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The return of Gavin Schilling and Ben Carter for Michigan State Basketball

The Spartans are close to having a key pair of big men back on the court.

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Michigan State’s Gavin Schilling fully cleared to return to practice - Land of 10
Michigan State forward Gavin Schilling is back on the court after missing the basketball 2016-17 season with an injury to his right knee.

Report: MSU big man Ben Carter taking part in non-contact workouts - DFP
Carter then suffered a second knee injury during MSU’s preseason workouts in October and sat out the entire year along with 6-9 Gavin Schilling, who will return for a fifth year this fall. The NCAA granted his injury waiver May 8.

Julian Major a '18 3-star WR from Pittsburgh (Pa.) Penn Hills has some impressive junior highlights - 247
Julian Major, a three-star senior wide receiver from Pittsburgh (Pa.) Penn Hills, has some impressive junior highlights.

As Michigan State opens camp, Spartans' youth movement in full force - DFP
With just 12 seniors on the roster, Michigan State is in the middle of a youth movement to help erase last season as preseason camp for 2017 begins.

Appeals court won't hear Mateen Cleaves sexual assault case |
The case will now proceed toward trial.

Spartans Officially Begin Preseason Practice - Michigan State Athletics
Following Monday's practice, 11th-year Spartans head coach Mark Dantonio addressed the media to talk about the first day and what he saw from the mindset of his team.

Michigan State recruiting notebook: The latest in Spartans recruiting - Land of 10
Michigan State is expected to get its final 2017 signee on campus soon, helping to add depth to a depleted position group. On the hardwood, two Michigan State 2018 wing targets also have been in action. In two games at the Summer Championships, 4-star guard Luguentz Dort has averaged 13.5 points, 5.0 rebounds, 2.5 assists and 2.0 steals for Brookwood Elite.

Xavier Goldsmith plans to visit Michigan State again - 247
Xavier Goldsmith, a junior two-star cornerback from Detroit (Mich.) Cass Technical, plans to visit Michigan State on Monday.

Jon Horford once threw tantrums on the basketball court; now he's connecting with kids - LSJ
Horford has a knack for it. He connects. You can tell if someone isn’t engaged at one of these camps. His more famous brother, the Boston Celtics’ Al Horford, was the bigger draw. Pictures with Al were part of the camp’s package. But this was Jon’s show.

Artie Burns Says Driving with Suspended License Was 'Misunderstanding'
Steelers cornerback Artie Burns told's Jeremy Fowler Saturday his June arrest for driving with a suspended license was a "misunderstanding."

DeShone Kizer a mixed bag in Browns QB competition
A look at how one of the NFL’s more intriguing QB battles is playing out.

Who Gets to Call the Game?
It was another early summer baseball game last year at Chicago’s “friendly confines,” and in my expert opinion, the Cubs center fielder Dexter Fowler was playing too shallow. The newfangled analytics backed up this conclusion, and I could also draw on my playing days: having stood in the outfield in Wrigley Field, knowing the numbers can lie to you.

Andrew Luck not ready to commit to playing Week 1
Colts quarterback Andrew Luck addressed reporters in Indianapolis, and although his overall message was optimistic that he’ll be back and better than ever after shoulder surgery, the short-term prognosis is wait and see.

Chris Simms' Top Training Camp Storylines That Could Shape 2017 Season
While the casual NFL fan might not pay a ton of attention to training camp season, it is one of the most important times of the football year. I can tell you as a former player that the foundations laid during training camp and in the preseason have a monumental impact on the rest of the season.

Matthew Stafford Says 'No Timetable' on Completing New Contract with Lions
Detroit Lions quarterback Matthew Stafford said Saturday there is "no timetable" for getting a new contract done with the team. According to Kyle Meinke of MLive Media Group, Stafford acknowledged that talks are ongoing, however. Per Spotrac, Stafford is entering the final year of his contract in 2017 and will make $22 million.

Kaepernick won’t demonstrate at all during 2017 season
In March, as free agency approached, a report emerged that Colin Kaepernick would stand for the national anthem in 2017. More than four months later, a source with knowledge of the situation tells PFT that Kaepernick’s position hasn’t changed.

Kirk Cousins: I'm in 'good place' with Redskins this season - DFP
Washington assigned the franchise tag to Cousins in February for the second consecutive year, though this one was an exclusive tender, meaning no other team could negotiate with him. The two sides had until July 17 to reach a long-term contract, but the deadline passed without a deal. Team president Bruce Allen released a statement that day saying that Cousins “has made it clear that he prefers to play on a year-to-year basis.”

LaVar Ball has crossed the line from a funny carnival barker to a misogynist - ESPN
At first, LaVar Ball was a guilty pleasure. Like the Kardashians, he was famous for being famous. It felt harmless. We were wrong. Twice now he has told a woman to "stay in her lane." The truth is he's a misogynist not worthy of our time.