offence obviously supported the pitching. I just let them down." Grei from 123's blog

CHAPEL HILL, N. Jeff Suppan Jersey .C. -- Kenny Williams III finally had the shooting flurry that third-ranked North Carolina has been waiting to see.The sophomore had 14 of his career-high 19 points in the opening five minutes, helping the Tar Heels build a huge early lead and beat Radford 95-50 on Sunday.Williams made his first five shots, including all four 3-point tries, during that opening flurry. Quite a change for a player who was buried on the bench for a veteran team last year, making just 1 of 13 3-pointers and seeing his confidence suffer as a result.Ive been waiting a year-and-a-half for a game like that, Williams said. I dont want to say I knew it was coming, but with the confidence I have right now, I kind of expected it.While Williams play stood out, the Tar Heels (8-1) got a scare when they lost point guard Joel Berry II to a sprained left ankle early in the second half. The junior, averaging 16 points, came up hobbled as he drove into the paint and fell to the floor. He got up and walked slowly to the locker room for evaluation with 17:36 left, but didnt return to the UNC bench with the Tar Heels up big.Coach Roy Williams said Berry would have X-rays to confirm the sprain diagnosis and he was hopeful that Berry would be able to practice before Wednesdays game against Davidson.Well have to wait and see what they say (Monday), Williams said, but Im encouraged about it right now.The Tar Heels (8-1) were coming off a loss at No. 13 Indiana in the ACC/Big Ten Challenge. They had no trouble in this one, running out to an 18-4 lead behind Kenny Williams opening burst and shooting 57 percent in the first half to build a 51-27 lead by the break.Justin Cousin scored 14 points to lead the Highlanders (3-5), who shot 31 percent.Tough team, man, Radford coach Mike Jones said. Theyre so big and physical. We played some good defense inside and they made the shot over us and thats going to happen.BIG PICTURERadford: The Highlanders, picked sixth in the Big South Conference, had no way to slow the Tar Heels early tear. And that led to a fourth loss by double-digit margins, three coming by at least 21 points. Still, Radford isnt likely to run up against a team such as UNC in the Big South, either.UNC: The big shooting performance from Williams and Berrys injury stood out here, with the Tar Heels potentially bolstering their perimeter scoring punch while seeing their floor leader go down to an injury.POLL IMPLICATIONSThe Tar Heels will slide a bit in the AP Top 25 when the new poll comes out Monday, though losing on the road to a team ranked No. 13 nationally likely wont cause a big drop.POINT GUARDSIf Berry sits out, senior Nate Britt -- who has played both guard positions in his career -- would appear to be the next man up at the point. Freshman Seventh Woods also will figure into the mix; he had nine points in 22 minutes -- both season highs -- while getting plenty of work after Berrys exit.WILLIAMS SHOTWilliams, a 6-foot-4 wing from Midlothian, Virginia, made 5 of 6 3-pointers with a good-looking and confident stroke. Four of those came in the opening minutes, the last one a wide-open look from the left wing that brought Smith Center fans to a roar.Williams said he worked in the offseason to minimize how much his guide hand pushes on the ball to affect his release.Hes put in a lot of time, Roy Williams said. I said even last year when he wasnt putting the ball in the basket that he was going to be a good defensive player and Im not sure hes not our best perimeter defender right now.UP NEXTRadford: The Highlanders host Elon on Saturday.UNC: The Tar Heels play at home against Davidson on Wednesday night.---Follow Aaron Beard on Twitter at http://www.twitter.com/aaronbeardap---More AP college basketball at http://collegebasketball.ap.org and http://www.twitter.com/AP-Top25 Nick Dini Jersey .Y. -- Marcell Dareus and the Buffalo Bills defence made life miserable for Super Bowl MVP Joe Flacco. Meibrys Viloria Jersey . The formidable trio of Canadian receivers -- individually known as Chris Getzlaf, Rob Bagg and Andy Fantuz -- will share the field at Mosaic Stadium one more time on Sunday. https://www.cheaproyals.com/1237a-dan-quisenberry-jersey-royals.html . P.A. Parenteau scored early in the third period to help the Avs edge Toronto 2-1 on Tuesday night. Cory Sarich also scored for Colorado (3-0-0), which is off to its best ever start.LOS ANGELES -- Comeback wins havent come easily to the Dodgers, who had dropped four one-run games in a row. They staged their biggest rally of the season Monday night, overcoming a five-run deficit to beat the Los Angeles Angels 8-7 in the Freeway Series opener. "It can definitely be a momentum builder, but you cant have momentum unless you come out tomorrow and play hard," said Adrian Gonzalez, who had a season-high four hits and tied his career high with four runs scored. Jerry Hairston Jr.s RBI single scored the go-ahead run in the seventh inning to help the Dodgers snap the Angels season-high eight-game winning streak in the first of two games at Dodger Stadium before the series shifts to Anaheim for two more. "It seemed like all over the place guys were getting big hits," Dodgers manager Don Mattingly said. Scott Van Slyke went 2 for 4 with two RBIs and Juan Uribe finished 3 for 3 after entering as a pinch hitter in the fifth. Gonzalez continued his tear with his third multihit game in a row. He is 9 for 11 with six runs, three doubles and seven RBIs since Saturday. The Dodgers probably wish Gonzalezs hitting could rub off on slugger Matt Kemp, who continued struggling a day after he was left out of the starting lineup in a 5-3 loss to St. Louis. He was booed heavily as he went hitless in five at-bats with four strikeouts. "When things arent going your way you try harder," Gonzalez said. "Hes trying too hard for the team and the fans." Hairston was reinstated from the 15-day disabled list earlier in the day. He was 0 for 2 with a strikeout before he singled off Robert Coello (1-1) with two outs. After Kemp struck out for the third time, Gonzalez singled and Van Slyke struck out before pinch-hitter Andre Ethier walked to set up Hairston. Ronald Belisario (3-4) faced one batter in the seventh and got an inning-ending, double-play grounder from Hank Conger to earn the victory. Brandon League pitched the ninth for his 11th save in 13 chances. Trailing 8-7, the Angels had the potential tying run at first base with two outs in the eighth. Mike Trout flied out to right field and Erick Aybar raced back to first. Gonzalez caught Ethiers throw wide of the bag and lunged to tag Aybar as he ran past, doubling him off first. Aybar slammed his helmet into the dirt after first base umpire Paul Emmel signalled out, believing Gonzalez had missed the tag. Aybar and first base coach Alfredo Griffin began arguing with Emmel as Angels manager Mike Scioscia rushed out to join them. Scioscia pushed Aybar out of the way and engaged inn an animated debate with Emmel. Danny Duffy Jersey. Scioscia retreated to the dugout, and the replay was inconclusive. "From our angle -- and we had a pretty good angle on it -- it looked like there was a lot of daylight," Scioscia said. "Erick got a great jump, but the timing wasnt right where he could peek to see where the ball was hit. He made too big of a turn, but he got back to first base. Unfortunately, he didnt get the call." The Angels tied the game 7-all in the seventh on Howie Kendricks RBI single. Van Slykes tying RBI double capped a four-run fifth for the Dodgers before A.J. Ellis sacrifice fly put them ahead 7-6 in the sixth. The Angels took a 6-1 lead with three runs in the fourth on Aybars RBI double, Trouts RBI triple into the left-field corner and Albert Pujols sacrifice fly to deep centre. "Were swinging the bats well, but if I had to point out one thing about the streak, it had to be the starting pitching," Trout said. "I think the ERA was like under 2.00. But they came out swinging the bats. They kept battling and putting great at-bats together." The anticipated pitching duel between Angels lefty C.J. Wilson and Zack Greinke against his old team for the first time fizzled, with neither figuring in the decision. Wilson gave up six runs and nine hits in 4 2-3 innings, struck out four and walked none. "I just made bad pitches," he said. "I was trying to make a good pitch and I made a hitters pitch instead of a pitchers pitch. Its unfortunate because the offence obviously supported the pitching. I just let them down." Greinke allowed six runs -- four earned -- and 10 hits in four-plus innings. He struck out two and walked one. Considered the top arm on the free-agent market last winter, the right-hander signed a $147 million, six-year deal to switch Los Angeles teams. "I made some mistakes, obviously, but overall I did about as well as I could," he said. "It felt like I was going to get them out and they were hitting the ball hard." NOTES: The Dodgers improved to 5-6 in one-run games this season. ... Kendrick notched his 400th career RBI with a run-scoring double in the third. ... The clubs combined for 11 doubles (six by the Dodgers), a Dodger Stadium record. ... The Angels fell to 20-31 on Memorial Day. ... The Angels are 13-6 in the last 19 games against the Dodgers and 9-4 in the last 13 in Los Angeles. ... The Dodgers optioned SS Dee Gordon to Triple-A Albuquerque. He batted .175 with five steals, a homer and eight RBIs in 19 games with the Dodgers. ' ' ' 

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