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October 23, 2013

Sports briefs, Oct. 23

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It was the second consecutive win for the Pacers (2-5), who lost their first five preseason games.

Indiana’s Danny Granger sat out a second straight game with a strained left calf while the Hawks rested Paul Millsap, who has a sore left Achilles.

Miami’s NCAA saga ends with sanctions

CORAL GABLES, Fla. (AP) — Miami’s football team will lose a total of nine scholarships and the men’s basketball team will lose three, as part of the penalties the school was handed Tuesday by the NCAA as the Nevin Shapiro scandal presumably drew to a close.

Both of those scholarship losses will be stretched out over three years. But for the first time since 2010, the football team will be permitted to appear in a postseason game.

The school will also serve three years of probation. Former men’s basketball coach Frank Haith, now at Missouri, will sit out the first five games of his team’s upcoming season as punishment for his involvement with the former booster, and three former Miami football and basketball assistant coaches were handed two-year show-cause bans.

Shapiro alleged that he spent millions between 2002 and 2010 on football and men’s basketball recruits, athletes and coaches. An AP study of the notice of allegations found the NCAA was able to identify about $173,330 in extra benefits — more than half of that, investigators said, going to former Hurricane players Vince Wilfork and Antrel Rolle.

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