Stewart adds offensive punch as Love pitches UNC to NCAA win

By R.L. Bynum Could Will Stewart provide the extra factor that propels North Carolina to a decent run in the NCAA baseball tournament? Stewart, a freshman who had been out since March 14 because of a hamate injury, went 2-for-3 and drove in three runs, Brett Centracchio went 3-for-4 and Danny Serretti was 2-for-5 with …

Tar Heels in NBA: Johnson has best playoff game as Suns advance; Green’s pursuit of 3rd consecutive title continues

By R.L. Bynum With Cameron Johnson’s best game of his playoff-debut series, the Phoenix Suns advanced Thursday and he joined the Philadelphia 76ers’ Danny Green in the second round. While the NBA playoffs are all new for Johnson, Green is seeking his third consecutive NBA title and fourth overall. Johnson scored in double figures for …

UNC headed to Lubbock Region as a No. 3 seed

By R.L. Bynum After a satisfying victory over N.C. State in the ACC tournament, North Carolina will try to build on that momentum this week at the Lubbock Regional in Texas as the No. 3 seed in that region. According to the NCAA tournament committee, UNC was one of the last four teams to make …

When and where to follow as four UNC teams continue push for NCAA titles

By R.L. Bynum Three No. 1-seeded North Carolina teams rolled last weekend as they continued their pursuit of NCAA titles. Although the Tar Heels’ men’s and women’s soccer teams came up short in the College Cup and the men’s tennis team lost in the round of 16, the men’s and women’s lacrosse teams as well …

Tar Heels in NBA: Anthony caps frustrating rookie season with huge game; six Heels in playoffs

By R.L. Bynum Half of the 12 Tar Heels in the NBA are going to the playoffs but one who isn’t, Orlando’s Cole Anthony, ended his rookie season with a scoring flurry. Anthony scored 23 of his season-high 37 points in the first half Sunday night. Even with Philadelphia team resting a few regulars, though, …

Tar Heels in NBA: ‘Don’t do ’em like that!’ Watch White dunk make announcers go nuts

By R.L. Bynum The Chicago Bulls’ chances of earning the final Eastern Conference play-in spot remain slim but Coby White made sure that they were still alive with his sixth double-double of the season. And he got the full attention of the Bulls television announcers with one mammoth slam dunk. White collected 17 points, three …

Watts thankful, excited to begin her WNBA career in Chicago

By R.L. Bynum After another detour to Los Angeles, albeit a much shorter one, and winning a battle for one of 11 Chicago Sky roster spots, Stephanie Watts is ready to start her WNBA career. And she’s thankful. In a league where there are only 12 teams and few available spots, a lot of terrific …

Tar Heels in NBA: White plays well again but loss hurts Bulls’ playoff chances

By R.L. Bynum Coby White collected 16 points and four assists Tuesday night but Chicago’s 115–107 home loss to Brooklyn was a big blow to the Bulls’ playoff chances, particularly with Indiana winning. The Bulls are three games behind Washington for the final Eastern Conference play-in tournament spot and will have to win their last …

Where and when to watch as 6 more UNC teams go for NCAA titles

By R.L. Bynum North Carolina’s thrilling 4–3 overtime victory Sunday over Michigan for the Tar Heels’ third consecutive field hockey national championship could be just the start of a highly decorated spring for the University of National Champions. Six other Tar Heels teams still have shots at the national championships. You can cheer on four …

Tar Heels in NBA: Bullock, White have big scoring games in victories

By R.L. Bynum One Tar Heel whose team is definitely in the playoffs, Reggie Bullock, had a season-best scoring game and another who is trying to fight to get his team in the playoffs, Coby White, had another big game on Sunday night. Reggie Bullock scored a season-high 24 points and made five 3-pointers as …