Monday, February 19, 2018
Colleges

Louisville's Ware closer to return

LOUISVILLE, Ky. — Injured Louisville guard Kevin Ware could be back on the court by October.

Tuesday, Cardinals coach Rick Pitino said he's encouraged by Ware's rehabilitation, which includes riding a stationary bicycle. Ware broke his right leg in a gruesome way during a region final victory over Duke and his injury became a rallying point in the Cardinals' run to the NCAA title.

"He's just riding the bike and you can almost see from the X-rays the bone healing," Pitino said. "I'd say, in another month he'll be healed and then he'll start working out a little bit."

Transfers: UNLV guard Katin Reinhardt transferred to USC. The sophomore will sit out the 2013-14 season. … Former SMU guard Brian Bernardi is moving to Hofstra.

Football

Mississippi: The NCAA suspended sophomore cornerback Carlos Davis for six games next season after ruling that he played six games in 2012 while academically ineligible, the Jackson (Miss.) Clarion-Ledger reported. … The family of a player who died after a workout in 2010 reached a settlement in a wrongful death lawsuit against the university and the NCAA. An autopsy determined Bennie Abram III, a 20-year-old from Southaven, Miss., died from complications from sickle cell trait.

Texas: Quarterback Connor Brewer, who was arrested on misdemeanor charges in February after his redshirt freshman season, decided to transfer, website Horns247.com reported.

Virginia Tech: Tailback Michael Holmes was kicked out of school after being convicted of assault and battery. Holmes was charged with felony malicious wounding after a fight April 21. He was convicted of the reduced misdemeanor charge on June 13 and given a one-year suspended sentence.

Washington: Kasen Williams, the Huskies' leading receiver in 2012, paid a fine of $695.50 for a misdemeanor citation related to a May 26 incident in which he was pulled over for suspicion of driving under the influence.

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