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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. (

Former All-Star Matt Harvey works on comeback with A’s farm team

Of course would like to be back in the big leagues, but at this point, the former All-Star with the Mets is just glad to get a shot with the A’s Triple-A Las Vegas team after the Angels let him go a month ago. “I’m excited for the opportunity,” Harvey told The Chronicle by phone. “After missing a month and a half, this is a good step in the right direction.” (San Francisco Chronicle)

Diamondbacks rookie Zac Gallen is preventing runs, but his walk rate is alarming

Diamondbacks right-hander hasn’t allowed more than two runs in any of his three starts since coming over via trade from the Miami Marlins, but there might be a cause for concern in his walk rate. After walking 18 batters in 36 1/3 innings prior to the trade, Gallen has already issued 10 walks In 15 innings with the Diamondbacks. (Arizona Republic)

Walt Weiss Selling His $2M Baseball Paradise in Colorado

There are houses described as diamonds in the rough, but not many are described as having diamonds in the backyard. Former MLB shortstop and manager is selling a massive, 10,668-square-foot Colorado home, which comes with its own full-size baseball field out back. It’s a luxury you can afford when your home sits on a 35-acre lot. (

Pirates manager Clint Hurdle says Jacob Stallings ‘pays attention, does his homework’

Manager Clint Hurdle said Stallings has done a good job “transitioning to more opportunity” after playing in a total of 24 games with the Pirates over the previous three seasons. Plus, he is gaining a solid reputation for calling games for his pitchers, especially Chris Archer, who seldom shakes off one of Stallings’ signs. “He does his homework.” (

Oakland A's Sign Matt Harvey To Minor League Deal

The Oakland A’s picked up former New York Mets All-Star on Wednesday, signing the right-hander to a minor-league deal. Harvey, 30, will report to Triple-A Las Vegas. Harvey was released by the Los Angeles Angels three weeks ago after putting up a 7.09 ERA in 12 starts. The Angels gave Harvey an $11 million, one-year deal before the season. (San Francisco Chronicle)

With some help, Kyle Seager belts three homers against Tigers

Seattle Mariners third baseman didn’t need any help hitting two home runs on Tuesday night in Detroit. His first home run, off of lefty Matthew Boyd, cleared the fence in right field to give the Mariners a 2-1 lead in the fourth inning. He stepped back to the plate in the sixth, this time with two men on base, crushing a no-doubt three-run home run. (NBC Sports)

UNC Baseball: Summer league is over

The summer provided an outstanding opportunity for multiple Diamond Heels. One standout was Angel Zarate as he was able to bat nearly .400 in over 100 at-bats and should be able to give some protection to Aaron Sabato in UNC's lineup next season. As we say goodbye to summer baseball, let’s take a final look at how the Tar Heels performed. (Tar Heel Blog)

Colorado Rockies Part Ways With Chris Iannetta

As expected, the Colorado Rockies parted ways with catcher Chris Iannetta, their career leader in games played at his position (820) and games started (579), on Tuesday. Iannetta was designated for assignment and catching prospect Dom Nunez was called up from Triple-A Albuquerque. Iannetta is at the tail end of a two-year, $8.5 million contract. (

Former Tar Heel ace Zac Gallen pitches gem for Diamondbacks

Former UNC baseball standout didn’t take long to get his first win as a member of the Arizona Diamondbacks. Gallen accomplished that in a dominant performance on Wednesday night against the Philadelphia Phillies in which he didn’t allow a single run. Gallen was so good, in fact, that he gave up just one hit and three walks in five innings. (Keeping It Heel)
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