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Legendary Summitt truly one of a kind

She was one of sports' most accomplished figures but also universally beloved and humbly warm. To say there will never be anyone like Pat Summitt is not hyperbole. In fact, it seems inadequate.

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Matt Wilansky Tennis editor 

After her opening-round win today, a very candid Serena Williams speaking to the press on the mental toll of falling short in key moments, along with how chasing Steffi Graf's record of 22 majors has affected her. "I think more or less about winning Australia, I think about winning the French Open. Didn't happen. I think about winning Wimbledon. I don't necessarily think about winning 22. "Mentally I've been further down than anyone can be. Well, maybe not anyone, but I've been pretty low. There's nothing that's not mentally too hard for me."

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Jayson Stark ESPN Senior Writer 

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Auriemma: Summitt defined women's hoops
Women's College Basketball 

UConn women's basketball coach Geno Auriemma describes Pat Summitt's impact on women's basketball.

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Summitt was the definition of a winner
Women's College Basketball 

No other coach in Division I college basketball history has more wins than Pat Summitt's 1,098 as coach of the Lady Volunteers.

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Paul Kuharsky ESPN Staff Writer 

Peyton Manning spoke of Pat Summitt on The Wake Up Zone in Nashville this morning. He sought her advice when he was deciding whether to stay at Tennessee for his senior season. "I was honored to call her a friend, I enjoyed my time with Pat," he said. "...Even though I never played for her, I always kind of felt like she was one of my coaches. And I always said that I wished I would have played for her. I think Pat Summitt could have coached men's basketball, men's football, she could have coached anything she wanted. She was that good of a coach."

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Police intervention at Wimbledon's Gate 16 as this out-of-tune guy -- possibly an Andy Murray fan with the traditionally-Scottish bagpipes -- was moved on to a few sighs of relief inside the grounds.

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With Jason Day's withdrawal today from the Olynpics, the list of elite golfers out of the competition might be more impressive than those still in right now. Day joins Rory McIlroy, Adam Scott and Charl Schwartzel among those who have announced their decision to bypass the Rio festivities.

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Women's College Basketball 

Former Tennessee guard Kara Lawson talks about the effect Pat Summitt had on her as a player and a person.

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Matt Wilansky Tennis editor 

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Matt Wilansky Tennis editor 

Could we have another Marcus Willis-esque story today? Here's what you need to know about Amra Sadikovic, Serena Williams' first-round opponent: -Playing first career Grand Slam main draw match -Retired in May 2014 but came back in June 2015 -Best career win: No. 81 Duque-Marino (2016 Bogota) -Highest-ranked opponent: No. 35 Medina Garrigues (2007 Zurich)

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Rich Cimini ESPN Staff Writer 

This has been a tough few months for the Jets' Super Bowl III championship team. Three members of that team have passed away since April -- star OT Winston Hill, P Curley Johnson and now DL coach Buddy Ryan.

Bob Holtzman ESPN 

As news spreads in Knoxville of Pat Summitt's death, people have started to show up at her statue on campus to pay their respects.

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A look at Pat Summitt's historic career
Women's College Basketball 

Summitt was the winningest coach in men's or women's NCAA history, a Presidential Medal of Freedom honoree and a seven-time NCAA Coach of the Year. We break down her career. By the numbers

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