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Florida State quarterback Sean Maguire out four weeks with stress fracture in right foot

There was a surprising update in the Florida State quarterback battle at Saturday’s practice as redshirt senior signal caller Sean Maguire was in a boot. After practice, Jimbo Fisher confirmed that Maguire is out with a stress fracture in his right foot. Jimbo Fisher expects that he will be healthy by week two or three. (Tomahawk Nation)

Thoughts on Louisville coach Bobby Petrino's Twitter fumble

Louisville football coach Bobby Petrino has sailed into the headlines again – and this time it’s not because he has settled on a place kicker. Petrino’s Twitter account “liked,” a post by Judy Kemp, who bills herself as a female erotic novelist and does not appear to have any connections to football or former Buffalo Bills quarterback Jack Kemp or Kentucky halfback Jojo Kemp. (WDRB)

The NCAA could take a stand in the state of North Carolina

I'm fascinated to see whether the NCAA refuses to place future events in North Carolina until the controversial HB2 law is amended or eradicated. The NCAA needs Charlotte, Greensboro and Raleigh to explain why the North Carolina law that most believe is discriminatory towards transgender people won't infringe on the rights of those who travel to the state attend an NCAA event. (CBS Sports)

Remembering ESPN broadcaster John Saunders

It was a call out of the blue from someone I respected but had rarely interacted with outside of the occasional email. John Saunders, the longtime ESPN anchor, wanted to talk. It was April 2014 and Saunders had heard I was working as an adjunct at Columbia University’s journalism school. (Sports Illustrated)

Simone Manuel’s Gold-Medal-Winning Reaction Was the Best Moment of the Rio Games

American swimmer Simone Manuel made history in two separate ways on Thursday night in Rio. Her time of 52.70 seconds in the women’s 100-meter freestyle—she tied for first with Canada’s Penny Oleksiak; both swimmers will get gold medals—set a new Olympic record. More substantially, she became the first black American swimmer to win individual Olympic gold. (Slate)

ACC delays vote on future football scheduling model

ACC athletic directors remained deadlocked Friday on the league’s future football scheduling model and delayed resolution, perhaps until October’s annual fall meeting. Amy Yakola, the ACC's executive associate commissioner, confirmed that no decision had been reached during a teleconference that lasted more than an hour. Commissioner John Swofford participated on the call. (Daily Press)

Candid Coaches: What opposing player would college basketball coaches want on their team

There isn't a First or Second Team AP All-American from last season playing college basketball this season, meaning the sport is missing obvious star power. So what's the best way to predict which players might fill that hole this season? By asking college coaches this question: If you could pick any Division I player and put him on your team, which player would you pick? (CBS Sports)

Duke's Harry Giles says his knee is feeling better, but he's still got work to do

While most of Duke’s basketball team is working on the court together this summer in Durham, one key piece is still limited. Harry Giles, the consensus top recruit in the 2016 class and one of the stars of the Blue Devils’ crop of freshmen, is spending his summer working his way back from the knee injury that wiped out his senior season of high school basketball. (Fayetteville Observer)

Wake Forest expands alcohol sales at sports venues

Wake Forest will have beer and wine sales stadium-wide for football games at BB&T Field and for basketball games at Joel Coliseum, the school announced Thursday. In the past, alcoholic beverages have only been available in select areas of Deacon Tower, Bridger Field House and Top Hat Tavern at BB&T Field and in the Windsor Jewelers Club Room at the Coliseum. (Burlington Times News)

Watching Your Daughter Win Gymnastics Gold Looks Like This

The Olympics do not suffer from being photographed too little. Nearly every move by nearly every Olympian is photographed, filmed, recorded or even memed, consumed by billions of fans across the world. But another drama happens off camera, as the athletes’ parents — many of whom have spent years making all kinds of sacrifices for this moment to happen — watch their children perform on the biggest stage. (New York Times)

Golden redemption: Michael Phelps’s latest wins newest chapter in mind-blowing career

So much is different now for Michael Phelps. He is an old man in swimming years, with a body tattooed in cupping circles and worn down by nearly two decades of endless laps in long, blue pools from Baltimore to Phoenix. And: “By everything that’s happened since London,” said his longtime coach Bob Bowman, a reference that did not need further explanation. (Sports Illustrated)

Ryan Held reminds us why we love the Olympics

What do the Olympics mean to the athletes competing in them? Just ask Ryan Held. Held is one of the swimmers on the 4×100-meter relay team for the United States – a relay team looking to reclaim gold. After winning the 4×100 relay in dramatic fashion in 2008, the U.S. men lost the event in 2012 when the France was able to catch them in the final 50 meters. (Yahoo! Sports)

Outcome fluid as ACC prepares to debate football scheduling model Friday

In creating the ACC Network, ESPN required two scheduling concessions. The first, expanding the league’s men’s basketball schedule from 18 to 20 games, was announced last month. Now it’s time for the second, in football. With commissioner John Swofford, ACC athletic directors are scheduled to convene via conference call at 9 a.m., Friday to deliberate one of two options. (Daily Press)

ESPN's John Saunders Passes Away at Age 61

John Saunders, one of ESPN’s most visible and versatile commentators and a founding member of the board of directors for The V Foundation for Cancer Research, has passed away. He was 61. Saunders, who hosted and handled play-by-play for a variety of sports, joined ESPN in 1986 and was one of the company’s most tenured commentators. (ESPN.com)

Tom Jackson signs off from ESPN for the final time

Saturday night’s Pro Football Hall of Fame Enshrinement Ceremony was the final ESPN assignment for Tom Jackson. In a broadcast career that spanned four decades and 29 years total, Jackson has been a constant on ESPN’s NFL coverage dating back to when the Worldwide Leader first obtained the rights to the NFL in 1987, whether he was on the network’s pregame show, NFL PrimeTime, Super Bowl coverage or the Hall of Fame Enshrinement Ceremony. (Awful Announcing)

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