For Mets' Matt Harvey, this is progress
On the fourth pitch of the game Wednesday night, Mets starter Matt Harvey served up a home run. The next batter smacked a single up the middle. It appeared at that point, once again, Harvey was going to have a long night. You probably know where we're going with this. Harvey's night did not turn long or ugly.
Marvin Williams is ‘quarterback’ of Charlotte Hornets’ defense
On Wednesday, Williams regained his shooting form, making seven of 10 shots for a game-high 17 points in the 90-88 road victory over the Heat. The Hornets are a victory away from advancing to the second round. And Williams, regardless of how he has shot in this series, has been a huge part of the success. This is how Batum put it: “Probably the coach loves no one more than Marvin.”
Video: Spring on the Quad at Carolina
Watch the trees on Carolina's Polk Place quad come to life as spring makes its way to Chapel Hill from our time-lapse camera on Wilson Library.
NFL Draft Preview: UNC's Landon Turner
The NFL drafts starts with the First Round at 8:00 PM ET on Thursday in Chicago. North Carolina will likely only have one player drafted across the seven rounds. Landon Turner, a 6-4, 330-pound four-year offensive guard starter at UNC, is projected to go anywhere from rounds three through seven, with the later rounds likely being his landing spot.
Kyle Seager’s Journey to 100 Career Home Runs
With one out and the score tied 1-1 in the bottom of the 4th inning Monday at Safeco Field, Kyle Seager worked the count to 3-1 against Astros starter Doug Fister. Sitting on a 3-1 fastball, Seager deposited a solo home run into the right-center field bleachers. The round-tripper not only gave the Mariners a lead they would not relinquish, it marked 100 career home runs for Seager.
Additional Thoughts on UNC's Amended NOA
UNC received an amended Notice of Allegations from the NCAA on Monday and with it came a few significant changes from last year's NOA. The most prominent of those changes was the removal of the allegations regarding impermissible benefits regarding the AFAM classes, the removal of men's basketball and football and reducing the time frame to just six years. What does it all mean?
Shakeel Rashad making the uphill climb to the NFL
Being an NFL prospect produces a lot of highs and lows. It's the nature of the business. After spending three or four years practicing tackling technique and working out plays on a chalk board, prospects are asked to put those habits on hold for several months. In turn, they are pushed to make the move from college football players to track and field novices in hopes of impressing NFL scouts. For Episcopal School of Jacksonville alum, Shakeel Rashad, it's been an eye-opening experience.
Marvin Williams Steps Up in Hornets Game 5 Win Versus Heat
Despite going 0-of-5 from the field in the Hornets’ Game 4 win in Charlotte on Monday night, head coach Steve Clifford was still remarkably impressed with the efforts of veteran Marvin Williams, particularly from a defensive and leadership standpoint.
ACC offseason quarterback rankings
2. Mitch Trubisky, North Carolina On Friday, UNC head coach Larry Fedora confirmed what was obvious throughout the spring: Trubisky will be the Tar Heels’ starting quarterback this season. Even last year, when he was backing up second-team All-ACC selection Marquise Williams, Trubisky left reason to believe he should have been the starter.
The guy the Cubs got for Starlin Castro is pretty good
Adam Warren may not be the known commodity that Starlin Castro is, but he’s off to his own hot start. Middle relievers don’t get much fanfare, but Warren is the only non-starter to win a game for the Cubs. In fact, he has won two, including Tuesday’s 4-3 nail-biter over the Milwaukee Brewers. “He’s gotten better from spring training until now,” manager Joe Maddon said.
No. 19 Diamond Heels Ease Past Campbell, 9-4
Logan Warmoth clubbed his first home run of the year and Brian Miller had his second straight three-hit game as No. 19 North Carolina handled visiting Campbell 9-4 Wednesday night at Boshamer Stadium (Highlights
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UNC Softball Slugs Past Campbell, 9-6
UNC scored runs in all-but-one inning to power past Campbell, 9-6, in the final home game of 2016 at Anderson Stadium. The win lifts UNC to 27-22 on the year, while Campbell slips to 23-28. “I think we did well with coming back after we were down a couple of runs,” said freshman Berlynne Delamora, who hit a game-winning home run in the fifth inning.
Video: James Taylor remembers Prince with Purple Rain
Chapel Hill native James Taylor, famous among UNC fans for his hit song "Carolina In My Mind", remembers Prince with a short version of "Purple Rain" at a recent concert in Lexington, Kentucky.
Bacon-wrapped baseball at the Bosh
Did you hear the one about the vegetarian who went to Bacon Night? He won a year’s supply of bacon. No, seriously. Freshman Quinn Rhodes went to UNC baseball’s second annual bacon night promotion Tuesday night with his friends, and despite being a lifelong vegetarian, he entered a drawing for a chance to bring home the bacon for a full year just for kicks.
Derrick Phelps Added to San Francisco Basketball Staff
Derrick Phelps, the starting point guard on North Carolina's 1993 national championship team, has been named USF's associate head men's basketball coach. In his new role, Phelps will take a lead role in scouting, international recruiting and will work closely with USF's backcourt players. "I feel very fortunate to be able to add Derrick to our coaching staff," said head coach Kyle Smith.