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Marion Hollins elected to 2021 class of Golf Hall of Fame

Marion Hollins financed and developed a golf course for women in New York and was the brains behind two fabled golf courses in California. And with one determined swing, she set in motion plans for the famous par-3 16th at Cypress Point.
A visionary in golf course architecture, a confidante of Alister MacKenzie and a U.S. Women's Amateur champion, Hollins now takes her place among the greats in the game. She was elected into the World Golf Hall of Fame through the contributor's category, joining a 2021 class that so far includes Tiger Woods. The Hall of Fame announced her election Friday. The induction is planned for March in Florid

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WNBA Power Rankings -- Washington Mystics, Seattle Storm lead the way

Might Sabrina Ionescu go from one of the top college teams in the country, the Pac-12 champion Oregon Ducks, to the last-place team in the WNBA? Right now, that's where her new team, the New York Liberty, projects in our first power rankings of what we hope will be the 2020 WNBA season. The WNBA draft is over, and the Liberty added six picks, led by No. 1 Ionescu. While it seems unlikely all will make the roster, it still will be a young team trying to establish an identity under new coach Walt Hopkins. Maybe the Liberty will surprise us, but it could be a season of growing pains for Ionescu and her teammates.

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The college football stars we can't believe didn't make it in the NFL

Success as a college football player doesn't always translate to stardom in the NFL. Over the years, we've seen many top NFL prospects' careers fizzle out, including Heisman Trophy winners such as Matt Leinart, Robert Griffin III and Troy Smith. Here are the college football stars we're most surprised didn't make it at the next level:

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Dallas Wings waive Kaela Davis after three seasons

The Dallas Wings waived forward Kaela Davis on Thursday, after she spent three seasons with the team.
"On behalf of the Dallas Wings organization, I would like to thank Kaela for her hard work and contributions, both on and off the court," Wings president and CEO Greg Bibb said in a statement. "We wish her the best moving forward." Davis was the No. 10 draft pick in 2017 WNBA draft and played 93 regular-season games and one playoff contest for Dallas, averaging 5.7 points, 1.9 rebounds and 1.5 assists in her three seasons. She started 16 games last year. Davis played her first two seasons in college at Georgia Tech, then spent her junior year at South Carolina, where she helped the Gamecocks win the 2017 national championship.

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College football tiers: Clemson and Ohio State on top, but who's next?

There are two inherent truths about college football's top 25 rankings. The first is that everyone reads them. The second is that everyone hates them. The point of all this is to say that the top 25 rankings are a sham, yet the entire idea is still so ingrained in our college football culture that, even if we hate it on a surface level, we can't help but bow to its ubiquitous power.To quote the great Frank Costanza, there has to be a better way! Indeed, there is: Tiers. No "1 through 25," but rather groups of teams on a similar level. This isn't exactly scientific, either, of course. But it's a start. And, since we've all been locked away in our homes and forced to binge-watch way too much TV, we'll use a few of those shows as our guides.

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Adidas files suit against Brian Bowen II's father, 2 others

Adidas has filed cross-claims against former five-star recruit Brian Bowen II's father, one of its former grassroots consultants and a financial advisor, alleging they conspired with some of its employees to misappropriate the apparel company's money to pay players' families to steer them toward Adidas-sponsored schools. The cross-claims against Brian Bowen Sr., former Adidas consultant T.J. Gassnola and financial planner Munish Sood were made in the sneaker company's answer to an amended complaint by Brian Bowen II, who alleges Adidas and others derailed his career by causing the NCAA to rule him ineligible.

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Oregon's Sabrina Ionescu, Iowa's Spencer Lee share Sullivan Award

Oregon women's basketball star Sabrina Ionescu and Iowa wrestler Spencer Lee shared the Sullivan Award on Wednesday night as the country's top amateur athletes. They are the third co-winners in the 90-year history of the Amateur Athletic Union award, following Coco Miller and Kelly Miller in 1999 and Keenan Reynolds and Breanna Stewart in 2015.

Ionescu, from Walnut Creek, California, swept every major women's basketball award, including being a unanimous choice as the AP player of the year. Lee, from Murrysville, Pennsylvania, was 18-0 for the Hawkeyes this year as a junior before the season was stopped. The 125-pounder won NCAA titles his first two seasons.

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