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UNC's Tyler Lynn Closing Strong

When senior left fielder Tyler Lynn looked at the UNC baseball schedule before the 2017 season, it finally hit him. It was his final season in Chapel Hill and he was only promised 56 more games of college baseball. So when the first series of the year rolled around in February, and Lynn didn’t see his name in the starting lineup, he knew a change needed to be made. (Inside Carolina)

No. 3 Diamond Heels Start Final Push With Midweek Pair

No. 3 North Carolina returns from a six-day exam break to host in-state foes Davidson and UNC Asheville Tuesday and Wednesday at 6 p.m. at Boshamer Stadium. UNC beat Richmond 5-4 on May 2 to improve to 37-9. Davidson is 24-21 after taking two of three from Saint Louis last weekend. UNCA dropped two of three to Radford over the weekend to fall to 19-26. (GoHeels.com)

White Sox re-sign Landon Lassiter, assign him to Winston-Salem Dash

Landon Lassiter’s departure from professional baseball lasted just 12 days. The former North Davidson and University of North Carolina star was re-signed on Sunday by the Chicago White Sox and assigned to the Advanced-A Winston-Salem Dash, the same team he was with at the end of the 2016 season. Lassiter was a 21st-round pick of the White Sox in 2015. (Lexington Dispatch)

Mets surprise visit to PJ-clad Harvey out of concern or distrust?

Several hours after Matt Harvey texted a Mets coach (or texted the coach back, depending on who tells the story) to let him know that he was ill and wouldn’t be coming to Citi Field for Saturday’s game against the Marlins, the Mets’ pitcher was visited at his Manhattan apartment by Mets security people sent by the team to see what was happening with him. (FanRag Sports)

This Week in UNC Baseball with Mike Fox

The Diamond Heels (37-9, 16-8 ACC) won their only game last week amid final exams and now prepare to face Davidson and UNC-Asheville this week before departing for a series at Virginia Tech. Coming off a limited slate, Inside Carolina polled head coach Mike Fox on the state of college baseball. (Inside Carolina)

Video: Rammys 2017 - Bad Joke Telling

Coaches from North Carolina's athletic teams try to keep a straight face in a corny jokes battle in this video which first aired at UNC's 2017 Rammy Awards. View Video...

Half a decade of Matt Harvey swagger built to this sad civil war

The Mets clearly no longer feel compelled to satisfy Matt Harvey’s every whim, to satisfy his every mood, to justify his every misstep. The Dark Knight is gone and now seems like the silliest kind of joke. He’s ordinary right now on his good days. He’s had another surgery. Mets fans, many of them, would drive him themselves to Yankee Stadium on many nights. (New York Post)

UNC Stays at No. 3 in D1Baseball Top 25

After taking the weekend off thanks to final exams, the North Carolina baseball team held its spot at No. 3 in the most recent D1Baseball.com Top 25. The Tar Heels (37-9) played just one game this past week, a come-from-behind 5-4 victory over the Richmond Spiders. Coach Mike Fox and company are ranked behind No. 1 Oregon State and No. 2 Louisville. (Chapelboro.com)

Turner's Take: Promise

With nine games remaining in the regular season, the Tar Heels are positioned for not just an NCAA Tournament bid, not just a regional, but a national seed and the opportunity to play at Boshamer Stadium all the way to a potential trip to Omaha and the College World Series. "You have to believe that you're going to do that, first and foremost," coach Mike Fox said. (GoHeels.com)

Weekly walkup: Brian Miller discusses this season's song choice

Brian Miller has a unique style with his pop song. But on Sundays, he reps his religion. “My original is ‘Your Love’ by The Outfield, and then every Sunday, I wanted a song called ‘Washed by the Water,’” he said. “It’s a Christian song, so I like having that on a Sunday.” Experience is key. Miller’s knowledge from past walk-ups guided him to this year’s blue-ribbon tunes. (Daily Tar Heel)

MLB draft not on Kyle Datres’ radar

If he chooses, Kyle Datres could be playing Minor League Baseball later this summer. The North Carolina draft-eligible sophomore almost certainly will be drafted next month. He is projected as a sixth or seventh-round selection and is Baseball America’s 190th-ranked prospect. But Datres is not rushing things. He already is living a dream. (Williamsport Sun-Gazette)

Olney: Matt Harvey at a career crossroads

If you have a Dark Knight mask or cape, well, pack that away into your box of memories, along with your Jeremy Lin jersey, because that Matt Harvey is almost certainly gone forever, because of injuries. After Tommy John surgery, after surgery for thoracic outlet syndrome, Harvey will never be Dwight Gooden of 1985 again, in how he could overpower hitters. (ESPN.com)

Mets suspend Matt Harvey three days for violating team rules

The New York Mets have suspended starting pitcher Matt Harvey three games for violating team rules, general manager Sandy Alderson announced. Harvey was scheduled to start on Sunday. Adam Wilk will start in Matt Harvey's absence. "We'll keep it in-house, the way it's supposed to be," manager Terry Collins said. Harvey is 2–2 on the season with a 5.14 ERA. (Sports Illustrated)

How Andrew Miller dominates with just two pitches

Andrew Miller is fantastic. That's the basis of this article, and really the basis of any well-rounded human being's life philosophy. Would that we could all be more like Andrew Miller — great at his chosen profession, possessing of a great smile, and just generally a good person. The point is, Miller is singularly fantastic to watch. Even when he struggles. (Let's Go Tribe)

Mike Fox’s winning ways began at NC Wesleyan

During his introduction of North Carolina baseball coach Mike Fox at Thursday’s press conference for the class of 2017 inductees into the North Carolina Sports Hall of Fame, recently retired Duke sports broadcaster Bob Harris noted that among Fox’s many accomplishments was being honored as Baseball America’s national coach of the year in 2018. (Wilson Times)

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