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`COMMERCE CITY, CO - MARCH 22: A large United States flag is stretched out by fans to celebrate a goal as United States players return to kickoff position during a FIFA 2014 World Cup Qualifier match between Costa Rica and United States at Dick's Sporting Goods Park on March 22, 2013 in Commerce City, Colorado. (Photo by Dustin Bradford/Getty Images)

Team USA vs. Costa Rica caught in snowstorm

March 23, 2013

The U.S. men's national team faced off with Costa Rica in the middle of a snowstorm at Dick's Sporting Goods Park in Commerce City, Colo. on Friday, March 22, 2013.

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  • Carmelo Anthony predicts Knicks-Bulls on Christmas or opening night

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    The acquisition of bazooka-armed reliever Aroldis Chapman wasn’t exactly greeted with glee by Chicago Cubs fans because of the pitcher’s offseason domestic violence incident. While Cubs fans are desperate for their team to finally end its 108-year-old streak without a World Series title, some aren’t desperate enough that they feel comfortable adding a player to the roster who was accused of domestic violence before prosecutors ultimately decided not to file charges. Lifelong Cubs fan Caitlin Swieca decided to do something positive to help herself cope with the disappointment she felt in her beloved team.

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  • Carl Frampton setting example for other elite boxers by pursuing tough fights

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  • Amar’e Stoudemire: ‘My heart was in two places – Phoenix and New York. I just went where I was wanted’

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  • Former gold-medalist gymnast says a subtle move in a routine by Simone Biles proved why she's so 'untouchable'

    19-year-old US gymnast Simone Biles is expected to be one of the breakout stars in Rio in her first Olympics this year. On Thursday, former gold-medal gymnast Shawn Johnson went on "Sports Center" to talk about Biles and her chances in Rio. During the interview, Johnson pointed to a subtle, funny move Biles pulled during her routine in June's P&G Championships as proof that Biles is incredibly gifted. During one of her turns, Biles winked at the sidelines — it was later revealed that she was winking at Johnson. "I was taken back by that wink, because I remember in my floor routines, I didn't even know — I probably couldn't have told you my name in the middle of it, let alone thought to look at

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    American Athletic Conference Commissioner Mike Aresco, addresses the media during an NCAA football media day in Newport, R.I., Tuesday, Aug. 4, 2015. The American Athletic Conference will probably lose at least one member to the Big 12. “I’ve been talking to the (athletic directors) and the president of the schools that might leave, and it looks like some of them will,” Aresco told Barnhart.

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  • Paul Menard to honor Al Unser Jr. with Darlington paint scheme

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  • The Warriors are inviting trusted veteran JaVale McGee to camp

    JaVale McGee could bring some levity to Oakland. The Golden State Warriors have a reputation as one of the NBA’s most joyous and watchable teams, but this summer has threatened to make their 2016-17 season deathly serious. The acquisition of Kevin Durant has cast them as villains, to the point where many of the same NBA fans who looked upon the Warriors with awe throughout their 73-win season will watch them in the hope of seeing them lose this year.

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  • Back in Chicago, Dwyane Wade hits stage in Lollapalooza surprise

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  • Miguel Sano takes frustration out on bat Bo Jackson-style

    Miguel Sano went 1-for-5 and drove in two runs Wednesday night in a loss to the Atlanta Braves. Maybe someday they will make a bobblehead doll in honor of these impressive feats of strength from Sano as they did recently for Jackson, who broke a few bats the same way in his day. The Minneapolis Star-Tribune pointed out Thursday that breaking bats over his knee is not the only thing Sano has in common with Jackson.

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  • Cruz is a full-go as Giants practice for the first time

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    Nico Rosberg made it two-for-two in practice for the German Grand Prix by topping the timesheets at Hockenheim for Mercedes on Friday afternoon. 2014 winner Rosberg topped the opening practice session on Friday morning at Hockenheim before underpinning Mercedes’ impressive pace by leading FP2, beating teammate Lewis Hamilton once again. Rosberg posted a fastest lap time of 1:15.614 to beat Hamilton by almost four-tenths of a second on the super-soft tire, sending out a firm warning to his title rival ahead of qualifying on Saturday. Hamilton had a scare after coming across Daniel Ricciardo while exiting the pits late on, but escaped unscathed, although not without telling his team and FIA race director Charlie Whiting over the radio that he felt the Red Bull driver had got too close for comfort.

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  • Olympic organizers suspect 'isolated' sabotage at village

    Sabotage by unhappy workers may have caused water and gas leaks, blocked toilets and electrical faults that slowed teams from moving into the athletes' village, Rio Olympic organizers said Thursday. ''We are considering isolated cases, but we haven't seen enough to say it was an organized sabotage thing,'' Rio spokesman Mario Andrada said. South America's first games have been plagued by problems, including the Zika virus, severe water pollution, security worries and slow ticket sales.

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    The Minnesota Twins left their own fans confused on Thursday when they began scrolling a list of potential deadline trades on their left field scoreboard. The Cleveland Indians send a message back to the Minnesota Twins.

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