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Photos: Young Michael Jordan

Before the "Crying Jordan" meme took control of social media, there was the high-flying, slam-dunking, sports merchandise game-changing Michael Jordan who dominated the NBA. Take a look back at Michael Jordan from his playing days at North Carolina, with the Chicago Bulls, and yes, his brief minor-league baseball career.

Elijah Hood is a beast in the weight room

After an All-ACC breakout season in 2015 where UNC running back Elijah Hood rushed for 1,463 yards and 17 touchdowns, you would think the junior from Charlotte would be taking it easy in the offseason. Think again. The 6-0, 220-pound Hood is known for his hard work in the weight room. He can put up some serious weight.

UNC basketball assistant coach takes subtle shot at Duke

After the Duke Blue Devils landed another five-star commitment in the form of 2016's No. 1 center Marques Bolden, UNC assistant basketball coach C.B. McGrath took to twitter and sent a subtle shot at the team down the road. "And despite all the hype - last 6 years - ZERO ACC regular season championships! You figure it out."

My Carolina Experience: Tristine Johnson

With a personality like Tristine Johnson’s, staying in a person’s shadow would be more of a feat than struggling to get out from one, and with a three-time Olympian for a father one can only imagine the type of personality that would take. Heroes were real for Johnson because some of the world’s fastest men and women were her family’s closest friends.

How did we get here with Mets’ Matt Harvey?

If the Mets could do it all over again, knowing what they know now, after seeing Matt Harvey utterly come apart this season, would they have chosen to shut him down early last September? Or is that merely a smokescreen, an alibi born of convenience, a way of covering for a pitcher unable to fend for himself?

Spurs' Danny Green undergoes LASIK eye surgery

For most of the season, San Antonio Spurs sharpshooter Danny Green wasn't so sharp. Maybe it was his rhythm, maybe it was diminished opportunities, or maybe he just couldn't see where he was shooting. So, using a modest portion of that $40 million contract he signed last summer, Green decided to fix the problem with LASIK surgery.

Pacers willing to give Ty Lawson a longer look

If you thought Ty Lawson had played his way out of Indiana, think again. Despite his postseason disappearance, Lawson is still considered a viable option in the team’s never-ending search for an upgrade at point guard. “I felt comfortable,” Larry Bird said, “when Ty Lawson was here making plays and getting up and down the court.”

Tar Heels Fail to Convert Early

Despite chasing N.C. State starting pitcher Cory Wilder in the first inning, North Carolina failed to generate enough offense in dropping its series opener, 6-4, at Doak Field on Thursday. “We had a chance to be ahead more than 2-0,” head coach Mike Fox said after the loss. “I think it would have put a lot of pressure on them."

Bryce Harper may be baseball’s next great star, but he still can’t hit Matt Harvey

Matt Harvey has had a rocky start to the season. Luckily for the Dark Knight, he can always count on one man to help break him out of a slump, reigning NL MVP Bryce Harper. Harvey has repeatedly had the three-time All-Star's number. Harper is hitless in 20 career at-bats against the Mets pitcher, striking out seven times.

No. 17 Carolina Baseball Falls At No. 13 NCSU, 6-4

Joe Dunand and Brock Deatherage had back-to-back run-scoring doubles in a three-run sixth to lift No. 13 NC State to a 6-4 win over No. 17 UNC Thursday at Doak Field. Logan Warmoth tied a career-high with four hits for the Tar Heels, who grabbed an early two-run lead but left the tying runs on base in the ninth in falling to 33-20 and 12-16 in the ACC.

UNC Volleyball Recruiting Class Ranked No. 3 In The Nation

UNC volleyball’s incoming freshman class is ranked No. 3 in the nation according to PrepVolleyball.com. It is the sixth time since 2003 that the Tar Heels’ recruiting class has appeared in the top-30 rankings and the first time since the 2012 class earned the No. 8 ranking. The 2016 UNC recruiting class is possibly the most decorated group ever to arrive in Chapel Hill.

UNC Professor Given National Medal of Technology and Innovation by President Obama

Joseph DeSimone’s career has revolved around creating utilitarian technology. On May 19, DeSimone’s years of innovative and beneficial work in material science was honored by President Barack Obama with the National Medal of Technology and Innovation. DeSimone’s citation also recognized his innovation and leadership in higher education and entrepreneurship.

NBA Mock Draft Roundup: Post-draft lottery

With this week's NBA draft lottery finished, teams are locked into a draft order and are starting to think more seriously about players who might interest them. Here's a look at where some of the post-lottery mock drafts project Brice Johnson's landing spot. The 2016 NBA Draft is June 23 at the Barclays Center in Brooklyn.

UNC Women's Tennis Upended By Virginia At NCAAs

UNC had its women's tennis season come to an end on Thursday against 14th-seed Virginia in the NCAA Team Championship Round of 16 from Case Tennis Center. The Cavaliers advance with a 4-2 victory over the Tar Heels. North Carolina (31-3) faced an immediate uphill climb by dropping the doubles point for just the third time in 34 matches this season.

2016's 25 best non-conference college football games

Week 1 is stocked with wonderful matchups, but the whole month of September has some great non-conference games. Here are the best ones. No. 7. Georgia vs. North Carolina (Atlanta), Week 1: Kirby Smart's first game coaching the Dawgs comes on a not-particularly-neutral site in the Georgia Dome against a team with a new starting quarterback.

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Recruiting Roundup: Nick Weatherspoon, DeAndre Ayton, Moses Brown, & More

2018 Georgia CB Donte Burton Holds UNC Offer

Cade Fortin emerging as one of the top 2018 QBs in the South

Nick Weatherspoon receives offer from Roy Williams, will visit UNC

P.J. Washington Updates List

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Kansas getting in early with 2019 SF Marcedus Leech

2017 Top 50 SF Kimani Lawrence discusses new offers, potential visits

No. 1 recruit DeAndre Ayton discusses recruiting, NBA comparisons

Maryland lands commitment from four-star forward Justin Jackson

Kentucky transfer Marcus Lee has no shortage of suitors

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Isaiah Briscoe's return to Kentucky doesn't guarantee him a starting job

Baylor Fires Head Coach Art Briles

The new names to know for the 2016-17 college basketball season

Louisville big man Chinanu Onuaku heading to NBA Draft

Maryland's Melo Trimble withdraws from NBA Draft to return to Terrapins

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Turner's Take: Business Trip, Too

UNC men's lacrosse playing for Joe Breschi and his son the rest of the way

Video: UNC Women's Lacrosse Pre-Final Four Practice & Stick Tricks

#1 Hayley Carter, Whitney Kay Advance To NCAA Tennis Round of 16

Carly Davis, UNC women's lacrosse look for another title

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Operation Match: Computer Dating at UNC in the 1960s

Andy Griffith's Daughter Remembers Her Late Dad — "He Wasn't the Typical Hollywood Type"

From Waffle House worker to Waffle Street author: UNC grad James Adams writes about his experience

Photo: Anti-War Rally at UNC, 1936

UNC Alum and World War II Museum director, Nick Mueller, to receive France's highest honor

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