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Doppelgangers Grayson Allen, Ted Cruz finally meet

Ever since Grayson Allen burst onto the scene during the 2015 Final Four, the former Duke player has been called a Ted Cruz lookalike. That is a comparison Allen initially bristled at, but now that his college career is over, Allen is embracing the long-running joke. Allen met Cruz this weekend as he helped the senator from Texas beat Jimmy Kimmel in a game of one-on-one. (NBC Sports)

How one former football player is keeping $208 million from being distributed to athletes

More than $208 million of what used to be the NCAA’s money is sitting in a bank account, waiting to be distributed to at least 50,000 current and former college athletes as well as the lawyers who represented them in a case settled well over a year ago. Standing in the way are one former college football player, Western Michigan receiver Darrin Duncan, and his attorney. (USA Today)

Mexico fans might have caused an earthquake after World Cup goal vs. Germany

If you thought Mexico's 1-0 win over Germany on Sunday in the FIFA World Cup was a world-shaking victory, you'd be right. At almost exactly the same time Hirving Lozano put Mexico on the board in the first half of Sunday's historic decision, at least two sensors in Mexico City detected an earthquake, according to SIMMSA, a "seismic monitoring network." (CBS Sports)

'Hit the bull:' Mascot from 'Bull Durham' remembers 9 takes of memorable movie scene

There are plenty of memorable characters in the baseball classic "Bull Durham." Carlton White is one of them, although you might not recognize his face. "It was about right here and I was looking right here and the ball came that way. Boom. Ugh," White recalls. White's memory of the famed "throw it at the bull" scene is still as fresh as if he'd been hit with the ball yesterday. (WRAL Sports Fan)

49ers remember Dwight Clark's impact on team, community

One day after franchise legend Dwight Clark died following a lengthy battle with ALS, the San Francisco 49ers honored and remembered him. Before the Niners stepped on the field Tuesday for their eighth organized team activity of the offseason, coach Kyle Shanahan asked vice president Keena Turner to talk to the team about Clark. (ESPN.com)

Surprise CWS road trip: Son, dad with Alzheimer's will make memories 'you cherish forever' in Omaha

Bill Lea dropped a bat in his son Matt’s hands as soon as the Mississippi boy could swing it. And when Matt, maybe 4 or 5, got a good hit off his dad — well, that just wasn’t right. So Bill decided, right then and there, to show Matt how a pitcher would react from the mound. The next toss came high and inside, clipping Matt, who ran inside to Mom. (Omaha World-Herald)

NBA Memo Says One-and-Done Rule May Be Gone by 2021

The NBA on Friday sent teams a memo indicating that "eligibility rules" for the draft may shift as early as 2021. The memo does not mention the one-and-done rule by name, but it is meant to remind teams that the league and the players union could agree to scrap one-and-done before the expiration of the current collective bargaining deal in 2024 -- and perhaps before then. (ESPN.com)

Cliff Tucker remembered by Maryland Terrapins family, friends at memorial service

Gary Williams knew Cliff Tucker was different when he started to yell at him. The former Maryland men’s basketball coach noticed it during a workout in Tucker’s freshman season. “I get mad in practice,” Williams joked Thursday, and his target on this day was Tucker. Normally, he said, when Williams got mad, the Terps would avoid eye contact and look up at the rafters. (Baltimore Sun)

Anne Donovan, Basketball Hall of Famer and Olympic gold medalist, dies at 56

Anne Donovan, a legendary figure in women's basketball who won Olympic gold as a player and as a coach for the United States, died Wednesday of heart failure. She was 56. "While it is extremely difficult to express how devastating it is to lose Anne, our family remains so very grateful to have been blessed with such a wonderful human being," Donovan's family said. (ESPN.com)

Gene Chizik reflects on joys and lessons of fatherhood one year after leaving football

Former UNC defensive coordinator Gene Chizik: "It’s been one year since I walked away from football to be with my family. For years during my coaching profession, I always said my family was my top priority. The problem was my words and actions didn’t always align. During the past year, they have. I’ve seen 25 of my son’s baseball games and all of his football games." (USA Today)

Navy accuses Nike of trademark infringement over new logo

The United States Naval Academy says a new Nike logo is trademark infringement. I am not a trademark lawyer, but I do have eyeballs, and these sure look alike. Many features in the two logos are nearly identical — the pillars on the sides, the ribbon-like strips where all the text is written and facing the same directions, the flames coming out of the top of the pillars..." (SB Nation)

Durham Athletic Park hosts special screening of 'Bull Durham' to begin 30th anniversary fun

The Durham Bulls kicked off their celebration of "Bull Durham" Friday night with a special showing of the legendary sports movie at Durham Athletic Park. Fans packed DAB, the filming site of the iconic film, to watch the movie on the big screen. The team will continue the celebration next Friday by honoring the movie throughout its June 15 home game. (WRAL Sports Fan)

2026 World Cup awarded to United States, Canada, and Mexico

The 2026 World Cup is coming to the United States, Canada, and Mexico. On Wednesday, FIFA’s voting members chose the North American united bid over Morocco, with only those two countries opting to bid for the world’s biggest sporting event. 203 of 211 FIFA members were available to vote. Spain was not present after leaving to fire its manager, while seven others recused themselves. (SB Nation)

Wake Forest suspends 2 for 3 games, including top QB Hinton

Wake Forest announced the suspension of projected starting quarterback Kendall Hinton and tight end Thomas Cole for the first three games of the season on Thursday, saying it was for a violation of team rules. The team didn't specify the nature of the violation. Hinton emerged from spring practice as the projected starter after the departure of starter John Wolford. (Associated Press)

Maryland OL Jordan McNair dies after being hospitalized following workout

Jordan McNair, a University of Maryland football player hospitalized after a team workout two weeks ago, has died. Maryland executive athletic director Damon Evans said McNair was hospitalized May 29 and died Wednesday. He was 19. The school would not disclose the cause of death. McNair was a 6-foot-4, 325-pound offensive lineman preparing for his sophomore season. (Associated Press)

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