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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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NFL defensive guru Buddy Ryan dies at 82

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Married with children and in a new, calmer stage of his life, the previously polarizing Eric Lindros finds himself enjoying a long-debated induction into the Hockey Hall of Fame.

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MLB's Week 12 Power Rankings

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Buddy Ryan dies at age 82
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Ryan, who coached in the NFL for 35 seasons and built some of football's top defenses, died on Tuesday. Super Bowl champ with Bears

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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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Adam Schefter @AdamSchefter

Sad day continues: Former NFL head coach and defensive coordinator Buddy Ryan died Tuesday, according to his agent James Solano. He was 82.

Pat Summitt's profound impact on women's basketball

Paul Finebaum shares his memories of Pat Summitt's early years as well as her profound and lasting contributions to women's basketball.

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Chris Low @ClowESPN

Over and above all of her national titles, Pat Summitt's greatest attribute was how she treated people. She made everybody feel like a champ

Mechelle Voepel @MechelleV

If there is a special coach, teacher, or mentor to whom you haven't said 'thank you' recently, say it today in tribute to Pat Summitt.

Fagan: Summitt inspired a generation
Women's College Basketball 

Pat Summitt brought respect to women's college basketball and made young players -- even those who weren't good enough to suit up for the Lady Vols -- want to be the best. Her legacy

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Dana O'Neil ESPN Senior Writer 

I can remember being intimidated only a few times in my career. Once was when I went to meet and interview Pat Summitt. She could not have been more welcoming, candid and interesting. We have lost an amazing person - not just a pioneer for women, but an example to all of us on how to be successful but decent, tough but kind, and above all, gracious always. As a woman I am indebted to her. As a person I am in awe of her.

Summitt brought gravitas to women's hoops
Women's College Basketball 

Mechelle Voepel explains the impact Pat Summitt had on women's basketball, what she meant to the game and to the state of Tennessee.

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Bob Holtzman ESPN 

Sad, rainy morning in Knoxville. Pat Summitt has passed away at 64.

Matt Wilansky Tennis editor 

The Marcus Willis fever at Wimbledon still hasn't diminished. He credits his girlfriend, a dental surgeon, for inspiring him to give tennis one last shot, but interestingly, she was not expected to make the match because she was completely booked. But "I got in this morning and we managed to do the first patient, but [the dental equipment] wasn't working that well, and then it stopped working," she said to the Telegraph. "So we had to cancel all the patients for the afternoon."

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Nicolas Atkin ESPN UK Assistant Editor 

Here's man of the moment Marcus Willis. Living his Wimbledon dream.

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Willie Weinbaum ESPN 

It's definitely not an upset that Iceland's Cinderella story isn't the headline after Monday's defeat of England for this London commuter newspaper. Overshadowed, but not overlooked, is Marcus Willis's Wimbledon storybook run.

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Lleyton Hewitt getting Bernard Tomic ready at Aorangi.

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Matt Wilansky Tennis editor 

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Three homers from the Cubs' Kris Bryant against the Reds on Monday night? No big deal. They just traveled a cool, combined 1,265 feet.

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Legend has it that when Mike Trout swings at the dirt, a baseball gets its wings.

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Tom Penn explains how the salary cap situations of the Thunder, Warriors and Spurs could affect their rosters if they were to sign Kevin Durant.

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