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UConn men’s coach Dan Hurley back at work after spinal surgery

UPDATED: Wed., Sept. 18, 2019, 3:20 p.m.

UConn coach Dan Hurley is back at work full time, less than two weeks after having surgery for a degenerative spinal condition that required replacing two disks in his neck with artificial ones. Hurley described the fear he felt when doctors told him in August that he needed surgery and that any hard fall or bump could have left him paralyzed. He says before this summer, he had always thought of himself as bulletproof.
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NCAA denies BYU’s appeal of sanctions

The NCAA has upheld sanctions against BYU’s basketball program, which was forced to vacate 47 wins as a result of an improper-benefits case involving former player Nick Emery. BYU’s appeal of penalties announced in November was denied by the NCAA’s Infractions Appeals Committee on Wednesday. The NCAA said a player, later revealed by BYU to be Emery, received more than $12,000 in benefits from four boosters.