Kansas' Joel Embiid will enter the NBA draft after a freshman season that ended with a stress fracture in his back that kept the 7-footer out of the NCAA tournament.
Embiid, who some believe could go first overall, said Wednesday that he discussed his decision with coach Bill Self, his family and the Minnesota Timberwolves' Luc Mbah a Moute, a fellow Cameroonian who's his mentor.
Embiid averaged 11.2 points and 8.1 rebounds per game this past season.
Jayhawks freshman Andrew Wiggins had already declared for the draft.
Earlier in the day, Gordon made the announcement in interviews with ESPN and Outsports. The sophomore, who averaged 9.4 points per game this past season, said he told his parents he was gay on March 30, informed UMass coach Derek Kellogg the next day and told his teammates two days later.
Alex Mack is floating in free-agency limbo, but Cleveland remains confident the Pro Bowl center will land back with the Browns. The former Cal star visited Jacksonville, and a source said the sides are working on an offer sheet. The Browns, who placed a transition tag on Mack, would have five days to match any offer, and owner Jimmy Haslam said the team wants to keep him at all costs.
Mixed martial arts
Gina Carano was scheduled to meet with UFC president Dana White to discuss a return to MMA for a bout with champion Ronda Rousey. Carano hasn't fought since August 2009 while pursuing an acting career. "She's the reason why I fight," Rousey said. "I'd bend over backwards to fight her."
Top-ranked Serena Williams is too exhausted to play in the Fed Cup against France on April 19-20 in St. Louis, U.S. captain Mary Joe Fernandez said.