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Pitcher Alex Cunningham and catcher David Parrett of the Coastal Carolina Chanticleers embrace after striking out the final batter to beat the Arizona Wildcats 4-3 to win the National Championship at the College World Series at TD Ameritrade Park in Omaha, Nebraska. Peter Aiken/Getty Images hide caption

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Olympic Hopeful High Jumper Vashti Cunningham Sets Sights On Rio

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Vashti Cunningham, 18, practices the high jump at the University of Nevada Las Vegas' Sheila Tarr Track on June 21. She set a world junior record in March and is expected to make the U.S. Olympic team this weekend. Bridget Bennett for NPR hide caption

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A Gifted High Jumper Gets Set To Leap Onto The World Stage

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Michael Phelps celebrates qualifying for his fifth Olympic Games, after winning the men's 200-meter butterfly at the U.S. Olympic swimming trials Wednesday in Omaha, Neb. Mark J. Terrill/AP hide caption

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Veteran Swimmer Michael Phelps And Newer Names Headed For Olympics

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Eugenie Bouchard of Canada returns to Magdalena Rybarikova of Slovakia. Bouchard says she likes the loose fit of the controversial NikeCourt Premier Slam dress. Alastair Grant/AP hide caption

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Michael Phelps Attempts To Make 5th Consecutive Olympic Team

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Tennessee Head Coach Pat Summitt of Tennessee celebrates with her son Tyler after the Lady Volunteers defeated Georgia in the championship game of the NCAA Women's Final Four in 1996. Matthew Stockman/Getty Images hide caption

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Legendary Tennessee Women's Basketball Coach Pat Summitt Dies At 64

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Iceland Boots England From Euro 2016 Tournament

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Legendary Tennessee Basketball Coach Pat Summitt Dies At 64

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Former Tennessee women's basketball coach Pat Summitt smiles as a banner is raised in her honor before the team's game against Notre Dame in Knoxville in January 2013. Wade Payne/AP hide caption

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Rio Is Ready, Says CEO In Charge Of 2016 Summer Olympics

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