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Rashard Lewis needs surgery; future with Mavs unclear Jul 22
Rashard Lewis will undergo surgery on his right knee after a physical with the Mavericks revealed an injury.

Jeff Bzdelik to join Grizzlies coaching staff Jul 22
Former Nuggets head coach Jeff Bzdelik is returning to the NBA.

Sources: Cavs acquire three players from Jazz to increase assets to pursue Kevin Love Jul 22
The Cavaliers acquired expiring contracts to possibly put together a larger offer for Timberwolves forward Kevin Love.

Maple Leafs’ new assistant GM Kyle Dubas is no miracle worker Jul 22
Former Soo Greyhound GM Kyle Dubas won't have any quick fix in his new role with the Toronto Maple Leafs.

2014 Fantasy Ranks: Defense/Special Teams Jul 22
The defending Super Bowl champion Seattle Seahawks boast the top-ranked fantasy defense/special teams for '14.

2014 Fantasy Rankings: Top 150 Jul 22
Jamaal Charles has charged to the top of the overall fantasy rankings for the '14 campaign.

2014 Fantasy Rankings: Running Backs Jul 22
Jamaal Charles was the near-unanimous top choice among the '14 fantasy RB class.

Potential now fully realized, Robbie Lawler ready to conquer welterweight division Jul 22
Lawler was unceremoniously dumped by the UFC a decade ago. Now he's one of the organization's most exciting fighters.

2014 Fantasy Rankings: Tight Ends Jul 22
Top Jimmy Graham, he's the king of the fantasy tight end rankings for '14.

2014 Fantasy Rankings: Quarterbacks Jul 22
It should come as no surprise that Peyton Manning tops the fantasy QB rankings for the '14 campaign.

2014 Fantasy Rankings: Receivers Jul 22
Calvin Johnson is the unanimous top-ranked fantasy receiver for the '14 campaign.

2014 Fantasy Rankings: Kickers Jul 22
Denver footsmith Matt Prater lands atop the fantasy kicker rankings for the '14 campaign.

Position Podcast: Offensive Line - South Carolina Jul 22
Gamecock Central's Chris Clark and Jeff Tyner begin their 2014 position breakdowns with an in-depth look at USC's highly touted offensive line. Will they live up to the hype?

Hawkins looking at two trips Jul 22
Jaylinn Hawkins is planning official visits but still plans to make his commitment much later.

SCOOPHD: Bob Stoops meets with media Tuesday - Oklahoma Jul 22
Oklahoma head coach Bob Stoops kicked off the second day of Big 12 Media Days on Tuesday meeting with the media.

Big man interested in Iowa - Iowa [$$] Jul 22

VIDEO: Petrino previews the season - Louisville Jul 22
ACC Digital Network host Jeff Fischel sat down with Louisville's Bobby Petrino Monday in Greensboro, N.C., to talk about new quarterback Will Gardner and joining the ACC.

Why Gennady Golovkin still isn't a mainstream star (and may never be) Jul 22
Golovkin is a terror in the ring, but poor public relations and a lack of English are hurting his drawing power.

OL prospect pledges to UC - Cincinnati Jul 22
Cincinnati has dipped into Florida once again, landing its fifth Sunshine State product of the process with an athletic tackle prospect out of Gainesville.

Nixon is an explosive athlete - Duke [$$] Jul 22

Waters working to deliver final statement - Kansas State [$$] Jul 22

TCU defensive star Devonte Fields a suspect in domestic disturbance Jul 22
According to the police report, Fields' ex-girlfriend accused him of striking her, but she did not wish to press charges.

Younger Edmonds enjoys Wake, UNC camps Jul 22
He's just a rising freshman, but Nolan Edmonds is already turning heads at ACC camps.

Jones excited about Bulldog future - Miss. State [$$] Jul 22

Two edge to top for Brown Jul 22
Shreveport (La.) Calvary Academy three-star defensive back Shun Brown attended the Big Dawg Camp at Mississippi State on Friday and the Bulldogs made a strong impression. He has three schools standing out right now, with two holding a bit of an edge.

A&M coach holds QB cards close to chest - South Carolina [$$] Jul 22

Holgorsen, WVU Ready for Challenges Ahead - West Virginia Jul 22
DALLAS - Entering year four under Head Coach Dana Holgorsen and year three in the Big 12, West Virginia is tasked with turning the program around on the heels of a 4-8 season.

Revisiting the Class of 2009 - Florida [$$] Jul 22

Coffee: Stoops no-show a head-scratcher - Louisville Jul 22
Let me see if I understand this correctly: Coach Mark Stoops, new to the state of Kentucky, decides he is not going to make an appearance at the annual Governor's Cup luncheon to schmooze with boosters and the assorted media on hand and report on his football team.

Pitt targets stand out at Peach Jam - Pittsburgh [$$] Jul 22

Looking ahead at Lee's 2014-15 season - Kentucky Jul 22
Our basketball player preview podcast series moves into its second week with a look ahead at sophomore forward Marcus Lee.

TigerBait Throwbacks: Rudy Niswanger - LSU [$$] Jul 22

Ogwo looks forward to visit - Iowa [$$] Jul 22

Lampkin could be days away from deciding - Texas [$$] Jul 22

Expert Opinion: Irvin Charles - Penn State [$$] Jul 22

No. 16: Moncrief - Auburn [$$] Jul 22

Boyce has options - Syracuse [$$] Jul 22

Lucier-South figuring out plans Jul 22
Keisean Lucier-South is trying to figure out his top five for next month but so many programs are still talking to him it's been difficult for the four-star to cut down his list.

2014 Tiger Mailbag: 8th Edition - Missouri [$$] Jul 22

Sources: NBA warned touring stars of participating in events in Manila Jul 22
The group, which included James Harden, Kawhi Leonard and Damian Liillard, was warned it could face financial fines for participating in unapproved clinics in Manila, Philippines.

Peach State guard picks up Terps offer - Maryland [$$] Jul 22

The Countdown: No. 31 - Utah [$$] Jul 22

QB from Tebow's alma mater talks UF, FSU Jul 22
Class of 2017 quarterback Leighton Alley is just starting the recruiting process, but he's already turning heads on the camp scene.

Countdown to Camp: Breakout Players - Rutgers Jul 22
The 'Countdown to Camp' series focuses in on another of our annual top 10 categories with a look at the returning Scarlet Knights who are primed for a breakout performance in 2014.

Hawkins likes 'vibe' at Arizona - Arizona [$$] Jul 22

Introduction: DeAndre Ayton (2017) - Arizona [$$] Jul 22

Three seniors stand battle tested at Media Days - Texas Tech [$$] Jul 22

UK veterans like what they see in freshmen - Kentucky Jul 22
Kentucky veterans, including Za'Darius Smith, have been impressed with the Wildcats' incoming freshmen.

Vols offer big Maryland receiver - Tennessee [$$] Jul 22

FNL What to Watch: Tight Ends - Ohio State [$$] Jul 22

Scarlett down to five Jul 22
Cameron Scarlett has narrowed his extensive list to five schools and the next step will be to start scheduling those all-important official visits.

Carrera: 'I wasn't me' - South Carolina Jul 22
Michael Carrera reflects on a disappointing sophomore season and has worked this summer to make sure his junior campaign is nothing like it.

Study Guide: CSU - Boston College Jul 22
Over the next few weeks, EagleAction is creating quick-hit study guides for fans to get to know each of BC's opponents for the 2014 season. Today, we look at the Colorado State Rams.

Priority No. 1: Better against big boys - Notre Dame [$$] Jul 22

Tre Madden is healthy, ready to go - USC Jul 22
Trojan running back Tre Madden started out 2013 with three-straight 100-yard games. Now Madden is healthy again and ready to get off to another fast start for the 2014 season.

Sehic intrigued with the Commodores - Vanderbilt [$$] Jul 22

Bourbon maker honors Louisville AD - Louisville Jul 22
Maker's Mark, the venerable bourbon maker, is honoring Louisville Vice President and Athletic Direct Tom Jurich with a commemorative bottle with his image and the new ACC logo on the front of it.

Could Mudiay's move to China start a trend? Jul 22
Will class of 2014 5-star Emmanuel Mudiay spark a trend by skipping college ball to pursue professional opportunities overseas?

Scouting video: Donovan Mitchell - Indiana [$$] Jul 22

BYU's Subtle Shift in Recruiting for 2015 - BYU Jul 22
The state of Utah is poised to have one of the most talented classes of recruits in Utah history and some feel that it may be the best class ever.

NU offer excites 2016 big man - Northwestern [$$] Jul 22 Top 40: No. 11-15 - Alabama [$$] Jul 22

Offensive line seeking group gains - Michigan [$$] Jul 22

Source: Emmanuel Mudiay agrees to $1.2 million deal to play in China Jul 22
Mudiay, who faced eligibility issues at SMU, agreed to the richest overseas contract ever for a high school player.

DeBrossard Impresses at Big Dawg Camp, Looking for an Offer - Miss. State [$$] Jul 22

Top Trio: Running back - Oregon [$$] Jul 22

With no offer, Trier keeps Cats in mind - Kentucky [$$] Jul 22

VIDEO: English talks UCLA commitment - UCLA [$$] Jul 22

Quiet summer for Martin Jul 22
Harper Woods (Mich.) Chandler Park 2016 wide receiver Jalen Martin has not been able to add to his offer list after coming into the summer with four in hand.

Heinrich wrapping up busy summer - Iowa State [$$] Jul 22

Countdown to camp: OL - Purdue [$$] Jul 22

Iowa's Mt. Rushmore: OT - Iowa Jul 22
The Hawkeyes have had many great offensive tackles over the years, going back to great early players like Duke Slater, all the way up to more modern day standouts like Robert Gallery. We take a look at our Mt. Rushmore selections at offensive tackle, which include Slater and Gallery, along with several other outstanding players who made a huge impact for the Hawkeyes.

The Wolfpacker's #ACCKickoff Coverage - NC State Jul 22
All of The Wolfpacker's coverage from ACC Kickoff in Greensboro in one place.

USC releases non-conference shedule - South Carolina Jul 22
USC has released its non-conference men's basketball schedule for 2014-15.

Clemson still on top for Feaster Jul 22
"My No. 1 school right now is Clemson, but that could change as my recruiting goes and picks up and other things start happening," Feaster said. According to Feaster, Auburn, North Carolina, Florida State and Florida have come on strong recently. I was supposed to go to Florida State, too, but I didn't get to make it. A 2016 prospect, Feaster won't sign a letter of intent until roughly 18 months from now.

FNL Countdown: #3 McCloud III - Florida [$$] Jul 22

Hornibrook's transition going well - Pittsburgh [$$] Jul 22

UW commit Miller is emerging star - Washington [$$] Jul 22

Shenault closing in on a decision - Minnesota [$$] Jul 22

Ohio State the next stop for Layne Jul 22
Ohio State is not one of the six schools to offer Cleveland (Ohio) Benedictine 2016 wide receiver Justin Layne, but the rising junior hopes to add them to the list later this week.

The Hobby Files - Clemson [$$] Jul 22

HD Video: Final Summer PRP - USC Jul 22
July 18 was the final day of player run practices. Go inside for highlights of all the action.

Burrow excited for Friday Night Lights - Ohio State [$$] Jul 22

Hoops: Class of 2015 Kenny Williams still likes U-M - Michigan [$$] Jul 22

Awini still set to join the Buffs - Colorado [$$] Jul 22

FSU lands a big addition to OL - Florida State Jul 22
Florida State landed its second offensive lineman in two days. Just days after the conclusion of the Jimbo Fisher Camp, Abdul Bello of Montverde Academy told the coaching staff he was ready to become a Seminole.

Scarlett cuts to five - Notre Dame [$$] Jul 22

Hoops Video: Seth Towns continues to improve - Michigan Jul 22
Michigan remains in the driver's seat for Columbus, Ohio three-star Seth Towns, but the 6-8, 2016 target isn't in any hurry to make a decision. He'll likely pick up more offers after his fine play in July - here are recent highlights.

USC eyeing Stone - South Carolina [$$] Jul 22

Threat has two more visits on tap Jul 22
A 2016 prospect, the Spanish Fort (Ala.) High School linebacker's offer list will grow as his junior season progresses. His opinions will evolve and his favorites will develop.

Oxford Exxon Podcast, Powered by Rebel Grove 7-22 - Ole Miss Jul 22
During this edition of the Oxford Exxon Podcast, powered by During this episode Neal McCready and Chase Parham discuss Ole Miss' newest commitment, quotes from the Big XII commissioner and more.

Long visiting WVU this week - West Virginia [$$] Jul 22

One last pitch - Auburn [$$] Jul 22

Freshman numbers announced - Colorado [$$] Jul 22

Jefferson decides on Boise - Boise State Jul 22
The Boise State Football program got their 8th commitment Tues. evening from Leesburg (Fl.) HS WR Bryan Jefferson. Jefferson was up in Boise for his unofficial visit this past weekend and had the opportunity to tour the new facilities and meet with the coaches.

In Conversation: Shawn Elliott, Pt. II - South Carolina Jul 22
Part two of a conversation with USC offensive line coach Shawn Elliott in which we talk football, family and that heralded offensive line.

BSR TV: Four-star OLB Keisean Lucier-South clips - UCLA [$$] Jul 22

Elite 2016 athlete open to Kentucky - Kentucky [$$] Jul 22

Better know your foe: Minnesota - Wisconsin Jul 22
The Gophers took another step forward in 2013. Is another one in the cards for 2014?

Butler picks Michigan State Jul 22
Mesquite (Texas) West Mesquite three-star CB Josh Butler became the 10th player to commit to Michigan State for the 2015 class.