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USA Today's 10 Best BBQ Pork Sandwiches in North Carolina

For the past four weeks, 10Best, Sandwich America and USA TODAY readers have been voting daily for their favorite BBQ pork sandwich in North Carolina. The results are in. A panel of experts picked the initial 20 nominees, and the top 10 winners were determined by popular vote. 1. Stamey's Barbecue - Greensboro; 2. B’s Barbecue - Greenville; 3. Skylight Inn BBQ - Ayden. (10Best.com)

Usain Bolt gives us the best photo of the Rio 2016 Olympics

Jamaican runner Usain Bolt sprinted to Olympic glory on Sunday night, winning his third straight 100 meter gold medal, but it was a brilliant moment from his semi-final run earlier in the evening that will go down in history as the most Usain Bolt photo ever. (Mashable)

Arizona State’s new video board will be 1 foot wider and taller than Arizona’s

Arizona State’s Sun Devil Stadium is undergoing nearly $300 million in renovations that won’t be complete until 2017, transforming the facility by shrinking its capacity, modernizing the 60-year-old building’s amenities and installing a massive new video scoreboard. Sun Devils fans might be happiest about one tiny detail, though: the new video board is exactly one foot wider and taller than the one in Arizona’s stadium. (SB Nation)

Katie Ledecky vs. Secretariat

Katie Ledecky winning the women’s 800-meter freestyle was the biggest lock of the Rio Games. The only two things in question on Friday night: how much time Ledecky would chip off her own world record, and how badly everyone else would get dusted. (Slate)

Meet Deondre Francois, Florida State's likely week 1 starting quarterback

Florida State has had Sean Maguire, starter at the end of the 2015 season, competing with redshirt freshman Deondre Francois for the job in fall camp. Jimbo Fisher has made it clear that Francois has kept the competition close with the senior incumbent, and that has to feel comforting for Seminoles fans after Maguire's ankle injury. (CBS Sports)

Team USA has a coaching problem

The U.S. Men's Basketball team is coasting on its talent, and despite receiving three straight wake-up calls it doesn't seem interested in changing course. That, friends, is a coaching problem. Mike Krzyzewski has an air of infallibility around him because of his success at Duke, but he appears asleep at the wheel of this 2016 Olympic team and should be the held accountable. (FOX Sports)

Usain Bolt's moments before winning historic 100 gold reveal why he's so great

Usain Bolt looked at Yohan Blake and smiled. Blake knew what was coming. They had been through this routine before. The Jamaican sprinters, who are close friends, sat in the pre-race area where competitors wait before being called onto the Olympic Stadium for the men’s 100-meter final. (USA Today)

Georgia Tech football’s 3 keys to recovery in 2016

The 2015 college football season was one to forget for Georgia Tech. Paul Johnson’s Yellow Jackets swarmed into the year at No. 16 in the AP poll but ultimately limped out of it with a 3-9 record. For the first time since 1996, the team stayed home for the postseason. Expectations have taken a dip going into this fall, with the Ramblin’ Wreck picked to finish sixth in the ACC Coastal Division. (Today's U)

Michael Phelps matches idol Michael Jordan in special way

Michael Phelps has long admired a certain player who’s synonymous with the No. 23: Michael Jordan. Now, he’s got his own 23 to match — 23 gold medals to his name. As he celebrated the last one with medley relay teammates Nathan Adrian, Ryan Murphy and Cody Miller, he realized the significance. (USA Today)

Katie Ledecky and the Eternity of 11 Seconds

Katie Ledecky ended her Rio Games by crushing the field in the 800-meter freestyle, winning by an astonishing 11.38 seconds. In beating Jazz Carlin of Britain, she added another individual gold medal to the ones she won in the 200- and 400-meter freestyle races. (New York Times)

How Simone Biles' greatness and U.S. gymnastics dominance came together

Off to the side, off in the shadows, Bela Karolyi stood and watched this outrageous, audacious gymnast before him. He had, in many ways, four decades prior created this, the American infatuation with gymnastics. Ever since he and his wife Marta had cultivated it, stoking the fires of a juggernaut. One generation greater than the next, Nadia to Mary Lou to this, Bela at 73 years old staring as Simone Biles soared higher and spun faster than he ever could have fathomed. (Yahoo! Sports)

Justin Fuente, Hokies face offensive expectations from the start

Justin Fuente arrives as Frank Beamer's successor at Virginia Tech with an offensive background that has Hokies fans excited, and with lofty expectations. Last season at Memphis, Fuente's offense was steered by 6-foot-7 quarterback Paxton Lynch, the 26th player selected overall in the NFL draft, and he's not yet certain who will fill that role for the Hokies. (Associated Press)

Florida State quarterback Sean Maguire out four weeks with stress fracture in right foot

There was a surprising update in the Florida State quarterback battle at Saturday’s practice as redshirt senior signal caller Sean Maguire was in a boot. After practice, Jimbo Fisher confirmed that Maguire is out with a stress fracture in his right foot. Jimbo Fisher expects that he will be healthy by week two or three. (Tomahawk Nation)

Thoughts on Louisville coach Bobby Petrino's Twitter fumble

Louisville football coach Bobby Petrino has sailed into the headlines again – and this time it’s not because he has settled on a place kicker. Petrino’s Twitter account “liked,” a post by Judy Kemp, who bills herself as a female erotic novelist and does not appear to have any connections to football or former Buffalo Bills quarterback Jack Kemp or Kentucky halfback Jojo Kemp. (WDRB)

The NCAA could take a stand in the state of North Carolina

I'm fascinated to see whether the NCAA refuses to place future events in North Carolina until the controversial HB2 law is amended or eradicated. The NCAA needs Charlotte, Greensboro and Raleigh to explain why the North Carolina law that most believe is discriminatory towards transgender people won't infringe on the rights of those who travel to the state attend an NCAA event. (CBS Sports)

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