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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)

Harrison Barnes helps inspire kids, says he was in their position before rising to NBA

In many instances, the path to becoming an NBA player begins with attending camps that the players before them held during the summer. During a recent Q & A session at one of his camps, Dallas Mavericks forward Harrison Barnes revealed to the kids at the event that he was once in their shoes as a youth. This is a testament to Barnes’ hard work on the court. (Clutch Points)

Astros' Colin Moran carted off after fouling ball off his face

Astros third baseman Colin Moran required the assistance of a cart to leave the field after fouling a ball off his face in the sixth inning of Saturday night's game against the Orioles. Moran appeared to sustain a cut below his left eye. Appearing too woozy to walk off the field, he was tended to on the grass by two trainers and Astros manager A.J. Hinch. (Houston Chronicle)

Carolina Brewery, first of its kind in the Triangle, has lasted more than 20 years

The oldest brewery in the Triangle would like to reintroduce itself. Carolina Brewery opened on Franklin Street in Chapel Hill in 1995, at a time when most beer wasn’t craft and certainly wasn’t local. In the beginning, cofounder Robert Poitras said he stocked foreign big-name beers among his own offerings with Newcastle Brown Ale and the like. (Raleigh News & Observer)

Portland Thorns remain hopeful that Tobin Heath can return to club in time for the NWSL playoffs

Portland Thorns midfielder Tobin Heath has been continuing her rehabilitation from a lingering back injury with the U.S. Women's National Team staff. Portland has sorely missed Heath this season. The world-renowned midfielder led the NWSL in assists in 2016 and was a finalist for league MVP. Heath was also named U.S. Soccer's Female Player of the Year in 2016. (Oregon Live)

Carol Folt takes deep dive into Galápagos research

On her recent trip to Ecuador and the Galápagos Islands, Chancellor Carol Folt dived (literally) into the research UNC faculty and staff and their collaborators at the Universidad San Francisco de Quito are conducting. Folt’s visit included giving the commencement speech at USFQ, discussions with researchers and a dive to see hammerhead sharks and sea turtles. (UNC.edu)

UNC Grad’s PT Wired Makes Sure Physical Therapy is a Success

Vikram Sethuraman’s startup journey began in Jim Kitchen’s Introduction to Entrepreneurship course at UNC, where he focused on solving problems he encountered as a physical therapy patient. But it wasn’t until an unsatisfactory experience as a finance intern that he decided to pursue the idea full-time. He enrolled in Kenan Flagler’s Launching the Venture class. (ExitEvent.com)

Astros' Colin Moran gets customary silent treatment after first career HR

Houston Astros infielder Colin Moran didn’t wait long to make an impression on the American League West leaders Friday, homering in his first game since being recalled Tuesday off Orioles left-hander Richard Bleier. Moran, who was making his 2017 debut, was starting at third Friday while Alex Bregman moved to shortstop in place of injured All-Star Carlos Correa. (FanRag Sports)

Video: Danny Green lifting the spirits of children in El Paso

While it may be the offseason and NBA players are working on their game, San Antonio Spurs' Danny Green is working on strengthening the hearts and spirits of children. Green was in El Paso, Texas recently and stopped by a children’s hospital to brighten the kid's day. Green definitely did just that, giving the kids a day they will never forget. (News 4 San Antonio)

Remember When Chase Rice Competed on ‘Survivor?’

Before Chase Rice was using his voice to win over Music City, he was exerting his charm and strength to try to win something completely different: the 21st season of Survivor. In 2010, a short-haired Rice appeared on Survivor: Nicaragua to compete for the $1 million top prize. Rice used his southern charm to gain trust and form alliances to target and eliminate other players. (Sounds Like Nashville)

Position change for UNC's defense

UNC redshirt freshman Tyrone Hopper has moved to defensive end, a CarolinaBlue source confirms. The 6-4, 235-pound Georgia native came to UNC as a linebacker and played at linebacker during his redshirt season in Chapel Hill. Hopper played both linebacker and defensive end in high school and was the No. 69-ranked recruit in Georgia his senior year. (Carolina Blue)

UNC's defense poised to lead the way

Replacing eight starters on offense will lead to some early hiccups for the Tar Heels. UNC coach Larry Fedora is well aware of what he lost on that side of the ball, prompting him to admit that UNC will have to lean on it's defense early in the season as the offense irons issues that come with inexperience. UNC as a defensive team was strange to hear from Fedora. (Carolina Blue)

Matt Harvey passes first test

A day after Noah Syndergaard and Matt Harvey threw off flat ground for the first time since suffering injuries, neither reported any problems. Though that may sound insignificant, at Citi Field, a day without setbacks is noteworthy. “[Harvey] feels real good and Noah said he could tell he played catch for the first time,” manager Terry Collins said. (New York Post)

Ex-NBA star Antawn Jamison gave up game for his kids, but maybe not for long haul

Former NBA All-Star Antawn Jamison was playing a round recently at The Golf Club at Ballantyne with longtime friend and college teammate Vince Carter. “I don’t understand how he does it,” Jamison said of Carter, 40, who is preparing for his 20th NBA season. “He can barely bend over to read his putts. To see him still be Vince Carter, and enjoying it. He still brings something to the game.” (Charlotte Observer)

Tom Sheldon Anchoring UNC's Special Teams

As good as Tom Sheldon may have been in his first full season in Chapel Hill, Larry Fedora has already seen a “tremendous amount of growth” in his punter this offseason. “Think about it – the first time he ever punted in a competitive situation was in the Georgia game in front of 85,000 people,” Fedora said. “He had never seen anything like that, so he’s grown tremendously." (Inside Carolina)

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