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E.J. Tackett gains measure of redemption in emotional victory in PBA World Championship that could mean Player of the Year

JEFF RICHGELS | Posted: Sunday, December 11, 2016 4:00 pm
E.J. Tackett and his dad share an emotional embrace after Tackett won the PBA World Championship on Sunday at the National Bowling Stadium. Photo by Susie Fever.
E.J. Tackett has ended the past two PBA World Championships with tears in his eyes, but that is the only thing the two endings have in common. Tackett was top seed last year and the only right-hander on the show, and he ended up suffering a devastating loss to Gary Faulkner Jr. in the title match. The 24-year-old, 130-pound right-hander with the incredible rev rate was top seed again this year, and ended Sunday’s live show on ESPN jumping into his father’s arms after beating...