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Q&A with Mike Fox

You’ve been coaching for more than 30 years. What aspects of coaching keep you fresh and engaged? The kids. Being around 18- to 22-yearolds every day keeps you on your toes! This generation is a challenge, but a fun one. You have to learn how to connect with them, get in their world, earn their respect and, most importantly, show them you care. (Winston-Salem Journal)

UNC's Run Production Critical for Diamond Heels in '16

UNC’s 13-year streak as a NCAA Tournament staple came to an end last May due in large part to its inability to manufacture runs at critical times. Playing in June has become commonplace around Boshamer Stadium. That postseason absence has served as motivation for a young and talented team looking to return to Omaha for the first time since 2013. (Inside Carolina)

Mariners catcher Chris Iannetta excited to flip sides in AL West

Having played the past four seasons with the American League West-rival Angels, Chris Iannetta is plenty familiar with the Mariners. And as he toured Safeco Field and took part in the weekend's FanFest, the veteran catcher wasted no time acclimating himself to his new home. "It's going to be exciting," the 32-year-old said durig a break from his autograph and fan-interview sessions. (MLB.com)

How Andrew Miller is handling no longer being Yankees' closer

Andrew Miller is ready to hand the title “Yankees closer” to Aroldis Chapman for a more undefined bullpen role. But the switch won’t mean uncharted territory for the veteran lefty. “It wasn’t that long go that I did long-guy one day and I’d get an out in a tie game in the eighth inning the next day,” Miller said Tuesday at the annual Thurman Munson dinner. (New York Post)

Tar Heels Baseball: Nike has a winner with UNC uniforms

The Tar Heels bring back just two seniors from last year’s team and are loaded with underclassmen. They will also have the No. 1 recruiting class for next season, something they hope they can add to if they build something good this upcoming season. When they take the field for the first time this season, the Tar Heels will be sporting something pretty cool from their sponsor Nike. (Keeping It Heel)

Video: Matt Harvey on 'Late Night with Seth Meyers'

Heroes are defined by their villains. If not for the Joker, Batman would just be a dude LARPing around Gotham in the middle of the night. So, Matt Harvey went on Late Night with Seth Meyers Wednesday night and answered the question all of New York -- and MLB, for that matter -- has been asking itself since the Mets' ace was christened the Dark Knight. (MLB.com)

Andrew Miller doesn't care he is no longer the closer, wants to win

In Andrew Miller's words, he pitched "as well as he possibly could have" in his first year as a closer for the Yankees in 2015. He had 36 saves and a 2.04 ERA. Now, he is no longer the closer. A lot of guys would be upset. Not Miller. "I came to New York to be a winner," Miller said on the Michael Kay Show on 98.7 ESPN. (ESPN.com)

Kyle Seager ready to do whatever he can to help Mariners reach postseason

In the battle of the Seager brothers’ baseball accomplishments, Kyle always has held the lead over younger Corey, a phenom for the Los Angeles Dodgers. Kyle Seager, the Mariners’ third baseman, has four consecutive seasons of 20 homers or more and three out of four seasons with more than 80 RBI, an All-Star appearance, a Gold Glove award and a seven-year, $100 million contract. (Seattle Times)

Andrew Miller's No. 33 Retired Saturday

Former UNC pitcher Andrew Miller became the third player in program history to have his number retired, with Chancellor Carol Folt and Senior Associate A.D. Larry Gallo presenting his No. 33 jersey in a ceremony Saturday at the Dean E. Smith Center. Miller, a 10-year MLB veteran, joins Dave Lemonds and B.J. Surhoff as Tar Heels who have received this unique honor. (GoHeels.com)

For Yankees, replacing Adam Warren -- on and off the mound -- won't be easy

There may not be a nicer man in baseball than Adam Warren. But though he was respected by the Yankees' hierarchy, he always seemed to be an afterthought in the team's plans. The topper came at the end of June last season, when he was lifted from the starting rotation, even though his ERA was 3.59, while CC Sabathia's was 5.65. (ESPN.com)

UNC Baseball Picked to Finish Third in Coastal Division

North Carolina was picked to finish third in the Coastal Division in the ACC’s preseason baseball poll. Coach Mike Fox’s Tar Heels were picked to finish behind Miami and Virginia, both of which made it to the College World Series a year ago. Louisville was picked as the ACC's preseason favorite. The 2016 season begins on Friday, Feb. 19. (Wilmington Star News)

Adam Warren brings 'World Series or die' mentality from Yankees to Cubs

Adam Warren is used to great expectations after coming up with the Yankees and spending the last seven years in an organization with a "World Series or die" mentality. "Absolutely," it would be special to win one here, Warren said during last weekend’s Cubs Convention. "I was asked the question if I'd dreamed about it and I said: 'I wouldn't be human if I hadn't.' (CSN Chicago)

Braves reliever Rob Wooten fulfills his childhood dream

We all grew up wanting to be something great: an astronaut, a scientist, firefighter -- but few of us actually live out those dreams. Baseball players are probably already living out those dreams, but it looks like Rob Wooten has taken it a step further. He wanted to play for the Atlanta Braves, the team with which he just signed, and he even has the proof: (FOX Sports)

Baseball Top 25 Breakdown: No. 16 North Carolina

North Carolina’s offense was inconsistent a year ago, when it ranked 205th in the nation in batting and 130th in scoring. The Tar Heels need their talented sophomores — Zack Gahagan, Logan Warmoth, Ryder Ryan and Brian Miller — to take big steps forward offensively, and the fall was very encouraging for all of them. (D1 Baseball)

New Cub Adam Warren: In the right place at right time

The Chicago Cubs front office says new right-handed pitcher Adam Warren will “open some eyes” when he dons his new uniform this spring. Warren was acquired from the New York Yankees for three-time all-star Starlin Castro during the winter meetings last month, and is getting his first taste of being a Cub at the fan convention this weekend. (ESPN.com)

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