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NC State PG Smith Jr. fully recovered

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RALEIGH, N.C. (AP) Dennis Smith Jr. sure looks ready.

North Carolina State's prized freshman point guard is pushing through a workout in the practice gym on a hot July afternoon, and there's no sign of the knee injury that defined his past year.

He's sprinting along the baseline to bury a catch-and-shoot corner 3-pointer. He's dribbling between chairs and stutter-stepping his way to a pull-up jumper. He's launching himself at the rim for a dunk off the dribble.

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Judge to review video in Appling case

DEARBORN, Mich. (AP) A Michigan judge will review surveillance footage from the night former Michigan State basketball player Keith Appling was arrested outside a strip club on weapons and drug charges.

Appling's defense attorney presented the footage at Friday's preliminary examination. It includes security videos from the Pantheon Club parking lot and video from police dashboard cameras.

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Judge: Cleaves video may be allowed

FLINT, Mich. (AP) A judge overseeing Mateen Cleaves' criminal sexual conduct case says a video featuring the former Michigan State basketball star and his accuser may be allowed into evidence.

The 38-year-old Cleaves is charged with assaulting the woman at a motel last summer. He denies the charge.

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Arkansas hopes Euro trip reaps benefits

FAYETTEVILLE, Ark. (AP) Mike Anderson hasn't forgotten, and isn't ignoring, a difficult last season at Arkansas.

Rather, the Razorbacks coach is simply treating the disappointing 16-16 record as a singular setback in what's been an otherwise growth-filled first five seasons following his return to the school where he was an assistant for 17 years. Anderson will have his first opportunity to see if last season's struggles were an aberration or a sign of things to come when the new-look Razorbacks travel to Spain next week for a four-game exhibition schedule against European competition.

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Louisville takes president's resignation

LOUISVILLE, Ky. (AP) University of Louisville trustees on Wednesday accepted the resignation of embattled President James Ramsey, whose long tenure was dogged by scandal.

The action at a special meeting of the school's board signaled the end of an era. Ramsey, a former state budget director, has led the university for 14 years.

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Ex-Southern Miss F Mills shot to death

CHICAGO (AP) A former Chicago high school basketball standout who went on to play in college was shot to death Monday on the city's West Side, authorities said.

Jonathan Mills suffered several gunshot wounds and was pronounced dead on the scene, police spokesman Officer Thomas Sweeny said. Sweeney had no other details about the shooting for which no arrests have been made.

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Florida C Gak ineligible for 2016-17

GAINESVILLE, Fla. (AP) Florida center Gorjok Gak will not be eligible to play as a freshman next season.

The Gators announced Tuesday that the NCAA cleared Gak for enrollment this fall but denied his ineligibility for the 2016-17 season. The 6-foot-11, 205-pounder from Australia will be allowed to practice and take part in basketball-related activities, but not games.

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Ex-Houston G Rose transferring to BYU

PROVO, Utah (AP) Former Houston guard L.J. Rose has decided to transfer to BYU, coach Dave Rose said Tuesday. He will be eligible to play as a graduate-transfer senior during the upcoming season.

Rose averaged 5.7 points and 3.6 assists during stints at Baylor and Houston. He's played in 82 games and started 44. The 6-foot-3 Houston native played just two games last season due to a foot injury.

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Iowa St. adds ex-Alabama coach Hobbs

AMES, Iowa (AP) Former Alabama head coach David Hobbs has been named a special assistant to Iowa State coach Steve Prohm, a former team manager under Hobbs with the Crimson Tide.

Hobbs spent six seasons at Alabama, winning 110 games from 1992-98. Hobbs was later an assistant at Kentucky for seven seasons on Tubby Smith's staff.

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Okla. St. F Coger died of enlarged heart

STILLWATER, Okla. (AP) Oklahoma State basketball player Tyrek Coger died from an enlarged heart after a 40-minute team workout on the football stadium stairs in hot weather, officials said Friday.

While the temperature was 99 degrees, it wasn't known if the weather played a role in Coger's death. The 22-year-old forward, who had recently transferred to OSU, did not appear to struggle during Thursday's workout at Boone Pickens Stadium, school spokesman Gary Shutt said at a news conference.

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