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PAT SUMMITTKNOXVILLE, Tenn. -- Pat Summitt, the winningest coach in Division I college basketball history who lifted the womens game to national prominence during her 38-year career at Tennessee, died. She was 64.With an icy glare on the sidelines, Summitt led the Lady Vols to eight national championships and prominence on a campus steeped in the traditions of the football-rich south until she retired in 2012.Her son, Tyler Summitt, issued a statement Tuesday morning saying his mother died peacefully at Sherrill Hill Senior Living in Knoxville surrounded by those who loved her most.Summitt helped grow college womens basketball as her Lady Vols dominated the sport in the late 1980s and 1990s, winning six titles in 12 years. Tennessee -- the only school she coached -- won NCAA titles in 1987, 1989, 1991, 1996-98 and 2007-08. Summitt had a career record of 1,098-208 in 38 seasons, plus 18 NCAA Final Four appearances.PRO FOOTBALLBuddy Ryan, the pugnacious coach who masterminded two fierce defenses that won Super Bowl titles and whose twin sons have been successful NFL coaches, died. He was 82.His death was confirmed by the Buffalo Bills, who are coached by Rex Ryan. James Solano, Buddy Ryans agent, said he died in Kentucky but did not give a cause. Ryan lived on a ranch in Shelbyville.Ryan was a linebackers coach for the 1968 New York Jets and coordinated the ground-breaking 46 defense for the `85 Chicago Bears, one of the NFLs greatest defenses. He was a head coach for the Philadelphia Eagles from 1986-90, and for the Arizona Cardinals in 1994-95, compiling a 55-55-1 overall record.LOS ANGELES -- NFL Hall of Famer Jim Brown has accepted a $600,000 offer from video game maker Electronic Arts to end a lawsuit alleging the company illegally used his likeness in its NFL Madden games.A law firm representing Brown announced the deal. EA had no comment.Brown said in the lawsuit filed in Los Angeles County in 2013 that he declined to license his likeness to EA, but EA used it anyway. He accused the company of violating his right of publicity.Brown also sued EA in federal court, but a judge dismissed the case.Brown repeatedly led the league in rushing as a running back for the Cleveland Browns in the late 1950s and early 1960s.COLLEGE FOOTBALLWACO, Texas -- Three more women have joined a federal lawsuit against Baylor University accusing the school of doing nothing to help them after they reported being sexually assaulted on or near campus.The former Baylor students are identified only as Jane Doe. They joined a lawsuit filed by three other women on June 15. They claim sexual assaults dating from 2005 to 2014.The Southern Baptist school in Waco, Texas, has come under intense criticism for mishandling allegations of sexual assault over several years, including cases involving football players. President and Chancellor Ken Starr was demoted and head football coach Art Briles was fired.Baylor faces three federal lawsuits alleging the school violated federal Title IX anti-gender discrimination regulations.A Baylor spokeswoman did not immediately respond to requests for comment.OLYMPICSNEW YORK -- Caitlyn Jenner is appearing on the cover of Sports Illustrated wearing her gold medal 40 years after her 1976 decathlon Olympic win.Jenner told the magazine she had a complicated relationship with the medal and had kept it in drawers and in a safe, but never on display.Jenner, at the time Bruce Jenner, was featured on the SI cover in the Aug. 9, 1976, issue after winning gold.In her new interview, she said her masculine body at the time disgusted her, but that being macho was the way she tried to convince herself that she wasnt really a woman.The special Where are They Now double issue featuring Jenner will hit newsstands Wednesday.WASHINGTON -- The chief organizer of the Rio de Janeiro Olympics says security is his top concern, well ahead of the Zika virus.Sidney Levy, CEO of the Rio Organizing Committee, said that keeping athletes and visitors safe from terrorism and other crime is his No. 1 top priority. He called the biggest fear lone wolf attackers.The plan is to have 85,000 security personnel on the streets. Levy said the 2013 visit of Pope Francis and the 2014 World Cup were tests for Brazil.Francisco Dornelles, Rios acting governor, warned on Monday that budget shortfalls could compromise security and transit at the games. Levy said intelligence officials from 100 different countries are in Brazil monitoring potential threats.Zika, a virus linked to birth defects, has drawn widespread international concern. Levy stressed he does not worry about the virus and said none of the people working for him has contracted Zika. He pointed to expected cooler temperatures during the Olympics in his attempt to assuage fears.AKRON, Ohio -- Jason Day pulled out of the Olympics because of the Zika virus, costing golf its No. 1 player as it returns from a century-long absence at the games.The sport has lost two of its biggest stars in the last week, adding to the perception that the Olympics are not a high priority. Rory McIlroy, a four-time major champion, also said Zika will keep from competing in Rio de Janeiro.The 28-year-old Australian and his wife, Ellie, had their second child in November, and he has said they want more children.Shane Lowry of Ireland, who got married in April and plans to start a family, also withdrew Tuesday. That makes six golfers, including two of the most prominent athletes in Day and McIlroy, to specifically cite Zika for not going to Rio. The others are Charl Schwartzel and Branden Grace of South Africa, and Marc Leishman of Australia, whose wifes immune system has not fully recovered after she nearly died last year of toxic shock syndrome. http://www.officiallionsgear.com/Lions-Golden-Tate-Iii-Draft-Jersey/ . Kiriasis and brakeman Franziska Fritz finished two runs in one minute 55.41 seconds -- a mere 0.01 seconds ahead of Meyers and Lolo Jones, who likely bolstered her Olympic hopes by helping give USA-1 a huge push in the second heat. http://www.officiallionsgear.com/Lions-Da-Shawn-Hand-Draft-Jersey/ . McPhee said that Ovechkins father Mikhail is in stable condition after having the surgery this week and is no longer in intensive care. "Weve told him to stay as long as necessary with your dad," he said. Ovechkin and his Russian national team were eliminated from the mens hockey tournament in Sochi on Wednesday with a 3-1 quarter-final loss to Finland. http://www.officiallionsgear.com/Customized/ . Then the Pacers gave Oladipo and his Orlando teammates the cold shoulder. Paul Georges buzzer-beating 3-pointer at the end of the third quarter spurred a 21-4 run, finally sending Indiana past the Magic 97-87 in a tougher-than-expected opening night matchup. http://www.officiallionsgear.com/Lions-Nick-Bellore-Draft-Jersey/ . PETERSBURG, Fla. http://www.officiallionsgear.com/Lions-Tj-Jones-Draft-Jersey/ . -- There were a lot of firsts for the Edmonton Oilers on Tuesday night. At Notre Dame Stadium, there is a narrow stairway that leads from the home teams locker room to the football field. As players come down the stairwell, each is reminded by a sign hanging overhead to Play Like A Champion Today. To reinforce the message, every Notre Dame player touches the sign.I suspect even the legions of fans who root, often intensely, against Notre Dame, would have to admit that the sign, a last reminder prior to competition, is one of the most iconic motivational symbols in sports.If I owned a Major League Baseball team or were appointed general manager of one, I too would hang a motivational sign. Each game, the manager would see it on the way to the dugout and be reminded of an overriding philosophy, to cast aside infrequently and only after great deliberation. It would read:DONT JUST DO SOMETHING -- STAND THERE!During MLBs Sunday Night Baseball showcase, Royals manager Ned Yost put his inability to simply sit still on full display, until finally his hands were tied.First, lets set the stage for Kansas City: Beat the Boston Red Sox at Fenway Park, and the Royals are three games behind Baltimore for the second wild-card spot and just four games behind Boston for the first one. Lose, and not only do those numbers move to four games and six games, respectively, but the Royals fall behind three other teams in the wild-card race. A team in seventh place in the standings instead of tied for fourth, with 42 games left in the season, has entered the perilous its not the distance, its the traffic phase of chasing. Its clearly not a win-or-go-home situation, but its a very important game for the defending World Series champions. In such a situation, no chances to win the game should be squandered.In the top of the second inning of a scoreless game, Salvador Perez got the visitors on the scoreboard with a lead-off solo home run, followed by a single by Alex Gordon and a walk to Alcides Escobar. That brought Raul Mondesi to the plate, who perhaps is best known for making his major league debut during the 2015 World Series. Yost predictably ordered Mondesi to bunt, and he did, successfully advancing Gordon and Escobar.It was a terrible decision, even noting that Gordon subsequently scored from third when Paulo Orlando hit a sacrifice fly to center. A run expectancy chart and its derivative, a win expectancy chart, can display mathematically why it was the wrong decision, but relying on those cheat sheets, like a first-time blackjack player, vastly underestimates how poor the decision was. Expectancy charts are based on baseline, league-average situations, but this was not a baseline situation. The Royals were playing the highest-scoring team in the majors, in the American Leagues highest-scoring run environment over the last three seasons. You cannot construct a situation in the American League in which a single run has less marginal value for winning a game than what the Royals faced Sunday night.With 24 outs to go in the game, and two pitchers in the game with 2016 ERAs of 4.27 and 5.11 on the mound, bunting with a runner on first and second and nobody out is foolish.Yost couldnt contain himself, and clearly felt like

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