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LaToya (Pringle) Sanders Eyes FIBA World Championship

For LaToya Sanders, the 2014 FIBA World Championship for Women in Turkey presents an opportunity to add another line to her already impressive resume. The forward led Kayseri KASKI to the EuroLeague Women Final Eight in the club's debut season in Europe's most elite competition. (GoHeels.com)

The miracle that is Jessica Breland

Sylvia Hatchell walked into Carmichael Arena and saw a runaway Jessica Breland charging toward her. Stopping just short of running over her former coach, Breland, who had not seen Hatchell since the previous summer, asked, "Can I touch you?" Given the go-ahead, she picked up Hatchell and swung her around. The fact that Breland, a starter for the Chicago Sky, could sprint across a gym last April and lift a grown woman was not lost on Hatchell. (ESPN.com)

Jamie Cherry, UNC’s only incoming women's hoops freshman, ready to step in

North Carolina incoming freshman Jamie Cherry burnished her reputation as a scorer with a game-high 24 points in the N.C. Coaches Association East-West All-Star game in Greensboro Coliseum on Monday. But she plans to change her mindset when she plays for the Tar Heels this season. “I’m just trying to be a point guard,” Cherry said. “If it comes to scoring and the (opposing) team plays me like they want me to shoot or whatever, then I’ll have to step up.” (Durham Herald-Sun)

Former Tar Heel Jessica Breland basks in WNBA all-star aura

This is a pretty big year for Jessica Breland, not to make the biggest understatement of the year. The 6-foot-3 Chicago Sky forward, acquired during the off-season in free agency, is putting up the best numbers in her three WNBA seasons. By far. (Chicago Daily Herald)

Ivory Latta Named WNBA All-Star Again

Washington Mystics guard and current UNC assistant coach Ivory Latta has been named to the WNBA All-Star game to be held this Saturday, July 19, in Phoenix, Arizona. It is Latta's second all-star appearance. This season, she leads the team in scoring (11.1 ppg) and is second on the team in assists (3.0 apg). She joins fellow Tar Heel Jessica Breland, who earned her first All-Star selection in 2014. (GoHeels.com)

Best Games Of 2013-14: No. 3

No. 3: Carolina 65, South Carolina 58 - Women's Basketball, March 30, 2014: Carolina had won four straight against its border neighbor before a 31-point setback in 2012. The Tar Heels avenged that loss with an 8-point win in Myrtle Beach prior to the semester break, but the stakes were much higher when the two teams met in Stanford in late March. (GoHeels.com)

Jessica Breland Selected 2014 WNBA All-Star

Former UNC and current Chicago Sky star Jessica Breland was voted to the 2014 WNBA Eastern Conference All-Star team on Tuesday. "Reflecting on everything that I've overcome makes this honor even more special," said Breland. Breland, who overcame cancer while playing at Carolina, and was out of the WNBA in 2012, is having a career year. (GoHeels.com)

One-on-one with Sylvia Hatchell

In October 2013, just three days before UNC Coach Sylvia Hatchell was given her diagnosis of Leukemia, I was honored to moderate a panel discussion with of all four Triangle division one NCAA women's coaches. It's one of my favorite events. As usual, Coach Hatchell was funny, engaging, insightful and never seemed the slightest bit sick. At the time, she didn’t know. (WRAL.com)

Basketball camp at UNC provides extraordinary opportunity

North Carolina women’s basketball coach Sylvia Hatchell stood in Carmichael Arena addressing the team prior to its big game — one it had practiced all week for. But Hatchell was not motivating the 13 members of her UNC squad. Instead, she spoke to the 23 campers participating in the Extraordinary Ventures Spectrum Skills Camp, who were concluding the week-long camp with a scrimmage at Carmichael. (Daily Tar Heel)

Sylvia Hatchell attributes beating cancer to faith, friends

Sylvia Hatchell and her family's outlook on life is much brighter now. Her cancer is in remission and Maddie, their golden retriever, stays close. As it is with so many people who receive this life-changing news, success is about relationships. For Coach Hatchell, it's her relationship with faith, family and friends that kept her strong when she was feeling so weak. (WRAL Sports Fan)

Best Games Of 2013-14: No. 15-No. 11

No. 13: Carolina 4, Virginia 2 - Baseball, April 20, 2014: A young Carolina squad had gone toe-to-toe with the top-ranked Cavaliers in the first two games of a midseason ACC series, falling 3-2 and 3-1 before entering the Easter Sunday finale with hopes of avoiding a sweep. The Tar Heels did just that due in large part to their two most consistent performers of 2014 - Michael Russell and Reilly Hovis. (GoHeels.com)

UNC Finishes Fourteenth in Director's Cup Standings

UNC finished fourteenth in the final 2013-2014 Division I Learfield Sports Directors’ Cup Standings, the National Association of College Directors of Athletics announced Friday. Carolina compiled a total 976 points, led by the women’s tennis team with a second-place finish of 90 points. (Chapelboro.com)

WNBA Summer Update

The latest installment of the 2014 WNBA update finds five former UNC players thriving as the league continues into June. The Washington Mystic, featuring Tar Heels Ivory Latta and Tierra Ruffin-Pratt take on Atlanta on Wednesday at 12 p.m., on NBA TV. And don't forget to cast your 2014 WNBA All-Star ballot. There are only 15 days left to vote for Jessica Breland, Erlana Larkins, Camille Little and Latta. (GoHeels.com)

Diamond DeShields transferring to Tennessee, per Mother

The mother of former UNC star Diamond DeShields says her daughter is transferring to Tennessee. Tisha DeShields confirmed via text message Thursday that Diamond has committed to the Lady Vols. DeShields, the 2013-14 ACC freshman of the year, averaged 18 points per game this past season. Under NCAA rules, DeShields would have to sit out a year before being eligible to play for Tennessee. (Associated Press)

Video: Sylvia Hatchell Interview

North Carolina's Hall of Fame women's basketball coach Sylvia Hatchell recently gave an extended interview for Game On, a daily sports show created by the Liberty Flames Sports Network (LFSN). (GoHeels.com)

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