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Tank is moving his family across town, but where will the key NBA free agents be relocating? London is hosting a weekend series of the Yankees-Red Sox rivalry, but will MLB's international appeal ever be viable? USWNT star Megan Rapinoe says she wouldn't visit Trump's White House, but does anyone care?

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A warning about unsafe levels of bacteria in the French Broad River. Amid NBA Draft trade confusion, there actually were some good picks...and some bad. Is it time for the Hornets to move on Michael Jordan? Who are the best undrafted free agents remaining and where do they fit best? An examination of "max" contracts and how they pertain to Kemba Walker's future in Charlotte.

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June 15, 2019 149 min

Happy Father's Day from The Sports Tank! The Raptors defeated the Warriors in the NBA Finals, but where do they both go from here? The mocks and moving pieces of this Thursday's NBA Draft (and how the Hornets screw it up.) A viral menu of Southern delicacies has us proving our culinary fortitude.

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With Toronto taking Game 1 of the 2019 NBA Finals over Golden State, a look at Canadian sports fandom. A fan at Wrigley Field gets banned for supposedly flashing the a "white power" symbol. Listen to the Cubs' reasons behind the decision and results of their follow-up investigation. Carlos Correa breaks a rib during a massage, staking his claim among the most bizarre sports injuries ever. How close is NC to legalizing sports bettin... Read more

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The NBA Playoffs roll on, with the Warriors closing out the Rockets and Milwaukee also waits for an opponent. Two Game 7s tomorrow. Our hockey expert, Chris Kovalcik recaps 'Canes-Bruins and Previews Blues-Sharks. Should the NHL save the failing NWHL? Should transgender athletes be allowed to compete? The NCHSAA sets new policy to be more inclusive.

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Former pro hockey player Chris Kovalcik walks us through the NHL Playoffs and the stunning run of the Carolina Hurricanes.

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With the Kentucky Derby upon us, we wonder what keeps the race (and even the entire sport) relevant. Former pro hockey player Chris Kovalcik guides us through the Stanley Cup Playoffs aboard the Carolina Hurricanes bandwagon. The latest on the NCAA basketball recruiting scandals involving Arizona, Clemson, and Zion Williamson.

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April 27, 2019 151 min

With the first 3 rounds of the NFL draft in the books, a look at the winners and losers so far. Continuing coverage and analysis of round 4 in progress w/ all the scheme fits, trade winds, and fantasy impact. Authorities announce the latest in the Tyreek Hill child abuse case, now including a secretly-recorded audio tape.

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Tank Spencer and Jeremy Greene look at some of the biggest storylines of the draft, what the Panthers needs are, and what might surprise you Thursday. Easter is tomorrow, so the fat guys pick their favorite Easter candies... draft style.

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April 6, 2019 149 min

The Final Four is finally here! How did we get here? UNC's Sylvia Hatchell is under investigation for allegations she made racist remarks and endangering players. A look at the accusations against her and coaching philosophy in this day and age. Voice of the Asheville Tourists Doug Maurer checks in as the 2019 minor league baseball season gets underway with the team's home opener.

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March 30, 2019 149 min

UNC's basketball season comes to an end with a Sweet 16 loss to Auburn. Is Luke Maye's jersey worthy of hanging in the rafters in Chapel Hill? An exercise in re-seeding the remaining tournament teams. MLB's official Opening Day brings baseball to the forefront (at least for now).

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March 23, 2019 146 min

The 1st round of the 2019 NCAA men's basketball tournament in the books! We look back at the best games so far and look ahead to teams making their push for the Sweet Sixteen this weekend. The method behind the Madness for Star 104.3's Ariel Rymer that has her as our office pool leader. UNC radio voice Jones Angell discusses Carolina's vibe ahead of Washington and the possibility of Roy facing Kansas next round.

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Duke's Zion Williamson returned from injury with an immaculate performance vs. Syracuse and then led the way to a narrow victory over North Carolina. What does he have in store for FSU in the ACC Tournament Final? Jeremy Greene reports live from the Spectrum Center in Charlotte ahead of that intriguing match-up tonight. Has the bubble burst for NC State? A case can be made for UNCG to make the field as an at-large bid from the SoCo... Read more

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The UNC-DUKE game was so out of the norm, people forgot Carolina even won the game. Zion's blowout dominated the headlines. Jeremy Greene and Na Brown join Tank live from Chapel Hill. The voice of the Tar Heels, Jones Angell, joins us for Tar Heel Time. Richard Walker gives his recap of All-Star weekend in Charlotte. Matt Carpenter, head coach of the Erwin Lady Warriors, talks about his #1 in the state squad.

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Who makes history tomorrow in Atlanta? Will it be Brady and Belichik winning their 6TH? Or will the Rams begin their own dynasty? Eagles legend Vince Papale joins the show to talk about the real story vs the reel story, his new book, and a surprise shared past with Star 104.3's Josh Michael.

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After Tank witnessed a terrible home loss to Louisville, he prompts a look at the energy (or lack thereof) in the Smith Center and surrounding Carolina hoops. An egregious missed pass inference call jobbed the Saints from a trip to the Super Bowl. Will it bring about any real change to NFL officiating? The 2019 inductees for Cooperstown warrants a look at future finalists.

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December 22, 2018 150 min

Congratulations to all our winners! Tar Heels tickets, Panthers swag, and books all available in the year-end BLOWOUT! Plus NFL Playoff Scenarios, Roy Williams' future at UNC, favorite Christmas movies, and more!

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December 15, 2018 152 min

The NCHSAA state title games are upon us, with Murphy left as the lone WNC representative. Debating expansion to the CFP and the merits of skipping bowl games for your draft stock. With the NFL's playoff pushes underway, who are the most satisfied (and dissatisfied) fan bases. The 2018 WNC high school football All-Name Team is honored.

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December 1, 2018 153 min

AC Reynolds loses a dramatic 3rd round NCHSAA playoff game at home to Mt. Tabor. UNC radio voice Jones Angell catches us up on Carolina basketball and welcomes the 2nd Mack Brown Era in Chapel Hill. Elsewhere in the NCAA coaching landscape, former local coach Mike Houston has opportunities abound. After video of a domestic assault surfaces, will Kareem Hunt ever play again?

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October 13, 2018 150 min

UNC Asheville men's basketball head coach Mike Morrell previews the "Bulldog Madness" season-kickoff event at Kimmel Arena on Monday. A look at college football including overrated teams, underrated players, and who is truly deserving of the Heisman. The federal bribery and wire fraud case involving Adidas moves along and could carry severe NCAA implications for NC State and other programs. UNC radio voice Jones Angel debuts our "T... Read more

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