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Former PGA champion John Mahaffey, Blaine McCallister and Fred Funk were among the final sectional qualifiers who filled out the 156-player field for next week’s U.S. Open championship… . The Boston Celtics released former Seattle SuperSonic Xavier McDaniel, freeing up more than $2.6 million and space along the front line. McDaniel took away $1.5 million, the predetermined buyout cost. . . . Buzz Summers, men’s tennis coach at Oregon since 1967, will retire Aug. 31… . Greg Warzecka, director of athletics and physical education at the University of Redlands (Calif.) since 1989, has been named athletic director at UC Davis. One of the other five finalists for the job was Washington State associate athletic director Marcia Saneholtz… . Star Michelle Akers left with a mild concussion after 6 minutes, allowing China to tie the United States 3-3 at the women’s World Cup soccer tournament in Gavle, Sweden.

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