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UNC's Sylvia Hatchell has leukemia

Updated: October 14, 2013, 11:07 PM ET
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CHAPEL HILL, N.C. -- North Carolina women's basketball coach Sylvia Hatchell has been diagnosed with leukemia.

In a release from the school Monday, Hatchell said she would temporarily step away from her coaching duties to focus on treatment.

"I will remain very much involved with my team and day-to-day operations here at UNC and expect to return to my sideline responsibilities as soon as possible," Hatchell said in a statement. "My veteran staff and team will be well prepared ...

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