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This is an article from the Sept. 10, 2012 issue
At age 71 of undetermined causes, former Duke basketball star Art Heyman. A fiery 6'5" swingman from Oceanside, N.Y., he originally committed to North Carolina and became a central figure in the rivalry between the Blue Devils and the Tar Heels. In his three varsity seasons, he averaged 25.1 points and 10.9 rebounds. As a senior captain in 1962--63, Heyman (above) earned NCAA player of the year honors and led Duke to its first Final Four appearance. "As much as any other human being, Art was responsible for Duke University becoming a national power in college basketball," said Vic Bubas, Heyman's coach with the Blue Devils, in a statement. The Knicks took Heyman with the first pick of the '63 draft, and he spent three years in the NBA and three more in the ABA.
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To 23 years in prison for the 2010 murder of ex-girlfriend Yeardley Love, former Virginia lacrosse player George W. Huguely V. Early in the morning of May 3, an intoxicated Huguely kicked in the apartment door of Love, 22, a standout player for the Cavaliers' women's lacrosse team, and beat her to death. The case brought national attention to the issues of domestic violence and alcohol abuse. State law requires that Huguely, 24, who was convicted of second-degree murder and larceny last February, and who has already served two years in jail, must finish at least 85% of his sentence—about 17½ more years.
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At age 43, Russian women's volleyball coach Sergei Ovchinnikov. Police have not released details of his death, but media in Croatia, where the Russian team was training, have reported that he hanged himself in his hotel room in the Adriatic port city of Porec, apparently distraught over Russia's fifth-place Olympic finish. Ovchinnikov took over the team on an interim basis last November and was named the full-time coach a month later. He came under heavy criticism for Russia's Olympic failure, with the press harping on his lack of top-level coaching experience. "He took [the Olympics] very personally," said Russian men's volleyball coach Vladimir Alekno, who led his team to gold in London. Ovchinnikov is survived by his wife and two children.
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From Fulham F.C. to Tottenham Hotspur in the English Premier League, American midfielder Clint Dempsey. The 29-year-old sniper, who scored 50 league goals in six years with Fulham, had refused to play for the club in anticipation of an expected transfer to Liverpool, but negotiations broke down when an agreement on an offer could not be reached. Dempsey (below) also turned down a move to Aston Villa. He signed with Spurs for three years and a reported $9.5 million.
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By more than an hour, the time of vice-presidential hopeful Paul Ryan in the 1990 Grandma's Marathon in Duluth, Minn., by the candidate himself. In a radio interview on Aug. 23 with conservative host Hugh Hewitt, Ryan gave his best marathon time as, "Under three, high twos. I had a two hour and fifty-something." Running journalists and aficionados investigated—breaking three hours in a marathon is no small feat, and most runners know their personal records to the second—and the inquiry soon forced a spokesman for Ryan's campaign to admit that the candidate had run just one marathon, when he was 20, and that his finishing time was 4:01:25. Ryan isn't the first politician to mess with the marathon: When Massachusetts senator John Kerry ran for president in 2004, he claimed to have run the Boston Marathon, but he declined to provide any details when journalists were unable to find his name on lists of finishers.
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Indefinitely for violating the NFL's substance-abuse policy, Redskins safety Tanard Jackson. Since being selected by the Buccaneers in the fourth round out of Syracuse in 2007, Jackson, 27, has struggled with drug problems. He missed four games in '09, 14 in '10 and six last season. Tampa Bay released him in April after he failed a physical. This is his third suspension. Jackson, who has not commented, appealed the test result last week, but was denied. He becomes eligible for reinstatement on Aug. 31, 2013.
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The last 1:40 of South Plantation (Fla.) High's 31--14 victory over Nova High last Friday, by quarterback Erin DiMeglio, the first girl in state history to play the position in a regular-season varsity game. The 5'5", 140-pound senior—the Paladin's third-string passer—handed off twice to running back Daniel Dayes to run out the clock on the victory. "It was a great feeling," DiMeglio (above) said, but added, "I wanted to throw a pass."
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That he would retire after the U.S. Open, Andy Roddick, 30. A veteran of more than 800 singles matches who had battled injuries over the past few years, Roddick, ranked No. 22, made the surprise announcement last Thursday, saying, "I just feel like it's time." He then won his first three matches to delay that time for at least a few more days. Whenever A-Rod tosses his final racket, there's plenty we'll miss about the best American player of his era, including....
His talent: 32 titles, including 2003 U.S. Open
That monster serve
His sardonic wit: "If nothing else, I'm a decent quote."
His better half
Passing yards by Division III Eureka (Ill.) College quarterback Sam Durley in a 62--55 win over rival Knox College last Saturday, an NCAA record.
Attendance at the game, which was played at Knox's Knosher Bowl (capacity: 6,000) in Galesburg, Ill.
Age of Tennessee middle school student Kamron Doyle, who finished third at the PBA South Scorpion Open. He's the youngest bowler ever to crack the top three at a PBA event.
Errorless games this year, through Sunday, for Cubs second baseman Darwin Barney, who broke the NL's single-season record on Aug. 29 after an error charged to him in the seventh inning was given instead to third baseman Luis Valbuena.
Goals allowed by financially troubled second-division Romanian soccer team CS Buftea in a shutout loss to third-tier ACS Berceni in a national cup match. Buftea, which fielded a side of mostly under-19 players, trailed 12--0 at the end of the first half.
NBA PLAYERS POLL
Who is the most underrated manager in baseball?
JOE MADDON, RAYS 22%
KIRK GIBSON, DIAMONDBACKS 9%
BUD BLACK, PADRES 7%
BRUCE BOCHY, GIANTS 6%
RON GARDENHIRE, TWINS 6%
With 5% of the vote, the Rangers' Ron Washington finished sixth—the same ranking he received in answer to the question, Who is the most overrated manager in baseball? (Ozzie Guillen of the Marlins was No. 1.) ... Of Maddon's 60 votes, 39 of came from within the American League. In a similar poll on Facebook, SI readers also picked Maddon, who got 30% of their votes.
BASED ON THE RESPONSES OF 271 MLB PLAYERS TO SI'S SURVEY