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Rockford-Sparta Gymnast Morgan Korf Named High School Athlete of the Week

Morgan Korf, a junior who led the Rockford-Sparta high school gymnastics team to the MHSAA Division 1 state championship before capturing an all-around individual state title last week, has been named Meijer-97.9 WGRD High School Athlete of the Week.

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Lowell Wrestlers Josh Colegrove, Lucas Hall and Zeth Dean Named Co-High School Athletes of the Week

Lowell High School wrestlers Josh Colegrove, Zeth Dean and Lucas Hall, who led the Red Arrows to their second consecutive MHSAA Division 2 state title in addition to capturing individual state titles, are co-winners of the Meijer-97.9 WGRD High School Athlete of the Week honor.

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Jury Rules Pharrell Williams, Robin Thicke Must Pay $7.3 Million to Marvin Gaye’s Family for ‘Blurred Lines’ [Video]

A U.S. District Court jury in Los Angeles ruled Tuesday that Pharrell Williams and Robin Thicke must pay $7.3 million for the family of the late Marvin Gaye for copyright infringement in their 2013 hit song "Blurred Lines," Variety reported.

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Lavell Crawford Cancels Gilda’s LaughFest Appearance Because of Movie Production

Lavell Crawford has canceled his Gilda's LaughFest appearance for Wednesday night because of a movie he's currently filming, festival officials announced this morning.

The cancellation of his appearance at Fountain Street Church is because of a change in the production schedule for the film "Meet the Blacks."

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Spirit Crowns Gilda’s LaughFest Community Kickoff, Even If World Record Doesn’t [Videos]

A paper crown-capped world record was part of the agenda at the Gilda's LaughFest Community Kickoff.

While the world mark set last July didn't tumble, the throngs at Fountain Street Church in Grand Rapids more than made up for it in spirit, energy, effusiveness and antics Thursday night.

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Union Girls’ Basketball’s Tyra Williams Named High School Athlete of the Week

Tyra Williams, who captains Union High School's girls' basketball team, is this week's Meijer-97.9 WGRD High School Athlete of the Week.

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Elton John Heads Out on U.S. Tour; See Him in Las Vegas Through 100.5 The River [Video]

Rock and Roll Hall of Famer Sir Elton John has carved out one of the most illustrious music careers of the past half-century.

He is the third most successful artist in the history of the American music charts, behind only Elvis Presley and The Beatles.

His home away from his United Kingdom home is Las Vegas, where he the resident artist at The Colosseum at Caesars Palace from March 18 to April 14. And you can win a trip to see him in concert there through 100.5 The River!

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100.5 The River’s March 2015 Top Songs Playlist

Rita Coolidge's 'We're All Alone'

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FCC Approves Net Neutrality Rules For Open Internet

The Federal Communications Commission voted 3-2 Thursday to adopt net neutrality rules for an open internet.

The FCC's decision makes for regulating internet service providers like public utilities, prohibiting companies from charging for faster lanes on the internet.

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Lowell Gymnastics’ Lauren DeHaan Named High School Athlete of the Week

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Boxing Champ Floyd Mayweather, Jr., Agrees to Fight Manny Pacquaio for World Welterweight Title in May

Undefeated professional boxing champion Floyd Mayweather, Jr., is returning to the ring in May.

The 37-year-old Grand Rapids native, now of Las Vegas, has agreed to box Manny Pacquaio in a welterweight world championship unification bout on May 2 to be broadcast live on pay-per-view.

The fight is to be at the MGM Grand Hotel & Casino in Las Vegas.

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East Kentwood Basketball’s Brent Kimbrel Named High School Athlete of the Week

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