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Tennis legend hospitalized, has internal bleeding

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Tennis legend hospitalized, has internal bleeding

From Comcast SportsNet
MELBOURNE, Australia (AP) -- Former champion Mats Wilander has been admitted to a hospital in Melbourne following a fall on the eve of the Australian Open. The 47-year-old Swede is being treated for a laceration to one of his kidneys, according to a post on the Facebook page for his company, Wilander on Wheels. The post says the internal bleeding stopped on Monday but Wilander will be "out of commission for a while." Wilander, who won three Australian Opens among his seven Grand Slam singles titles, fell at his apartment in Melbourne late Saturday. He was scheduled to host a daily highlight show for television channel Eurosport at this year's tournament.

Winningest Illinois high school basketball coach Gene Pingatore dies

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NBC Sports Chicago

Winningest Illinois high school basketball coach Gene Pingatore dies

Legendary high school basketball coach Gene Pingatore—the winningest coach in Illinois history—died on Wednesday night at the age of 83.

St. Joseph’s won two state championships (1999, 2015) under Pingatore, while also capturing six sectional championships during a high point from 1982 to 1988. During his tenure, Pingatore helped produce three McDonald’s All-Americans and led the Chargers to nine state appearances.

On February 11, 2017, Pingatore collected his 1,000th win—his overall record was 1035-383—and is still to this day the only Illinois high school basketball coach with over 900 wins. The legendary coach also helped guide some of the state’s greatest talents along their way to stellar careers. Among Pingatore’s star pupils are Indiana Hoosiers great Daryl Thomas, 2010 John R. Wooden Award winner Evan Turner and NBA Hall of Famer Isiah Thomas.

He was also well known for his important role in the critically acclaimed “Hoop Dreams”, the 1994 documentary that followed high school athletes William Gates and Arthur Agee as they chased their dreams of being NBA players, while also dealing with the socio-economic difficulties of travelling from inner-city Chicago to Westchester, Illinois every day for school. According to the Sun-Times, Pingatore was coaching this past weekend at the Riverside-Brookfield Shootout. 

In his 50 years of coaching at St. Joseph’s, Pingatore made an indelible mark on many lives and the St. Joseph community at-large.

Kris Bryant jumping at thunder during a rain delay is pure comedy

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WGN

Kris Bryant jumping at thunder during a rain delay is pure comedy

The Cubs-Braves game on Wednesday got delayed due to a thunderstorm that blew through Chicago.

It made for a pretty scene with a pink and orange sky during sunset that made way to rain clouds, thunder and lightning. Fox Sports South captured the footage of the Wrigley sky and then caught Kris Bryant jumping and then running in the dugout at the sound of thunder.

Even former MVPs can be scared of thunder.

 

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