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Ron Green Sr.’s column on Thanksgiving Day is an Observer tradition, and every year he mentions his wife, Beth, letting his obvious love for her shine through. Here are the past 29 years’ worth.

North Carolina will face an ACC rival in the third round of the NCAA men’s soccer tournament, when the Tar Heels will visit seventh-seeded Clemson for a 6 p.m. Sunday match. After beating No. 10 seed Charlotte 2-1 Sunday, UNC (14-5-1) had to wait an extra day to learn its next opponent, and whether it would play at home or on the road. Clemson’s second-round match was delayed a day when rain Sunday rendered Historic Riggs Field unplayable.

Lionel Messi added the Champions League career scoring record to the La Liga mark he set last weekend, getting his 28th Barcelona hat trick in a 4-0 win Tuesday night at APOEL Nicosia.

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