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Kevin Reddick hosting his second annual football camp in New Bern

Kevin Reddick wants to give youngsters hope. When he was their age, the former New Bern High football star had aspirations to play in the NFL. Now playing for the Carolina Panthers, Reddick enjoys encouraging the youth. Reddick, for the second straight summer, will host his “Kevin Reddick Defense and Combine Training Camp” for kids between the ages of 6-18. (New Bern Sun Journal)

Spurs’ Danny Green expected to be hot commodity

Danny Green spent his 28th birthday in quiet celebration with a handful of family members Monday in New York. At some point during the day, he was hit with an idea that seems to occur to most men of a certain age. “I’m not getting any younger, that’s for sure,” the Spurs shooting guard said by phone. That, more than anything, is what makes what comes next for Green so exciting. And also so nerve-wracking. (San Antonio Express-News)

Michael Russell back from injury with a bang

Assigned to the Hudson Valley Renegades, Michael Russell made the most of his pro debut. In the Renegades’ season-opener at Aberdeen on June 19, Russell cracked a two-run home run on the second pitch he saw at Ripken Stadium. “People say it all the time, but you come back wanting to play so much,” Russell said. “It’s really cliché for people who are hurt, but it’s true.” (Times Herald-Record)

A Decade of Darian: Durant to begin 10th season with Saskatchewan Roughriders

Darian Durant's tenure has reached 10 years. The Saskatchewan Roughriders quarterback is poised to begin his 10th regular season with the CFL team - and his seventh as the unrivalled starter. "It's amazing,' marvels Durant, who turns 33 on Aug. 19. "Time absolutely flies. I can remember 2006, when I first got here, like it was yesterday." (Saskatoon StarPhoenix)

Video: Remember When Retired Michael Jordan Came To Bulls Practice And Schooled A Trash-Talker?

“Look around you! What do you see? Look! Look!” Michael Jordan, schooling second-year wing Corey Benjamin in 1999, was surely alluding to the six championship banners that adorned the Chicago Bulls’ practice facility. Why? The team’s 1998 first-round pick supposedly “talked a little trash” to the recently-retired legend, prompting Jordan to eviscerate him in a game of 1-on-1. (Uproxx)

Inside the NBA Draft: Cody Zeller on "Big-Timing" Michael Jordan

In the two years since I joined the Bobcats, a lot of people have asked me what it’s like interacting with Michael Jordan. It’s been great. The players all see him in the halls or in the training room or at practice (sometimes he likes to sit on the bench and talk to the refs). But I still think of that draft night phone call. Until now I’ve never really told anyone — because you never want to be known for big-timing His Airness. (The Players' Tribune)

J.P. Tokoto: The Basketball Player That Almost Never Was

When J.P. Tokoto was selected by the 76ers with the 58th overall pick, half the cheers in the Barclays Center were coming from his family. The former UNC guard was in the stands for the 2015 NBA draft, and walked up to the podium to meet deputy commissioner Mark Tatum once he heard his name called. But Thursday's festivities, a culmination of several years of hard work, may have never come to fruition for the 21-year-old if he opted to play another sport. (Liberty Ballers)

Alex White Back Home in South with Gwinnett Braves

Alex White's comeback from Tommy John surgery hasn't gone as planned, but the North Carolina native, back home in the south, is finally feeling a little more like his old self. White allowed one hit over seven innings in his third start for the Braves and Jose Peraza lined a go-ahead RBI double in the ninth as Triple-A Gwinnett blanked Pawtucket, 1-0, on Friday night at McCoy Stadium. (MILB.com)

Fund Established to Honor Chapel Hill Shooting Victims

A fund has been established to continue the service work and honor the memory of two UNC dental students who were killed earlier this year. UNC and the Dental Foundation of North Carolina have established a new memorial award honoring the late Deah Barakat and Yusor Abu-Salha. Barakat, his wife Yusor, and her younger sister Razan were all shot and killed in February of this year in the Finley Forest Condos. (Chapelboro.com)

Gamble paying off for Tokoto

Thursday night, the Philadelphia 76ers thought enough of J.P. Tokoto to acquire him with the 58th pick of the NBA draft. That was a second-round selection, which means Tokoto doesn’t automatically get a guaranteed contract. But Danny Green got a similar deal when he left UNC in 2009, and things turned out OK for him. So far, so good for Tokoto. (Durham Herald-Sun)

William B. Aycock led UNC through turbulent times

Former Chancellor William Brantley Aycock, who died Saturday at age 99, guided UNC through a tumultuous period in history. Aycock was chancellor from 1957 to 1964. During this time the University saw an increase of 500 students each year due to the baby boom. Aycock created expansion projects to accommodate the growing student body despite facing budget cuts from the North Carolina legislature. (Daily Tar Heel)

Questions abound for the North Carolina women’s basketball team

The North Carolina women’s basketball program might have lost two of its top contributors from the 2014-15 season. On June 19, Allisha Gray, who led the Tar Heels with 15.8 points per game during her sophomore campaign, announced that she was transferring to South Carolina. Mere hours after Gray said she would be a Gamecock, Stephanie Mavunga, the Tar Heels’ All-ACC center, was given a release to speak to other programs about transferring. (Daily Tar Heel)

Video: Ty Lawson smokes a hookah while watching draft, says ‘I’m going to Sacramento’

As the Denver Nuggets mulled their first-round decision on draft night Thursday, point guard Ty Lawson offered a few ideas of his own. A stream of Lawson and friends watching the draft and smoking a hookah was posted on Twitter. In the clip, Lawson tells a friend before the Nuggets’ first-round selection of Emmanuel Mudiay: “They’re probably gonna get Mudiay, then I’m gonna get a bunch of tweets about, ‘Yo, Ty, you’re getting traded.'” (Denver Post)

UNC Golfer Ben Griffin Earns All-America Honors

UNC freshmen Ben Griffin has earned honorable mention All-America honors on the 2015 Division I PING All-America team as selected by the Golf Coaches Association of America. The Chapel Hill native is Carolina’s first men’s golfer to earn All-America honors since Kevin O’Connell in 2008. He is one of nine freshmen to make one of the PING All-America teams this season. (GoHeels.com)

Petite Meghan Klingenberg plays big for the U.S. at World Cup

The small room is packed with nearly two dozen reporters when Meghan Klingenberg walks in and takes a seat behind a long white folding table. "Hi everybody!" she says cheerfully. That's pretty much how Klingenberg says everything — cheerfully, often punctuated by a laugh. If Hope Solo is the dark cloud of U.S. soccer, Klingenberg is its pixie-sized ray of sunshine. And on Wednesday she was shining. (Los Angeles Times)

Terry Francona says Michael Jordan could've played in the MLB

Cleveland Indians manager Terry Francona coached a lot of great players throughout his 15-year managerial career, winning two World Series with the Boston Red Sox. But Francona’s first job after retiring from the MLB in 1991 was the manager of the White Sox’s Double-A team, the Birmingham Barons, where he managed former Bulls legend Michael Jordan for one season. (Chicago Sun-Times)

UNC listed among 10 best public universities in the U.S.

Chartered in 1789, the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill has a long tradition of providing students with rigorous academic programs. The school offers 78 undergraduate programs with many ranking among the best in the U.S. (USA Today)

Yankees' Adam Warren pitches well (again), but his future remains uncertain

On Thursday, for the fourth time in 14 starts this season, Yankees' starter Adam Warren exited a game after pitching five 2/3 innings. This isn't bad, especially for a guy who's the No. 5 starter on a pretty good ball club. But even with the solid outing, it may still not be enough for Warren to stay in New York's starting rotation. (NJ.com)

Ed Davis opts out of his contract with the Lakers

Forward/center Ed Davis has opted out of his contract with the Lakers, according to a person with access to the league's daily transactions. Davis, who signed a two-year, $2.1-million minimum contract with the Lakers last season, will become an unrestricted free agent after playing just one year with the team. The move is not a surprise. In April, Davis told The Times, "I'm going to test free agency." (Los Angeles Times)

Top Five UNC Football Game Day Traditions

Saturdays in the fall mean one thing for Tar Heel Fans: North Carolina football. Kenan Stadium is beneath towering pine trees --encompassed by beautiful Carolina Blue skies, smells of delicious game day food, and a rich history of more than 100 years of Carolina football. In a place where fans can enjoy a game with 60,000 of their Tar Heel football best friends, UNC football traditions provide the perfect environment for supporting the Heels. (Carolina Blue)

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