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Coach K’s farewell tour: Mike Krzyzewski honored by Syracuse, Jim Boeheim before Blue Devils blow out Orange

No. 7 Duke ran its winning streak to seven games on Saturday with a 97-72 thrashing of Syracuse that brings the Blue Devils within one win of clinching at least a share of the ACC title. Duke’s 97 points marked a team high in ACC play as it torched Syracuse’s zone with a 15 of 32 mark from 3-point range.

While the game was significant for a team in the thick of a conference title race and projected as a No. 2 seed in Jerry Palm’s Bracketology, so were the pregame festivities. With Duke’s Mike Krzyzewski coaching his final game at the Carrier Dome against close friend Jim Boeheim, the Orange gave Coach K a heartfelt sendoff.

Syracuse presented Coach K with a framed photo of he and Boeheim printed on a piece of the Carrier Dome roof and announced the creation of a new scholarship in Krzyzewski’s honor. The

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Pedro Gomez death: Reporter honored with ‘SportsCenter’ video tribute

One day after ESPN reporter Pedro Gomez died unexpectedly, the network honored him with a touching tribute on Monday night’s SportsCenter.

Reporter Michele Steele narrated the video, which highlighted Gomez’s family and his journalism career that spanned over three decades.

“With his glorious smile and his effusive charm, Pedro Gomez became the light of any room he entered,” Steele said in the video. “And on the baseball field, any baseball field, he was greeted by name, and more often than not, a warm embrace. He was beloved by everyone and kind.”

Tributes to Gomez have poured in this week from his ESPN colleagues, his fellow sportswriters and numerous people across MLB and the baseball community. Many have spoken of Gomez’s kindness, his willingness to help young reporters on the beat and his love for his family.

“Pedro was far more than a media personality. He was a dad, loving

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