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CLEVELAND (AP) — Cavaliers starting guard J.R. Smith needs surgery on his broken right thumb and will be sidelined indefinitely. Smith got hurt in last night's win at Milwaukee. The team won't know how long he'll be out until after the operation.
SCOTTSDALE, Ariz. (AP) — A police report says wide receiver Michael Floyd had a blood-alcohol level of .217 when arrested on suspicion of driving under the influence and other charges this month in Scottsdale, Arizona. Arizona's legal limit for alcohol is .08. Floyd was released by the Cardinals two days after his arrest and has since signed with New England.
WACO, Texas (AP) — Baylor has been fined and penalized after an investigation determined assistant football coaches committed recruiting and other NCAA violations. The NCAA says that a $5,000 fine will be imposed and that penalties against the football program include banning two assistants from off-campus recruiting for a 12-week period. Baylor said the infractions occurred in spring 2015.
IOWA CITY, Iowa (AP) — Iowa coach Fran McCaffrey has apologized for refusing to shake hands and waving his players to the locker room following a win over North Dakota last night. He was upset with some of the play by the Fighting Hawks late in the game. An Iowa spokesman has told The Associated Press McCaffrey has apologized to North Dakota coach Brian Jones and his team.
CHAPEL HILL, N.C. (AP) — North Carolina has received a third Notice of Allegations from the NCAA outlining violations connected to its multi-year academic fraud scandal. A statement from the school didn't comment on any changes compared to two earlier versions, which included five serious charges centered around irregular courses with significant athlete enrollments offered by a department.