Luke Maye became a local hero during North Carolina’s 2017 NCAA tournament run after making the game-winning jumper to get past Kentucky in the Elite Eight. The legend of Maye will continue to grow after the junior forward knocked down another game-winning jumper against former North Carolina players during the summer Roy Williams Basketball Camp. North Carolina is hoping that Maye’s confidence and shooting carries into next season since they’ll need him to play a much larger part with the departures of Isaiah Hicks, Kennedy Meeks and Tony Bradley.
SAN JOSE — Exit Mirco Mueller, enter Mario Ferraro. The Sharks replaced a former-top blue line prospect in the second round of the 2017 NHL Draft in Chicago Saturday, using one of the picks (No. 49) they acquired from the New Jersey Devils in the Mirco Mueller trade last weekend to acquire a slick-skating defenseman from the United States Hockey League. With the No. 49 pick, the Sharks selected Mario Ferraro, a mobile, puck-moving blue liner who collected 41 points (8g, 33a) in 60 games for the Des Moines Buccaneers last season. “I haven’t been the biggest defenseman for most of my life, so I’ve had to rely on my skating ability and my quickness out there,” said Ferraro, who’s listed at 5-foot-11,
Alex Lange limited top-seeded Oregon State to two hits over 7 1/3 innings, and LSU ended the Beavers' 23-game winning streak with a 3-1 victory on Friday to set up a winner-take-all Bracket 1 final at the College World Series. The teams will meet again Saturday, with the winner going to the best-of-three finals beginning Monday. The Tigers (51-18), who avenged a 13-1 loss to the Beavers (56-5) on Monday, became the first team to knock off the Beavers since Southern California on April 29. They did all of their scoring against national wins leader Jake Thompson (14-1). Max Engelbrekt relieved in the seventh after Josh Smith hit Thompson's first pitch of the inning into the right-field seats for