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  • 30 Jul
    Each week, Ill write about the sport I love: college basketball:Congratulations to California coach Cuonzo Martin and Maryland coach Mark Turgeon. Both recently received contract extensions.Injuries can change the fortunes of teams. Duke is dealing with some early-season injuries and the same can be said for Michigan State. Gavin Schilling and Ben Carter are out for the Spartans.Memphis transfer Austin Nichols did not get off to a good start at Virginia. He was suspended for the season opener. Not the way to start your Virginia career.Look for bigger things from Oklahomas Christian James this season. He will have an increased role for the Sooners.College basketball exhibitions are under way and every year there are a few scores that make fans shake their heads. I would not put too much stock in those results. Coaches often experiment with different line-ups in these contests, John Paxson Bulls Jersey . "I wrote 36 on my sheet at the beginning of the game," the Cincinnati coach said, referring the yard line the ball would need to be snapped from. Robin Lopez Jersey . -- There were a lot of firsts for the Edmonton Oilers on Tuesday night. . After taking two big hits this week -- losing at home and dropping back-to-back games for the first time all season -- Indiana struck back by playing its most complete game of the year. Toni Kukoc Bulls Jersey ., for the next three years with the signings on Monday of Daryl Townsend and Michael Carter. Scottie Pippen Jersey . But the quarterback hopes to stay involved in football after officially calling it quits Tuesday. "Id love to look at those opportunities as they arise," Pierce said in an interview from his Winnipeg eatery. SAN DIEGO -- Rookie defensive end Joey Bosa finally made it back onto the field for the San Diego Chargers on Tuesday after a long holdout.From a fitness perspective, coach Mike McCoy said the No. 3 pick in this years draft looked fine.He looked as we expected, McCoy said. He was in shape and ready to roll. He looked the way he did when he left.Bosa missed 31 days and three preseason games during a nasty contract spat that included disagreement over payment of Bosas $17 million signing bonus and whether the contract would have offset language. He eventually signed Monday and Bosa said hes capable of playing in the opener on Sept. 11 at the Kansas City Chiefs.First, the Chargers wrap up the preseason schedule on Thursday hosting the San Francisco 49ers but Bosas not expected to play.Its not up to me, its up to the coaches, he said. And they have a plan and they are going to do whatever they feel is necessary.Bosa said his teammates have welcomed him with open arms.Theyre aware of the business off the NFL and why I wasnt here, Bosa said.dddddddddddd There is no bad blood between any of us. They are just excited to have me out there and Im excited to be out there.Nose tackle Ryan Carrethers said Bosa returned to the fold easily.It wasnt like he was a new guy showing up, said Carrethers. He was already with us in the spring.Its the training camp workouts that he missed.Bosa acknowledged Monday was a long day as he did extra work with Chargers coaches to learn the schemes.It is what Ive got to do to get back to speed, he said. Im planning to do the same today.What Bosa hasnt done is deliver hits or absorb one. The Chargers workouts are light this week with them playing two games in five days.I still havent put pads on, he said. So Im sure that is going to be the toughest thing to get accustomed to.---Online: and ' ' '