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NFL Power Rankings — Week 9

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After picking up their eighth win of the season, the Chiefs remain the top team in the power rankings. The Broncos looked shaky again in their win over Washington, and dropped to the number 3 spot behind the Colts. Those three teams look like they will compete for the top playoff seed in the AFC, but there is still plenty of time for a dark horse to overtake them.

There are also contenders in the NFC that can take a spot in the top 3. As we get into the second half of the season, we’ll find out which teams are rolling at the right time, and which teams get left behind.

Tell us where you think your team should be ranked in the comments!

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Red Sox Top Cardinals in Six Games to Win the World Series

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BOSTON (AP) -- More than an hour after the final out, players lingered on the field and fans stood by their seats, cheering, singing and applauding.
A celebration nearly a century in the making was unfolding at the old ballpark, a long-awaited moment generations of New Englanders had never been able to witness.
Turmoil to triumph. Worst to first. A clincher at Fenway Park.
David Ortiz and the Boston Red Sox, baseball's bearded wonders, capped their remarkable turnaround by beating the St. Louis Cardinals 6-1 in Game 6 on Wednesday night to win their third World Series championship in 10 seasons.
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You Say Red Sox, I Say Special Edition Mr. Potato Heads

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Right now, the Red Sox are one game away from winning the World Series. But no matter who comes out as champions, Boston's band of baseball beardos are already winners — they've been immortalized as Mr. Potato Heads!

On Friday, Hasbro and the Red Sox Foundation unveiled limited edition plastic spuds that capture the tuber essence of six Sox heroes: Dustin Pedroia, David Ortiz, Jonny Gomes, Mike Napoli, Shane Victorino, and Jarrod Saltalamacchia. The toys were custom-made by Hasbro designers to capture the essence of each player through their beard. Gomes' Ironsides is here. So is Napoli's Siesta and Ortiz' Tease. (The designers even got the iconic gap in Ortiz's teeth!) Victorino's Pineapple? Saltalamacchia's Saltine? Check and check.

Take a closer look at each of the starchy stars and their special tater nicknames:
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NHL Power Rankings — Week 4

  • Puckhead
  • Dante A. Ciampaglia
  • October 28, 2013, 4:50 PM

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ITKCheck out this week's NHL Power Rankings and tell us in the comments section where you think your team should be ranked!

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Reebok Scares Up a Spooky Halloween-Inspired Shoe

  • GearHead
  • Dante A. Ciampaglia
  • October 28, 2013, 1:58 PM

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Halloween is Thursday, which means you've probably been seeing more and more pumpkins at school or in your neighborhood. But there's another place they're showing up: Your feet! The Reebok Classic Pump Omni Lite Pumpkin hit stores last Friday, just in time for the spookiest day of the year. And it's one wild sneaker.
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Darrell Wallace: The First Black Driver to Win a NASCAR Race Since 1963

  • The Arena
  • Dante A. Ciampaglia
  • October 28, 2013, 10:08 AM

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History was made in Virginia on Saturday when NASCAR driver Darrell Wallace, Jr., won the Camping World Truck Series Kroger 200 race at Martinsville Speedway. By claiming the checkered flag, Wallace became only the second black driver to ever win a NASCAR touring series race. The only other black driver to do that was Wendell Scott in 1963.

When Scott won, his victory came in Florida during the days of segregation. That meant he was kept out of Victory Lane. But 50 years later, Wallace celebrated like any other driver who won his first race — alongside his team and with tons of excitement!
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NCAA Football Power Rankings — Week 9

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The power rankings look a lot different than they did just one week ago. Back then, LSU, Texas A&M, and Louisville had yet to be upset. All three are out of the rankings now, and Missouri, Baylor, and Texas Tech are the newest members of the top 10. Now that the season’s first BCS rankings have been released, every game becomes more important. Teams will have to avoid upsets and win big games to remain in the top spots.

This season is shaping up to be a great one, and it should only get more exciting as things start to wind down.

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