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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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At least six teams will try to get Kevin Durant to join their title chase. Which teams can make the best case? Kevin Pelton has the answers.

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The Cubs finally showed that they are human but remained No. 1 for the 12th straight week. Still, the Giants are hot on their heels -- and could be poised to make Week 13 an unlucky one for Chicago.

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Will Marcus Smart join Isaiah Thomas in Kevin Durant recruitment? Smart jokes: "If I get his number."

Summitt among top title winners
Women's College Basketball 

Only UConn's Geno Auriemma and UCLA's John Wooden have more Division I titles than Pat Summitt's eight, won during her time as a head coach at Tennessee.

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Jason Sobel ESPN Senior Writer 

Couldn't even type "Jason Day is the latest golfer to pull out of the Olympics" before Shane Lowry became the latest golfer to pull out of the Olympics.

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Buddy Ryan's letter to 1985 Bears
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In ESPN's 30 for 30 on the '85 Bears, members of Ryan's famed 46 defense read a letter from their former defensive coordinator, often fighting back tears. Transcript

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Chris Forsberg ESPN Staff Writer 

Celtics guard Marcus Smart talks about the Celtics getting to meet with Kevin Durant.

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Newton more important than Brady?
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Has Cam Newton, third on USA Today's ranking of the top 100 people in the NFL, eclipsed Tom Brady (10th) in terms of influence?

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Mike Mazzeo ESPN Staff Writer 

On the Zika Virus, a USA basketball spokesperson says: "Our men's and women's national team programs have had ongoing meetings with players and their agents that address education and prevention. We are working closely with the CDC and the USOC to provide our team members, their families and agents with the most up to date information, facts and preventative measures available."

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NASCAR announced that if a non-charter team makes the Chase, it will get a guaranteed starting spot for the entire 10-race Chase. Only the 36 charter teams are guaranteed spots in the 40-car field during the regular season. NASCAR also announced that if qualifying is rained out, owners points -- and not practice speeds -- would determine which non-charter teams make the race.

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Six teams for Durant to consider
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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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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."

Leo Spall ESPN UK Deputy Editor 

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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Brilliant save by Stepanek
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Radek Stepanek saves a match point while falling to the ground during his first-round match against Nick Kyrgios at Wimbledon.

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Serena on win: I never underestimate anyone
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Serena Williams reflects on her first-round victory at Wimbledon and how special it is to be back at the All England Club.

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Jason Sobel ESPN Senior Writer 

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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Lawson: Summitt was a life-changer
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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Ditka: Ryan made 1985 Bears tick
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Mike Ditka told Mike & Mike that the 1985 Bears would not have won Super Bowl XX without Buddy Ryan.

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