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This Week With Mike Fox

Inside Carolina caught up with head coach Mike Fox after UNC’s series defeat at the hands of Miami. The Diamond Heels are 16-11 and 6-6 in the ACC as they hit the road this week at Elon on Tuesday before a three-game series at Clemson. "We are unbelievably disappointed that we did not win all three games but we certainly could have. That is that fine line between winning and losing in our league." (Inside Carolina)

No. 18 Tar Heels Pound No. 10 'Canes, 10-3

Benton Moss improved to 4-0 and Zack Gahagan matched a career high with four RBIs as No. 18 North Carolina beat No. 10 Miami 10-3 Sunday afternoon in the series finale at Boshamer Stadium. Joe Dudek had two doubles and scored three times for the Tar Heels, who improved to 16-11 and 6-6 in the ACC. Miami got two more hits from Johnny Ruiz but fell to 20-9 and 8-4 in the league. (GoHeels.com)

Can Adam Warren go the distance?

Among the many differences between Adam Warren and Secretariat -- the athlete New York Yankees general manager Brian Cashman compared Warren to on Wednesday to characterize his lead in the fifth-starter competition -- there is one of paramount importance to Yankees fans. (ESPN.com)

Detroit Tigers release reliever Luke Putkonen

Luke Putkonen entered camp with a chance to crack the Detroit Tigers' opening day roster. Now, he's out of a job. Putkonen has been released, the Tigers confirmed early Saturday. The move was made nearly two months after the 28-year-old was outrighted to Triple-A Toledo. Putkonen was extended an invitation to big league camp this spring as a non-roster invitee. (MLive.com)

No. 10 Miami Outlasts No. 18 UNC, 4-3

Zack Collins' two-out home run in the 11th was the deciding run as No. 10 Miami scored a wild 4-3 win over No. 18 North Carolina Saturday afternoon at Boshamer Stadium. Carolina rallied to tie it in the ninth and the 10th against UM closer Bryan Garcia but left two on in the 11th against Cooper Hammond (3-1) to drop its second one-run game of the series. (GoHeels.com)

Matt Harvey impresses again, looks ready for first start

The potential for distraction was all around Matt Harvey Friday morning before his start against the Cardinals. It was his 26th birthday. There was cake. It rained and the game was delayed for 26 minutes at the start. But Harvey again passed a spring training test with no issues. The Mets' -- ahem -- No. 3 starter allowed one run in 41/3 innings in a 5-4 loss to St. Louis at Roger Dean Stadium. (Newsday)

No. 10 Miami Rallies To Top No. 18 UNC, 4-3

No. 10 Miami scored three times in the ninth to grab a 4-3 win over No. 18 North Carolina Friday night at Boshamer Stadium. UM's Willie Abreu tied it with a two-run single ahead of Johnny Ruiz's game-winning RBI off Trent Thornton. Zac Gallen allowed just one run in seven innings for the Tar Heels. Game two of the series is set for Saturday at 3 p.m. (GoHeels.com)

Adam Warren runs away from the field

New York Yankees general manager Brian Cashman grew up around racehorses -- he grew up in Lexington, Kentucky, and his late father, John, is in the Standardbred Racing Hall of Fame -- so when he chooses the kind of analogy he used on Wednesday to describe the kind of spring Adam Warren has had, you can safely bet the race for the No. 5 starter's job is over. (ESPN.com)

Bolt, Dunbar hitting their stride for UNC

While catcher Korey Dunbar has been playing extremely well for several weeks now, centerfielder Skye Bolt is starting to show signs as well. Both players had two-hit efforts against the Mountaineers and are hitting .367 and .291 respectively. "You can see guys locked in a little bit more and they carry themselves a little bit better," Fox said. (Daily Tar Heel)

No. 18 Diamond Heels Blank Appalachian State, 9-0

Hunter Williams and four relievers combined for a three-hit shutout and No. 18 North Carolina thumped visiting Appalachian State 9-0 Tuesday at Boshamer Stadium. Skye Bolt hit his fourth home run of the year and Korey Dunbar continued his hot hitting with two hits, including his team-leading seventh double. UNC will host Miami in a three-game series starting Friday at 6:30 p.m. (GoHeels.com)

This Week With Mike Fox

Inside Carolina caught up with head coach Mike Fox after UNC’s first series victory at Georgia Tech since 2009. The Diamond Heels are 14-9 (5-4 ACC) and head into a four-game week hosting Appalachian State on Tuesday and then Miami this weekend. "You get five opportunities here in the league to go on the road and winning on the road is obviously very important as well as taking care of business at home." (Inside Carolina)

Mariners’ Dustin Ackley continues to get more comfortable in left field

Dustin Ackley’s primary position is left field, the spot he played regularly last year after making the transition from second base to outfield early in the 2013 season. Now going through his second spring training in the outfield, Ackley is beginning to feel like a veteran. A year ago, he recalls, soreness in his shoulder was a constant companion. Now, he says, it’s only an occasional visitor (Seattle Times)

Video: Matt Harvey explains how he can throw 98 mph over and over for Mets

In 2013, his last healthy year, Matt Harvey averaged 95.8 mph with his fastball — making him the hardest throwing starting pitcher in baseball that year. Harvey returns to the Mets this season, after rehabbing from Tommy John surgery for the last 17 months. One of his focuses has been his mechanics. (NJ.com)

No. 17 Tar Heels Win Series At Georgia Tech

Benton Moss returned to pitch six innings and strike out eight as No. 17 North Carolina topped No. 21 Georgia Tech 5-1 Saturday evening at Russ Chandler Stadium. The win gave the Tar Heels, who dropped the first of two Saturday 6-5, their first series win in Atlanta since 2009 and just their second in eight trips under Mike Fox. (GoHeels.com)

Yankees' Adam Warren 1 step closer to winning rotation spot?

Adam Warren took what might have been a big step forward in the Yankees' fifth starter competition, throwing five innings against the Tigers at Joker Marchant Stadium Friday. Manager Joe Girardi said Thursday that the battle is on, and that he'll be watching each starter closely. How does Warren feel about that? "It doesn't really add any more pressure to me," Warren said. (NJ.com)

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