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New fab five

...in the Final Four since 1970: 1. NORTH CAROLINA, 1981-82. Starting lineup: F Matt Doherty, F James Worthy, C Sam Perkins, G Jimmy Black, G Michael Jordan. Comment: The Tar Heels' 63-62 win over Georgetown in the national championship...

http://chronicle.augusta.com/stories/2007/03/28/nca_122147.shtml
College basketball
Smith becomes winningest NCAA basketball coach

...it's special," he said. "They all seem to remember when I got mad at them. I don't." From former stars such as Sam Perkins, Bobby Jones and Mitch Kupchak to player-turned-coach George Karl to walk-ons and managers, they all saw Smith...

http://chronicle.augusta.com/stories/1997/03/16/oth_205411.shtml
Other sports
Pacers are at the crossroads

...thoughts of retirement as early as last year, will be a free agent. So will Reggie Miller, Mark Jackson and Jalen Rose. Sam Perkins, who turns 39 in June, also will be a free agent and, like Smits, is considering calling it quits. Austin Croshere...

http://chronicle.augusta.com/stories/2000/04/19/nba_287999.shtml
NBA
20 years later, Jordan's shot still the stuff of legend

...timeout. Coach Dean Smith wanted to get the ball inside to James Worthy - who finished with a game-high 28 points - or Sam Perkins. The 6-foot-5, 188-pound Jordan - listed as "Mike" in the Tar Heels media guide - was the third option...

http://chronicle.augusta.com/stories/2002/03/29/nca_341580.shtml
College basketball
Tigers stay winless in Chapel Hill

...disappointment. They blew a nine-point lead with 10 minutes left against the team featuring James Worthy, Michael Jordan and Sam Perkins that went on to win the 1982 national championship. They couldn't end the streak despite coming in as the nation's...

http://chronicle.augusta.com/stories/2006/02/05/cle_52850.shtml
Clemson
Hansbrough's drive has Tar Heels at brink of title

...eighth Tar Heel to have his jersey retired. In last weekend's win over Louisville, he scored 28 points to move past Sam Perkins for second on the school's career scoring list with 2,151 points, trailing only Phil Ford (2,290) for a record...

http://chronicle.augusta.com/stories/2008/04/03/nca_193399.shtml
College basketball
Kobe Bryant finds a new zone

...3-pointers and 10 baskets in a row overall. The previous single-game 3-point record was eight straight by Steve Smith, Sam Perkins and Jeff Hornacek. "Pulling up, he felt it, and he felt like the basket was an ocean," Seattle star Gary Payton...

http://chronicle.augusta.com/stories/2003/01/09/nba_363229.shtml
NBA
76ers 88, Pacers 85

...to the Eastern Conference Finals twice, losing in seven games both to the Knicks in 1994 and Magic in 1995. ... Sam Perkins, who did not play in Game 3, played five minutes in the fourth quarter. It was Perkins' 167th playoff game, second...

http://chronicle.augusta.com/stories/2001/05/03/nba_310602.shtml
NBA
Relaxed Miller is ready to connect for Indiana

...this season at Staples, the Pacers are hoping for a superstar effort by Miller. "He's primed and ready," forward Sam Perkins said. "I don't think he's going to be disappointing, and that's going to help everyone else be involved...

http://chronicle.augusta.com/stories/2000/06/19/nba_292050.shtml
NBA
Lakers one win away from title

...teams played extremely well in Game 4, many of the adjustments should carry over to Game 5. That means Dale Davis and Sam Perkins -- and not Rik Smits -- will get the defensive assignment on O'Neal, which Indiana hopes will allow Smits to stay...

http://chronicle.augusta.com/stories/2000/06/16/nba_291641.shtml
NBA