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Pascal Dupuis takes extraordinary measures mid-game

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Some people will do anything to avoid the dentist. But what Pittsburgh Penguins forward Pascal Dupuis did Wednesday night may make you rethink the field of dentistry. After taking the high stick of teammate Kris Letang to his face, Dupuis found himself on the bench with a loose tooth or so. Naturally, he didn't appear at all concerned about it. After all, NHL players effectively sign away their teeth when they signs their contracts. But with Penguins head athletic trainer Chris Stewart by his side, Dupuis decided to take matters into his own hands — and pull out the two teeth himself. But as crazy as this sounds, he actually made the extraction look less painful than it seems at the dentist with a full course of novocaine. One by one he handed the teeth to Stewart and was done with the impromptu extraction in time to skate the next shift.

The Boston Red Sox have won their third World Series in 10 years. The boys with beards got a strong start from pitcher John Lackey and came alive at the plate early against St. Louis Cardinals ace Michael Wacha. Shane Victorino's double in the 3rd inning cleared the bases and gave the Sox a 3-0 lead. Boston got three more off Wacha in the 4th and cruised to a 6-1 win in Game 6. It marked the first time in 95 years that the Red Sox clinched a World Series title at home.

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Coming off an impressive win against the Chicago Bulls last night, much more has been made about the Miami Heat's chances at a threepeat. That is until the Philadelphia 76ers, the so-called worst team in the NBA, stunned the Heat on Wednesday night. Rookie point guard Michael Carter-Williams led the Sixers with 22 points, 12 assists, nine steals and seven rebounds as Philadelphia won 114-110.

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