Louisville in violation from escort case

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LOUISVILLE, Ky. (AP) The NCAA accused Louisville of four violations stemming from its investigation into allegations that a former basketball staffer hired escorts and strippers for sex parties with recruits and players.

The governing body's report Thursday does not mention a lack of institutional control - the most serious violation - but says coach Rick Pitino failed to monitor staffer Andre McGee.

Pitino disputes that finding, saying his tendency is to over-monitor. If anything, the coach said he was guilty of trusting someone to tell him what was going on.

Packers RB Lacy on IR with ankle injury

GREEN BAY, Wis. (AP) The Packers have put top running back Eddie Lacy on injured reserve, another blow to Green Bay's scuffling offense.

The Packers announced the move Thursday, hours before hosting the Chicago Bears. Lacy has been bothered by a left ankle injury and backup James Starks isn't playing this week because of a knee injury. (MORE)

Police docs: Giants K Brown admits abuse

EAST RUTHERFORD, N.J. (AP) The NFL is going to re-open its investigation of New York Giants placekicker Josh Brown after police released journal entries and emails in which he admitted that he verbally and physically abused his former wife.

The NFL issued a statement on Thursday saying the league's investigators made repeated verbal and written attempts to obtain any and all evidence and relevant information in the May 2015 case from the King County Sheriff's Office in Washington, but were denied. (MORE)

Bills' McCoy day to day, not at practice

ORCHARD PARK, N.Y. (AP) LeSean McCoy is not present for the start of Buffalo Bills practice, and a person with direct knowledge of the running back's hamstring injury tells The Associated Press the player is considered "day to day."

The person spoke to The AP on the condition of anonymity Thursday because the Bills have not revealed that information a day after McCoy left practice complaining of tightness in one of his hamstrings. (MORE)

Indians make World Series, oust Jays 4-1

TORONTO (AP) For the Cleveland Indians, the script was the same every game - hope for the best from whoever they started, then count on Andrew Miller and the bullpen to close it out.

That plan seemed especially dicey in Game 5 of the AL Championship Series, with lightly used Ryan Merritt on the mound. (MORE)

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