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Video: The High-End Engineering Behind Wheelchairs at the 2012 London Paralympic Games 0

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  • Posted by: Jeremy Repanich
  • August 29, 2012, 4:57 PM

Today the 2012 Paralympic Games opened in London and from now until September 9, some of the best athletes with disabilities in the world will compete in 21 different events ranging from wheelchair rugby to swimming. Some of the sports will require wheelchairs designed with cutting edge engineering. What is really interesting about these chairs is how they vary so much from sport to sport. Just like you wouldn't use a basketball shoe to run track, the wheelchairs paralympians use differ greatly to suit the event. Check out this video by the National Science Foundation and NBC Learn to see how these high-end pieces of sporting equipment are designed. More »

What is the Best College Football Team in America? (Part 2) 6

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  • Posted by: Eli Bernstein
  • August 27, 2012, 3:49 PM

We're getting geared up for the start of the 2012 college football season this week. Today we're counting down the Top 10 teams in the nation. As you'd expect, it's an SEC-heavy list, but will the best conference in the NCAA lead the preseason our rankings? We've already counted down from 10 to 6, here are the top 5:

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What is the Best College Football Team in America? (Part 1) 3

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  • Posted by: Eli Bernstein
  • August 27, 2012, 2:01 PM

We're getting geared up for the start of the 2012 college football season this week. Today we're counting down the Top 10 teams in the nation. As you'd expect, it's an SEC-heavy list, but will the best conference in the NCAA lead the preseason our rankings? Here we countdown from 10 to 6: More »

2012 Little League World Series: U.S. Championship Preview 5


The U.S. Little League champion will be crowned Saturday and earn a spot in Sunday’s title game of the Little League World Series. The U.S. final, which airs on ABC at 3:30 p.m. ET on August 25, will pit Tennessee (Southeast Region Champs) against California (West Region Champs). During pool play, Tennessee beat California 9–6, despite California’s four home runs in the game. Will California show up with its big bats once again to avenge a tough loss? Or will Tennessee, the only undefeated U.S. team in the LLWS, continue to coast into the finale? We sized up the two U.S. finalists. More »

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Fantasy Football 2012 Rankings: Wide Receivers 13

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  • Posted by: Gary Gramling
  • August 23, 2012, 1:21 PM

I don't think I've ever seen a wide receiver better than Calvin Johnson. But then, I also can't remember a time with so many young pass-catchers on the verge of delivering huge seasons. There's plenty of fantasy value to be had among wide receivers this year. Read on to see who ranks first in our Top 10 Fantasy Football Wide Receiver Rankings...

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Fantasy Football 2012 Rankings: Running Backs 13

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  • Posted by: Gary Gramling
  • August 23, 2012, 11:23 AM

Oh, those poor running backs. Two of this year's top 10 fantasy running backs are limping into the season with injuries. But there's still plenty of elite talent at the top. Read on to see who ranks first in our Top 10 Fantasy Football Running Back Rankings...

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And the WNBA's Top Selling Jersey Belongs to... 6

  • Posted by: Gary Gramling
  • August 23, 2012, 10:26 AM

I bet there's something that Maya Moore is terrible at. There has to be, right? Something has to balance out her overall awesomeness on the basketball court.

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