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.
Broncos nose tackle Sylvester Williams sees opportunity to expand his role
When Sylvester Williams was told that the Broncos would not pick up his fifth-year option, the fourth-year veteran was not disheartened. Conversely, he took their reasoning constructively, and devoted himself to improving further and proving that he could become more dependable during the 2016 season. "I have to go out there and prove myself again," he said.
Internet Roasts Brice Johnson For Supercuts Endorsement
It was draft day for Brice Johnson and he started it like many other players, by getting a haircut. The former North Carolina forward posted his haircut as an ad via twitter early in the day. The twitter community seemed to think Johnson could have gone for a better haircut, and the roasting began.
Chicago Red Stars to Retire Lori Chalupny’s Number
The Chicago Red Stars announced Thursday that they will retire club legend and 2015 FIFA Women’s World Cup champion Lori Chalupny’s number 17 jersey. The former Tar Heel earned her first cap with the U.S. squad in 2001, and she would be a fixture for the next nine years, earning 92 appearances and wearing the captain’s armband on several occasions.
Marcus Paige Goes In Second Round
The Brooklyn Nets selected North Carolina's Marcus Paige in the second round of the 2016 NBA Draft with the 55th overall pick on Thursday night in Brooklyn, N.Y. The Nets then traded Paige to the Utah Jazz. Paige was the first three-time captain and only four-time defensive player of the year in Carolina Basketball history.
ESPN's Jay Bilas thinks Marcus Paige can stick in the NBA
ESPN’s Jay Bilas said he thinks Marcus Paige could stick in the NBA after the North Carolina guard was taken by the Utah Jazz in the second round of Thursday night’s NBA Draft. “I’m really glad to see Marcus Paige get drafted, because this guy has played so hard and so well at the University of North Carolina, and last year did not shoot the ball as well as he’s capable of shooting it,” Bilas said on ESPN’s draft broadcast.