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Edwards signs with D-II school

Tyshawn Edwards (Grover Cleveland), who averaged 20.9 points for Erie Community College and was a third team NJCAA All-American last season, has signed a national letter of intent with West Texas A&M, an NCAA Division II school.

Edwards was MVP of the ECC's Coles'/Brennan's Tournament and during the season recorded seven double doubles, including a 29-point, 14-rebound performance against Louisburg College in the NJCAA Tournament quarterfinals.

"He is an explosive guard and should fit in very well in our offensive and defensive schemes," said A&M coach Rick Cooper.


Miami QB among the silent

Jacory Harris came into this season believing Miami coaches would struggle deciding if he or Stephen Morris should be the Hurricanes' starting quarterback.

Well, he was right.

Filling out the season's first depth chart is going to be an arduously difficult process for Miami. The accusation that Harris is one of 12 current Hurricanes who allegedly broke NCAA rules by accepting gifts from rogue booster Nevin Shapiro is overshadowing just about everything that happened on the field during training camp in Coral Gables, Fla.

If Miami uses any player later deemed ineligible by the NCAA -- which has been investigating for months -- then the Hurricanes run the risk of having to retroactively forfeit games. If the Hurricanes sit those 12 players, most of whom are presumptive starters and in many cases expected to be NFL draft picks next year, then their chances of winning plummet quickly.

New coach Al Golden will tip his hand on where things stand this week, when he releases Miami's depth chart for the Sept. 5 opener at Maryland.

So everyone waits -- and in the case of Harris and most of the Miami players, they're waiting in silence.

Of the 105 players that started training camp on Miami's roster, four have been made available for questions since the scandal broke last week. Shapiro told Yahoo Sports he provided money, cars, gifts and prostitutes to 72 players between 2002-10.


Derby-winning jockey arrested

Three-time Kentucky Derby-winning jockey Calvin Borel has been arrested on a drunken driving charge in Evansville, Ind.

The 44-year-old Louisville, Ky., resident was released on $100 bond Sunday morning from the Vanderburgh County Jail in Evansville after being arrested the night before. He was due in court today.

His agent, Jerry Hissam of Louisville, says Borel's blood-alcohol level tested slightly above Indiana's legal limit of 0.08 percent when he was arrested about 10 p.m. Saturday as he pulled into the parking lot of the motel where he was staying.

Hissam says he pulled Borel off his scheduled mounts Sunday at Ellis Park in nearby Henderson, Ky. Borel won the Kentucky Derby aboard Super Saver in 2010, Mine that Bird in '09 and Street Sense in '07.


Montana advances at LLWS

The Little League World Series rookies from Montana are playing like big league veterans.

Patrick Zimmer tossed five shutout innings and Ben Askelson hit a two-out, two-run single to lift the boys from Billings to a 3-1 win over Lafayette, La., on Sunday in South Williamsport, Pa.

Closer Sean Jones got a fielder's choice to end the game after Louisiana sent the tying run to the plate with two outs. The Big Sky league squad is the first team from Montana to advance to the series.

Bruno Ruiz's RBI single drove home the winning run with two outs in the bottom of the seventh to lift Mexicali, Mexico over Hamamatsu City, Japan, 3-2.

Scores on Page D6.


Past Marathon winner dies

John J. Kelley, winner of the 1957 Boston Marathon and known to his fans as the first modern American road runner, has died in Stonington, Conn., at age 80.

Amby Burfoot, a friend whom Kelley coached in high school in Groton in the early 1960s, confirmed his death. He said Kelley died Sunday at his daughter's home from a melanoma that spread to his lungs.

From News Staff and wire service reports