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Familar ACC names on NBA summer league rosters

For Marcus Paige, Brice Johnson and the ACC’s other recent draft picks, the NBA’s Summer League is an opportunity to get an early taste of professional basketball. For those who were passed over, including N.C. State’s Cat Barber, the upcoming tournaments in Orlando, Salt Lake City and Las Vegas represent one final opportunity to show off their talents. (Wilmington Star News)

Hellen Moffitt Advances To 100 Fly Final At Olympic Trials

UNC senior Hellen Moffitt led a strong day of swimming by Tar Heel swimmers Sunday at the 2016 U.S. Swimming Olympic Trials at the CenturyLink Center. Moffitt earned herself a spot in Monday night's final of the 100-meter butterfly where two competitors will earn a spot in the August 2016 Olympics in Brazil. (GoHeels.com)

Elissa Dawson Finishes Excellent Olympic Trials

UNC junior diver Elissa Dawson capped off an excellent performance at the 2016 U.S. Diving Olympic Trials Sunday at the IUPUI Natatorium. The Durham, N.C., native was consistent throughout the event while appearing in the three-meter women's springboard event. She was seventh after the semifinal round and seventh after the championship final concluded. (GoHeels.com)

Brandon Tate keeps giving back

Brandon Tate has been in the NFL long enough that the Cummings High School graduate is a veteran in the league. But for a few hours Saturday back on his high school campus, it was about the kids again. Tate’s free clinic for youngsters drew about 200 participants. Tate is preparing to enter his eighth NFL season after a record-setting kick return career at UNC. (Burlington Times News)

Shalane Flanagan breaks American record in 10K

Four-time U.S. Olympian Shalane Flanagan set an American road record for the 10K distance as she captured the sixth annual BAA 10K event. Flanagan was making her last road appearance before a month of altitude training at Park City, Utah, prior to the Aug. 14 Rio de Janeiro Olympic Marathon. Flanagan crossed the finish in a scintillating time of 30:52. (Boston Herald)

Marcus Paige joins a crowded Utah Jazz backcourt

Marcus Paige will have to get to work immediately as he joins a very competitive backcourt in Utah. Before the draft, the Jazz already had seven guards, including George Hill who the team recently traded for. Utah added Paige and California guard Tyrone Wallace in the NBA Draft, increasing the total number of guards to nine. (Carolina Blue)

UNC forward Luke Maye preparing to step up this year

He sometimes has trouble getting the ball to go where he wants it. “It’s just left and right, and it needs to be more straight,” North Carolina forward Luke Maye said recently. In this case, Maye wasn’t talking about basketball. For the past month, he’s been equally as occupied with putting a much smaller ball in the hole. Golf is also a passion. (Charlotte Observer)

The improbable life of James Taylor

James Taylor says the very notion that he is alive at the age of 68, let alone enjoying a still-thriving career, didn't seem probable when he was a teenager struggling with drugs, mental illness and the cruel whimsy of the music business. "I didn't have any options" besides trying to make it in music, says Taylor, who spent his childhood between Massachusetts and North Carolina. (Chicago Tribune)

UNC Anthropologist Helps With Lost Colony Find

The Lost Colony is a mystery that has captivated North Carolinians for centuries. Archaeologists recently uncovered a clue that doesn’t shed light on what happened to the lost colonists, but it may reveal more about their life on Roanoke island. J. Eric Deetz, an adjunct lecturer in the UNC’s anthropology department, identified the discovery. (UNC.edu)

Detroit Lions TE Eric Ebron seeks bigger role on offense

Eric Ebron had the biggest game of his life — eight catches for 199 yards and a touchdown — three years ago as a junior at North Carolina. Ebron’s Tar Heels lost to Miami that day, but he gave his new position coach, then Hurricanes head coach Al Golden, a glimpse of what he could be as a player. (Detroit Free Press)

Clippers Draft 2016: Who is Brice Johnson?

So what exactly are the Clippers getting? Johnson earned first-team AP All-America honors in college basketball's toughest conference while scoring 17.4 points-per-game and grabbing 10.4 rebounds-per-game. Offensively, its easy to see how Johnson fits with the Clippers, at 6-foot-9, Johnson is a fluid athlete that is very cerebral of his abilities or lack of ability, and rarely forces actions and lets the game come to him. (Clips Nation)

Southern Season Files for Chapter 11 Bankruptcy

Southern Season, the Chapel Hill-based chain of speciality food and gift stores, has filed for Chapter 11 bankruptcy protection, according to the Triangle Business Journal. The news comes on the heels of the closure of Southern Season’s store in Mount Pleasant, South Carolina. (Chapelboro.com)

Mike McCarthy: Julius Peppers is 'ageless'

Packers head coach Mike McCarthy is well aware that outside linebacker Julius Peppers is 36 years old, but it just doesn't seem that way. "Julius Peppers is ageless," McCarthy told Packersnews.com this week. Peppers knows that doesn't come by accident, though. Amid a story detailing his lengthy career, he shared a few secrets to his success. (NFL.com)

QBs and matchups make UNC-Georgia most compelling Week 1 game

Offensively for UNC, there is a new quarterback but Mitch Trubisky is billed as a player of the year candidate. The offense is loaded around Trubisky, who was stellar in a reserve role. The Dawgs are experienced in the secondary and were a highly rated group last season, but opposing SEC quarterbacks were a forgiving bunch, collectively. (ESPN.com)

Marcus Paige one step closer to living his dream after NBA draft

Marcus Paige returned to Linn-Mar High School to speak with a bunch of wide-eyed youth basketball campers Wednesday. That’s just the kind of thing a young man like Paige does. He’s classy, humble, never forgets his roots. “He talked to them all,” Linn-Mar Coach Chris Robertson said. “And the one thing he told them was to always chase their dreams.” (The Gazette)

Twelve Tar Heels On U.S. National Women's Lacrosse Team Tryout List

US Lacrosse has named 12 current and former UNC players who have been selected to try out for the 2017 U.S. Women’s National Lacrosse Team: Maggie Auslander (UNC '17), Maggie Bill ('18), Kara Cannizzaro ('13), Kristen Carr ('10), Ela Hazar ('18), Marie McCool ('18), Carly Reed ('17), Jen Russell ('10), Sloane Serpe ('14), Courtney Waite '15), Caylee Waters ('17) and Laura Zimmerman ('12). (GoHeels.com)

Sources: Harrison Barnes Named to U.S. Olympic Basketball Team

Golden State Warriors forward Harrison Barnes has been selected as a member of the final 12-man Team USA basketball roster for the Rio Olympic Games this summer, league sources told The Vertical. Barnes, 24, a restricted free agent,will join Warriors teammates Klay Thompson and Draymond Green on the Team USA roster. (Yahoo! Sports)

Brice Johnson's role with the Los Angeles Clippers

Brice Johnson was drafted with the No. 25 pick in the NBA Draft by the Los Angeles Clippers. He now gets to focus on the transition to the pro game and fitting in with his new team. Johnson joins a team that scored 67 percent of its points within three feet of the basket last season. He adds needed depth to a Clippers front court featuring NBA superstar Blake Griffin. (Carolina Blue)

UNC diver Elissa Dawson reaches Olympic Trial finals

After competing over the last week, one of UNC's three divers has reached the finals for the US Olympic Trials. Elissa Dawson, a rising junior from Durham, North Carolina is currently ranked seventh in the women's solo 3-meter springboard competition.The event will be covered by NBC Sports beginning Sunday at 4:50 PM Eastern Time. (Tar Heel Blog)

Harrison Barnes reflects on painful Finals, his future

Before he looks too far ahead, Ames native Harrison Barnes is looking back on a season that was full of ups and downs. Barnes heads into what should be a busy and profitable offseason as a restricted free agent after his fourth season in the NBA with the Golden State Warriors. (Des Moines Register)

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