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Jerry Stackhouse To Join Toronto Raptors Coaching Staff

Former NBA star Jerry Stackhouse is nearing a deal that will make him the newest assistant on Dwane Casey’s coaching staff, according to multiple reports. The Raptors have been rumoured to be looking for a former NBA player to fill one of their vacant assistant coaching jobs—something they didn’t have behind the bench last season—and Stackhouse, an 18 year-vet and two-time All-Star, certainly fits the bill. (SportsNet.ca)

Meet The Heels Set For August 8th

The 2015 North Carolina football team will host the annual "Meet The Heels" day on Saturday, August 8, at the Eddie Smith Field House from 4-6 p.m. As in the past, the team will be divided into two different time slots with the offensive and defensive players splitting time equally. More details, including a Carolina Kids Club event, and other details about parking, concessions and other activities at Meet The Heels will be available in the next few weeks. (GoHeels.com)

Reliever Mike Morin on rehab assignment in Salt Lake as he nears return to Angels

Mike Morin is counting the days. “Thirty-five days feels like a long time,” he said. The right-hander last threw for the Angels on May 23, before succumbing to a left oblique strain, interrupting what had been a sometimes-challenging sophomore season after Morin had established himself as a solid option out of the bullpen a year ago. (Orange County Register)

Kings coach George Karl eager to get back in gym amid DeMarcus Cousins speculation

When Kings coach George Karl missed Saturday’s introductory news conference for draft pick Willie Cauley-Stein, it could have been viewed as sign of tension between Karl and the front office over the coach’s relationship with All-Star center DeMarcus Cousins. (Sacramento Bee)

A look at 1993 UNC basketball

Dean Smith never revealed who his favorite this or that was, they were all in the same place in his heart and mind, or so he at least always wore that hat. While many UNC fans and observers believe if pressed Smith would have admitted Phil Ford was his favorite player he coached, it wouldn't be far-fetched to imagine the 1992-93 Tar Heels as his favorite team. In a sense, they were the consummate Smith club. (Tar Heel Illustrated)

Harrison Barnes Holds Court in Twitter Live Chat

Harrison Barnes can't help but smile when he's asked about the feeling of being an NBA champion. Can you blame him? Life is good for the 23-year-old, and he gave fans an inside glimpse into his life Thursday during a Twitter Q&A. (Red Bull)

Remembering Chancellor William Aycock

A memorial was held on Friday afternoon for William B. Aycock. Aycock served as Chancellor at UNC from 1957 – 1964 and was a faculty member at the School of Law before and after his time as Chancellor. Overall, Aycock served the University of North Carolina for nearly 40 years, from his first faculty appointment at the school of law in 1948 until his retirement in 1985. (Chapelboro.com)

Kennedy Meeks' continued weight loss

On Monday night, UNC junior center Kennedy Meeks posted a digital scale reading of 260.30 on his personal instagram account with the caption "P.R.O.G.R.E.S.S keep reaching my goals!!". The 6-foot-9 Charlotte native was listed at 270 pounds on the 2014-2015 UNC roster. As a sophomore last season Meeks played in 37 games, averaging 23.3 minutes, 11.4 points, and 7.3 points per game. He shot 56.2% from the field. (Carolina Blue)

Yankees send RHP Adam Warren to bullpen after 14-game stint in rotation

For the month of June, Adam Warren has arguably been the New York Yankees' most reliable starting pitcher. However, he will start July out of the starting rotation and back in the bullpen. Warren was informed by the Yankees following their 4-1 loss to the Los Angeles Angels that he would not make his scheduled start Wednesday, but would instead report back to the bullpen, where he is likely to work as the setup man. (ESPN.com)

2 famous Tar Heels helped UNC pick trademark argyle

When North Carolina in April unveiled its uniform redesign in all sports, it did so with an emphasis on argyle, which has become nearly as signature a feature on the Tar Heels’ men’s basketball uniforms as the Carolina blue color itself. Now the argyle is going mainstream – or at least more than it has been. (Charlotte Observer)

Video: 1-on-1 with Justin Jackson

Justin Jackson's offseason work continued this week at the Nike Basketball Academy. Inside Carolina caught up with him between sessions. (Inside Carolina)

My Carolina Experience: Greg Ellis

Through the 1996 season, Greg Ellis’s junior year as a All-ACC and All-America defensive end, the Tar Heels were 35-8-1 in Kenan Stadium in the 1990s, including 5-0 in ’96. They would win five of six at home in 1997 and notch back-to-back Top 10 finishes in 1996-97. The defense that Ellis was a part of limited opponents to an average of 217 yards and 11.5 points a game over two seasons. (GoHeels.com)

Former UNC DE Greg Ellis focused on the big screen

For two decades, football was life for former UNC defensive end Greg Ellis. "That's the challenge when you get off football," said Ellis. "All of a sudden, it's over." Always wanting to inspire, Ellis believed the best way to motivate was through entertainment. That led to his next venture, CEO of Play Now Enterprises and perhaps his biggest undertaking, a major motion picture. (WRAL Sports Fan)

Top 30 Prospects for 2016 NBA Draft

19. Justin Jackson, UNC: Jackson will be one of the top offensive threats on SI’s Way-Too-Early No. 1 team. The former McDonald’s All-American became a key contributor for UNC down the stretch and in the NCAA tournament. His three-point shooting will be the difference between being a potential lottery pick and possibly falling out of the first round; 21. Kennedy Meeks, UNC; 22. Brice Johnson, UNC; (Sports Illustrated)

CFL fans, players react to Darian Durant season-ending injury

On June 27, Saskatchewan Roughriders fans filled Mosaic Stadium to celebrate a new CFL season. By the end of the night, a feeling of utter disbelief started to sink in. Riders quarterback Darian Durant suffered a ruptured Achilles tendon and will miss the rest of the season. While the news was hard to digest, it didn't take long for fans and CFL players to share their feelings on Durant's injury. (CBC News)

Benton Moss Named To All-ACC Academic Team

North Carolina senior pitcher Benton Moss was named to the All-ACC Academic Team for the fourth time in his career, Commissioner John Swofford announced Monday. Moss, who graduated in May and recently started his professional career after being drafted in the sixth round by Tampa Bay, was also named to the All-ACC third team as a starting pitcher after going 7-1 with a 3.44 ERA. (GoHeels.com)

ACC 2014-15 Year in Review

A school-by-school breakdown in the Directors’ Cup all-sports standings. North Carolina (5th): National runners-up in women’s lacrosse and third-place in field hockey, the Tar Heels have never finished below 17th in the Directors’ Cup. But for all their competitive success, the omnipresent story is the academic fraud scandal. UNC won ACC titles in women’s cross country and volleyball. (Daily Press)

Audio: World Cup Semifinal Podcast With Meghan Klingenberg

Rog talks with the US Women's National Team's Meghan Klingenberg about the team's lockdown defense, her karate training, and living with Jeff Van Gundy's family. (SoundCloud)

Lucy Bronze's family jetting to Canada after their girl booked England's semi-final place

Lucy’s looping header came on the back of her screamer against Norway in the last sixteen which took England into the quarter finals for the first time, another 2-1 win. And mum Diane, a 55 year old teacher, and dad Joaquim, 55, who still live in Alnwick, could not be prouder of their girl. Lucy also has a brother Jorge, 25, and sister Sophie, for whom Lucy’s antics provided the perfect start to her 17th birthday on Sunday. (The Chronicle)

Zeller Returning To Sign Parents' Book At Basketball Museum

Boston Celtics forward and University of North Carolina alumnus Tyler Zeller is returning to the University of North Carolina on Tuesday June 30 in conjunction with the release of his parents’ new book Raising Boys The Zeller Way. Zeller and his parents, Steve and Lorri, will be signing copies of the book from 10:30 a.m. to noon at the Carolina Basketball Museum adjacent to the Smith Center. (GoHeels.com)

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