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ROAD TO THE WCWS

NCAA softball tournament: Breaking down the top teams and players

Ahead of Sunday's selection show (9 p.m. ET, ESPN2 and ESPN App), these are stats and stars behind the teams worth keeping track of as the tournament unfolds over the next few weeks.

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Emerging from his pandemic bubble, writer Tom Junod groaned and gasped in the company of strangers as Oklahoma lost its grip on perfection. But as fate would have it, sports delivered the kind of greatness that only sports can.

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Top Headlines

WOMEN'S GOLF

Coaches unhappy with NCAA canceling women's golf regional

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NCAA call to nix women's golf event irks coaches

One day after an NCAA women's golf regional was abruptly canceled, multiple coaches were still puzzled by the controversial decision.

NCAA BASEBALL

Nevada infielder sets new NCAA HR record in consecutive games

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HR surge gives Nevada's Bosetti an NCAA record

Nevada's Tyler Bosetti, a senior third baseman, has homered in nine consecutive games, breaking an NCAA Division I record that stood for 30 years.

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NCAA BEACH VOLLEYBALL

USC beats UCLA to clinch third beach volleyball national championship

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JESSIE HARPER'S HR CHASE

College World Series, not NCAA home run record, is Jessie Harper's aim

Arizona's Jessie Harper wouldn't mind breaking Lauren Chamberlain's all-time home run record, but her ultimate goal is to take the Wildcats back to the Women's College World Series.

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MLB DRAFT

Who should the Pirates take with the top pick in the MLB draft?

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NCAA CHAMPIONSHIPS

UK wins 1st volleyball crown in 4 sets over Texas

Alli Stumler had a season-high 26 kills and Kentucky won its first national championship in women's volleyball with a four-set victory over Texas on Saturday night.

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Kentucky celebrates first ever volleyball national championship

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Football

Unseeded Marshall stuns Indiana in OT to win men's NCAA soccer championship

Jamil Roberts scores the game-winning goal in overtime to give Marshall its first national championship in program history.

0:43

Football

Santa Clara wins women's NCAA soccer title, beating FSU on PKs

Santa Clara outlasts Florida State and wins in a penalty shootout to claim the NCAA College Cup championship.

0:29

NCAA Softball

Murphy reveals the reason for Hemphill's power surge

Alabama's Patrick Murphy says Bailey Hemphill has been seeing the pitches perfectly, which has been the reason for her success.

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Missouri poised to make noise in its NCAA Regional

Rally Cap analyst Madison Shipman says the Tigers have solid pitching, fantastic defense and plenty of hitting to make a NCAA Tournament run.

1:24

NCAA Softball

How many SEC teams will advance to the WCWS?

The Rally Cap crew discusses which SEC teams will advance to Oklahoma City to play in the Women's College World Series.

1:10

NCAA Softball

Tennessee hopes to make tourney charge behind Rogers

Lady Vols pitcher Ashley Rodgers can be "an absolute game changer" in the NCAA Softball Tournament, says Rally Cap anaylst Madison Shipman.

1:05

NCAA Softball

Shipman says Razorbacks fate is up to timely hitting

Rally Cap analyst Madison Shipman breaks down why Arkansas having multiple people with double-digit homers will work in their favor in the tournament.

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NCAA Softball

Pitching could provide Auburn with an edge

The Tigers enter the NCAA Softball Tournament playing their best ball of the season, according to Rally Cap analyst Madison Shipman.

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