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Appreciation: Pat Summitt used the sport to empower women
Needing yet another men's basketball coach, Tennessee officials turned to the one person they thought would be perfect to take over the Volunteers program....

Dodgers sending ace Kershaw home for tests on sore back
MILWAUKEE (AP) -- Dodgers ace Clayton Kershaw is returning to Los Angeles for tests on a sore back that's been bothering him for a few weeks....

Franklin, Lochte struggle against rising stars at US trials
OMAHA, Neb. (AP) -- One by one, some of America's biggest swimming stars are going down at the Olympic trials....

Buddy Ryan, NFL coach and master of defense, dies at 85
Buddy Ryan took a back seat to no one. Neither did his fierce defenses that won two Super Bowls....

Flood carves a path of destruction at historic resort
WHITE SULPHUR SPRINGS, W.Va. (AP) -- At West Virginia's usually immaculate Greenbrier resort, the grandstands set up for a PGA tournament that was supposed to start the week of July Fourth now look out on a muddy, gouged-out golf course strewn with trash, tires, refrigerators and severed trees....

Former Colts RB Tipton dies in accidental shooting
ROSEVILLE, Mich. (AP) -- Zurlon Tipton, a former Indianapolis Colts running back, has died after accidentally shooting himself at a car dealership in suburban Detroit. He was 26....

Shhh: Serena Williams, coach don't discuss '22' at Wimbledon
LONDON (AP) -- Leave all the chatter about Serena Williams' pursuit of her 22nd major singles trophy to others....

Chamique Holdsclaw: Summitt will 'always be my superhero'
I remember the first time I met coach Summitt. My grandmother and I were in awe of how powerful and sharp she was in person when she came to my projects in Astoria, New York, to recruit me to UT....

Seahawks agree to 4-year deal with WR Doug Baldwin
SEATTLE (AP) -- After becoming a Super Bowl champion, Doug Baldwin took a risk....

Golf back in the Olympics after 112 years, but for how long?
AKRON, Ohio (AP) -- For the longest time, golf's biggest headache in preparing for a return to the Olympics was getting a new course built in Rio de Janeiro....

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