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Michaels’ improbable Father’s Day gift helps lift Virginia over Tennessee in College World Series

- On Father’s Day, Logan Michaels delivered the most precious gift possible in his first at bat in the College World Series.

Trey Murphy III keeping name in NBA Draft

- Virginia fans were hoping that Trey Murphy would change his mind about turning pro, but the Durham, N.C., native ended the suspense on Monday when he said he’s keeping his name in the 2021 NBA Draft.

LSU wanted O’Connor to succeed Mainieri, but Oaks wasn’t interested

- With a resume like Brian O’Connor’s, there’s no doubt that he’s a target for big-time coaching searches like LSU.

Abbott baffles Tennessee hitters to pace Virginia’s win in College World Series

- Facing one of the most dangerous lineups in the nation, Virginia ace Andrew Abbott pitched his way out of an early jam, then handcuffed favored Tennessee to help the Cavaliers upend the Vols 6-0 in their opening game of the College World Series on Sunday.

O’Connor’s experience in Omaha comforting to a team that has never been there

- There’s something about having been to Omaha before that’s comforting for Brian O’Connor and some of his coaching staff.

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The debut of the Good Health Podcast: Strength, running, sports medicine and more!

- "The Jerry Ratcliffe Show" debuts a new regular podcast - the Good Health Podcast. Episode 1 features conservations with Atlantic Coast Athletic Club founder Phil Wendel, Dr. David Diduch, an orthopedic surgeon in sports medicine at UVA Health, and Mark Lorenzoni, the founder of Ragged Mountain Running & Walking Shop.

Virginia concludes U.S. Olympic Swimming Trials with three qualifiers

- Paige Madden, Alex Walsh and Kate Douglass all became Olympians this week during the U.S. Olympic Trials.

Abbott, Bales collects honors from ABCA, NCBWA, Baseball America

- Senior pitcher Andrew Abbott garnered All-America honors from the National Collegiate Baseball Writers Association and Baseball America. Reliever Blake Bales was a second team selection on the NCBWA’s All-America team.

NBA’s Portland Trail Blazers reach out to Dawn Staley about head coaching job

- Virginia basketball legend, now South Carolina women’s basketball coach, Dawn Staley, is expected to be contacted as a potential candidate to take over head coaching duties for the NBA’s Portland Trail Blazers.

John Grisham discusses ‘Sooley,’ Coach K, college baseball

- Best-selling novelist John Grisham joins "The Jerry Ratcliffe Show" to talk about his first basketball novel, Sooley, and also dishes on ACC hoops and college baseball.

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Emma Navarro named ITA National Rookie of the Year

- Emma Navarro has been named the ITA National Rookie of the Year.

Todd DeSorbo named U.S. Olympic Swimming assistant coach

- Virginia swimming head coach Todd DeSorbo has been named an assistant coach for the 2021 Tokyo Olympic Games.

All five women’s golf starters named to All-ACC Academic Team

- All five starters on the Virginia women’s golf team have been named to the 2021 Women’s Golf All-ACC Academic Team.

Four Cavaliers named to All-ACC Academic Team

- Four members of the Virginia men’s golf team have been named to the 2021 Men’s Golf All-ACC Academic Team.

What online sports betting apps are available in Virginia?

- Virginia legalized online sports betting, meaning anyone over the age of 21 and physically located within state lines can place bets at any of the five licensed online sportsbooks.

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