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Two out of four potential trophies made their way home to Catalonia last season. That did not stop a wave of disappointment and criticism from engulfing FC Barcelona this summer.

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It took 47 minutes for the floodgates to open Saturday evening.

Over the course of 15 minutes early in the second half, F.C. Barcelona rattled off four straight goals to power its way to a 4-0 victory over S.S.C. Napoli.

Athletic director Warde Manuel met with the Board of Regents on June 20 to discuss the fiscal year budget.

The University announced its projected budget for the athletic department at the end of June. It projects a balanced budget for the 2020 fiscal year — which began July 1 — after finishing with a $1 million surplus in the 2019 fiscal year.

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Daily Sports Writers discuss the Michigan baseball team's run to the College World Series. Plus a look ahead at the NBA Draft where we discuss the three former Michigan basketball players who entered into the draft.

Seniors Kate Fahey and Brienne Minor celebrate at the NCAA doubles championship in Orlando.

When you think about fairytale endings to a doubles career, this is just about as close as you can get. 

Junior Chiara Lommer upset the No. 4 ranked player in the first round of the NCAA singles tournament.

For the first time in Michigan history, three Wolverines were going to Orlando to compete in the NCAA Singles Tournament. However, with the three girls all ranked top-50 in the country, none of them made a serious run in the tournament. 

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Match Point. Again. 

Giulia Pairone prepared as the ball soared toward her. She swung and watched as the ball went past the baseline and, eventually, out of bounds. 

Just like that, the Georgia Bulldogs earned their fourth and final point. 

Presented by The Michigan Daily's sports section, a rotating cast of writers discusses Michigan sports.

It's been an eventful last four years in the Michigan sports world, and who better to talk about those events than the people who have covered them for The Daily? Six of our seniors sit down to reflect on their favorite Michigan sports and Daily memories.

We love LANEY <3

The Daily gave me a home in a place where I felt like I didn’t have one, and now I can’t imagine having gone anywhere else. That’s why I have an absurd amount of love for these people, and why I don’t care that ending every email with “I love you” was probably unnecessary and ridiculous.

What I do care about is that everyone on this staff — every freshman, every senior, every junior and every sophomore — knows that they were a part of one of the best experiences on this campus.

We love MIKE <3.

I’ll remember The Daily for being the thing that got me through the hard times. When things were at their worst, I never once dreaded walking into that building. Turning the corner from the stairs, entering the newsroom and seeing the sports staff at the first desk on the right washed away whatever else was going on in my life. For a year, that staff — the best goddamn student sports section in the world — was mine, and that means the world to me.

It was the biggest factor in the best four years of my life.

But at some point, the stadium lights go out, and you have to leave.

It is the worst part.