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Tar Heels rally around UNC Children's patient to fight cancer

Liam Canard and his parents credit many supporters for helping him through the past year of treatment. During those initial days of treatment last June, Liam received a much-needed lift in the form of an unexpected visit from former Carolina baseball player Chase Jones and 2015 Tar Heel pitchers Benton Moss, Chris McCue, and Zach Rice. (UNC.edu)

The Mariners’ Kyle Seager is Finally Appreciated But Still Underrated

The hot corner is arguably the hardest position to play on the baseball diamond. Whether you’re fielding screaming line drives hit down the line, charging soft bunts and throwing on the run, or making the longest throw to first in the infield, a third baseman needs a very unique and complete set of skills. Add in the expectation of being one of the best hitters on the team, and very few can do this job better than Seattle Mariners third baseman Kyle Seager. (Sports Illustrated For Kids)

Dustin Ackley is surging...right on schedule

Check the calendar. July? Then Seattle Mariners outfielder Dustin Ackley must be heating up. Yep, on cue, Ackley is showing signs of repeating his career-long pattern of surging in the season’s second half. He entered Saturday with 12 hits in 30 at-bats since June 21. His average jumped from .184 to .222 in that span. “It’s just one of those things,” Ackley said. (Tacoma News Tribune)

Video: Matt Harvey crushes first MLB homer for the lead

Matt Harvey's first Major League home run is confirmed after review and gives the Mets a 3-2 lead in the 5th View Video...

The statement Matt Harvey made: I won’t be forgotten

It used to be promoted as Harvey Day, the one on which Matt Harvey slipped into his codpiece, took the ball and singularly elevated the Mets into a place of prominence within the New York sporting landscape. (New York Post)

Zac Gallen's Journey from Jersey to Cape Cod

The experts said they had the best lineup in the Cape League. They were the #1-ranked summer team in the country. And the Orleans Firebirds thought they were about to turn on the jets. Zac Gallen had been making them look foolish on perhaps the biggest regular season day of the year—Friday, July 3 at Veterans Field. In front of the biggest regular-season crowd of the summer, Orleans had managed only two first-inning hits. (Chatham Anglers)

Matt Harvey’s the sudden hitting hero as Mets find a way

After allowing two first-inning runs, Matt Harvey shut down the Diamondbacks bats, then used his own to blast his first career home run — one of three by the home team — to put the Mets ahead for good in their 4-2 win over Arizona, giving them their sixth win in the past eight games. (New York Post)

Appreciating Kyle Seager

Somehow, despite a 2014 All-Star selection and a Gold Glove, Kyle Seager still seems under-appreciated. And the thing about Kyle? He's just gotten better every year. (Lookout Landing)

Zac Gallen: The Tar Heel Ace

University of North Carolina churns out some of the best pitchers in college baseball, year after year. And many of them summer in Chatham, from Andrew Miller to Alex White to Matt Harvey. It’s been a few years, but the Anglers may have found another one. Tar Heel righty Zac Gallen made his third start of the summer Friday night and delivered his best performance yet. (Right Field Fog)

Yankees closer Andrew Miller solid in minor league rehab effort

The New York Yankees might be just a few days away from getting half of their dominant late-inning relief duo back. Lefty closer Andrew Miller, a perfect 17 for 17 in save opportunities in New York this season, threw nine pitches in a scoreless fifth inning during his rehab appearance for the Scranton/Wilkes-Barre RailRiders on Monday night against Buffalo at PNC Field. (Citizens Voice)

Tar Heels ranked No. 13 in major college sports

North Carolina ranked No. 13 nationally in CBSSports.com's ranking of athletics programs, using a formula that weighs more heavily toward sports that generate the broadest base of fan and media interest. Five sports -- football, men's basketball, women's basketball, baseball and a "wild card" sport were all used to determine the ranking. (Carolina Blue)

John Smoltz: Mets ace Matt Harvey will be better next season

John Smoltz knew the feeling. When Matt Harvey got lit up in the worst start of his career on Memorial Day weekend, the 2015 Hall of Famer watched with empathy and confidence. Terry Collins had to watch from the dugout and use Smoltz’s words to reassure himself and the devastated Harvey. (New York Daily News)

Matt Harvey pitches through another bloody nose

It's not unusual to see an athlete sporting a bloody nose. However, in the instance of New York Mets ace Matt Harvey, who was spotted bleeding from the nose during his start against the Los Angeles Dodgers on Saturday, it was unusual because he wasn't on the receiving end of any physical violence. It's actually the second time Harvey has experienced a nose bleed in the middle of a game. (Yahoo! Sports)

Matt Harvey considers adjustments to compensate for extra rest

Matt Harvey insisted he was not seeking an alibi. Still, Harvey suggested it will take adjustments to feel sharp pitching with a full week between starts. Harvey allowed three runs on seven hits and five walks in five innings on Saturday and the New York Mets ultimately lost to the Los Angeles Dodgers 4-3 on Saturday at Dodger Stadium. (ESPN.com)

Best Games Of 2014-15: No. 15-No. 11

13: No. 1 Carolina 2, No. 2 Connecticut 1 - Field Hockey, Sept. 28, 2014: Charlotte Craddock's game-winner in the 59th minute gave Carolina its second 1v2 win of the season as the top-ranked Tar Heels beat No. 2 UConn 2-1 in Newton, Massachusetts. The game was tied at 1 at halftime, but Craddock's unassisted goal past Nina Klein gave UNC the win over the reigning national champions. (GoHeels.com)

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