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Pittsburgh's Colin Moran discovered home run stroke, now needs to find a position to play

If only every game was like the first of the season at PNC Park, would be a cult hero for the Pirates. Homering in the home opener has become a tradition for Moran since he joined the Pirates. In 2018, he received a curtain call after hitting a grand slam against Minnesota. Last year, he hit a leadoff homer in the eighth inning against St. Louis. (Pittsburgh Tribune-Review)

Jacob Stallings solidified himself as Gold Glove-caliber catcher, Pittsburgh Pirates MVP

One season, was designated for assignment by the Pittsburgh Pirates and returned as a backup after clearing waivers. The next, he was their starting catcher and a Gold Glove finalist. Manager Derek Shelton was effusive in his praise for Stallings after he led the National League in assists and tied for the NL lead in throwing out nine runners. (

Carolina Insider Podcast: Basketball Scrimmage Notes, Football News, Tyson Lusk

Jones Angell and Adam Lucas look back at UNC's dramatic football comeback win against Wake Forest. The guys also discuss the recent men's basketball scrimmage. Then former UNC baseball equipment manager Tyson Lusk discusses his time with the Diamond Heels, his love of Carolina, and being a pioneer in the athletic landscape. Read More...

UNC Baseball Alum, Legendary Virginia Tech Baseball Coach Chuck Hartman Passes Away

Former UNC baseball player , who oversaw the Virginia Tech baseball program for nearly three decades and coached nearly half a century, passed away at age 85 Monday. Hartman retired in 2006 as the all-time winningest coach in Virginia Tech history in any sport. He finished his career with 1,444 wins, including 961 in 28 seasons at Tech. (WFXR)

Likely in his last season with the Mariners, Kyle Seager wants to hit the ground running

It’s difficult to see the Seattle Mariners trading third baseman this offseason given his contract, though they’ll not shy away from the possibility. He’s owed $18 million in 2021. And if he’s traded, that clause in his contracts kicks in and the club option becomes a player option, where he’s guaranteed at least $15 million for the 2022 season. (Seattle Times)

Video: Albert Long, UNC athletic great, passes away

, considered one of the greatest athletes in University of North Carolina history, passed away at age 88 on Wednesday. Long was the first ACC athlete to letter in four sports during his time in Chapel Hill, playing football, basketball, baseball, and participating in track & field. He also won UNC's distinguished Patterson Medal. (WRAL Sports Fan)

Albert Long: One Of A Kind

from UNC, is the ACC's only four-sport letter winner. He grew up in Durham and graduated from the old Durham High School in 1951. He went directly to UNC to get into summer school and enroll in the ROTC program because of the Korean War. Participation in four sports -- forget about lettering in four -- wasn't part of the plan at the time. (Inside Carolina)

Pittsburgh Pirates catcher Jacob Stallings a finalist for Gold Glove award

Pittsburgh Pirates manager Derek Shelton stumped for to win a Gold Glove at catcher. Turns out, the Pirates have a pair of finalists for the award. Both Stallings and second baseman Adam Frazier made the cut, announced Thursday. Stallings led the NL in baserunners caught stealing (9) and assists (22) and was second in errors (4). (

Navy Squad Completes 5-Game Sweep To Win UNC Fall World Series

The Navy team broke a 2-2 tie with a run in the sixth inning, then added two more in the seventh to take a 5-2 win and complete a five-game sweep to win the Fall World Series on Thursday at Boshamer Stadium. Will Sandy started for Navy and gave up two runs in 3 innings. Max Carlson came on in relief in the fourth and threw 2 scoreless innings. (

Daniel Bard Named Sporting News NL Comeback Player of the Year

After pitching in two games for the Red Sox in 2013, spent the next six years either bouncing around the minors or out of pro ball completely, thanks to control issues. But he made the Rockies’ roster as a reliever in 2020, pitching to 4-2 record and a 3.65 ERA with 27 strikeouts in 24.2 innings. That kind of comeback is rare and pretty impressive. (Sporting News)
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