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’PANGBOURNE, UNITED KINGDOM - UNDATED: In this undated collect photo provided by St Andrew's School, Kate Middleton (front row, C) is pictured in a hockey team photo during her time as a pupil at St Andrew's School in Pangbourne, Berkshire, England (1986-1995). Catherine, Duchess of Cambridge re-visited her former school on November 30, 2012 to take part in a day of activities and festivities to mark the occasion of St Andrew's Day. The Duchess visited the Pre-Prep School for under-5s, unveiled a plaque to officially open a new artificial turf playing field and met members of the school's hockey team, which she played for during her time as a pupil at the school. She was also given a private tour of the school and watched the school's Progressive Games which are traditional games played indoors by teachers and students on St Andrew's Day. (Photo provided by St Andrew's School - WPA Pool/Getty Images)

In this undated collect photo provided by St Andrew's School, Kate Middleton (front row, C) is pictured in a hockey team photo during her time as a pupil at St Andrew's School in Pangbourne, Berkshire, England (1986-1995).
  • Carl Frampton setting example for other elite boxers by pursuing tough fights

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    Mike Krzyzewski hates fun (even more than he admits). So, the coach wasn’t thrilled after Team USA’s exhibition win over China, which included DeMar DeRozan nearly 360-degree dunking on someone. Marc J. Spears of ESPN: I want to see Team USA make highlight plays. Dunk from the free-throw line. Shoot from halfcourt. Throw behind-the-back passes. Show up weaker competition. So, it’s hard for me to get behind Coach K’s criticism. But I also want to see the Americans win gold medals in the Olympics, and I’ll blame Krzyzewski if they’re not adequately focused. Fair? Not one bit. Doesn’t change what I want, though.

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  • Bill Peters locked up by Carolina Hurricanes through 2019

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  • Logan Morrison tears apart Dodger Stadium to make crazy catch

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  • Detroit Tigers add much-needed component of physical pain to 'Rock, Paper, Scissors' contest

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  • 2016 BIG TEN POWER RANKINGS: I have Ohio State 3rd, and I regret it already

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  • The title-race implications of Gonzalo Higuain's transfer to Juventus

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  • Kevin Durant: I never told Russell Westbrook I'm staying in OKC

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