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Christian Laettner Reaches Deal to Repay Investors

Duke University basketball legend Christian Laettner has reached a repayment deal that his lawyer said should bring a decade of financial troubles to a close. The repayment deal reached by Mr. Laettner, 47 years old, with investors in a North Carolina tobacco warehouse redevelopment project—including former teammates Johnny Dawkins and Scottie Pippen—will enable him stay out of bankruptcy. (Wall Street Journal)

Clemson's Dabo Swinney apologizes to team for MLK, Colin Kaepernick distraction

Dabo Swinney isn't sorry for the statements he made concerning Colin Kaepernick's protest of the national anthem. He has, however, apologized for being a distraction to his team. At this point, it is hard to say what kind of distraction he is. The Tigers defeated South Carolina State 59-0. (AL.com)

Ten college basketball teams that won't be ranked in the preseason, but could be threats by March

You often read about March sleepers...in March. Why not get a head start? It's also more challenging to forecast right now, which is part of the fun. I've picked out an array of teams, the kind of squads that are set up for strong years but will inevitably be double-digit seeds. Here are 10 candidates to be threats come time for the 2017 NCAA Tournament. (CBS Sports)

ACC to turn to contractor if Atlantic Division ends in 3-way tie

The ACC will turn to a ranking from a privately contracted company to determine which team will play for the league title if No. 3 Louisville, No. 5 Clemson and No. 13 Florida State finish in a three-way tie atop the Atlantic Division. The ACC has partnered with SportSource Analytics, the same company that provides statistics to the College Football Playoff selection committee members. (ESPN.com)

Malik Henry reinstated by FSU; redshirt likely in the offing

Malik Henry has finally climbed out of Jimbo Fisher‘s doghouse..A month ago, Fisher announced that he had indefinitely suspended Henry from his Florida State football program for violating unspecified team rules. Tuesday, the head coach confirmed that the quarterback has been reinstated. (NBC Sports)

Vin Scully's career was seriously amazing -- here's proof

When Vin Scully calls his final game for the Dodgers on Oct. 2, it will mark the end of an era for baseball fans. A staple in the Dodgers broadcast booth for 67 seasons, Scully is ready to ride off into the sunset after one last year behind the microphone. As baseball prepares its formal goodbye to Scully, it's time for some amazing facts about Vin Scully and his career: (ESPN.com)

ACC faces some logistical hurdles in picking title game site

There's a lot for the ACC to sort out between now and December — on and off the field. But the biggest question looming over the league is where the two division winners will meet in the title game, after it was pulled from Charlotte over concerns about a state law that limits the protections of LGBT people. Where, when and how a replacement will be selected and announced is unclear. (Associated Press)

ESPNU to Televise Kentucky NBA Combine

ESPNU will once again televise Kentucky's NBA Combine, which is set for Oct. 9 from 7-9 p.m. The Wildcats will go through various agility and shooting drills in addition to 3-on-3 and 5-on-5 scrimmaging. All 30 NBA teams are expected to attend. It's the third season in a row UK has had a practice televised live. Doris Burke, Seth Greenberg, Andy Katz, and Fran Fraschilla will call the action for ESPNU (Zag's Blog)

SI Interview: Mike Tyson

Mike Tyson wears New Balance shoes. The blazingly white kind, accessorized with white socks and jeans. The man who famously went to work wearing only black trunks, black shoes and a gap-toothed sneer now dresses like, well, the 50-year-old suburban husband and dad that he is. This now is Mike Tyson—and it’s Mike; he doesn’t answer to Champ or Iron Mike any more. (Sports Illustrated)

WR Emeka Emezie Decommits from NC State

Senior wide receiver Emeka Emezie of Marvin Ridge High School in Waxhaw, NC recently de-committed from NC State after announcing his plans to play football for the Wolfpack earlier in the summer. He leads the Mavericks this season with 28 catches for 374 yards and five touchdowns. Emezie is ranked as a 3-star recruit in the 247 Sports Composite index. (Enquirer Journal)

Howard's Rock has been an icon at Clemson for 50 years

September marks a major milestone for a cherished stone at Clemson University. Howard’s Rock first appeared in Death Valley 50 years ago this September. The rock once sat in Coach Frank Howard’s office until he asked staff member Gene Willimon to find a new home for it. (FOX Carolina)

Wake Forest starting quarterback Kendall Hinton out 2-4 weeks

There are days that coach Dave Clawson of Wake Forest hates being right. Monday proved to be such a day when Clawson learned that sophomore quarterback Kendall Hinton is expected to be sidelined two to four weeks with a knee injury suffered in Saturday’s 38-21 victory over Delaware. Hinton’s injury returns junior John Wolford to his previous starting role. (Winston-Salem Journal)

Despite criticism, Penn State honors Paterno during game

Penn State paid tribute Saturday to Joe Paterno on the 50th anniversary of his first game, despite criticism that the ceremonies are insensitive to victims in the university's sex abuse scandal. (Associated Press)

Ohio State's Noah Brown hauls in ridiculous TD catch on defender's back

The wide receiver position was considered a question mark for Ohio State entering the 2016 season. Don’t tell that to Noah Brown. On Saturday night at Oklahoma, Brown had three touchdown catches in the first half, the third of which was one of the best catches you will ever see. (Yahoo! Sports)

Kevin Harlan's Play-By-Play Radio Call Of The MNF Idiot On The Field Is An All-Timer

The Idiot On The Field during tonight’s Monday Night Football game didn’t get much TV airtime, but Westwood One radio announcer Kevin Harlan gave the incident a treatment you absolutely MUST hear. Seriously, this is one of the best things that’s ever been aired on radio. Kudos, Kevin, you’re the absolute best. (Deadspin)

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