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Top sports stories of 2016

Top sports stories of 2016

Improbable postseason run: The William and Mary baseball team finished the regular season 25-28 and lost to host College of Charleston in the first game of the Colonial Athletic Association Baseball Championships before improbably marching to within two games of reaching the NCAA Super Regionals.

To get there, the Tribe won four straight elimination games to win the CAA tourney including a 9-8 win in 12 innings over UNC Wilmington that featured a seven-run rally to knot the score in the ninth inning, plus a 27 1/2-hour rain delay.

W&M then eliminated regional host and reigning national champion Virginia before being topped by East Carolina in the...