Chargers wide receiver Vincent Brown missed another practice on Wednesday because of a sore calf.

Your daily look at late-breaking news, upcoming events and the stories that will be talked about Thursday:

Marquette guard Todd Mayo has decided to leave the program to pursue a professional basketball career.

Three North Carolina players have left the program and the status of a fourth is in doubt.

The Milwaukee Bucks have signed second-round draft pick Johnny O'Bryant.

Former University of Great Falls basketball player Anthony Owens has been named the team's head coach.

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Jace Amaro trudged his way from the field after a particularly rough practice and was met along the way by John Idzik.

Quarterback Dak Prescott's breakout sophomore season produced some impressive moments last fall, including 13 touchdown runs, 10 touchdown passes and a comeback win over a bitter in-state rival.

Derek Mason has to find a new starting quarterback and replace not only the receiver who rewrote the Southeastern Conference record book but an entire secondary.

Nebraska's Football Fan Day is Friday from 2 p.m. to 3:30 p.m. at Memorial Stadium in Lincoln.

Stanford receiver and All-America kick returner Ty Montgomery said he's in the final stages of his rehabilitation from right shoulder surgery and hopes to play in the opener against UC Davis on Aug. 30.

A University of New Mexico football player has been suspended from the team following his arrest in a domestic violence case.

Abdul-Malik Abu is determined to give North Carolina State some help inside after the Wolfpack lost the top player in the Atlantic Coast Conference.

Heisman Trophy winner Jameis Winston and Florida State teammate Chris Casher were held at gunpoint by campus police nearly two years ago while hunting squirrels with a pellet gun, police say.

The House That Wooden Built is waterlogged.

A University of New Mexico football player has been suspended from the team following his arrest in a domestic violence case.

Quarterback battles and signal-caller questions abound in the Southeastern Conference going into preseason camps around the league.

A report released Wednesday on the NCAA and its member schools shows fewer women holding jobs in college sports and only a small improvement in racial diversity.

Colorado basketball coach Tad Boyle has signed Providence College transfer Josh Fortune to a financial aid agreement and will add the junior to the 2014-15 roster.

Legal concerns have forced the University of Iowa to suspend a promotion offering free tuition to five randomly selected students who purchased football season tickets.

Former Duke and NBA star Grant Hill and his wife are giving $1.25 million to the school.

Auburn and Clemson have agreed to play a home-and-home series in 2016 and 2017.

South Carolina has increased its reserve seating for women's basketball games to accommodate the rise in season-ticket requests for next season.

The NCAA has granted a medical hardship waiver to UConn forward Morgan Tuck, who underwent two knee surgeries and missed most of last season's national championship run.

Recent editorials from Alabama newspapers:

Carroll College is favored to defend its Frontier Conference football title according to a preseason poll of the league's coaches.

A former University of Montana men's basketball player faces felony charges for allegedly selling prescription stimulants.


The University of Minnesota's stadium is getting a grassy makeover in preparation for an international soccer match.

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The rupture of a nearly century-old water main that ripped a 15-foot hole through Sunset Boulevard and turned a swath of the University of California, Los Angeles into a mucky mess points to the risks and expense many cities face with miles of water lines installed generations ago.

Louisville says that sophomore forward Akoy Agau will miss six weeks following surgery to repair a sports hernia.

Tulsa and Oklahoma State have agreed to play a series in football and basketball, Tulsa announced Tuesday.

Two down, one big one to go.

Longtime major league reliever Troy Percival is the new baseball coach at UC Riverside.

Clemson will host Rutgers, Arkansas and Auburn, and travel to the U.S. Virgin Islands as part of its 2014-15 men's basketball schedule.

Clemson will host Rutgers, Arkansas and Auburn, and travel to the U.S. Virgin Islands as part of its 2014-15 men's basketball schedule.

A key feature of a proposed settlement of a head-injury lawsuit against the NCAA is the creation of a $70 million fund to pay for medical evaluations of current and former college players in several sports. The provision raises some sticky medical questions. Here are some of them:

South Carolina assistant Mark Bernardino is glad to be back in the pool coaching, even if it isn't what the one-time Atlantic Coast Conference championship leader expected at this point in his career.

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