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NIKOLA MEKTIC

Tennis Player

Nikola Mektić is a Croatian professional tennis player who is a former world No. 1 in doubles.

He is a two-time Grand Slam champion, having won the 2021 Wimbledon Championships in men's doubles partnering compatriot Mate Pavić, and the 2020 Australian Open with Barbora Krejčíková in mixed doubles. Mektić also finished runner-up at the 2020 US Open with Wesley Koolhof in men's doubles, and the 2018 US Open with Alicja Rosolska in mixed doubles.

He became world No. 1 in men's doubles in October 2021, the second Croatian to reach this ranking. Mektić has won 16 doubles titles on the ATP Tour, including six at Masters 1000 level with four different partners.

 

He also won the 2020 ATP Finals with Koolhof. In singles, he reached his highest ranking of world No. 213 in May 2013.

 

Mektić was part of the Croatian team which won the 2018 Davis Cup, and won men's doubles gold at the 2020 Olympic Games alongside Pavić.

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MATE PAVIC

Tennis Player

Mate Pavić is a Croatian professional tennis player who is a former world No. 1 in doubles.

He is a five-time Grand Slam champion, having won three titles in men's doubles: the 2018 Australian Open with Oliver Marach, the 2020 US Open with Bruno Soares, and the 2021 Wimbledon Championships with Nikola Mektić.

Pavić also won mixed doubles titles at the 2016 US Open with Laura Siegemund, and the 2018 Australian Open with Gabriela Dabrowski. He finished runner-up at the 2017 Wimbledon Championships, the 2018 French Open and the 2020 French Open in men's doubles, and at the 2018 and 2019 French Opens in mixed doubles.

Pavić has won 31 doubles titles on the ATP Tour, including five at Masters 1000 level. In May 2018, he became world No. 1 in doubles, making him the 52nd player history to hold the top ranking. He was the youngest doubles No. 1 since Todd Woodbridge in 1996, and the first player from Croatia, male or female, to be world No. 1 in singles or doubles. Pavić was part of the winning Croatian team at the 2018 Davis Cup, and also won Olympic gold in men's doubles at the 2020 Summer Olympics alongside Mektić. In singles, he reached a career-high ranking of No. 295 in May 2013.

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PEDRO MARTINEZ

Tennis Player

Pedro Martínez  is a Spanish professional tennis player.

 

During his junior career, he won the junior Davis Cup 2013.

 

Martínez has a career high ATP singles ranking of World No. 40 achieved on 9 May 2022.

 

He also has a career high ATP doubles ranking of World No. 53 achieved on 9 May 2022.

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CARLOS TABERNER

Tennis Player

Carlos Taberner is a Spanish professional tennis player.

Taberner has a career high ATP singles ranking of world No. 85 achieved on 23 May 2022.

 

He also has a career high ATP doubles ranking of world No. 337 achieved on 18 September 2017.

 

He has reached 16 career singles finals, with a record of 7 wins and 9 losses which includes four ATP Challenger singles titles: the 2020 Iași Open, the 2021 Antalya Challenger II, the 2021 Open du Pays d'Aix and the 2021 Lošinj Open.

 

Additionally, he has reached 7 career doubles finals with a record of 4 wins and 3 losses which includes one ATP Challenger doubles title at the 2017 San Benedetto Tennis Cup.

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TOMAS ETCHEVERRY

Tennis Player

Tomás Etcheverry is an Argentine tennis player.

 

He has a career high ATP singles ranking of World No. 88, achieved on 23 May 2022. He also has a career high ATP doubles ranking of World No. 241, achieved on 28 February 2022.

Etcheverry has captured three ATP Challenger and five ITF titles in singles as well as six ITF and one ATP Challenger title in doubles.

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LACEY HENDERSON

Paralympian

Six-time USA National Champion in the long jump with the American record holder in the long jump and pole vault.

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RON HARPER JR

Basketball Player

Ronald Harper Jr. is an American basketball player. He played college basketball for the Rutgers Scarlet Knights of the Big Ten Conference.

Ron did sign a two-way deal with the Toronto Raptors shortly after the draft concluded

He is the son of former National Basketball Association (NBA) player Ron Harper.

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HORIA TECAU

Tennis Player

Horia Tecău is a Romanian former professional tennis player who specialised in doubles.

He is a three-time Grand Slam champion, having won the 2015 Wimbledon Championships and 2017 US Open alongside Jean-Julien Rojer in men's doubles, as well as the 2012 Australian Open with Bethanie Mattek-Sands in mixed doubles. Tecău also reached five further Grand Slam finals:

at the 20102011 and 2012 Wimbledon Championships with Robert Lindstedt in men's doubles, and at the 2014 and 2016 Australian Opens in mixed doubles.

He reached his career-high doubles ranking of world No. 2 in November 2015, shortly before winning the 2015 ATP Finals with Rojer. Tecău won 38 doubles and one mixed doubles titles on the ATP Tour, including three at Masters 1000 level.

 

He also won the silver medal at the 2016 Olympic Games in Rio de Janeiro, alongside compatriot Florin Mergea.

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KEVIN KRAWIETZ

Tennis Player

Kevin Krawietz is a German professional tennis player who specialises in doubles.

He is a two-time Grand Slam champion, having won the French Open doubles title in both 2019 and 2020 alongside compatriot Andreas Mies

 

The pair were also semifinalists at the 2019 US Open. Krawietz reached the mixed doubles semifinals at the 2021 Wimbledon Championships and 2022 French Open, partnering Květa Peschke and Nicole Melichar-Martinez respectively, and has qualified for the ATP Finals on three occasions.

He achieved his career-high doubles ranking of world No. 7 in November 2019, and has won eight doubles titles on the ATP Tour, including two at ATP Tour 500 level. 

 

He has represented Germany in the Davis Cup since 2019, and also competed at the 2020 Olympic Games in both men's and mixed doubles.

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JULIAN KNOWLE

Tennis Player / Coach

Julian Knowle is an Austrian male professional tennis player and coach.

Being a born left-hander, Knowle was one of the few on the ATP Tour who played his forehand, backhand, and even volleys double-handed.

 

He was Austria's most successful doubles player in history by reaching world no. 6 in the ATP doubles rankings in January 2008, before being matched by Jürgen Melzer, who reached no. 6 in September 2010, and overtaken by Alexander Peya, who reached no. 3 in August 2013.

Knowle was a successful player on the ATP Challenger Series, winning the Challenger tournaments in Kyoto (1999), Caracas (2001), Graz (2001)n and Andrezieux (2002) and reaching the finals in Yokohama (2000), Bristol (2000), Besançon (2000)n and Graz (2003).

 

He also won several Futures tournaments. Knowle's best ATP singles ranking was world no. 86 in July 2002. His final appearance in the main draw of a singles tournament was in the Graz Challenger in 2005 where he reached the quarterfinals.

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CHRIS AGYEMANG

American Football Player

Chris Agyemang is a 6-5, 295-pound Defensive End from Billerica, Mass.

 

Chris was named to Phil Steele’s Preseason All-MAC Third Team before ever playing a down in the league and was selected to Steele’s postseason all-league fourth team.

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PABLO ANDUJAR

Tennis Player

Pablo Andújar is a Spanish professional tennis player. Andujar has won four ATP Tour singles titles and reached a career-high singles ranking of world No. 32 in July 2015.

 

His best results are reaching the fourth round of the 2019 US Open and the 2021 French Open doubles semifinals.

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GABE HADLEY

Basketball Player

Gabe Hadley is a 6-4, 200-pound Guard from Launceston, Australia playing for Geelong Supercats.

 

Scored a career-high 29 points in a win over UC Davis (Jan. 22). Averaged 12 points, 3.6 rebounds, and 2.2 assists per game

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CALVIN KATTAR

Professional MMA

Calvin Kattar is an American professional mixed martial artist. He currently competes in the Featherweight division in the Ultimate Fighting Championship (UFC).

 

A professional competitor since 2007, Kattar formerly competed for EliteXC. As of June 20, 2022, he is #5 in the UFC featherweight rankings.

Kattar won eight consecutive bouts and was unbeaten in over seven years competing on the regional circuit primarily in his native New England prior to his UFC career.

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TYSON CHARTIER

Professional MMA Coach

Tyson has won the MMA Junkie's 2020 'Coaches of the Year'.

 

Tyson has earned a Brazilian jiu-jitsu black belt and competed in MMA, Chartier has adopted more of a boxing approach when it comes to his fighters.

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ROB FONT

Professional MMA

Robert Font is an American professional mixed martial artist. He currently competes in the Bantamweight division in the Ultimate Fighting Championship (UFC).

 

A professional competitor since 2011, Font formerly competed for CES MMA, where he was the Featherweight Champion. As of May 2, 2022, he is ranked #7 in the UFC bantamweight rankings

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DEAN REIBER

Basketball Player

Dean Reiber is an American college basketball player for the Rutgers Scarlet Knights of the Big Ten Conference. Made Rutgers debut in season-opening win over Sacred Heart (Nov. 25)

Breakout game versus Nebraska, with career-highs in points (10), rebounds (4), three-pointers (2) and minutes played (17)

 

Scored 12 points in 10 minutes play in win over No. 13 Michigan State

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DAN EVANS

Tennis Player

Daniel Evans is a British professional tennis player from England. 

 

He has been ranked as high as world No. 22 in singles by the Association of Tennis Professionals (ATP), which he achieved on 27 September 2021, and is the current British No. 2 in singles.

 

He reached a career-high ranking of world No. 52 in doubles on 26 April 2021. In 2015, he formed part of the winning British Davis Cup team.

In Grand Slam events, Evans reached the fourth round of the 2017 Australian Open and of the 2021 US Open. Evans has made seven third-round major appearances at the 2013 US Open, at Wimbledon 2016, at the 2016 US Open, at Wimbledon 2019, at the 2019 US Open, at Wimbledon 2021, and at the 2022 Australian Open.

 

Evans's three ATP Tour finals to date have been the 2017 Apia International Sydney (losing to Gilles Müller), Delray Beach Open (losing to Radu Albot), and the 2021 Murray River Open, where he beat Felix Auger-Aliassime to win his first title.

Evans made his Davis Cup debut for Great Britain against Poland in September 2009. Evans twice won deciding fifth rubbers, against Slovakia and Russia respectively, helping Great Britain progress to the Davis Cup World Group.

 

Evans also played in the semifinal against Australia, losing both of his rubbers, and was a substitute for the Final against Belgium, with Great Britain winning the Davis Cup in 2015, the nation's first success in the tournament for 79 years.

 

The Davis Cup team was awarded the 2015 BBC Sports Personality Team of the Year Award.

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FENTON BRADLEY JR

Basketball Player

Fenton Bradley, Jr. is an American basketball player. His height is six foot eight (2m03 / 6-8). 

 

He is a power forward who most recently played for Svendborg Rabbits in Denmark - Ligaen Play-Offs.

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ORIEOMA CHUKWU-ETU

Basketball Player

A player that looked destined for the WBBL side from the moment she walked into the Academy set-up back in 2015 and so it’s proved. Great defender and improving as a scorer all the time. Great prospect for the future

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JASON JUNG

Tennis Player

Jason Jung is an American-born professional tennis player who represents Taiwan.

 

He is a University of Michigan alumnus who has cracked the Top 150 in the ATP rankings and also won four ATP Challenger events.

As a tennis player, he was the National and Midwest Regional winner of the ITA/Arthur Ashe Award for Leadership & Sportsmanship in 2010, made the All Big Ten team as a junior and senior, and is 4th all-time in Michigan history in career doubles wins.

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MARSHA FRESE

Basketball Coach

Marsha Frese is an American college basketball coach, most recently working as an assistant coach for Boston College.

 

She had previously been the head women's basketball coach at UMKC.

Frese played basketball at Washington High School in Cedar Rapids, Iowa.

 

She was the leading scorer in the state in both 1989 and 1990. In 1988 she helped lead the team to the Iowa state title. Based on her accomplishments she was named Miss Iowa basketball in 1990 by USA Today and the Gatorade Circle of Champions.

In 2017, she was named an assistant coach for Boston College but resigned in the summer, citing personal reasons.

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RYAN KRIENER

Basketball Player

Ryan Kriener is an American professional basketball player for the Ehime Orange Vikings of the Japanese B.League.

On August 8, 2020, Kriener signed his first professional contract with the Helios Suns of the Slovenian League and the ABA League Second Division. However he did not play for the team.

 

In January 2021, Kriener signed with the Leuven Bears of the Pro Basketball League. He averaged 19 points and 7 rebounds per game and was one of the finalists for league MVP.

 

On July 13, 2021, Kriener signed with the Ehime Orange Vikings of the Japanese B.League.

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TAYLOR MIKESELL

Basketball Player

Taylor Mikesell is a college basketball player. Her height is 5-foot-11 and playing in the position of guard for Ohio State after playing at Oregon and Maryland.

 

Coming out of high school, Taylor was the nation's No. 32 overall player and No. 9 point guard.

Career Honors at Ohio State;

One of five finalists for the Ann Meyers-Drysdale Award (2022).

Regional finalist for the WBCA Coaches’ All-America Team (2022)

All-Big Ten First Team (2022, media and coaches)

Big Ten Weekly Honor Roll: Jan. 10, Jan. 24, Feb. 14, 2022

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TYRE GATHRIGHT

Basketball Player

Tyre Gathright is a basketball player. His height is six foot four (1m94 / 6-4). 

 

He is a shooting guard who most recently played for Svendborg Rabbits in Denmark - Ligaen Play-Offs.

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AKIEAN FREDERICK

Basketball Player

Akiean Frederick is a professional American basketball player. His height is 6-9 with 231 lbs.  He was the leader of Kent State University.

He is a power forward / center who most recently played for Tromso Storm in Norway - BLNO.

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JANEE BATES

Basketball Player

Janee is a three-time captain for Haskell Athletics women’s basketball.

 

Three-time honoree of the Champion of Character Award 
School records for points (39) and assists (13) in a single game.

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MAISHE DAILEY

Basketball Player

Maishe Dailey is a basketball player born on February 08, 1998. His height is six foot seven (2m01 / 6-7).

 

He is a shooting guard who most recently played for Akron Zips in NCAA.

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CALEB GREEN

Basketball Player

Caleb Green is a professional American basketball player. His height is 5-10 with 175 lbs.  He is the leader of Fairfield Stags.

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LUKE NATHAN

Basketball Player

Luke Nathan is a 6-11, 240-pound Center (BK) from Randolph, NJ playing for Rutgers University. 

Three-time Big Ten All-Academic honoree (2020-21, 2019-20 and 2018-19)

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BRIAN BANKS

Football Player

Brian Banks is a former American football player. He signed with the Atlanta Falcons of the National Football League (NFL) on April 3, 2013.

 

Banks signed as an undrafted free agent with the Las Vegas Locomotives of the United Football League in 2012.

Banks was a standout high school football star at Polytechnic High School (Poly) in Long Beach, California.

 

In 2002, his Junior year, Banks verbally committed to USC. After being falsely accused of rape by classmate Wanetta Gibson, he spent close to six years imprisoned and five years on parole.

 

In 2012, his conviction was overturned when his accuser confessed that she had fabricated the entire story.

 

Following his exoneration, Banks sought to resume his football career, playing for the now-defunct United Football League (UFL), attending mini-camps for several NFL teams, and later signing with the Atlanta Falcons.

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GEO BAKER

Basketball Player

Geo Baker is an American college basketball player for the Rutgers Scarlet Knights of the Big Ten Conference.

In Baker's senior season debut on November 25, 2020, he sprained his ankle in a win over Sacred Heart and was ruled out for several games. Baker was named to the Third Team All-Big Ten by the coaches.

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JESUS CRUZ

Basketball Player

Jesus Cruz is a basketball player with a height of six foot five (1m95 / 6-5).

 

He is a shooting guard who most recently played for Gigantes de Carolina in Puerto Rico - BSN.

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MARINA FERNANDEZ

Basketball Player

Marina Fernandez is originally from Barcelona, Spain and she is a basketball player who is currently playing for Newcastle Eagles WBBL.

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COURTNEY CLEMENTS

Basketball Player

Courtney Clements is a professional basketball player.

 

She played college basketball at the University of Arizona and San Diego State University.

 

She played in the WNBA for the Chicago Sky however, she got waived in 2015.

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PHILIPP OSWALD

Tennis Player

Philipp Oswald is an Austrian professional tennis player who primarily plays doubles events on the ATP Tour.

 

On 7 December 2009, he reached his highest ATP singles ranking of world No. 206, and his highest doubles ranking of No. 31 was reached on 21 June 2021.

 

In 2021, he participated in the 2020 Tokyo Olympics partnering with Oliver Marach.

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JORDAN BOHANNON

Basketball Player

Jordan Bohannon is an American basketball player. He played college basketball for the Iowa Hawkeyes for six seasons.

 

On November 18, 2021, Bohannon set the Big Ten record for career three-point field goals when he hit his 375th in a game against Alabama State. Bohannon passed Ohio State's Jon Diebler. 

 

On March 12, 2022, he scored 12 points and hit the game-winning three-pointer in an 80-77 win against Indiana in the Big Ten Tournament. Bohannon was named Honorable Mention All-Big Ten.

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PAIGE ROBINSON

Basketball Player

Paige is a basketball player born on April 09, 1998. Her height is six foot three (1m90 / 6-3).

 

She is a center who most recently played for London Lions in Eurocup Women (W). 

 

Capped by  England Under-18s and Great Britain Under-20s in 2016

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MIKEY HOWELL

Basketball Player

Mikey Howell is a basketball player with a height of six foot three (1m90 / 6-3).

 

He is a point guard who most recently played for Bradley Braves.

Became the all-time program leader in assists (502) in UCSD men's basketball history in UC San Diego.

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MICHAEL LUNZ II

Football Player

Michael is an American college football player for Tulane in the position of LB. 

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MYRA GORDON

Basketball Player

Made her collegiate debut in the season opener against Samford (11/25)

Scored the first basket of her Alabama career in the win over Houston (11/29)

Played in 32 games, making one start

 

Recorded 43 points, 74 rebounds, 16 steals and 12 assists on the season

 

Scored a career-high tying eight points in Alabama's win at Chattanooga (12/5)

 

Began the SEC schedule by grabbing a career-high eight rebounds at Tennessee (12/30)

 

Forced a