Wake counting on 5-star freshman Jaylen Hoard

In this Jan. 20, 2018, photo, High Point Wesleyan's Jaylen Hoard (10) shoots Charlotte Christian defenders Paul Hudson, left, and Seth Bennetton during a high school basketball game in Greensboro, N.C. Several players left Wake Forest early this offseason. Jaylen Hoard came aboard. With four players exiting since the end of the season _ two turning pro, two others transferring _ the highly regarded freshman figures to be the centerpiece of a team trying to reach just its second NCAA Tournament since 2010. (Andrew Dye/The Winston-Salem Journal via AP)

WINSTON-SALEM, N.C. (AP) — Several players left Wake Forest early this offseason. Jaylen Hoard came aboard.

NC State’s Yow savors Top 25 goal, even amid FBI probe

In this Sept. 7, 2016, photo, North Carolina State athletic director Debbie Yow walks on the court during a tour of the school's renovated Reynolds Coliseum, in Raleigh, N.C. North Carolina State has finally the top-25 national status that athletics director Debbie Yow sought to build throughout her eight-year tenure. Yet, in an interview with The Associated Press, Yow is balancing the joy from the best overall sports season in Wolfpack history with the fact the men's basketball program is entangled in a federal corruption investigation into the sport. (Ethan Hyman/The News & Observer via AP)

RALEIGH, N.C. (AP) — North Carolina State finally owns the Top 25 national status that athletics director Debbie Yow has sought during her eight-year tenure.

Oklahoma’s Manek prepares for bigger role without Young

FILE - In this Feb. 13, 2018, file photo, Oklahoma's Brady Manek (35) dunks the ball during an NCAA college basketball game against Texas Tech, in Lubbock, Texas. Manek's strong freshman season got lost in Trae Young's dynamic freshman year. Manek, Oklahoma's No. 3 scorer last season, is preparing for his sophomore season and looks forward to taking on more of the load. (AP Photo/Brad Tollefson, File)

NORMAN, Okla. (AP) — Brady Manek’s strong freshman season was largely overlooked while the college basketball world was enamored with his Oklahoma teammate Trae Young.

The Open returns to nasty links of Carnoustie

FILE - In this July 18, 1999, file photo, France's Jean Van de Velde smiles as he stands in the water of the Barry Burn that crosses the 18th fairway to see if his ball, bottom center, was playable during the final round of the 128th British Open Golf Championship at Carnoustie, Scotland. Carnoustie is known more for the calamity it causes than the British Open champions it produces, including the most famous collapse of all by Van de Velde. (AP Photo/File)

Carnoustie is known as much for the calamity it causes as the British Open champions it crowns.

Serena Williams nears 24th Slam overall

Serena Williams of the United States returns the ball to Germany's Julia Gorges during their women's singles semifinals match at the Wimbledon Tennis Championships, in London, Thursday July 12, 2018.(AP Photo/Kirsty Wigglesworth)

LONDON — Yes, this will be Serena Williams’ 10th Wimbledon final. Yes, it’s her 30th title match at any major. And, well, sure, she’s widely regarded as not just the best of her era, but any era.

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