Unhappy with several issues with the Vikings, who drafted him in the first round in 2009, Percy Harvin, left, requested a trade, the Associated Press reported Wednesday. After participating in a walk-through morning practice on Day 2 of minicamp, the receiver wasn't at the full afternoon practice. Coach Leslie Frazier declined to go into detail about the former Gator's absence and said he wasn't sure if Harvin would be around for today's final sessions. "We're going to talk more in detail," Frazier said. General manager Rick Spielman said he had no interest in trading Harvin.
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UConn, 9 more out of NCAA Tourney
A record 10 men's basketball teams, including three-time national champion Connecticut, were banned from this season's NCAA Tournament because of poor Academic Progress Rate scores. The rate measures the classroom performance of every Division I team with a formula based on the eligibility and retention of each scholarship athlete. Teams scoring below certain thresholds can be sanctioned. This year's data calculates rates from 2007-08 through 2010-11. Also banned were Arkansas-Pine Bluff, Cal-Riverside, Cal State Bakersfield, Jacksonville State, Mississippi Valley State, North Carolina-Wilmington, Texas A&M-Corpus Christi, Toledo and Towson.
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NBA'$ $tern want$ to end Dream Team
Money - what else - is the reason NBA commissioner David Stern wants to end the "Dream Team" era of Olympic men's basketball and have future teams be composed of players 23 and younger, Yahoo Sports reports. Stern first mentioned his under-23 wish in an April interview. The league and many owners want to create a financial partnership with the sport's world governing body, FIBA, for a World Cup event like soccer's that would allow the NBA to significantly share in the revenue, Yahoo says. The International Olympic Committee controls most of its tournament money. A basketball World Cup would be in non-Olympic years and essentially replace the world championship, Yahoo says.
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Numbers of the day
12-1 Odds of Florida State winning college football's national championship this season, the fifth-best odds nationally and tops in the state, according to Bovada. USC is the favorite at 3-1. Florida is 50-1, Miami 75-1, USF 250-1.
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