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Thu., April 10, 2014

Completed Former pitcher Curt Schilling said Wednesday he has completed chemotherapy treatment and has radiation treatment ahead. Schilling released a statement Feb. 5 saying he had cancer, and daughter Gabby tweeted the following week that he had undergone surgery. He has not said what type of cancer he has or the prognosis.

Declared Kansas freshman Joel Embiid will enter the NBA draft in June after a breakthrough season that ended with a stress fracture in his back that kept the 7-footer out of the NCAA tournament. The native of Cameroon is still raw, having only picked up the game a few years ago. But his natural athleticism made a believer out of NBA scouts, and many believe Embiid will join teammate Andrew Wiggins among the first few picks in the draft.

Hired Florida A&M officially announced Kellen Winslow Sr. as its next athletic director. The university held a ceremony on campus to introduce the College and Pro Football Hall of Famer.

• Jacksonville University hired Tony Jasick as its men’s basketball coach. Jasick spent the last season as the head coach at Indiana-Purdue Fort Wayne. He led the Mastodons to a school-record 25 wins last season.

Re-signed The Carolina Panthers announced they’ve re-signed unrestricted free-agent defensive tackle Colin Cole to a one-year contract. The return of Cole means the Panthers have kept their entire defensive line rotation from last season intact. Cole started 13 games last season for the Panthers in 2014, totaling 15 tackles and one sack.

Banned The NCAA banned Wisconsin- Milwaukee’s basketball team from postseason play next season for failing to meet academic standards. The school said the NCAA’s Committee on Academic Performance denied its final appeal of a postseason ban. Milwaukee’s men’s basketball score for the current four-year 2012-13 cycle was 908, which fell below the mandated minimum of 930.

Died The WWE said James Hellwig, better known as former pro wrestler The Ultimate Warrior, has died. He was 54. The WWE announced Hellwig’s death Tuesday night in a statement, though no details were given.

• The father of an 8-year-old girl with cancer who befriended Michigan State basketball star Adreian Payne said his daughter has died. Lacey Holsworth met Payne during one of her hospital stays two years ago, and their friendship quickly blossomed.


 

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