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Pack transfer QB gets extra year of eligibility from NCAANC State's first depth chart of 2016 did not shed light on who the Wolfpack will start at quarterback Sept. 1, but it showed graduate transfer quarterback Ryan Finley has three years of eligibility remaining. This is the first time that the Boise State transfer has been listed as a redshirt sophomore, not junior. Boise State made the request for the extra year of eligibility on Finley's behalf. (WRAL Sports Fan)
Video: James Conner's amazing journey back to the football fieldPitt RB James Conner injured his knee in the 2015 opener and then was diagnosed with cancer later that fall. Listen to Conner's amazing journey back to the football field courtesy of Raycom Sports.
Cancer, like many would-be tacklers, couldn't stop James ConnerAfter his diagnosis of Hodgkin's lymphoma became public last December, Pittsburgh's star running back James Conner began receiving three to five handwritten letters a day. Some still make him smile as he revisits them months later, on the other side of the fight all these well-wishers hoped he'd win. One item has earned special attention: a plaque from a team of Navy SEALs. (Campus Rush)
Farewell to Olympic greats Michael Phelps and Usain BoltBy the time Usain Bolt carried a baton across the finish line first on the anchor leg of the 4x100-meter relay Friday at the Olympic Stadium, Michael Phelps had already been back home in Arizona for a few days, Instagramming photos of Boomer and Nicole in a pool without lane lines. Yet the two men remain connected. (Sports Illustrated)
Little Leaguer crushes home run while his mom is being interviewed about her cancer battle on TVJT Garcia helped power his Midwest regional team to a win on Friday with a home run, and proved he already has flair for dramatic timing down perfectly. Garcia didn't just launch a home run to center field, he did it while his mother Jen was being interviewed by ESPN. (SB Nation)
Maryland tight end Avery Edwards gets a second chance to play under Walt BellMaryland 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 PitinoThe 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 aboutCarmelo 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 BrazilBrazil 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 anotherThe 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 DreamThis 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 FowlerLuci 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 rulesFlorida 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 caseUniversity 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 twistTen 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)