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Sports 101: No Rio; Messi missing; feeling the Byrnes

Rory McIlroy of Northern Ireland has joined the list of top athletes opting to sit out the 2016 Summer Olympics in Rio de Janeiro because of concerns about the Zika virus. ... McIlroy watches his shot during second round of the U.S. Open golf championship at Oakmont Country Club on Saturday, June 18, 2016, in Oakmont, Pa.
Rory McIlroy of Northern Ireland has joined the list of top athletes opting to sit out the 2016 Summer Olympics in Rio de Janeiro because of concerns about the Zika virus. ... McIlroy watches his shot during second round of the U.S. Open golf championship at Oakmont Country Club on Saturday, June 18, 2016, in Oakmont, Pa. The Associated Press

In case you missed them, here are some teachable moments from the past seven days:

▪ The road to Rio needs a detour.

▪ When the going gets tough, Lionel Messi gets going.

▪ Former major leaguer Eric Byrnes could score from first on a single, and he can run 100 miles in under 23 hours.

▪ The Giants are taking that “even year” thing seriously.

▪ He who last-lap passes last, last-lap passes best, if you’re Tony Stewart on a road course.

Jeff Caraska

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