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First look at summer basketball practices for the Tar Heels

The UNC basketball program has hosted conditioning sessions for the 2017-18 team. They are allowed four practices during the Summer before training camp. On Monday, they shared a clip of one of the practices they are allowed during the Summer. The video gives fans their first look at the 2017 freshmen and Pitt graduate transfer Cam Johnson. (Keeping It Heel)

UNC-Duke basketball rivalry set aside to help raise money for Teen Cancer America

Though Nolan Smith was the headliner for Saturday's event, Duke wasn't the only Triangle program represented. Former UNC players Brice Johnson, Nate Britt and Phil Ford were on hand, too. "Nolan is one of my good friends," said Johnson, now with the Los Angeles Clippers. "I'm always down to do something for cancer research and giving money back because I lost my mom to cancer." (NCAA.com)

Larry Fedora's Offense Built to Adjust

Larry Fedora's offensive system is not one of complexity, but rather of simplicity. Attack where the defense allows. “I’ve never been just stubborn in that there’s only one way to do it,” Fedora said during an interview with Inside Carolina. “I do believe that you need to be balanced, and I don’t care how it happens. It’s always been about taking advantage of what the defense gives you." (Inside Carolina)

The top 25 college basketball players with something to prove this season

Luke Maye, North Carolina: The man responsible for hitting the winning shot vs. Kentucky in the Elite Eight, the bucket that catapulted UNC closer to clinching a championship, will have a much bigger role in 2017-18. Maye is an interesting player because he's broad-shouldered, has a square shot, can bang down low and is still scratching the surface of his potential. (CBS Sports)

Larry Fedora on The Ryen Russillo Show

College football coaches are visiting ESPN headquarters this week and Monday was UNC head man Larry Fedora's turn. Fedora sat down on The Ryen Russillo Show for a few minutes. On spending time with Michael Jordan and introducing Jordan Brand to UNC football: Standing next to the man, I was awestruck. And I am every single time I am around him." (Inside Carolina)

Roy Williams Looks Ahead to 2017-18 Basketball Season

Heading into the 2017-18 UNC basketball season it's safe to say that the Tar Heels lost some key components from the last year's championship run. Gone is Justin Jackson. Gone are Kennedy Meeks and Isaiah Hicks, both of the starting big men from the title-winning team. And gone is Tony Bradley. While there are definite holes on the roster, there are also bright spots. (Inside Carolina)

UNC Basketball Releases 2017-18 Roster

UNC and head coach Roy Williams released the 2017-18 Tar Heel men's basketball roster on Monday. The defending NCAA champions return eight lettermen from the team that beat Gonzaga for the national title in April. Those returnees include three players with significant starting experience in senior Theo Pinson, senior Joel Berry II and junior Kenny Williams. (GoHeels.com)

North Carolina in need of special teams stars for 2017

This August, the Tar Heels will have players competing for starting jobs in numerous spots, including quarterback and running back. What’s easy to overlook as players vie for playing time on both sides of the ball is the fact that this year’s team will be tasked with replacing key special-teamers. Here’s where North Carolina stands in those areas: (FanRag Sports)

How UNC receiver Austin Proehl is emulating his NFL dad, Ricky, on and off the field

Austin Proehl learned two things early on from his father: how to catch and how to serve. The first part came naturally for the former Providence High standout, who turned an all-conference career into a scholarship at UNC. In his three years as a Tar Heel, he’s shown flashes of his father, Ricky Proehl, who was a star receiver at Wake Forest before playing 17 NFL seasons. (Charlotte Observer)

Seven Tar Heels Help U.S. To Field Hockey Championship

The U.S. Women's National Field Hockey Team beat Germany 3-2 in a sudden death shootout Sunday to win the FIH Hockey World League Semifinals title match. In Johannesburg, South Africa, sixth-ranked USA fought back from a second-half deficit to claim the championships against No. 7 Germany. The U.S. roster of 18 included seven current or former Tar Heels. (GoHeels.com)

U.S. Soccer legends Mia Hamm & Kristine Lilly host soccer camp

It's one thing to attend a summer soccer camp. It's a completely other thing to be learning from some of the best players to ever play the game. Soccer legends Mia Hamm and Kristine Lilly held their 'team first' soccer camp in Stevens Point today. The camp focuses on the fundamentals of soccer, and encourages young players to come out of their shells. (WSAW)

Bengals roster breakdown: Giovani Bernard

Giovani Bernard has become one of the longer tenured offensive players for the Cincinnati Bengals. Last offseason, the Bengals thought highly enough of him to extend his contract before the season, so he wouldn’t hit free agency this offseason. Unfortunately, his 2016 season ended prematurely with an ACL tear at the end of the Week 11 game against the Buffalo Bills. (Cincy Jungle)

The Bookshop Brought Rare and First Editions—and Famous Cats—to Franklin Street for Thirty-Two Years

The Bookshop, a Franklin Street staple since it opened in 1985, announced in January that it would close its doors for good in July. Betty Schumacher, the manager of The Bookshop, says that the store had a consistent customer base, but multiple factors led to the decision to close. The Bookshop represented a unique combination of elements for literary lovers. (Indy Week)

Chase Rice Shares Track List, Album Release Date for ‘Lambs & Lions’

After a rocky road, Chase Rice has been on a road of rediscovery and is ready to release a whole new set of music that fully embraces who he is an artist and person. After signing with a new label, Rice is eager to share the music he’s been hard at work on with his forthcoming album, Lambs & Lions. Set for release on September 29, the project will feature 10 songs. (Sounds Like Nashville)

Video: Mitchell Trubisky delivers season tickets to fans

The Chicago Bears hope they’ve found their franchise quarterback of the future in first-round pick Mitchell Trubisky. If he delivers touchdown passes to receivers as well as he did season tickets to fans, the Bears offense will be in good shape. Trubisky, along with the rest of Chicago’s 2017 rookie class, personally delivered this season’s package of tickets to select fans. (USA Today)

Vince Carter explains his decision to join the Kings

Vince Carter joined Sportscenter last night to discuss his decision to sign with the Sacramento Kings. “With these young guys, one thing I was impressed with leading up to the draft, and seeing these guys before I even knew that I was going to play in Sacramento, is that they’re hungry,” said Carter in the interview. “They want to win, and they’re willing to learn.” (Tar Heel Blog)

Astros' Colin Moran suffers facial fracture, concussion after foul ball off face

Houston Astros third baseman Colin Moran has been diagnosed with a concussion and facial fracture. Moran, who was placed on the disabled list, will be meeting with doctors over the the next few days to determine if surgery is necessary. The 24-year-old was injured Saturday against the Baltimore Orioleswhen his own foul ball deflected off his bat and into his face. (USA Today)

Marie McCool Helps U.S. Down Canada For Women's Lacrosse World Title

North Carolina products Marie McCool and Laura Zimmerman each scored twice as the United States withstood its toughest test of the last 10 days, defeating Canada 10-5 in the gold medal game of the FIL Women's World Cup on a rainy Saturday afternoon at Surrey Sports Park in Guildford, England. Former Tar Heel defender Jen Russell was named to the All-World Team. (GoHeels.com)

UNC senior cornerback MJ Stewart is a future nickel star

UNC senior cornerback M.J. Stewart is one of the most productive players to ever suit up for the Tar Heels in the defensive backfield with six career interceptions and the third-most pass deflections in school history. With 37 games under his belt, Stewart has shown durability throughout his career playing both in the nickel and on the boundary for the Tar Heels. (NDT Scouting)

Astros' Colin Moran hospitalized after fouling pitch off face

Only one day after being called up to the Houston Astros, third baseman Colin Moran was carted off the field against the Baltimore Orioles in the top of the sixth inning in what was a scary moment for everyone inside Oriole Park at Camden Yards. Moran fouled off a delivery from O's right-hander Darren O’Day, but the ball ricocheted backwards into Moran’s own face. (USA Today)


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