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Terps forward Ivan Bender to test knee in four-game tour of Croatia

Terps forward Ivan Bender to test knee in four-game tour of Croatia

Ivan Bender has spent the past seven months at Maryland quietly trying to restart a basketball career twice interrupted in the past two years by the same injury: a torn left ACL. Three months after team doctors cleared him to resume workouts and play in the team's summer pickup games and NCAA-approved practices, Bender will face outside competition for the first time in two years when he joins a group of college players for a four-game Global Sports Academy goodwill tour in Croatia. The team, coached by former Loyola Maryland assistant coach Greg Manning, now at Siena, begins play Wednesday. For Bender, a 6-foor-9, 230-forward who played on Croatia's junior national team...

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