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Golden Nuggets: Not even a back injury slows down Missy Franklin

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Franklin overcomes a back injury to reach the 100m backstroke finals in the Pan Pac tournament.

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Michael Hanna in Fansided's Go Joe Bruin's preview of the 2014 California Golden Bears sees progress but ultimately a 3-9 season, thanks to a brutal schedule.

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National Football League

The Tampa Bay Buccaneers release wide receiver Lavelle Hawkins.

Women's Basketball

Inside Bear Territory with Lindsay Gottlieg and special guest Mikayla Cowling.

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Bingham Cup

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Men's Water Polo

The men's water polo team prepares for the 2014 season.

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NYTimes Feature: Missy Franklin and Katie Ledecky

IRVINE, Calif. - They are USA Swimming's dynamic duo, but there is one competition that neither Missy Franklin nor Katie Ledecky can win: the popularity contest to anoint a single chlorine queen. It is a losing proposition for both Franklin, a six-time gold medalist at least summer's world championships, and Ledecky, who will go into this week's Pan Pacific Swimming Championships poised to win as many as five gold medals.

Deciding between Franklin, 19, and Ledecky, 17, is like choosing between two gourmet chocolate truffles. Does one prefer the richest cocoa or the sweetest filling?

Pan-Pacific Championships

Missy Franklin Talks About Swimming Through Back "Discomfort," Decision to Swim In Finals. She eventually overcame her injury to qualify for the top final in the 100 meter backstroke. She also advances to the B final for the 200 meter free.