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Knicks work out pair

The Knicks were scheduled to work out Duke forward Justise Winslow yesterday and will take a look at point guard Emmanuel Mudiay today, according to a league source. The Knicks own the No. 4 pick in the June 25 draft and are considering all options, including trading down. Mudiay and Winslow are players considered to be in the range where the Knicks are selecting. Winslow is a versatile swingman who helped the Blue Devils win the national title as a freshman. The 6-5 Mudiay, who played in China last season, is one of the top two point guards in this draft. The other is Ohio State's D'Angelo Russell.


NBC gets British Open

NBC Sports announced a deal with The R&A to carry the British Open for 12 years beginning in 2017, with coverage on both NBC-owned Golf Channel and NBC's broadcast outlet, which will mark a return of the event to broadcast TV for the first time since ABC last aired it in 2009. The tournament has been carried since 1962 by ABC and/or ESPN, which will continue to televise the event for the next two summers. The NBC agreement also includes other events, including the Women's British Open and The Senior Open Championship.


Iowa State inks Prohm

Iowa State hired Murray State's Steve Prohm as its men's basketball coach. Prohm will replace Fred Hoiberg, who left to take over the Chicago Bulls. Prohm, 40, was 104-29 in four years at Murray State.

NFLPats release LB Spikes

The Patriots released linebacker Brandon Spikes as authorities continued to investigate whether a Mercedes he owned was involved in an accident after the car was found abandoned in a highway median in Foxborough, Massachusetts, near where three people were hurt in a car that was rear-ended. -- AP


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