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The News Herald (Willoughby, OH) - - Sports - The As­so­ci­ated Press

Col­lege bas­ket­ball

FOR­MER VIL­LANOVA, CLEVE­LAND STATE COACH DIES » Rol­lie Mas­simino, who led Vil­lanova’s sto­ried run to the 1985 NCAA cham­pi­onship and won more than 800 games in his career, died Wed­nes­day af­ter a long bat­tle with cancer. He was 82.

Mas­simino’s death was an­nounced by Keiser Univer­sity, where he was still the men’s bas­ket­ball coach. He spent the fi­nal days of his life in hospice care.

Best known for that na­tional ti­tle at Vil­lanova, Mas­simino also coached at Stony Brook, UNLV and Cleve­land State. Mas­simino spent the last 11 years of his life at Keiser, where he started the pro­gram and turned it into an NAIA power.

He was a fi­nal­ist for en­shrine­ment in the Bas­ket­ball Hall of Fame this year.

Mas­simino is sur­vived by his wife, five chil­dren and 17 grand­chil­dren.


IS­NER, SHARA­POVA AD­VANCE AT U.S. OPEN » Topranked Amer­i­can man John Is­ner had 30 aces in a 6-3, 6-4, 7-5, sec­on­dround vic­tory over Hyeon Chung of South Korea in the U.S. Open Aug. 30.

The 10th-seeded Is­ner never lost his serve and fit­tingly hit his fi­nal ace on match point. He now has 52 aces in the tour­na­ment, more than any other player.

Maria Shara­pova used 12 aces to beat 59thranked Timea Ba­bos of Hun­gary, 6-7 (4), 6-4, 6-1, to reach the third round.

Shara­pova beat No. 2 seed Simona Halep in the first round at Flush­ing Mead­ows.

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