KNOXVILLE, Tenn. (AP) Pat Summitt, the winningest coach in Division I college basketball history who lifted the women's game to national prominence during her 38-year career at Tennessee, died. She was 64.
With an icy glare on the sidelines, Summitt led the Lady Vols to eight national championships and prominence on a campus steeped in the traditions of the football-rich south until she retired in 2012.
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Her son, Tyler Summitt, issued a statement Tuesday morning saying his mother died peacefully at Sherrill Hill Senior Living in Knoxville surrounded by those who loved her most.
Summitt helped grow college women's basketball as her Lady Vols dominated the sport in the late 1980s and 1990s, winning six titles in 12 years. Tennessee – the only school she coached – won NCAA titles in 1987, 1989, 1991, 1996-98 and 2007-08. Summitt had a career record of 1,098-208 in 38 seasons, plus 18 NCAA Final Four appearances.
Buddy Ryan, the pugnacious coach who masterminded two fierce defenses that won Super Bowl titles and whose twin sons have been successful NFL coaches, died. He was 82.
His death was confirmed by the Buffalo Bills, who are coached by Rex Ryan. James Solano, Buddy Ryan's agent, said he died in Kentucky but did not give a cause. Ryan lived on a ranch in Shelbyville.
Ryan was a linebackers coach for the 1968 New York Jets and coordinated the ground-breaking 46 defense for the `85 Chicago Bears, one of the NFL's greatest defenses. He was a head coach for the Philadelphia Eagles from 1986-90, and for the Arizona Cardinals in 1994-95, compiling a 55-55-1 overall record.
LOS ANGELES (AP) – NFL Hall of Famer Jim Brown has accepted a $600,000 offer from video game maker Electronic Arts to end a lawsuit alleging the company illegally used his likeness in its NFL Madden games.
A law firm representing Brown announced the deal. EA had no comment.
Brown said in the lawsuit filed in Los Angeles County in 2013 that he declined to license his likeness to EA, but EA used it anyway. He accused the company of violating his right of publicity.
Brown also sued EA in federal court, but a judge dismissed the case.
Brown repeatedly led the league in rushing as a running back for the Cleveland Browns in the late 1950s and early 1960s.
WACO, Texas (AP) – Three more women have joined a federal lawsuit against Baylor University accusing the school of doing nothing to help them after they reported being sexually assaulted on or near campus.
The former Baylor students are identified only as Jane Doe. They joined a lawsuit filed by three other women on June 15. They claim sexual assaults dating from 2005 to 2014.
The Southern Baptist school in Waco, Texas, has come under intense criticism for mishandling allegations of sexual assault over several years, including cases involving football players. President and Chancellor Ken Starr was demoted and head football coach Art Briles was fired.
Baylor faces three federal lawsuits alleging the school violated federal Title IX anti-gender discrimination regulations.
A Baylor spokeswoman did not immediately respond to requests for comment.
NEW YORK (AP) – Caitlyn Jenner is appearing on the cover of ''Sports Illustrated'' wearing her gold medal 40 years after her 1976 decathlon Olympic win.
Jenner told the magazine she had a complicated relationship with the medal and had kept it in drawers and in a safe, but never on display.
Jenner, at the time Bruce Jenner, was featured on the SI cover in the Aug. 9, 1976, issue after winning gold.
In her new interview, she said her masculine body at the time disgusted her, but that being macho was the way she tried to convince herself that she wasn't really a woman.
The special ''Where are They Now'' double issue featuring Jenner will hit newsstands Wednesday.
WASHINGTON (AP) – The chief organizer of the Rio de Janeiro Olympics says security is his top concern, well ahead of the Zika virus.
Sidney Levy, CEO of the Rio Organizing Committee, said that keeping athletes and visitors safe from terrorism and other crime is his No. 1 top priority. He called the biggest fear ''lone wolf'' attackers.
The plan is to have 85,000 security personnel on the streets. Levy said the 2013 visit of Pope Francis and the 2014 World Cup were tests for Brazil.
Francisco Dornelles, Rio's acting governor, warned on Monday that budget shortfalls could compromise security and transit at the games. Levy said intelligence officials from 100 different countries are in Brazil monitoring potential threats.
Zika, a virus linked to birth defects, has drawn widespread international concern. Levy stressed he does not worry about the virus and said none of the people working for him has contracted Zika. He pointed to expected cooler temperatures during the Olympics in his attempt to assuage fears.
AKRON, Ohio (AP) – Jason Day pulled out of the Olympics because of the Zika virus, costing golf its No. 1 player as it returns from a century-long absence at the games.
The sport has lost two of its biggest stars in the last week, adding to the perception that the Olympics are not a high priority. Rory McIlroy, a four-time major champion, also said Zika will keep from competing in Rio de Janeiro.
The 28-year-old Australian and his wife, Ellie, had their second child in November, and he has said they want more children.
Shane Lowry of Ireland, who got married in April and plans to start a family, also withdrew Tuesday. That makes six golfers, including two of the most prominent athletes in Day and McIlroy, to specifically cite Zika for not going to Rio. The others are Charl Schwartzel and Branden Grace of South Africa, and Marc Leishman of Australia, whose wife's immune system has not fully recovered after she nearly died last year of toxic shock syndrome.