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Kyle Seager returns soon, giving Mariners a big question to answer

This coming Saturday, May 25, will be a first for the Mariners. If all goes according to plan, it will be the first game of 2019 Seattle has Kyle Seager in its lineup. Seager has been on the injured list all season. Seager’s injury came after he spent the offseason shedding pounds, adding flexibility and returning to a frame that should help him stay healthy. (MyNorthwest.com)

Nassir Little among winners at NBA Draft Combine

Nassir Little impressed NBA teams with his 7-foot-1¼ wingspan and had the seventh-best max vertical leap. He participated in the shooting drills, hitting 80 percent in on-the-move shooting, the third-best overall performance of the combine. He also hit 80 percent from the left corner and 80 percent from the top of the key, both second best among guards. (North State Journal)

UNC community mourns loss of student who died after being pulled from Eno River

A 20-year-old man who was pulled from the Eno River last week has died, and the University of North Carolina community is mourning the loss of their fellow student. Karriem Eric Jenkins studied biology and psychology at UNC-Chapel Hill. He planned to graduate next year. Jenkins was pulled from the river just after 3 p.m. last Wednesday. (ABC 11)

UNC Baseball's Hansen Butler Playing The Hand He's Been Dealt

On Feb. 9, UNC senior Hansen Butler stood on a stage in the Blue Zone Concourse Club at Kenan Stadium. A crowd of 500 sat before him. In his previous four trips to the First Pitch Dinner, he'd been among the throng of supporters and current and former players during this part of the evening. But this time, Butler to deliver the senior remarks. (GoHeels.com)

UNC's Nassir Little eager to show he's ready for NBA

If ever there was a college basketball player built to handle the hype and unrealistic expectations heaped on him, it’s Nassir Little, who recently completed a freshman season at UNC that many who don’t know him would call star-crossed. Philosopher Nassir, as teammate and fellow future NBA lottery pick Coby White christened him, would beg to differ. (NBA.com)

UNC Baseball 2019 ACC Championship Preview

The No. 5 seed North Carolina Tar Heels open the 2019 ACC Baseball Championship Wednesday at 7:00 PM at the Durham Bulls Athletic Park against No. 9 seed Virginia. You can watch on Fox Sports South, ACC Network Extra, or a local affiliate. UNC competes in Pool D with 4th seed Miami and 9th seed Virginia, both of whom they’ll play this week. (Tar Heel Blog)

Athlon Sports' ACC Football 2019 Preseason All-Conference Team

Athlon Sports released its 2019 ACC Preseason Football Team on Wednesday and several Tar Heels made the list. First team offense: Charlie Heck, OL; Third team offense: Michael Carter, RB; Carl Tucker, TE; Second team defense: Jason Strowbridge, DL; Fourth team defense: Tomon Fox, DL; Second team punt returner: Dazz Newsome, PR. (Athlon Sports)

Is Roy Williams Early To The Grad Transfer Revolution?

Roy Williams and UNC basketball may have been late to the one-and-done trend, but it looks like they’re early to the grad transfer revolution. Roy’s decision to take two graduate transfers for next season makes sense on paper. With Christian Keeling and Justin Pierce in the fold, it gives UNC two players who have valuable starting experience. (Chapelboro.com)

Greatest former UNC athlete by state (Maryland): Ty Lawson

Ty Lawson, or rather “Dennis The Menace,” as Roy Williams often called him, grew up during his three seasons at North Carolina. Lawson was named ACC Player of the Year in 2009 and recorded an NCAA-record eight steals in the national championship game – seven in the first half – when the Tar Heels clobbered Michigan State to take home to title. (Tar Heel Illustrated)

15 months after surgery, Eagles WR Mack Hollins still can't practice

Fifteen months later, Mack Hollins is still hurt. Hollins, the Eagles’ fourth-round draft pick in 2017, won’t participate in OTAs as he continues to rehab following sports hernia surgery 15 months ago. This has been a bizarre ordeal for the promising wide receiver from North Carolina, who played in all 16 games as a rookie during the 2017 Super Bowl season. (NBC Sports)

Jalek Felton works back from ‘bad decisions’ that sent him overseas

Jalek Felton owned his mistakes Tuesday, saying he “made a couple of bad decisions” while at North Carolina before he was dismissed from both the basketball team and the university in the winter of 2018. Felton, once a prized recruit at point guard, worked out for the Charlotte Hornets on Tuesday, hoping to be selected in the June 20 NBA draft. (Charlotte Observer)

Carolina Insider Podcast: Justin Watts, NBA Combine, new rules proposed for college basketball

Hosts Jones Angell and Adam Lucas discuss UNC's spring sports, the NBA Combine, new rules proposed for college basketball, and Justin Watts joins the Pod to talk about playing overseas, learning new cultures, what makes Roy Williams so good, and the shock of finding his first gray hair. Plus, they open the email inbox to answer listener questions. (GoHeels.com)

Danny Green wears jacket honoring Craig Sager, Stuart Scott

Danny Green wore a special coat to Game 4 of the Eastern Conference finals on Tuesday night in Toronto. The Raptors guard wore a flower print jacket to the game. The lining inside the coat featured images of broadcasting legends Craig Sager and Stuart Scott. Sager and Scott are two of the more beloved broadcasting figures over the past three decades. (Larry Brown Sports)

North Carolina’s 2018 College World Series loss drives UNC star Michael Busch

The 23rd-ranked Tar Heels (38-17, 17-13 ACC) enter the ACC tournament this week as a No. 5 seed, after losing four of their final six conference games. They’ll play No. 9 seeded Virginia on Wednesday, and No. 4 seeded Miami on Friday. In order to get back to the College World Series, the Tar Heels will need a big postseason from Michael Busch. (Durham Herald-Sun)

Rising to Game 3 challenge, Raptors’ Danny Green looks to build on momentum

Danny Green says he’s not obsessing about the shots he has missed in the playoffs. The Toronto Raptors’ three-point specialist doesn’t feel as though something is wrong with his shot, nor is he scrutinizing his mechanics in his mind every time he launches a basketball. But he gets why people might be asking. Green is 4-of-20 from the field. (The Globe and Mail)

Greatest former UNC athlete by state (Delaware): Rick Donalley

The era in which Rick Donalley played football at North Carolina is one of the most important in the program’s history. Donalley was from Wilmington, DE, and in his career as a Tar Heel earned first-team All-ACC and second-team All-America honors as a senior in 1980. The Heels finished No. 10 in the final AP rankings that season with an 11-1 record. (Tar Heel Illustrated)

Six Tar Heels Honored With Women's Lacrosse All-South Picks

Six UNC players were among 128 student-athletes in Division I honored by the Intercollegiate Women's Lacrosse Coaches Association with a selection to one of the All-Region teams for 2019. Jamie Ortega, Katie Hoeg, and Emma Trenchard earned first-team All-South honors. Gianna Bowe, Charlotte Sofield, and Taylor Moreno made the second team. (GoHeels.com)

NBA Draft Combine Q&A: Cam Johnson

Cameron Johnson has logged many big-game experiences against top competition, and has proven his abilities. And those abilities, plus his measurables (6-8.5, 205 pounds, 6-10 wingspan, and the Combine's 4th-highest lane agility time of 10.52) translate to the pro game. That's why he's projected as a first-round pick in next month's NBA Draft. (Inside Carolina)

Dre Bly's Journey Back to UNC

There’s a bit of irony involved with Dre Bly’s transition from a world class athlete to a college coach. It was not football that initially piqued his interest in coaching young men, but rather coaching his son’s youth baseball team in Charlotte. Bly chose UNC over Virginia Tech in 1995, in part because Mack Brown promised he could play baseball in the spring. (Inside Carolina)

UNC Baseball To Play Virginia In First ACC Championship Game

North Carolina will take on Virginia in its first ACC Baseball Championship game on Wednesday at 7 p.m. at the Durham Bulls Athletic Park in the first game of group play for Pool D. In a must win game, the loser of this matchup cannot advance out of group play due to the tiebreaker rule which states the higher seed advances if teams have a matching record. (GoHeels.com)

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