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Missouri college coach aims to inspire after facing cancer


SPRINGFIELD, Mo. (AP) — She felt sick. She regretted having the surgery. She couldn't imagine getting out of bed.

The legendary athlete was isolated, unsure how well she'd recover.

But still, Jackie Stiles was determined to win. Including all her accomplishments on the court, this one away — from the hardwood — might be her best.

This feat can't be quantified in points and likely won't result in a banner hanging from the JQH Arena rafters.

Stiles is again inspiring many around the country as she takes on perhaps her most difficult opponent yet: cancer.

Missouri State announced Jan. 7...

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