The NCAA upheld its original ruling that C.J. Bruton is ineligible to play basketball at Iowa State because he played professionally in 1994 as a 17-year-old in a league in Australia.
The decision increased the likelihood that Bruton would sign with the Portland Trail Blazers.
Sedale Threatt of the Houston Rockets was charged with driving under the influence and five other counts stemming from a single-vehicle accident in which he was injured.
Police in Paradise Valley, Ariz., said Threatt had a blood-alcohol content of .236, more than twice Arizona’s legal limit, when his car went out of control at near 110 mph, hit a tree and overturned on June 26.
The Indiana Pacers signed forward Austin Croshere, the 12th pick in the NBA draft, to a three-year contract worth just over $4 million.
Free agent Byron Scott, 36, who hoped to end his career with the Los Angeles Lakers, has instead agreed in principle on a two-year contract to play in Greece.
The Lakers will not offer Scott the $326,750 permitted under the NBA salary cap, general manager Mitch Kupchak said.
The University of Tulsa named Bill Self its basketball coach, turning to a crosstown rival to replace Steve Robinson. Self, 34, spent the past four years at Oral Roberts.
Kansas State, which forfeited 11 women’s basketball games in 1995-96 after discovering illegal payments to players and recruits, was put on two years of probation by the NCAA.
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