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2 years after cancer diagnosis, Duval is back at Wimbledon
lubbockonline.com / Tue, 28 Jun 2016 05:04:22 +0000

LONDON — Back at Wimbledon for the first time since she found out two years ago she had cancer, Vicky Duval felt her eyes welling with tears.

The 20-year-old American was moved, yes, by merely being on court once again at the grass-court Grand Slam tournament. And she also was upset by the way she was playing Monday, dropping the first eight games of what would become a 6-0, 7-5 loss to 29th-seeded Daria Kasatkina of Russia.

“More than anything,” Duval said, “today was really hard emotionally.”

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Euro 2016: Italy eliminates two-time defending champion Spain
elpasotimes.com / Mon, 27 Jun 2016 14:41:58 -0400
Italy finally got the best of Spain at the European Championship, defeating the two-time defending champions 2-0.

Tulowitzki returns to Coors Field for 1st time since trade
elpasotimes.com / Mon, 27 Jun 2016 13:42:32 -0400
Tulowitzki helped Colorado reach the 2007 World Series.

UConn coach Geno Auriemma, other Huskies pulling for Summitt
lubbockonline.com / Tue, 28 Jun 2016 05:06:45 +0000

NEW YORK — The update on Pat Summitt’s health caught Geno Auriemma by surprise. It’s simply the news nobody wanted to hear, especially her former rival who built the Connecticut program trying to model off her success coaching Tennessee.

Summitt’s family said Sunday that the last few days have been difficult for the former Tennessee women’s basketball coach as her Alzheimer’s disease progresses. Auriemma, who had been traveling all day back from Europe, heard the update at the Phoenix Mercury-New York Liberty game on Sunday.

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McLean signing adds depth to Tech backcourt
lubbockonline.com / Tue, 28 Jun 2016 04:06:39 +0000

Back in mid-April when he was hired, Chris Beard spoke about doing everything he could to improve the Texas Tech men’s basketball roster.

Less than three months into his tenure, the Red Raiders coach continues to do just that.

Quinnipiac’s Giovanni McLean, a graduate transfer, signed Monday to play basketball at Texas Tech.

Read the full story at wreckem247.com.

Arizona’s Cloney shuts down Chanticleers in Game 1 of CWS finals
lubbockonline.com / Tue, 28 Jun 2016 03:41:55 +0000

OMAHA, Neb. — JC Cloney pitched a four-hitter and Ryan Aguilar drove in two runs, leading Arizona to a 3-0 victory over Coastal Carolina in Game 1 of the College World Series finals on Monday night.

The Wildcats (49-22) can wrap up their second national championship in five years with a win Tuesday.

Cloney extended his scoreless innings streak at the CWS to 16. The junior left-hander pitched seven innings in the Wildcats’ 3-0 win over UC Santa Barbara last Wednesday.

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El Paso’s Hedges honored
elpasotimes.com / Mon, 27 Jun 2016 20:07:45 -0400
Chihuahuas catcher Austin Hedges is honored by the PCL

Vintage Smoke recaptures his glory days with Sonoma victory
lubbockonline.com / Tue, 28 Jun 2016 05:06:57 +0000

SONOMA, Calif. — Tony Stewart sat slumped on the stairs inside his team transporter a year ago reflecting on the worst slump of his NASCAR career.

He had a migraine that day at Sonoma Raceway and spoke softly about his plight. Stewart didn’t know what to do to return to his glory days. He had no idea how to adapt to NASCAR’s rules package and seemed thoroughly defeated.

Asked that day about his confidence, he meekly admitted he was suffering.

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