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Seniors lead the way as Duke volleyball sweeps Virginia Tech, Pittsburgh to extend winning streak to 6

Seniors lead the way as Duke volleyball sweeps Virginia Tech, Pittsburgh to extend winning streak to 6

With just three weeks left in the regular season, the Blue Devils could not afford any slip-ups in two road games as they fight for an NCAA tournament bid. Not only did Duke avoid a momentum-breaking loss—the Blue Devils did so without dropping a set in consecutive games for the first time this year. By Juan…

Miesha Tate announces retirement after loss at UFC 205

Miesha Tate announces retirement after loss at UFC 205

It’s the end of a rollercoaster career for Miesha Tate. From realizing her dream and winning the UFC women’s bantamweight title when she defeated Holly Holm early this year to losing it by devastating first-round knockout at the hands of Amanda Nunes shortly thereafter, Tate has just about done it all. And now it’s time…

Kenseth's title hopes erased after bizarre turn of events

Kenseth's title hopes erased after bizarre turn of events

AVONDALE, Ariz. (AP) — As Matt Kenseth left the garage at Phoenix International Raceway, his crew chief hung his arm over the driver in an attempt to lift their spirits. Kenseth had been two laps away from victory and a spot in next week’s championship race. Instead, he had a wrecked race car and a…

Knicks fans will have to hold their noses to cheer for this bunch

Knicks fans will have to hold their noses to cheer for this bunch

Unless there was still some discounted Domino’s Pizza intrigue to be settled, Wednesday’s Nets-Knicks was over. With 30 seconds left, the Knicks led, 110-91. That’s when Brooklyn’s Rondae Hollis-Jefferson tried to score on a layup, but was knocked hard to the floor by Mindaugas Kuzminskas. Knicks teammate Willy Hernangomez then reached to help Hollis-Jefferson up,…

Shohei Otani watches the flight of his ground-rule double during an exhibition game against Netherlands.

Shohei Otani watches the flight of his ground-rule double during an exhibition game against Netherlands.

Most of us were not around to watch Babe Ruth in his prime, when he was not only baseball’s premier power hitter, but also a true pitching ace who won 78 games between 1915-1918. We do have Japanese superstar Shohei Otani though. The 22-year-old pitcher and outfielder is making his case to be baseball’s best…