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Monday / May 20.
  • Given everything going on around the NIA Prep program, Darrick Wood and his family felt it was best for him to make other plans for next season.

    So the 6-foot-4 St. John’s-bound shooting guard will spend next season, his fifth year of high school, at Bridgton Academy in Maine instead of NIA.

    “The St. John’s coaches and my mom were talking a long time about it because of the situation that happened [at NIA],” Wood said Friday by phone. “I’m supposedly leaving Sunday or Monday.”

    NEW YORK — Jack Sock has Andy Roddick on speed dial and has long looked up to him as a role model.

    Now the two Nebraska natives will square off in a primetime, second-round battle at the U.S. Open Friday night under the lights at Arthur Ashe Stadium.

    “I’m coming in looking to win,” Sock, originally from Lincoln, Neb., and the two-time USTA 18s champion, told reporters. “I wouldn’t enter a tournament, come to a tournament, if I didn’t think I could win some matches.”

    Andre Drummond was officially listed on the UConn roster Thursday and ultimately chose No. 12 after being handed No. 15 — Kemba Walker’s old number.

    All Walker did last year was lead the Huskies to the NCAA championship.

    “Freshman Andre Drummond has been admitted to the University of Connecticut and is listed on the roster as a member of the men’s basketball team,” the school said in a statement.

    Michael Bradley reportedly agreed to give up his scholarship for Drummond, and will accept a financial aid package instead.

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