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Jake Aron

New MLB Instant Replay: Coming in 2014

It's not often that all 30 MLB owners, managers, umpires, and players agree on something. This offseason, they all agreed on new expanded instant replay rules that will start this season. A lot of people think this is a good thing, including me.

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Russell Wilson and Eric Decker Get Animated

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  • Dante A. Ciampaglia
  • January 28, 2014, 10:02 AM

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You're going to be seeing a lot of the Seahawks and Broncos between now and Super Bowl Sunday. But here's a look you might not be expecting: Seattle quarterback Russell Wilson and Denver wide receiver Eric Decker as cartoon characters.

Wilson and Decker both made guest appearances recently on the Nicktoons show NFL Rush Zone: Guardians Unleashed — Wilson in December, Decker earlier this month. They both need the help of Ish and his Guardians friends to take care of some bad guys who might ruin their game days. Here are a couple of clips:
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Grace Ybarra

Super Bowl XLVIII Week Day 1: The Big City

kid reporter grace ybarra super bowl xlviiiToday is the beginning of what will be an amazing experience.

As you probably know, the Denver Broncos and Seattle Seahawks will meet in Super Bowl XLVIII this weekend. The game will be played at MetLife Stadium in New Jersey, but in reality some of the most important aspects of the Super Bowl don’t take place on Sunday. Or, in this case, in New Jersey. Super Bowl week is full of media sessions and events to bring people closer to the players, coaches, journalists, and performers who will be involved in the game — and a lot of the action will happen in New York.

I’m in NYC to cover as much of the action as I can. And throughout the week, I will be sharing my experiences about the events I cover along with the people I meet, starting with today.
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Melo Has a Monster Weekend

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  • Dante A. Ciampaglia
  • January 27, 2014, 11:16 AM

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If you thought Kevin Durant's 54-point night last weekend was impressive, Carmelo Anthony would like a word.
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Andrew Wild

NBA Midseason Awards

Although a lot of the NBA’s biggest stars haven’t made it with us, we’ve reached the midpoint of the season and it’s time to hand out some awards.

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Metropolitan Museum of Art Tackles Some Gridiron Greats

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With Super Bowl XLVIII a little more than a week away, football fever has gripped every corner of New York City. And that includes one of the world's biggest art museums.

Starting today, visitors to the Metropolitan Museum of Art can see a selection of football cards printed between 1894-1959 in the exhibition Gridiron Greats: Vintage Football Cards in the Collection of Jefferson R. Burdick. Photographs, magazines, and a varsity football sweater taken from the the museum’s collections are also part of the show.

There are about 150 cards on view. They were selected from the Met's Burdick Collection of 500-600 football cards and more than 30,000 baseball cards, and they span the earliest days of the sport.

"This exhibit is really about tracing the history of the game back to where it began, with Princeton and Rutgers in their first game in the 1860s and sort of bringing it through American visual culture," says Freyda Spira, assistant curator in the Met's Department of Drawings and Prints. "I want people to get a sense of where we've come from and how things have changed."
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Shaun White — Back for More

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Can one of the most popular winter athletes of all time continue his snowboarding dominance in Sochi? That's the question facing Shaun White, who won gold in the halfpipe at the 2006 and '10 Olympics and is still considered the best in the world in the event.

Nicknamed the Flying Tomato in '06 for his red hair, White will make history by becoming the first U.S. men's snowboarder to participate in three Olympics. But that distinction isn't enough for the 27-year-old.

"He's going to arrive at the Sochi Olympics a better halfpipe rider than he's ever been," says White's coach, Bud Keene.
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