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30 facts for Andrew Miller's 30th birthday

Yankees closer Andrew Miller celebrates his 30th birthday on May 21, 2015, so here are thirty important things to know about the birthday boy. (YES Network)

UNC alum Robin Cummings Named Chancellor of UNC Pembroke

Dr. Robin Gary Cummings, Deputy Secretary for Health Services and State Medicaid Director for the NC Department of Health and Human Services, has been elected chancellor of the University of North Carolina at Pembroke by the Board of Governors of the 17-campus University of North Carolina. (Southern Pines Pilot)

Hornets 2014-15 Season in Review: P.J. Hairston

It was a rookie season of ups and downs for P.J. Hairston playing in essentially what is his hometown, but at season’s end he looks at his first year in the NBA as a tremendous learning experience and knows what he’ll be looking to do in 2015-16. As a knockdown shooter with nearly-unlimited range, Hairston’s next goal is working on being able to create off the dribble. (NBA.com)

Watch 40-year old Jerry Stackhouse schooling high school players

Jerry Stackhouse is currently working at the Adidas Nations Camp and part of that work is showing the campers just how far they have to go if they want to be in the NBA. Stackhouse is 40 years old now, but looks to be in great shape and the basketball skills are still quite sharp. He last played for the Brooklyn Nets in 2013. Watch him give a whole lot of buckets to some of the kids in the camp. (CBS Sports)

North Carolina Beats Duke 16-7 in Women's Lacrosse NCAA Semifinals

North Carolina battered its rival for a second time this season and now gets a chance to win its second NCAA women’s lacrosse championship in three years. The Tar Heels beat Duke 16-7 in an NCAA Tournament semifinal on Friday and advances to the NCAA Tournament championship game on Sunday (8:30 p.m, ESPNU) to play either Maryland or Syracuse. (Durham Herald-Sun)

Baseball Recap: Carolina 6, Clemson 3

Needing a win to give the NCAA selection committee a bit more to think about, Carolina beat Clemson 6-3 on Friday in Durham. The Tar Heels opened up a 5-0 lead to support a strong outing by J.B. Bukauskas. Trevor Kelley then came in to seal the game, throwing 3.1 strong innings of relief. The Tar Heel offense was led by Skye Bolt who hit a three run home run to ignite the Heels. (Tar Heel Blog)

Julius Peppers voted No. 71 in Top 100 NFL Players of 2015

Packers DE/LB Julius Peppers was voted No. 71 by his peers in the NFL Network's "Top 100 Players of 2015." Peppers' spot in the rankings was revealed on Wednesday night. He's the second Packers player to make the list this year, following WR Randall Cobb at No. 100. Peppers has made the top 100 list three times previously. (Green Bay Packers)

A synopsis of UNC and the NOA

If the Notice of Allegations indicates there were no impermissible benefits, sport-specific allegations or player eligibility issues, that would likely be a positive for Tar Heel supporters regarding potential sanctions as they relate to banners, vacating wins or other sport-specific penalties. On the flip side, there is a good chance the NCAA will hit the school with the dreaded Lack of Institutional Control. Outside of sounding ominous, most folks really don’t know what that entails. (Tar Heel Depot)

UNC Receives Notice Of Allegations

The University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill today announced the campus had received a notice of allegations from the NCAA as the next phase in its investigation of academic irregularities and possible bylaw infractions. In a joint statement, Chancellor Carol L. Folt and Director of Athletics Bubba Cunningham said the University had begun reviewing the NCAA’s notice. “We take these allegations very seriously, and we will carefully evaluate them to respond within the NCAA’s 90-day deadline,” the statement said. (UNC.edu)

UNC Programs Honored For Top APR Rates

The NCAA is honoring six University of North Carolina athletic programs for Academic Progress Rates ranking among the top 10 percent nationally in their respective sports. UNC teams honored by the NCAA this year include men’s tennis, women’s fencing, women’s golf, gymnastics, women’s tennis and volleyball. Carolina led all public institutions in the ACC and was fourth among all ACC schools with the six recognized teams. (GoHeels.com)

Jerry West helped revive Harrison Barnes with Kobe Bryant-esque treatment

Long before he would become an unsung hero for the Warriors in the playoffs and in that late-July time when many NBA players are either vacationing or resting their weary bodies at home, Harrison Barnes picked up the phone and called on the great Jerry West. Again. "I had seen him at summer league my rookie year, and I would just jokingly say to him, 'Look man, when are we going to get some work in?'" (USA Today)

Kenny Smith holds court, helps rebuild local park

Kenny Smith is best known as a two-time NBA Champ with the Houston Rockets, a popular analyst on TNT's Inside The NBA and the star of a reality show based on his family, The Smiths. But he has taken up the gauntlet of a good cause, #FullCourtRefresh and #Over21, in conjunction with the Urban League and MillerCoors to refurbish what he calls the centerpiece of the community, local basketball courts. (Examiner.com)

Kansas City Chiefs sign former UNC tight end Ryan Taylor

The Kansas City Chiefs have signed tight end Ryan Taylor, according to the NFL’s transactions report. Taylor, 27, is a former seventh-round pick of the Packers in 2011. He caught eight passes for 45 yards in 45 games with the Packers before his release last October. Since then, he’s spent time with the Ravens, Browns and Dolphins, who released him on May 11. (Kansas City Star)

UNC Baseball Preview: Clemson

After losing to FSU 8-4 on Thursday the Tar Heels face a quick turnaround before taking the field again against the Tigers at 3:00 PM on Friday. Carolina needs to beat a team they went 2-1 against in the regular season to improve their resume for the NCAA selection committee. Even though neither team can win the ACC title, Clemson comes into the game with all the momentum. (Tar Heel Blog)

Tar Heels, Blue Devils meet on women's lacrosse Final Four stage

The extra emotion of playing a fierce rival with a berth in the national championship game on the line can be a tough thing for college athletes to handle. Sydney Holman wouldn’t have it any other way. A sophomore on UNC’s women’s lacrosse team, Holman welcomes the challenge Duke will provide when the rivals play Friday at 5 p.m. in the NCAA Tournament semifinals at PPL Park. (Durham Herald-Sun)

Bobby Frasor: From real estate to his real love

Commercial real estate can’t compare to a courtside seat. That’s the conclusion Bobby Frasor arrived at when he chose to pursue the vacant head-coaching position at his high school alma mater. One year away from basketball was all the Brother Rice graduate needed to reaffirm his love for the sport and opt for a career shift. And the Rice administration helped solidify his decision. (The Reporter Online)

Video: Justin Jackson blows by defender in summer workouts

UNC sophomore small forward Justin Jackson is working out in his hometown of Houston in preparation for the 2015-2016 season. Along with weight lifting and training workouts, Jackson is continuing to develop is on the court skills and moves. In a video posted by coach and trainer John Lucas, Jackson is shown blowing a defender with a quick move before dunking it with one hand. (Carolina Blue)

Florida State Defeats UNC, 8-4

Florida State has never captured an ACC Baseball Championship at Durham Bulls Athletic Park, but the Seminoles took a giant step toward ending the drought on Thursday. Ben DeLuzio and Josh Delph each went 3-for-4 at the plate as FSU downed eighth-seeded North Carolina, 8-4, in Pool A play. UNC (33-24, 0-2) faces fifth-seeded Clemson (32-26, 1-1) in Friday’s 3 p.m. game. (GoHeels.com)

Arizona Cardinals' Jonathan Cooper healthy, making switch to new position

Jonathan Cooper said he feels a lot better now than he has in a long time. "So yeah, I'm excited about it, I feel pretty good," he added Tuesday. It would not be accurate to say Cooper, the team's first-round selection (7th overall) in the 2013 draft, has had an up-and-down career. It's been mostly down. It started with a broken leg suffered in the third preseason game of his rookie season. (Arizona Sports)

Roy Williams weighs in on unresolved NCAA investigation

UNC Head Basketball Coach Roy Williams was back in his childhood stomping ground Wednesday night in Asheville as he was inducted into the Western North Carolina Hall of Fame. The event was a celebration of his and others accomplishments, but the unresolved NCAA investigation remains a talking point. "Just tell us what the allegations are," said Williams. (ABC 11)

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