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Candace Parker leads 22-point comeback in Sparks win

Candace Parker had 31 points and a season-high 13 rebounds in an emotional performance after losing her former coach Pat Summitt, and the Sparks rallied from a 22-point deficit to beat the Dallas Wings, 89-84, on Tuesday night at Staples Center. 

Parker, a former Tennessee Volunteer, wore orange shoes with the word “rebound” written on them to honor Summitt, who died Tuesday.

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Chanticleers force winner-take-all CWS Game 3

Connor Owings' bloop RBI single sparked a three-run eighth inning, and Coastal Carolina beat Arizona 5-4 on Tuesday night to send the College World Series finals to a deciding Game 3. 

Mike Morrison was sensational in his first start of the season, helping the Chanticleers rebound from a 3-0 loss to the Wildcats in the opener.

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Jon Jones ready for UFC 200

Jon Jones’ rematch with Daniel Cormier in the main event of UFC 200 has been propped up by their talent, Jones’ steep fall from grace and Cormier’s holier-than-thou resistance to forgiveness.

“It’s pretty powerful. It’s a story people want to see,” Jones said Tuesday in a visit with reporters at the Palm restaurant in Los Angeles as the July 9 fight at T-Mobile Center in Las Vegas nears.

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Missy Franklin falters as newcomers dominate U.S. Olympic swimming trials

Missy Franklin seems to be everywhere at the U.S. Olympic swimming trials.

The video boards at CenturyLink Center play clips of the four-time Olympic gold medalist reading a heartfelt letter to her parents and promoting swim lessons. Children wear blue T-shirts with Franklin’s name on the back.

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Buddy Ryan played by his own set of rules

NFL coaching great Buddy Ryan, who passed away Tuesday at the age of 85, didn’t have difficulty finding the spotlight wherever he went. From the New York Jets when they became the first AFL team to win a Super Bowl in 1968, to the Super Bears of 1985 to his last stop as the head man of the Arizona Cardinals in 1994-95, Ryan had a common theme  — “You got a winner in town.”

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Mike Singletary hired by Rams as an advisor on defense

Hall of Fame linebacker Mike Singletary is coming to Los Angeles to work for the Rams.

Singletary told radio station WSCR-AM in Chicago on Tuesday that he will work with the defense in an advisory role.

Singletary was a linebackers assistant for the Minnesota Vikings from 2011 to 2013.

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