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Hills resident Hull a major character in film about Australian Olympic basketball team

Los Altos Hills resident Dr. Don Hull is a main character in the biographical movie “The Spirit of the Game,” which recently premiered in the United States and Australia.

Wade Briggs plays Hull in the movie, set in Australia shortly before the country hosted the 1956 Olympic Games in Melbourne.

MV native Kimyacioglu recalls Rio experience and being in Turkey during attempted coup

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Sebnem Kimyacioglu participates in the opening ceremonies at the Rio Olympics.

It wasn’t until Sebnem Kimyacioglu was in Rio that she realized her dream of competing in the Olympics was actually going to happen.

“Walking in the opening ceremonies made it real,” she said.

SF grad Johnson inks lucrative deal with Miami Heat

If Tyler Johnson wasn’t already getting donation request letters from St. Francis High, he surely will now. The 2010 graduate just signed a reported four-year, $50 million contract with the NBA’s Miami Heat.

Not bad for an undrafted shooting guard out of Fresno State who has started only seven games over his two seasons in the league.

Kimyacioglu's unusual road to Rio

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Sebnem Kimyacioglu proudly holds the Turkish women’s national basketball team’s giant-size ticket to the Summer Olympics in Rio.

If this really is the end of Sebnem Kimyacioglu’s decorated career as a basketball player, what a way to go out.

The 2001 graduate of Pinewood School is bound for the Summer Olympics in Rio to play with the Turkish women’s national team.

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