Embiid breaks foot...Newton returns...Colombia advances, Uruguay wins...Canes get a coach

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Associated Press

Posted on June 20, 2014 at 4:37 AM

Updated Friday, Jun 20 at 5:31 AM

UNDATED (AP) — Kansas center Joel Embiid (ehm-BEED') is scheduled to undergo surgery on a stress fracture in his right foot on Friday, putting a question mark next to one of the top prospects in next week's NBA draft. He was widely considered to be the favorite for the No. 1 overall draft pick held by the Cleveland Cavaliers.

CHARLOTTE, N.C. (AP) — Panthers quarterback Cam Newton practiced for the first time since undergoing ankle surgery on March 19, going through 7-on-7 drills during the first day of minicamp. Newton says he felt sluggish on his first day back, saying his mind was moving faster than his body

UNDATED (AP) — Colombia has advanced to the knockout round at World Cup with a 2-1 win over Ivory Coast and Greece's scoreless tie with Japan. Colombia scored twice during a six-minute stretch of the second half to beat Ivory Coast. And Luis Suarez scored twice, including the game-winner in the 85th minute to lead Uruguay past England 2-1.

RALEIGH, N.C. (AP) — The Carolina Hurricanes have hired Detroit Red Wings assistant Bill Peters as their new head coach. It's the first big hire for new general manager Ron Francis, who took over in April and promptly dismissed Kirk Muller. The 48-year-old Peters spent the past three years working primarily with the Red Wings' defensemen and penalty-killers.

PINEHURST, N.C. (AP) — Stacy Lewis is the leader heading into the second round of the U.S. Women's Open at Pinehurst. Lewis fired a 3-under-par 67 yesterday, one shot better than Michelle Wie (wee). Eleven-year-old Lucy Li shot an 8-over 78 after becoming the youngest qualifier ever in the tournament.

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