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Duke’s Nick Hendrix works his way back after suffering from fractured skull, concussion

Duke baseball’s Nick Hendrix had suffered a fractured skull and a concussion and would end up having to sit out the rest of the season after getting hit in the head by a line drive.That game against Columbia on March 18, 2015 at Durham Bulls Athletic Park was the beginning of a lengthy recovery for Hendrix, who is now a graduate student and team captain on a ninth-seeded Duke club that upset No. 5 Clemson, 3-1, in the ACC tournament on Tuesday. The Blue Devils face No. 4 Virginia Thursday at 11 a.m.

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White House sports salutes increasingly fraught with political drama

Bringing teams to the White House, a practice sporadically embraced since the end of the Civil War, has become so commonplace that champions in pro leagues and many college sports can anticipate being celebrated eventually at the president’s official residence in Washington, D.C. Until recently there was little downside to presidents associating with winners from the sports world. But the once-innocuous tradition of White House sports salutes is increasingly fraught with political drama. Now that Donald Trump is in the White House, there’s intensified talk of entire teams shunning an invitation and, conversely, of pre-emptive efforts to reduce the risk of snubs, including eliminating the ritual entirely.

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Here’s what landing Trevon Duval and Jordan Tucker means for Duke

After off-season departures of eight players, Duke men’s basketball coach Mike Krzyzewski has restocked his Blue Devils with talented youngsters, including Trevon Duval, Jordan Tucker and Jordan Goldwire. Frank Jackson decided last week to hire an agent and stay in the NBA draft. Duval announced his decision Monday; Tucker announced his decision Saturday.

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Getting to know Duke's women's golfers

Duke's Leona Maguire, the 2017 ACC women's golfer of the year, offers up some fun facts May 12, 2017, on teammates Virginia Elena Carta, Ana Belac, Sandy Choi, sister Lisa and herself as the Blue Devils prepared for the 2017 NCAA Championship.