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By The Associated Press | Updated - Jul. 13, 2019 at 6:06 a.m. | Posted - Jul. 13, 2019 at 1:31 a.m.



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INDIANAPOLIS (AP) — Kentucky athletic director Mitch Barnhart has been selected to lead the NCAA Division I Men's Basketball Committee. It was announced Barnhart would work with Duke athletic director and committee chair Kevin White during the upcoming season before succeeding him for the next season. The NCAA Division I Men's Basketball Committee is in charge of selecting, seeding and bracketing schools each year for the NCAA Tournament.

MIAMI (AP) — Vanderbilt outfielder J.J. Bleday, the fourth overall pick in last month's amateur draft, agreed to a minor league contract with a $6.67 million signing bonus. The deal signed was just above the $6,664,000 slot value for the No. 4 pick. Missouri outfielder Kameron Misner, the 35th overall pick, agreed to $2,115,000, above the $2,095,800 slot value.

WEST HAVEN, Conn. (AP) — Police in Connecticut say the father of Boston Celtics rookie Tremont Waters has been found dead in a motel room and the death has been ruled a suicide. West Haven police say 49-year-old Ed Waters was found dead at a Super 8 Motel on Thursday.

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