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Report: Ty Lawson Making Progress

Lawson received two D.U.I’s in the span of six months earlier this year– one being in Denver, the other in L.A. According to TMZ, just a few days ago Lawson attended a hearing for his case in Denver, in which the judge wrote that Lawson is making “excellent progress.” The hearing for the case in L.A. is scheduled for next week. After that the NBA will then determine Lawson’s punishment, which is likely to include a multi-game suspension.

2015 Football Preview: Linebackers

Any discussion of Carolina linebackers starts with senior Jeff Schoettmer, who has assumed the role of leader of the defense. Schoettmer had a breakout year last season in which he was second on the team in tackles, tied for second in tackles for loss, and chipped in a pair of interceptions. Schoettmer will anchor the defense this season from the middle linebacker spot.

Jordan says 'it was never about the money' after $8.9M jury award

A delighted Michael Jordan said "it was never about the money" Friday night after a federal jury ordered the owners of the defunct supermarket chain Dominick's to pay him $8.9 million for using his identity without permission in an advertisement.

Tar Heels Silence 'Chanticleers In Men's Soccer Exhibition

No. 5 North Carolina completed a perfect exhibition men’s soccer season with a 2-0 victory at 21st-ranked Coastal Carolina on Saturday. UNC scored both goals in the late stages of the match. Coastal was called for a foul inside the 18-yard box, setting up a Tar Heel penalty kick, and for the second-straight match Raby George sent his shot into the back of the net for a 1-0 lead.

Mets say plan is to skip just one Matt Harvey start to keep RHP rested

Determined to keep Matt Harvey's innings in check in his first season back from Tommy John surgery, the New York Mets will skip his scheduled start Sunday against the Colorado Rockies at Coors Field. Rookie right-hander Logan Verrett will make his first major league start in Harvey's place. Harvey (11-7, 2.57 ERA) currently sits at 154 innings after missing the entire 2014 season.

Adam Warren has been a big relief out of bullpen for Yankees

While the Yankees did not trade for a reliever this summer, their already strong bullpen did add a quality arm in the middle of the season..Adam Warren has excelled since being moved to the bullpen after Michael Pineda's return from the disabled list in June, as the 27-year-old righty has a 1.82 ERA in 24 2/3 relief innings this season. He has also averaged 8.8 strikeouts and 1.8 strikeouts per nine innings out of the bullpen.

A Letter to the Prospective Students of UNC: A note on being a Tar Heel

Being a Tar Heel means opening your soul to something that will forever be a part of it. It means taking a path you will not regret. I hope you choose to experience this magic for yourself.

EYBL Select Team Recap

11 five-star prospects were selected by Nike to play for the EYBL Select Team in the Bahamas. The players went through a pair of competitive practices and played against the Bahamian Select Team on Saturday. De'Aaron Fox played as well as any prospect in the country in July and he certainly didn’t disappoint with the EYBL Select Team. Fox recently narrowed his list of schools to Arizona, Kansas, Kentucky, Louisville, LSU, North Carolina and NC State.

Michael Jordan to donate $8.9 million awarded by jury

Michael Jordan is still king of the court. A jury awarded the basketball superstar $8.9 million in a lawsuit Jordan filed against a grocery store he said used his likeness without permission. The suit was filed against Safeway and alleged that one of its now defunct stores, Dominick's Finer Foods, published an ad featuring his likeness without his permission.

Miles Bridges schedules official visit to UNC

Miles Bridges, the No. 3 small forward in the 2016 class, will take an official visit to North Carolina over the weekend of Oct. 24th, the prospect tells Evan Daniels of Scout.com. Late Night with Roy, North Carolina's annual basketball kickoff celebration, will be held that Friday, Oct, 23rd. The Tar Heels also take on Virginia in Kenan Stadium that Saturday. Bridges was offered by UNC on July 14th.

ACC football preview: Six questions

Former Auburn head coach Gene Chizik has a difficult challenge in Chapel Hill, where he’s been tasked with improving UNC’s defense. While Chizik is considered one of the best defensive minds in college football, it’s hard to imagine even he can orchestrate a dramatic turnaround from a year ago. But even minimal improvement could be the difference between a mediocre and good season.

Countdown UNC’s 10 Best Players: #2 Landon Turner

2015 will be Landon Turner’s fourth year on the offensive line. As a freshman, he played a role on one of the great offensive lines in UNC history. That 2012 line included James Hurst , Jonathan Cooper, Russell Bodine, Brennan Williams, and Travis Bond. All the names listed there are NFL caliber players, with only Turner remaining as the last player not yet in the league.

Countdown UNC’s 10 Best Players: #3 Jeff Schoettmer

Jeff Schoettmer is a 6’2 265 lb middle linebacker who will be entering his senior season at UNC. Though he started his career as a walk-on from Dallas, Texas, he has shown toughness and grit and has become one of the best linebackers in the conference. What makes Jeff such a valuable teammate is the same thing that makes him an excellent middle linebacker.

Yankees' Dustin Ackley: Latest on his injury rehab

Yankees general manager Brian Cashman didn't rule out season-ending back surgery for Dustin Ackley when the newly acquired utility player went on the disabled list with a right lumbar strain Aug. 4. But Ackley told NJ Advance Media Tuesday that his rehabilitation program is going well and that he doesn't believe that will be necessary. Ackley had been throwing for a few days, but he took his first swings Tuesday, he said.

Rockies manager Walt Weiss plans to return for 2016 season

Does Walt Weiss even want to return for 2016, which will be the final season of a three-year contract worth about $2 million? Under Weiss, the Rockies are 188-252. His .427 winning percentage is the worst in franchise history. Asked if he believes the Rockies can turn things around in 2016, Weiss said, "I think a lot of things have to go right, but I do believe there is promise."

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