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Players, coaches make pilgrimage; say goodbye to Pat Summitt
Dozens of Pat Summitt's former Tennessee players and coaches descended on Knoxville over the weekend, making the basketball pilgrimage to say their final goodbyes to the winningest coach in Division I college basketball history....

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....

Newcomers pushing out veterans at US Olympic swim trials
OMAHA, Neb. (AP) -- The United States is assembling an Olympic swimming team that Michael Phelps hardly recognizes....

AP Interview: Wade prepares for another free agent summer
MIAMI (AP) -- Dwyane Wade still has every hope of finishing his NBA career in the same manner that it began, wearing a Miami Heat uniform....

New Las Vegas club has edge over NHL's 2000 expansion teams
ST. PAUL, Minn. (AP) -- With the new franchise's prospects on the ice in front of them at the team's first rookie camp, Minnesota Wild general manager Doug Risebrough sat down next to director of hockey operations Tom Lynn and asked for an initial assessment....

Coastal Carolina beats Arizona 5-4 to even CWS finals
OMAHA, Neb. (AP) -- Coastal Carolina's incredible postseason run isn't over yet....

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....

LEADING OFF: Kershaw sees doc, Matz has bone spur
A look at what's happening all around the majors today:...

Cubs play 3 relievers in LF while beating Reds in 15 innings
CINCINNATI (AP) -- Manager Joe Maddon's move was so wacky that even his own players laughed. And when it worked better than anyone could have imagined, the Cubs were celebrating again....

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....

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