Twelve Tar Heels On U.S. National Women's Lacrosse Team Tryout List
US Lacrosse has named 12 current and former UNC players who have been selected to try out for the 2017 U.S. Women’s National Lacrosse Team: Maggie Auslander (UNC '17), Maggie Bill ('18), Kara Cannizzaro ('13), Kristen Carr ('10), Ela Hazar ('18), Marie McCool ('18), Carly Reed ('17), Jen Russell ('10), Sloane Serpe ('14), Courtney Waite '15), Caylee Waters ('17) and Laura Zimmerman ('12).
Sources: Harrison Barnes Named to U.S. Olympic Basketball Team
Golden State Warriors forward Harrison Barnes has been selected as a member of the final 12-man Team USA basketball roster for the Rio Olympic Games this summer, league sources told The Vertical. Barnes, 24, a restricted free agent,will join Warriors teammates Klay Thompson and Draymond Green on the Team USA roster.
Brice Johnson's role with the Los Angeles Clippers
Brice Johnson was drafted with the No. 25 pick in the NBA Draft by the Los Angeles Clippers. He now gets to focus on the transition to the pro game and fitting in with his new team. Johnson joins a team that scored 67 percent of its points within three feet of the basket last season. He adds needed depth to a Clippers front court featuring NBA superstar Blake Griffin.
UNC diver Elissa Dawson reaches Olympic Trial finals
After competing over the last week, one of UNC's three divers has reached the finals for the US Olympic Trials. Elissa Dawson, a rising junior from Durham, North Carolina is currently ranked seventh in the women's solo 3-meter springboard competition.The event will be covered by NBC Sports beginning Sunday at 4:50 PM Eastern Time.
Harrison Barnes reflects on painful Finals, his future
Before he looks too far ahead, Ames native Harrison Barnes is looking back on a season that was full of ups and downs. Barnes heads into what should be a busy and profitable offseason as a restricted free agent after his fourth season in the NBA with the Golden State Warriors.
Darian Durant’s health key to Saskatchewan Roughriders resurgence in 2016
The last two years have taught Darian Durant to take nothing for granted. The veteran quarterback enters his 10th CFL season with the Saskatchewan Roughriders, who’ll open the campaign June 30 hosting the Toronto Argonauts. But the 2016 season is an important one for Durant after suffering season-ending injuries the last two years.
Matt Harvey: 'It's been a struggle mechanically pretty much all year'
Matt Harvey expressed satisfaction with limiting the damage against him Thursday. Still, the Dark Knight felt like he fell back into a mechanical rut in the New York Mets’ 4-3 loss to the Atlanta Braves at Turner Field. Harvey allowed two runs on eight hits in six innings in a no-decision.
UNC' s Luke Walsh lives his lacrosse dream to the max
Luke Walsh set the freshman lacrosse scoring record for Division III Denison University of Ohio two years ago....The Buffalo native and Nichols School graduate was on a path to a great Division III career. But he walked away from Denison after the season ended to transfer to the University of North Carolina, even though he had no scholarship offer and hadn’t even been offered a tryout on the Tar Heels team.
NFL will interview Julius Peppers, other players tied to Al-Jazeera America report on PEDs
Adolpho Birch, the NFL's senior vice president of labor policy and league affairs, wrote in a strongly worded letter to NFL Players Association counsel Heather McPhee – obtained Friday by USA TODAY Sports – that Green Bay Packers linebackers Julius Peppers and Clay Matthews and Pittsburgh Steelers linebacker James Harrison all will be scheduled for interviews the day their respective camps open.
Sylvia Hatchell talks her new book and NCAA women’s basketball at UNC
For anyone who is not sure, North Carolina Tar Heels women’s basketball head coach Sylvia Hatchell is back and working at the energetic pace she has been throughout her career. She’s a fighter and one who is cancer-free. “If I’m not a 100 percent, I’m close to it,” Hatchell said to me last week during a one-on-one phone interview.
Clippers think Brice Johnson might fit into rotation
The NBA draft began to turn topsy-turvy after the top two picks Thursday, leaving the Clippers in good position to find a quality player who might just be able to step in and play right away. That turned out to be the case when Brice Johnson remained available late into the first round, allowing the Clippers to take the power forward from North Carolina with the 25th pick.
Chansky’s Notebook: Worth The Wait
Brice Johnson had to wait out the foreign legion. It all wound up well for Carolina’s Brice Johnson, who was selected – finally – as the 25th pick in the NBA draft by the Los Angeles Clippers. Johnson gets to play with Blake Griffin and Chris Paul, coached by Doc Rivers and maybe even live with Brandon Ingram, who was the No. 2 pick by the Lakers, who share the Staples Center with the Clippers.
Draft Perspective: NBA Fits For Brice Johnson, Marcus Paige
Brice Johnson didn’t even know he was on the Clippers’ radar when they were selecting at 25, and now he is an integral part of their future. In Los Angeles, he’ll join a talented frontcourt in center DeAndre Jordan and power forward Blake Griffin. Unlike Johnson and the Clippers, Mrcus Paige did work out for the Jazz during the pre-Draft process.
UNC AD: School will respond to NCAA charges by July deadline
UNC athletic director Bubba Cunningham is hopeful the school is finally near the end of its long-running academic scandal. The school is a month away from its 90-day deadline to respond to the NCAA's latest Notice of Allegations (NOA), which outlined five serious charges. "I think we have positive momentum going," Cunningham said.
Pro Tar Heels React to Brice Johnson's Pick
The Carolina Family reacts to Brice Johnson's selection by the Los Angeles Clippers in the NBA Draft. Johnson was picked 25th.