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CWS Reaches Its Final Four

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After three rounds of baseball, the 2013 NCAA Men’s College World Series is down to its final four.

Right now, three-seed Oregon State and Mississippi State are playing for the second time in the CWS. UCLA faces top-seed North Carolina at 8 p.m. tonight.
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Abby Wambach Breaks Mia Hamm’s Scoring Record

  • Goalazo
  • Allie Chinander
  • June 21, 2013, 12:29 PM

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Mia Hamm, meet Abby Wambach. In the record books, that is. Last night, Wambach scored four goals in a game against South Korea to became the new all-time leading goal scorer in international soccer.

These two legendary soccer players were former teammates, playing together on Team USA in the 2004 Olympics. They won gold that year, and Hamm retired as the all-time leading goal scorer in international soccer with 158 goals in 275 games. Her record stood for nine years, until Wambach scored goals number 159 and 160.
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LeBron, Wade and Battier Lead the Heat To a Second-Straight Title

  • Hoophead
  • Associated Press
  • June 21, 2013, 9:02 AM

LeBron Finals MVPMIAMI (AP) Victory in Game 7 brought more than another crown for LeBron James and the Miami Heat. It validated the team and its leader, forever cementing their place among the NBA's greats.

For the vanquished San Antonio Spurs, it simply compounded the misery of a championship that got away.

James led the Heat to their second straight title, scoring 37 points and grabbing 12 rebounds in a 95-88 victory Thursday night in a tense game that was tight until Miami pulled away in the final minute. More »

Spain Puts Up 10 Goals on Tahiti

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  • Dante A. Ciampaglia
  • June 20, 2013, 5:04 PM

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Earlier today, Spain met — and absolutely destroyed — Tahiti in a Confederations Cup match in Brazil (the site of the 2014 FIFA World Cup). Powerhouse Spain — defending World Cup and European Cup champions — shut out Tahiti, 10-0, and set the record for largest margin of victory in the Confederations Cup. The previous record was six goals. 
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WNBA Great Katie Smith Announces Retirement

  • Hoophead
  • Lauren Shute
  • June 20, 2013, 3:23 PM

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When most sports stars decide to retire, they call a press conference and share the news with the world. But not Katie Smith. The WNBA great announced on May 30 that this season would be her last by replying to a tweet.

The 39-year-old New York Liberty guard has built an impressive resume. Smith has scored 6,272 points in 17 seasons as a pro, and is the WNBA’s second all-time leading scorer behind Tina Thompson. She also won three Olympic gold medals for Team USA in 2000, 2004 and 2008.
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Grand Rapids Griffins Win Calder Cup

  • Puckhead
  • Dante A. Ciampaglia
  • June 19, 2013, 3:51 PM

grand rapids griffins 2013 calder cup

The Bruins and Blackhawks continue their Stanley Cup Finals series tonight, but yesterday another hockey championship reached its end. The Grand Rapids Griffins defeated the Syracuse Crunch, 5-2, to win its first Calder Cup.

The who? And the what?
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Chris Bosh Block Sends Heat to Game 7

  • Hoophead
  • Dante A. Ciampaglia
  • June 19, 2013, 9:42 AM

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This is the split-second that Chris Bosh saved Miami's season.

Last night, the Spurs were one half away from claiming their fifth NBA championship. Tim Duncan was on fire, Miami's Big Three were invisible. LeBron turned on the jets to get the Heat back in the game, but even in the late moments of the fourth quarter it looked like San Antonio was walking out of Miami with some hardware. Even some Heat fans had given up hope — hundreds left early. To beat traffic.
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