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Crystal Dunn leaves Chelsea Ladies for North Carolina Courage

Crystal Dunn has left Chelsea Ladies to join the North Carolina Courage. Dunn joined Chelsea from Washington Spirit in January 2017. Initially playing as a striker, the 25-year-old was switched to wing-back as Chelsea won the WSL Spring Series. "The opportunity to return to the USA felt like the right decision at this stage of my career," Dunn said. (BBC)

The Astros might not have traded Colin Moran if he had his full opportunity last season

Colin Moran was supposed to be up for a month. Alex Bregman would play some shortstop for the Houston Astros and third base would have an opening. His chance lasted two games. He fouled a ball off his face and did not return until late September. “Had he been given that opportunity, I think he would have hit .300,” Astros general manager Jeff Luhnow said. (Pittsburgh Post-Gazette)

Nicole Greene, Anna Keefer Capture ACC Track & Field Titles

North Carolina's Nicole Greene and Anna Keefer captured ACC titles at the ACC Indoor Track & Field Championships Friday at Clemson Indoor. The championship performances, in addition to All-ACC performances by Alex Cooke, Morgan Ilse and Caroline Alcorta, helped the Tar Heel women into second with one day of the championships remaining. (GoHeels.)

Tar Heels Today: Sunday, February 25, 2018

Tar Heels Today is a daily rundown of the latest Tar Heel news, yesterday's Carolina sports scores, today's game and broadcast schedule, birthdays, and historic events. It also includes the UNC photo of the day and the thought of the day. (Read More...)

Diamond Heels win thriller against ECU, 5-4

The Tar Heels won a thriller at the Durham Bulls Athletic Park on Saturday as they took down ECU, 5-4. After taking an early 3-0 lead the Tar Heels gave up a four-run seventh inning to the Pirates before scoring the final two runs of the game to secure the win. Carolina will face ECU tomorrow for the third and decisive game of the series at Boshamer Stadium at 1 p.m. (GoHeels.com)

Nine Tar Heels Earn All-ACC Track & Field Honors

The North Carolina track and field teams wrapped up the ACC Indoor Track & Field Championships on Saturday at Clemson. Cierra Dunston, Brianna Duncan, Blake Dodge, Darryl Shaw, Zay Paschall and the men's 4x400 earned All-ACC honors on the final day of the championships. The women took fifth in the championship. The men placed 11th. (GoHeels.com)

No. 7 UNC Women's Lacrosse Downs No. 1 Terps, 16-15 In OT Thriller

Marie McCool scored 43 seconds into overtime to lift seventh-ranked North Carolina to a 16-15 win over top-ranked Maryland on Saturday (Highlights). The Tar Heels improve to 3-1, capturing their third win in a row after dropping their season opener in overtime at James Madison. Maryland saw its 25-game overall win streak and its 24-game road win streaks end. (GoHeels.com)

Joel Berry gets engaged to girlfriend Kelsey Porter

Joel Berry has been enjoying a career season on the basketball court. Off the court, the North Carolina guard’s life just became a great deal better. The senior, who is averaging 17.7 points a game, proposed to his girlfriend, Kelsey Porter, over the weekend. Fortunately, Porter said yes. Porter is a member of the cheerleading squad and dance team at North Carolina. (DieHards.com)

Colin Moran could be the soft-spoken viking lookalike the Pirates need

With his 6-foot-4 frame and full red beard, Colin Moran looks like a viking. When he speaks, though, you have to lean in to hear the soft-spoken third baseman. If all goes according to plan for the Pirates, Moran will follow Theodore Roosevelt’s directive: to speak softly and carry a big stick. Moran, 25, was the centerpiece of the Gerrit Cole trade with the Houston Astros. (Pittsburgh Post-Gazette)

Ron Miller A Constant For Carolina Fencing

If the person he's speaking with attended North Carolina, they'll often start reflecting on their time there and how, at some point in the late 1900s, they learned about fencing in a physical education class taught by Ron Miller, the fencing team's head coach. "Yep, Coach Miller is still here." And that's been the case for the last 51 years. (GoHeels.com)

Video: UNC plays "stall ball" vs Duke - Feb. 24, 1979

North Carolina holds the ball in the first half and fails to score as Duke leads, 7-0, at intermission. The Tar Heels wait 12:25 into the game before attempting a shot. Both teams score 40 in the second half and Duke wins, 47-40, in one of the most famous delay games ever played on February 24, 1979. Read More...

We'll always remember Jamie Cherry

Through 125 career games, Jamie Cherry is one of only seven Tar Heels with 1,500 points and 400 assists, and she's sixth all-time with 438 made free throws. She's probably somewhere on the leaderboard in buzzer-beaters and loose balls recovered, too. She's never led the Tar Heels in scoring for a season; she won't this year, either. But she's always been a leader. (Argyle Report)

Henry Frye: A lifetime of building bridges

Despite barriers in his path, the drive to be the best led Henry Frye to become the first African-American student to complete all three years of study and graduate from the UNC School of Law in 1959 and was named the first African-American chief justice of the North Carolina Supreme Court. UNC recently honored Frye with a Bridge Builder scholarship in his name. (UNC.edu)

Update on Former UNC Players in the NBA

The All-Star break is over and NBA players are entering the home stretch of the season. Check out highlights from former North Carolina players on NBA rosters. Former Tar Heel star and 2017 ACC Player of the Year Justin Jackson has played at least 23 minutes in eight straight games for the Sacramento Kings, scoring in double figures in five of those contests. (Inside Carolina)

Skye Bolt searches for his breakout

Oakland A's minor leaguer Skye Bolt is a work in progress and he’s been slowed by some nagging injuries, but by no means has he flamed out. He’s managed average batting lines through High-A last year, with an emphasis on strong walk rates. He finally found some power last summer and figures to test out the upper minors this year in Double-A Midland. (Athletics Nation)

Honoring Late Mentor, UNC's Timmy Kelly Posts Career Day Against Johns Hopkins

The stage couldn’t have been set more perfectly for North Carolina senior attackman Timmy Kelly. Wearing a special jersey number, playing in honor of an important mentor on a historic field in his hometown, Kelly scored a career-best four goals, including three in the fourth quarter to lead UNC to a 13-11 victory (Highlights) over Johns Hopkins on Friday. (Inside Lacrosse)

UNC Baseball drops close one to ECU, 2-1

The Tar Heels lost a low scoring affair in Greenville Friday night as they fell to ECU 2-1 at Lewis Field inside Clark-LeClair Stadium. Pitchers on both teams combined for 25 strikeouts on the evening as the Tar Heels only registered two hits to bring home its lone run. The Tar Heels will face the Pirates on Saturday at 6 p.m. ET at the Durham Bulls Athletic Park. (GoHeels.com)

UNC's 2017 National Title Sign Disappears From I-40

A North Carolina 2017 National Championship sign located on I-40 three miles from Raleigh's PNC Arena and Carter-Finely Stadium has disappeared. It was one of eight highways signs erected in North Carolina to recognize and honor UNC's 2017 NCAA basketball championship. The sign was in place as recently as Thursday. On Friday afternoon it was gone. (Inside Carolina)

Bobby Rome Sparks Football Coaching Career

Bobby Rome once asked Natrone Means about what happens at the end of a football career. When it's time to hang it up, how do you know? "When getting tackled gets irritating, it's time to stop playing," Means told him. Rome found himself in that moment during a game with the St. Petersburg Vikings in 2014. Rome was in his second season in Russia. (Inside Carolina)

Michael Busch Leading UNC Baseball On And Off The Field

Through the first five games of the year, Michael Burch's .409 average (9-22) leads the team, as does his .727 slugging percentage and 10 RBI. He's tallied multi-hit performances in four games, part of an eight-game hitting streak dating to last season. "I think it's confidence," coach Mike Fox said when asked about the difference between last year and this season. (GoHeels.com)


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