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Turner takes lead on UNC's O-line

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CHAPEL HILL, N.C. (AP) The way coach Larry Fedora sees it, Landon Turner is the perfect leader for North Carolina's offensive line.

He's a fifth-year senior wrapping up a tumultuous career marked by NCAA investigations, two coaching changes, an overhaul to a no-huddle offense, even a postseason ban that kept the Tar Heels out of the Atlantic Coast Conference championship game in 2012. He also balances a relentless on-field drive with an easygoing demeanor that is just as interested in one day writing a novel as playing in the NFL.

"He's not your stereotypical offensive lineman," Fedora said.

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N. Arizona player dies of shooting self

DENALI NATIONAL PARK AND PRESERVE, Alaska (AP) Northern Arizona football player Michael DeGroote died after apparently shooting himself with a gun while vacationing with his family in Alaska.

The 22-year-old DeGroote died Tuesday at a campground at Denali National Park and Preserve. Park spokeswoman Kathleen Kelly says an investigation is under way to try to determine if the shooting was accidental or deliberate, but adds the answer may never be known.

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Utah CB Hatfield arrested for robbery

SALT LAKE CITY (AP) Utah cornerback Dominique Hatfield has been arrested on suspicion of robbing a man who planned to buy an Xbox game console from him.

Unified Police of Salt Lake County said the man met Hatfield at a car wash Tuesday after responding to an online classified ad for an Xbox when Hatfield pulled a knife and made off with $180.

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Nike becomes Vols' main apparel provider

KNOXVILLE, Tenn. (AP) Tennessee is opening its doors to the Nike swoosh while bidding farewell to the Lady Vols nickname and logo in all but one sport.

Nike took over as Tennessee's main apparel provider Wednesday as part of an eight-year contract worth about $35 million in money and gear. Tennessee had been an Adidas school since 1997.

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FSU QB charged with punching woman

TALLAHASSEE, Fla. (AP) Florida State freshman quarterback De'Andre Johnson has been charged with punching a woman in the face in a nightclub.

Assistant State Attorney Georgia Cappleman confirmed the misdemeanor battery charge in an email to The Associated Press. Cappleman declined further comment.

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Maryland's Edsall given 3-year extension

COLLEGE PARK, Md. (AP) Maryland football coach Randy Edsall has been rewarded with a three-year contract extension after guiding the Terrapins to consecutive winning seasons and back-to-back bowl bids.

The extension begins in January 2017 and is worth up to $7.5 million, though only $500,000 is guaranteed. Edsall also receives an increase of $71,000 in each of the final two seasons of his original contract.

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Duke's Tomlinson named ACC's top athlete

GREENSBORO, N.C. (AP) Duke football player Laken Tomlinson and Virginia women's soccer player Morgan Brian are the Atlantic Coast Conference's male and female athletes of the year.

The league announced its overall award winners Tuesday following a vote by the Atlantic Coast Sports Media Association.

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Auburn to play Oregon in 2019 opener

ARLINGTON, Texas (AP) Auburn and Oregon will open the 2019 season at the home of the Dallas Cowboys, nine seasons after meeting in the BCS national championship game.

The matchup on Aug. 31, 2019, was announced Tuesday. It is part of a series of Labor Day weekend season openers at the home of the NFL's Cowboys.

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Third Utah State player out of hospital

SALT LAKE CITY (AP) Another player has been released from the hospital following a car accident that hospitalized four Utah State football players and a former softball player.

The university updated defensive lineman Edmund Faimalo's status Tuesday afternoon.

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LSU dismisses Lealaimatafao after arrest

BATON ROUGE, La. (AP) LSU coach Les Miles says he has dismissed defensive tackle Trey Lealaimatafao from the team because of his recent arrest on allegations of hitting a woman outside a bar after she tried to stop him from robbing her unconscious boyfriend.

The redshirt freshman has not played for LSU. He turned himself into authorities June 18, two days after the alleged late-night incident.

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