953 when he recorded a 45 RPM record featuring “What It Was Was Football” on one side and his version of “Romeo and Juliet” on the other. Griffith portrayed a backward country hick who accidentally followed a crowd of people into a college football game. He had never seen a game before, so had no idea what was going on. (Buffalo Reflex)

Barth brothers to host annual kicking skills camp

NFL placekicker Connor Barth and his brother Casey are hosting their annual kicking camp July 12 from 5:30-8 p.m. at Hoggard (Wilmington, NC) High School. Campers will receive instruction on both the physical and mental aspects of kicking from the two former UNC standouts. The camp is free and campers are asked to bring a football and kicking tee if they have them. (WECT)

Q&A With Vince Carter

How did you celebrate getting drafted? Vince Carter: "We were in Vancouver so next door there was a Benihana’s. We were sitting at Benihana watching our food get cooked and it was weird." What’s the best financial advice you got after being drafted? Carter: "Put yourself on an allowance. For all the contracts that are guaranteed, that doesn’t mean it’s going to last you." (USA Today)

UNC Baseball Final Statistics

North Carolina finished the 2018 baseball season 44-20, including a 22-8 ACC record. The Tar Heels finished atop the league and earned the number one seed in the ACC Tournament. Here are the final individual leaders for the Tar Heels: Batting average: .345 - Kyle Datres (2nd in ACC); ERA: 1.69 - Ben Casparius (minimum 10 innings pitched) (T-8th in ACC) (Tar Heel Blog)

UNC Baseball: Kicking The Door Down

From a 7-7 start to the first College World Series appearance by a UNC team since 2013, this group of players endeared themselves to fans like few of its predecessors have. That made Wednesday's loss so much more difficult. coach Mike Fox said as much after the game. "The end of the season, it stinks. And it's especially hard when you have such a great group of kids." (GoHeels.com)

Tre Boston: Safety market is 'kinda rough man'

Free agency hasn't been kind to veteran safeties. NFL backstops have struggled to find work, something Tre Boston has experienced firsthand after recently turning down a low-level offer from the Cardinals. Boston, 25, spent last year with the Chargers after toiling for the Panthers from 2014 to 2016. The former Panthers defender is mired in a dead safety market. (NFL.com)

Mike Fox and North Carolina Agree In Principle To Contract Extension

UNC and Mike Fox have reached an agreement in principle for Fox to remain as the head baseball coach. Fox just completed his 20th season as head coach at his alma mater. The 2018 ACC Coach of the Year led the Tar Heels to a first-place finish in the ACC for the second consecutive season and a seventh berth in the College World Series in the last 13 years. (GoHeels.com)

Mitch Trubisky ranks sixth in NFL jersey sales

Chicago Bears quarterback Mitch Trubisky has the sixth best-selling jersey in the NFL this week. The top five are Giants running back Saquon Barkley, Eagles quarterback Carson Wentz, Cowboys running back Ezekiel Elliott, Cowboys quarterback Dak Prescott and Broncos linebacker Von Miller. Expectations are high for Trubisky in his second season. (Chicago Bears)

This UNC team may have come up with a way to give robots skin and muscle

A UNC-Chapel Hill professor may have a line on how to solve one of the problems scientists and engineers have to crack before they can build robots that look and move like living things. Chemist Sergei Sheiko and his team have figured how they can make silicone gels that perform, mechanically, a lot more like skin and muscle. They're now making kilograms of the stuff. (Durham Herald-Sun)

Have mechanical adjustments finally brought the old Matt Harvey back?

Shock waves were sent through the baseball world on May 4th when Matt Harvey was designated for assignment by the New York Mets, the team that drafted him and saw him reach super-stardom. What goes up must come down, and that was apparent in the downfall of one of baseball’s most popular pitchers when he went down with Thoracic Outlet Syndrome. (Beyond the Box Score)

UNC Basketball's Top 100 Players: 51-60

60. Dick Grubar (1966-69, PG, Schenectady, N.Y.): Along with Ed Cota, Grubar is the only UNCpoint guard to lead the Tar Heels to three Final Fours. He was a big, physical point guard who was known for his outstanding perimeter defense and fierce competitiveness; 59. Joe Wolf (1983-87, PF/SF, Kohler, Wis.): Wolf exploded into a 1st-team All-ACC player as a senior. (Inside Carolina)

Nassir Little No. 2 Among Early 2019 NBA Lottery Projections

2. Nassir Little, North Carolina: Why he’ll go so high: A physical and athletic monster with shooting touch to the three point line, Little went from nice looking but somewhat undersized power forward prospect to a wing drawing Kawhi Leonard comparisons in just a year. He checks all the boxes of a modern NBA player and his upward trajectory has been tough to ignore. (Rivals.com)

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