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UNC, NC State to battle at DBAP in April as only meeting

After a flaw in scheduling did not have UNC and NC State playing each other in baseball this year, the head coaches came together to schedule a non-conference meeting at DBAP. Both head coaches, UNC's Mike Fox and NC State's Elliott Avent, were on hand in Durham Tuesday to announce the one-time neutral site showdown between the two national baseball powers taking place April 15 at 7 pm. (WRAL Sports Fan)

Matt Harvey demonstrates how to deal with Twitter trolls

Mets pitcher Matt Harvey had a frustrating end to his 2013 season. While dominant in his time on the mound, an elbow injury resulting in Tommy John surgery put a stop to his year. To make up for that disappointment, Harvey is relaxing overseas during his recovery period, as anyone in his position would/should do. (SB Nation)

Boston's Andrew Miller puts best foot forward

Andrew Miller does not play the what-if game. He doesn’t ask himself what would’ve happened if he hadn’t wild-pitched Chris Iannetta to second with two strikes on J.B. Shuck in Anaheim at the start of July. He doesn’t question how he spun toward home to cover the plate on Shuck’s ensuing single. And he certainly doesn’t let the season-ending foot injury he suffered that night ruin an otherwise tremendous season. (Boston Herald)

Top 10 ACC stories of 2013

As we turn the page and move ahead into 2014, here is a final look back at the top 10 ACC stories from the eventful year that was 2013. 3. Another black eye for Carolina blue. 5. UNC-NC State rivalry renewed in Omaha. 9. Jonathan Cooper’s House of Cards. (Wilmington Star News)

Red Sox reliever Andrew Miller expects to start season 'without a problem'

Andrew Miller, who was one of the most dominant lefty relievers in the game last season before badly injuring his left foot just before the All-Star break in Anaheim, has some good news for Red Sox fans. "I'm good," said Miller earlier this week by phone. (

Bolt, Thornton Earn NCBWA Preseason All-America Honors

North Carolina sophomores Skye Bolt and Trent Thornton were named to the 2014 National Collegiate Baseball Writers Association Preseason All-America second team, the NCBWA announced this week. A first-team freshman All-America selection by Baseball America, Perfect Game, the NCBWA and Louisville Slugger in 2013, Bolt hit .321 with six homers and 51 RBIs in 54 games. (

Andrew Carignan signs minor-league deal with Giants

His career has been marred with untimely injuries and bad breaks, but Andrew Carignan received a gift of good news in time for the holiday season. Carignan, a former North Carolna pitcher and former Oakland Athletics reliever, announced Wednesday via Twitter that he signed a minor-league contract with the San Francisco Giants. (Norwich Bulletin)

Tar Heels Make The Season Brighter

For more than a decade, Tar Heels have made a tradition of helping create happier holidays for local families. The Share Your Holidays program, an annual event for Carolina student-athletes, pairs UNC teams with local families in need. Each team "adopts" one or more local families, shopping for gifts from wish lists provided by the families, then wrapping and delivering the gifts. (

Source: Brian Roberts, Yankees reach contract agreement

Free-agent second baseman Brian Roberts has reached an agreement on a one-year contract with the New York Yankees, a source confirmed to ESPN. The deal is worth $2 million and includes incentives. Roberts, 36, has spent his entire 13-year career with the Baltimore Orioles. He is a two-time All-Star with a .349 career on-base percentage, 278 stolen bases and three seasons of 50 or more doubles. (

Brian Moran acquired by Angels

The Angels acquired Brian Moran during Thursday’s Rule 5 Draft, sending $244,000 to the Blue Jays, who drafted the left-hander ninth at the Winter Meetings in Lake Buena Vista, Fla. The Angels must now keep Moran on their 25-man roster for the entire 2014 season or expose him to waivers. If no other club claims him, he would then be offered back to the Mariners for $25,000. (Lower Hudson Journal News)

Angels acquire former Diamond Heel Brian Moran

On Thursday, however, the Angels added left-handed reliever Brian Moran. The Toronto Blue Jays selected Moran in the Rule 5 draft, then traded him to the Angels for a $244,000 international draft slot. Moran, 25, went 2-5 with a 3.45 earned-run average for triple-A Tacoma last season, with 85 strikeouts in 63 innings. He held left-handers to a .235 batting average. (Los Angeles Times)

Matt Harvey wins award as Breakout Pitcher of Year

Because a torn elbow ligament prematurely ended Matt Harvey's season in August, Mets fans will never know if he might have done enough over the final month of the season to win the National League Cy Young Award. And because Harvey first splashed onto the Major League Baseball scene in July 2011, he was not eligible for Rookie of the Year honors this summer. (

Matt Harvey, Anne V share a personal moment

The things men will do for love. Or a swimsuit model. This moment of true love between Mets pitcher Matt Harvey and his girlfriend, Sports Illustrated swimsuit model Anne Vyalitsyna was caught at Sunday's Washington Capitals-New York Rangers game at Madison Square Garden. (FOX Sports)

First Pitch Dinner Set For Feb. 1

For the sixth straight year, supporters and fans of the University of North Carolina baseball program will have the opportunity to kick off the upcoming season with a memorable evening at the Diamond Heels' First Pitch Dinner, scheduled for Feb. 1, 2014, at the Loudermilk Center For Excellence at Kenan Stadium on the UNC campus. (

Video: Chicago legends Harry Caray, Michael Jordan in Wrigley Field

Back in 1994, NBA legend Michael Jordan tried his hand at baseball, playing for the Double-A Birmingham Barons (White Sox affiliate). In true "Just Because" fashion, here's MJ being interviewed by legendary broadcaster Harry Caray in Wrigley Field in 1994. Not only that, but the video contains highlights of Jordan making hay in the Windy City Classic. (CBS Sports)

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