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Oakland A’s pointing Matt Harvey toward possible relief role

had an out in his minor-league deal with the A’s on Thursday, but he has decided to stay with the team, and the longtime starter, an All-Star with the New York Mets, might wind up a bullpen option in Oakland. With the team in need of right-handed relief, the A’s have asked Harvey to pitch in relief a few times at Triple-A Las Vegas. (San Francisco Chronicle)

Pawtucket Red Sox Reliever Trevor Kelley Named International League All-Star

The Pawtucket Red Sox announced on Tuesday that reliever was named to the 2019 International League post-season All-Star team. Kelley leads all international league relievers with a 1.90 ERA in 61 and 2/3 innings. Kelley also leads the International League with 12 saves and has held left handed batters to a .101 batting average. (Trifecta Network Sports)

Diamond Heels Announce Two Fall Baseball Games

North Carolina Baseball will face off against Walters State and Campbell this fall in preparation for the 2020 season. The Tar Heels will host Walters State on Sunday, Sept. 29 at 12 p.m. at Boshamer Stadium before going on the road and playing Campbell on Friday, Oct. 11 at 5 p.m. The game at Boshamer Stadium against Walters State is free to the public. (GoHeels.com)

Batting stance correction boosts Kyle Seager’s average 60-plus points in a month

These past four weeks have undoubtedly provided one of the best offensive stretches of ’s career. But, to simply say the Seattle Mariners’ veteran third baseman is having a pretty nice August drew an emphatic response from manager Scott Servais last week. “Pretty nice? You kidding me? He’s on fire! He’s killing it!” (Tacoma News Tribune)

Memorable moments from the 2018-19 UNC athletics season

versus Miami - To me, this game really personified the joy that was watching White play basketball for this team. The Tar Heels were struggling in the second half, and Coby just took over. He was responsible for four threes out of the six baskets scored down the stretch. Beyond that, though, was just watching how Coby celebrated down the stretch. (Tar Heel Blog)

Chansky’s Notebook: Oldest ‘Tar Heel’ Shoots for 100

The oldest living Tar Heel athlete has one more goal in mind. , whose 99th birthday was Monday, has set his sights on another milestone in his remarkable life. “I hope we can be back together one year from today,” Gersten said at a gathering at The Cedars retirement community, where he's lived since relocating to Chapel Hill a decade ago. (Chapelboro.com)

UNC legend Bobby Gersten celebrates 99th birthday at Old Well

Known as the great-granddaddy of UNC Athletics, was on campus Monday to celebrate his 99th birthday. Gersten is Carolina's oldest living athlete. He played basketball and baseball for the Tar Heels. In 1942, Gersten was honored with the Patterson Award for his leadership in athletics. He also served three years in the Air Force during World War II. (ABC 11)

Video: Happy 99th birthday to UNC's oldest living athlete, Bobby Gersten

99-year-old is known as the great-granddaddy of UNC athletics. Gersten played baseball and basketball for the Tar Heels in the 1940s, and on Monday, he celebrated his 99th birthday at the Old Well in Chapel Hill. (WRAL Sports Fan)

Zac Gallen continues to make strong first impression for Diamondbacks

continues to show why the D-backs are so high on him as a mainstay in their pitching rotation. In Arizona's 4-0 loss on Saturday night to the Brewers, Gallen allowed two runs on six hits and two walks over five innings, striking out eight. The 24-year-old got back to what's made him successful since being acquired at the Trade Deadline from the Marlins. (MLB.com)

Who dominates the ACC outside football and basketball?

North Carolina runs not just the ACC but also the women's college soccer world. The Tar Heels own by far the most national titles in the sport, with 21. Carolina also has dominated field hockey. The Tar Heels have seven national titles and 21 ACC championships and won the title last season. UNC has 11 individual swimming & diving national champions. (ESPN.com)
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