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Maryland tight end Avery Edwards gets a second chance to play under Walt Bell

Maryland sophomore Avery Edwards met with offensive coordinator Walt Bell one night last week, and aside from talking out schematics and plans for the upcoming season, they both reflected on what brought them together in College Park in the first place. Bell was a fast-rising assistant at North Carolina in 2013 when he recruited Edwards, a Raleigh native, to play for the Tar Heels. (Washington Post)

IRS auditing Louisville employment contracts, including Pitino

The IRS is conducting an audit of the University of Louisville’s federal employment tax returns for 2014, requesting payroll, contractor and vendor information. In addition, the federal agency is seeking the employment contracts of former President James Ramsey, former Provost Shirley Willihnganz, and the head coaches of its basketball and football teams. (Insider Louisville)

Carmelo Anthony's emotional postgame interview after winning gold is what America is all about

Carmelo Anthony went out on top. After winning his fourth Olympic medal and third gold on Sunday as Team USA blew out Serbia in the 2016 Olympic final, Anthony said "I know this is the end. This is it for me." Anthony had to pause during an emotional post-game interview with NBC as fans chanted his name. (SB Nation)

Neymar broke down in tears after scoring gold-medal-winning penalty kick for Brazil

Brazil won its first-ever Olympic gold medal in men's soccer on Saturday, beating Germany 5-4 in penalty kicks. Neymar, the team's captain and the country's biggest soccer star, converted the fifth and final penalty kick to win the game. (Business Insider)

Notre Dame dismisses one arrested football player, suspends another

The fallout from a pair of incidents earlier in the weekend has slammed headfirst into a pair of Notre Dame football players. In as strongly a worded statement as you’ll ever see from a head coach, Brian Kelly announced that senior safety Max Redfield has been dismissed from the Irish football program. Additionally, cornerback Devin Butler has been indefinitely suspended. (NBC Sports)

Wrestler Jordan Burroughs experiences the cruel side of the Olympic Dream

This is how it looks when the weight of the Olympic Dream comes crashing down on a great athlete. Jordan Burroughs is sobbing, the tears mixing with the sweat that is still running down his face. He has just lost for the second time in one day, an unthinkable result for a wrestler who had only lost twice in his previous 133 matches. (NJ.com)

Triad golf fan battling leukemia meets Rickie Fowler

Luci Collins always wanted to meet her favorite golfer, Rickie Fowler, so she braved the heat and humidity Thursday in the first round of the Wyndham Championship. Collins, 27, is battling leukemia and is forced to wear a surgical mask when she’s outside. (Winston-Salem Journal)

FSU QB Malik Henry suspended for violation of team rules

Florida State freshman quarterback Malik Henry has been suspended for a violation of team rules, Jimbo Fisher said after the first of two practices Saturday. Fisher did not say how long Henry, a highly touted four-star prospect from California, would be suspended for. But the suspension delivers another blow to FSU’s quarterback depth during the preseason. (Orlando Sentinel)

Miami football players investigated in luxury car-rental case

University of Miami star receiver Stacy Coley is part of the school’s investigation into players who might have used cars from a South Beach luxury car rental agency, in exchange for future promises, according to a source with direct knowledge. Starting defensive end Al-Quadin Muhammad and starting linebacker Jermaine Grace also are being investigated by UM. (Miami Herald)

Flip turn: Michael Phelps and Katie Ledecky recreate famous photo, with a twist

Ten years ago, Katie Ledecky posed for a photo with Michael Phelps and received an autograph from the legendary American swimmer, who at the time had a paltry — heh — six Olympic gold medals to his name. (Washington Post)

Six Notre Dame Football Players Arrested

Six Notre Dame football players were arrested in two separate incidents Friday night and Saturday morning. Safety Max Redfield, linebacker Te'von Coney, running back Dexter Williams, cornerback Ashton White and receiver Kevin Stepherson were arrested on a misdemeanor charge of possession of marijuana. Redfield, Stepherson and Williams were also booked on possession of a handgun without a license. (CSN Chicago)

College baseball: Panel approves regular-season replay rule

The NCAA Playing Rules Oversight Panel approved a proposal Wednesday that allows conferences and schools to implement the video replay rule in baseball’s regular season starting in the spring of 2017. The video replay rule has been available for use on an experimental basis at the College World Series since 2012. It was also available in the Division I Baseball Championship super regionals for the past two years (NCAA.com)

ACC Network Extra Launches Fall Olympic Sports Coverage

An ACC record 331 Olympic sporting events will be streamed live this fall by ACC Network Extra, a dedicated digital channel for ACC sports which makes its debut on Friday, August 19. The coverage marks the initial phase of the full ACC Network announced July 21 by ESPN and the Atlantic Coast Conference. (The ACC)

Bud Foster Hoping to Revive Virginia Tech Defense in 30th Season

Bud Foster is known for having elite defenses, but that hasn’t been the case in the last two seasons. Last year, Virginia Tech ranked just 44th in the country in total defense. In 2014, Virginia Tech ranked 21st in total defense. 2013? The Hokies ranked fourth. This offseason, Foster has talked about being more versatile in his coverages and schemes, something he hasn’t been able to accomplish over the last two seasons. (Tech Sideline)

A timeline of Ryan Lochte's claim that he and 3 USA swimming teammates were robbed in Rio

Ryan Lochte won a gold medal at the 2016 Rio Olympics, but he's gained much more attention at the games for what happened out of the pool. Or at least what he says happened. Lochte claimed he and swimming teammates Gunnar Bentz, Jack Conger and Jimmy Feigen were robbed early in the morning of Aug. 14 in Rio. (SB Nation)

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