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University of Maryland head coach DJ Durkin was fired on Wednesday, a day after officials announced he could keep his job. He is pictured in November 2016. Gregory Shamus/Getty Images hide caption

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University of Maryland President Wallace Loh, seen here in August, said Tuesday that he will retire in June 2019. Bill O'Leary/The Washington Post/Getty Images hide caption

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Golden State Warriors guard Klay Thompson shoots the ball against Chicago Bulls forward Justin Holiday (7) and guard Zach LaVine (8) during Monday night's game. Thompson broke the NBA's single-game record for 3-pointers. Mike DiNovo/USA Today Sports hide caption

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Boston Celebrates Red Sox World Series Championship Over L.A. Dodgers

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Bob Cousy (left), Bill Russell (center) and Tom Heinsohn (right), all teammates on the Boston Celtics, pose after the 1963 NBA All-Star Game. Russell won the game's MVP award. NBA Photos/NBAE/Getty Images hide caption

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Bob Cousy, 90, Still Rues The Assists He Didn't Make To Bill Russell

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"We can't stop here, this is bat country!" Max Muncy of the Los Angeles Dodgers hits an 18th inning walk-off home run early Saturday on a pitch from Nathan Eovaldi of the Boston Red Sox to win Game Three of the 2018 World Series at Dodger Stadium. Kevork Djansezian/Getty Images hide caption

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Even rappelling from the rafters of the Philadelphia Flyers' arena, swinging to the tender tuneful power of Miley Cyrus' "Wrecking Ball," Gritty can see you. He can see your soul. Len Redkoles/NHLI via Getty Images hide caption

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Corruption, Scandal And The Multi-Billion Dollar Business Of College Basketball

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Jury Delivers Guilty Verdict In College Basketball Corruption Case

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Boston Red Sox starting pitcher David Price winds up to throw Wednesday night during Game 2 of the World Series against the Los Angeles Dodgers at Fenway Park in Boston. David J. Phillip/AP hide caption

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