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Photos: Pat Summitt through the years

Pat Summitt, legendary Tennessee coach, dead at 64

Legendary University of Tennessee women's basketball coach Pat Summitt has died. She was 64.

Summitt's son, Tyler, announced the news in a statement Tuesday.

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“It is with tremendous sadness that I announce the passing of my mother, Patricia Sue Head Summitt," he wrote. "She died peacefully this morning at Sherrill Hill Senior Living in Knoxville surrounded by those who loved her most."

He added, "Since 2011, my mother has battled her toughest opponent, early onset dementia, ‘Alzheimer’s Type,’ and she did so with bravely fierce determination just as she did with every opponent she ever faced. Even though it’s incredibly difficult to come to terms that she is no longer with us, we can all find peace in knowing she no longer carries the heavy burden of this disease."

A Celebration of Life service  honoring Summitt will be held July 14 at 7 p.m. at the Thompson -Boling Arene on the University of Tennessee campus.

Former players, coaches and fans paid tribute to Summitt on social media, including Peyton Manning.

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"She could have coached any team, any sport, men's or women's," he said in a statement. "It wouldn't have mattered because Pat could flat out coach. I will miss her dearly, and I am honored to call her my friend. My thoughts and prayers are with Tyler and their entire family."

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On Sunday, news broke that Summitt was reportedly "struggling" and her health was deteriorating. 

Summitt, the winningest coach in NCAA basketball history, left basketball in March 2012, just a few months after being diagnosed with early-onset Alzheimer's.

"It was hard because I didn't want to, but I felt like I needed to step down," Summitt told ABC

Summitt held a 1,098-208 record over her 38-year coaching career, all as coach of Tennessee. 

She also collected eight NCAA titles over her career — the second most in NCAA women's basketball history. 

In April 2012, she was also awarded the Presidential Medal of Freedom. 

Read more here.

– The Cox Media Group National Content Desk contributed to this report.

This video includes clips from CBS, the University of Tennessee and images from Getty Images. 

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LSU mascot Mike VI diagnosed with rare cancer

Louisiana State University's live mascot, Mike VI, has been diagnosed with cancer, according to a news release from the university's athletic department.

The release said that Mike has been diagnosed with spindle cell sarcoma, an extremely rare form of cancer.

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Veterinarian David Baker and veterinary students noticed swelling on Mike's face when he was in his enclosure in Baton Rouge, Louisiana.

Following a computed tomography scan, it was determined that the Bengal-Siberian mix tiger had a tumor near his nose.

"Currently, Mike's attitude and demeanor are unchanged, and he does not appear to be in pain," the university said.

The type of cancer Mike has, the release said, is unlikely to spread in his body.

LSU hopes the treatment plan outlined for Mike will give him at least another year to live with a good quality of life:

Dr. Baker consulted with specialists at LSU and around the country to put together Mike's treatment plan, which consists of a new and highly sophisticated form of radiation therapy called “Stereotactic radiotherapy,” or SRT. SRT delivers radiation to the tumor in a highly focused manner, sparing surrounding, normal tissues so complications are reduced. Treatment may be given as a single, high dose or as fractionated doses given daily for up to three days. This treatment is not curative but should extend Mike's life and allow him to live comfortably for some time.

It is estimated that without treatment, Mike may have 1 to 2 months left. With treatment, he may have 1 to 2 years.

Mike was born July, 23, 2005 and was donated to LSU by Great Cats of Indiana, a non-profit sanctuary, when he was 2 years old.

According to the LSU School of Veterinary Medicine, Mike is the only live tiger living on a college campus in the U.S.

Mike lives in a tiger habitat north of LSU's Tiger Stadium.

From LSU School of Veterinary Medicine: Mike VI Diagnosed with Cancer. Details: http://lsul.su/1Tus4okMore about the history of our live mascot: http://lsul.su/MikeVIPosted by LSU Tigers on Monday, May 23, 2016

Army softball player avoids tag by flying

An Army softball player has one way to avoid the tag at home at all costs. 

She doesn't slide under the opposing player, the usual move to reach home when it's being defended by the catcher. 

Instead, Kasey McCravey took to the air and leaped over the other player, MLB.com reported.

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The amazing hurdle happened during the Patriot League Tournament Saturday.

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This isn't the first time McCravey jumped over a catcher. 

McCravey was called safe and the Black Knights beat Lehigh in the semifinals 3-1. 

Army fell to Boston University in Sunday's finals 9-0.

Insurance company: Joe Paterno was told of Sandusky abuse allegations in 1976

What did Joe Paterno know,and when did he know it? New allegations have come to light that Penn State University's legendary football coach was told about sex abuse allegations against his former assistant coach, Jerry Sandusky, in 1976.

Sandusky was part of Paterno's coaching staff from 1969 to 1999. 

The claims were made public when a Philadelphia court order was released Thursday.

The order said that Pennsylvania Manufacturers' Association Insurance said that "in 1976, a child allegedly reported to PSU's Head Coach Joseph Paterno that he (the child) was sexually molested by Sandusky," NBC News reported.

There were two other claims that in 1987 and in 1988 other assistant coaches saw Sandusky and children in "inappropriate" or "sexual" conduct. 

Another allegation, also in 1988, was taken to Penn State's athletic director.

The court order is part of a case currently being decided in which Penn State University hopes to get back the more than $60 million it has paid to settle almost 30 civil claims surrounding the Sandusky abuse case.

The court said that the university cannot claim insurance coverage for settlements on cases that stem from 1992 to 1999 because of "provisions in policies written in those years excluding claims of sexual abuse," The Patriot-News in Harrisburg, Pennsylvania reported.

Sandusky was convicted in 2012 for the sexual abuse of 10 boys between 1994 and 2008 and was sentenced to 30 to 60 years in prison. He is petitioning for a new trial. 

Paterno died in January 2012. 

His family said in reference to the new claims they want "a full public review of the facts," NBC News reported.

Read more on the case here.

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