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UNC Women's Tennis Falls To 27-1 In Semifinal Loss To Cavaliers

The No. 1 seed North Carolina women’s tennis team fell in the ACC semifinals to the 4th-seeded Virginia Cavaliers, 4-1, Saturday, suffering its first loss of the season. The team moves to 27-1. This is only the second time this season that Carolina has dropped the doubles point, the first time being against Duke in the final match of the regular season. (GoHeels.com)

Matt Harvey’s dream come true is exact antidote Mets need

Matt Harvey waited his entire life for this start. He was going to make the most of it. So before he fired his first pitch Saturday at Yankee Stadium, Harvey stepped off the mound. He walked 20 feet back on the grass toward second base. He looked at the crowd of 47,909, canvassing the area above the Yankees dugout. Harvey took a deep breath, took it all in and went to work. The Yankees never had a chance. (New York Post)

Jan Boxill says she did not teach 160 independent study courses at UNC

Jan Boxill is refuting records that indicate she taught 160 independent study courses during an eight-year period at UNC. Records obtained by The Daily Tar Heel in November showed that Boxill, a philosophy professor, offered 160 independent study courses between spring 2004 and spring 2012. (Daily Tar Heel)

No. 18 Carolina Downs Boston College, 6-1

J.B. Bukauskas worked seven scoreless innings as No. 18 North Carolina beat visiting Boston College 6-1 Saturday at a rainy Boshamer Stadium. Landon Lassiter had two doubles and all nine starters reached base for the Tar Heels. Carolina will send Benton Moss to the hill in Sunday's finale searching for its first ACC sweep since last year against Virginia Tech. (GoHeels.com)

Like his manager, Mike Scioscia, Angels reliever Mike Morin not really into role playing

Angels reliever Mike Morin is 23, about to turn 24. When he was coming into his baseball fandom in the early 2000s, he thought each team had one closer and just a bunch of nameless other relievers without roles. As he aged, as some ballclubs had delineated men for each of a game’s final four innings, Morin learned that viewpoint was incorrect. And now he’s learning it might have been wrongly accurate, in a way. (Orange County Register)

Student journalism yields an endearing look at student-athletes

But as the sports editor, when the scandal coverage peaked, I couldn’t help but wish that all of you, and even all of the other editors in the Daily Tar Heel offices, could see the side to the UNC athletes and coaches that we get to see as sports reporters. (Daily Tar Heel)

Pitching and defense secure UNC win over Boston College

North Carolina relied on superb pitching and great defense in securing a gritty 1-0 win over Boston College on Friday night. Runs were at a premium at Boshamer Stadium and so the Tar Heels played to the foundational philosophy that head coach Mike Fox built his program on – an efficient arm on the mound backed up with quality defensive play. (Inside Carolina)

Folt believes she should keep her opinions private

In an interview last week, Folt said she considers her leadership style to be “consensus-building.” “I like to work with people, and I think there is always a problem when you start off with the largest voice in the room stating their opinion,” Folt said. (Daily Tar Heel)

Zac Gallen, Defense Shine In 1-0 Win Over Boston College

Zac Gallen allowed just three hits in his second complete game in as many home starts as No. 18 North Carolina topped Boston College 1-0 Friday at Boshamer Stadium. Logan Warmoth's bases-loaded walk against BC starter Mike King in the second inning produced the lone run of the game. Joe Dudek made a diving stop and beat Donovan Casey to the bag at first for the final out. (GoHeels.com)

UNC Lacrosse Falls To Syracuse In ACC Tournament Semifinals

Second-ranked North Carolina fell to fourth-ranked Syracuse 9-8 in the ACC Tournament semifinals Friday night at PPL Park. Kevin Rice scored the game-winner for the Orange with 1:48 to play, propelling the Orange into the ACC championship game Sunday against Duke at 1 p.m. The Tar Heels had a balanced scoring attack and almost came back from a three-goal second half deficit. (GoHeels.com)

Zac Gallen’s Fridays Key For Diamond Heels

When the No. 23 UNC baseball team opens its three-game ACC series with the Boston College Eagles Friday night at Boshamer Stadium, Zac Gallen will be returning to the mound on which he delivered the two finest performances of his young pitching career against his team’s two biggest rivals. (Chapelboro.com)

UNC Women's Lacrosse Dominates Notre Dame, 18-4, To Advance

Second-ranked North Carolina got a career-high six goals from Aly Messinger and dominated Notre Dame, 18-4, on Friday afternoon in the Atlantic Coast Conference Tournament semifinals at Klockner Stadium. The Tar Heels went on a 9-0 run in the first half to seize control early, turning a 1-1 tie into a 10-1 Carolina lead in a span of over 20 minutes. (GoHeels.com)

UNC spring saw QB Williams sidelined, addition of Gene Chizik

The offense has never been a problem under Larry Fedora. The defense, though, has been bad. Former Auburn head coach Gene Chizik was brought in to take over the defense in what was a great hire by the Tar Heels. It's not going to get better overnight, but if Marquise Williams can get some support from the defense, they can at least hope to stay in some games in the ACC. (FOX Sports)

Titans reach deal with veteran WR Hakeem Nicks

The Titans have agreed to terms on a deal for former Colts receiver Hakeem Nicks, according to sources familiar with the situation. Nicks paid a free agency visit to the Titans on April 13. Nicks, who played his first five seasons with the Giants, had 38 catches for 405 yards and four touchdowns last season in Indianapolis while playing in 16 games, with six starts. (Nashville Tennessean)

Mark Emmert Keeps Saying Some Interesting Things

NCAA President Mark Emmert met with the AP sports editors on Thursday at Syracuse. During the course of the discussion, Emmert was asked about Syracuse's NCAA troubles and also about UNC's. While Emmert refused to get into specifics about UNC's case, he did address why it's not the same as UNC's. (Tar Heel Blog)

Video: Mack Hollins - UNC Male Breakthrough Athlete of the Year

Mack Hollins took home the 2015 Rammy for UNC Male Breakthrough Athlete of the Year after his standout season for the football team. View Video...

Bucks' John Henson gives Bulls grief

John Henson got the majority of the minutes at the center position for the Milwaukee Bucks on Thursday night. The 6-foot-11 Henson bothered the Chicago Bulls with his activity and finished with 15 points, 14 rebounds and three blocks in his best postseason performance, even though the Bucks fell in double overtime, 113-106. (Milwaukee Journal Sentinel)

No. 18 Tar Heels Host BC For Three At The Bosh

North Carolina begins the ACC stretch run when the Tar Heels welcome Boston College to Boshamer Stadium for the first of three Friday evening at 6:30. Carolina has won three in a row after knocking off Campbell and UNCW in the midweek to improve to 26-15. BC is 22-18 on the year after beating Massachusetts to win the 2015 Beanpot Championship at Fenway Park on Wednesday. (GoHeels.com)

Tar Heel Athletic Traditions 101

One might call this Tar Heel Athletic Traditions 101. We’ll launch this edition with the most frequent question, “What IS a Tar Heel?” There are several stories out there but all revolve around a common thread—pine trees. One fanciful story relates to Cornwallis’ British Army who, in early May of 1781, crossed the Tar River and, thanks to tar dumped into the river to prevent its seizure, emerged with tar on their feet. (GoHeels.com)

Monmouth assistant Brian Reese tabbed as new Georgian Court coach

King Rice's coaching tree received its first branch on Thursday. Hawks assistant coach Brian Reese will be named head coach at Division II Georgian Court University. Official word from the Lakewood school is expected on Monday. Reese, a former teammate of Rice at the University of North Carolina in the early 1990's, is the first Rice assistant to land a head-coaching gig. (Asbury Park Press)

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