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    Rina Takeda breaks concrete blocks with her head before throwing first pitch (11 photos)

    The entire ceremonial first pitch "thing" has been over in North America for a long time, perhaps right after President Taft first made it popular 100 years ago. But in Japan , they've got ideas to make it better. Take the actions of martial artist Rina Takeda, whom The Big Lead describes as the…

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    Three sports figures make "Most Hated Men In America" list (10 photos)

    Former Los Angeles Clippers owner Donald Sterling has been selling excuses, but America isn't buying them. According to a recent consumer survey conducted by E-Score, a leading consumer research service that provides information to media and entertainment companies, Sterling is now the single most…

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    Meet former Microsoft CEO Steve Ballmer - Clippers new owner (22 photos)

    A judge has ruled against Los Angeles Clippers owner Donald Sterling and cleared the way for the $2 billion sale of the team to ex-Microsoft CEO Steve Ballmer. Judge Michael Levanas sided Monday with Sterling's estranged wife in the case that arose after the 80-year-old billionaire was banned by…

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    Most expensive sports franchise sales of all time (11 photos)

    A judge has ruled against Los Angeles Clippers owner Donald Sterling and cleared the way for the $2 billion sale of the team to ex-Microsoft CEO Steve Ballmer. This transaction roughly ties the sale of the Los Angeles Dodgers for the highest price paid for a professional sports franchise. Here is…

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    Kate Middleton spotted at the Commonwealth Games (23 photos)

    The royal family is battling the heat to show support at the Commonwealth Games in Glasgow, Scotland. Kate Middleton joined Prince William and Prince Harry to catch some of the action.

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    Ray Rice and wife Janay (12 photos)

    Baltimore Ravens running back Ray Rice was given a two-game suspension by the NFL, discipline that roundly was met with contempt from the public.

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    25 most valuable soccer players in the world (25 photos)

    Most soccer fans know that the world's two best players are Lionel Messi and Cristiano Ronaldo. They also top the list of the most valuable players in the world . With the World Cup starting soon, which other soccer stars made the top 25 most valuable players ?

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    27 facts about Lionel Messi (27 photos)

    Lionel Messi is considered the greatest player of this generation. Let’s take a look at Messi’s greatest moments during his playing career.

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    Hall of Fame profile - Michael Strahan (25 photos)

    Michael Strahan wasn't the first player to dominate a game as a pass rusher, but he was one of the best. His 141.5 career sacks is fifth all-time. He was also part of a championship team whose strength was clearly the defensive line and its ability to generate a pass rush from it. The 2007 Giants…

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    Toughest jobs in sports (8 photos)

    For the past two months, I've asked the same question to everyone from friends to colleagues to athletes to executives: "What are the toughest jobs in sports?" Their nominees have helped spawn a series of stories spotlighting eight dauntingly difficult jobs and the people who find them rewarding.…

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    Timberwolves rookie Zach LaVine (25 photos)

    Hey, did you forget over the weekend that Minnesota Timberwolves first-rounder Zach LaVine has crazy bounce and can perform a variety of very cool dunks? Well, I have good news for you and your addled memory. The former UCLA guard turned up at the Seattle Basketball Pro-Am League run by Jamal…

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    Rory McIlroy celebrates British Open win (20 photos)

    Rory McIlroy is now one of golf's giants. We can't believe it either, but here we are. This 25-year-old kid, who arrived in this world right about the same time as the third Indiana Jones movie, is officially, certifiably, indisputably a legend. — Jay Busbee

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    2016 Rivals100 Five-Stars (16 photos)

    The 2016 class is loaded with talent but check out the 16 players who Rivals.com believes is worthy of the coveted five-star status.

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    Rivals100 - No.1s (2002-2016) (15 photos)

    With the 2016 Rivals.com rankings being released, we take a look back at our No. 1 overall football players in the country since 2002.

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    Troy Tulowitzki's 2014 season (50 photos)

    Before being placed on the disabled list with a left hip flexor strain , Colorado Rockies shortstop Troy Tulowitzki , was one of the hottest player in baseball. Rumors of Tulowitzki wanting to leave Colorado have been sprouting up all over the place. Take a look at his amazing season before the…

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    Astros prospect Mark Appel (14 photos)

    In one of the stranger baseball stories we've heard this season, several Houston Astros players have anonymously expressed displeasure to the media over the fact that Mark Appel, the No. 1 overall pick in the 2013 draft, was promoted to Double-A Corpus Christi on Saturday despite posting a 9.74 ERA…

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    Joe Torre inducted into the Hall of Fame (12 photos)

    "I might as well cut to the chase. I'm here because of the New York Yankees ." That's one of the first things Joe Torre said Sunday afternoon during his induction speech at baseball's Hall of Fame. Torre spoke for roughly 28 minutes, yet he came away regretting not focusing more on George…

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    Vincenzo Nibali wins Tour de France (14 photos)

    Vincenzo Nibali won the Tour de France on Sunday , becoming the first Italian in 16 years to triumph in cycling's greatest race by chiseling a lead over his main rivals a few seconds at a time and dominating them in the mountains. - AP

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    Brickyard 400: Jeff Gordon wins at Indianapolis (13 photos)

    Jeff Gordon was a confident man on Friday. The confidence was rewarded on Sunday. A man who admits he isn't the best on restarts had one hell of a restart with 17 laps to go in the Brickyard 400 and powered past teammate Kasey Kahne for the lead and the eventual win in the first turn . - Nick…

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    Fantasy baseball stock watch - Week 17 (12 photos)

    Maintaining your fantasy baseball roster can be a daunting task with all of the variables to keep track. Thank goodness for this weekly Yahoo Sports cheat sheet of players to keep and players to drop. Find out whose stock is going up and whose stock is plummeting this week.

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