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Dallas Sports Anchor Speaks Out on Missouri Football Player Michael Sam’s Admission He is Gay [Video]

People are still talking about future NFL player Michael Sam's bold and controversial move of coming out as a gay man ahead of the NFL draft.

While many have supported Sam, others are worried that a gay man's presence in an NFL locker room may make other players uncomfortable.

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School Closing Announcements the Fun Way [Video]

I don't think this has hit West Michigan yet, but some school systems around the country are using creative ways to announce a "snow day!"

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Liam Neeson (Photo by Dave Kotinsky/Getty Images)
Liam Neeson (Photo by Dave Kotinsky/Getty Images)
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A Blooper Reel From the ‘Lego Movie?’ [Video]

Here is more Sunday morning fun for you.

It's hard to imagine the makers of "The Lego Movie" being able to top the hit film, but they've come close with the release of a hilarious blooper reel.

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What Happens When a Skydiver Drops his Camera From an Airplane [VIDEO]

A Skydiver is preparing for a jump from his plane, and decides to shoot some video.  Oops!  He drops his camera and it falls from the airplane.  

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More fun Trivia with Friday 5 the Hard Way

It's Friday morning, and on "Andy in the Morning," lots of trivia to answer for fabulous prizes!

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West Michigan Golf Show Opens Today in DeVos Place

If you're a golfer, you can't wait for the snow to clear so we can hit that little white ball around a golf course.  I can't happen soon enough.

This weekend, you can 'wet your appetite' at the 26th Annual West Michigan Golf Show with hundreds of exhibits from courses and resorts to clubs and merchandise.

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Ball State University student Dominique Stewart smiles while hanging out with a couple of new acquaintances from Russia in Sochi, Russia. (Photo: Taylor Irby/BSU at the Games)
Ball State University student Dominique Stewart smiles while hanging out with a couple of new acquaintances from Russia in Sochi, Russia. (Photo: Taylor Irby/BSU at the Games)
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Зимние Олимпийские игры: Сцены из Сочи (Winter Olympics: Scenes from Sochi)

By Taylor Irby | BSU at the Games

So it begins. #travelday #roadtosochi #ballstate #airport http://t.co/Wu3JpwQgLi

— Taylor Irby (@taylor_irby) February 4, 2014

 

@DavidPolaski I'm on my way to the Olympics. #boom

— Taylor Irby (@taylor_irby) Februar

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Whitecaps-Nick Castellanos
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Whitecaps Tickets on Sale Saturday at Fifth Third Ballpark Open House

Play ball!

Baseball is just around the corner; really. Spring training and the regular season bring us eternal hope that the snow will be gone and it will be warm!

For the West Michigan Whitecaps, their season will open soon enough, and, yes, at Fifth Third Ballpark in Comstock Park. Construction continues and crews work to restore the first base side of the ballpark from the disastrous fire earlier this year. 

However, Fifth Third Ballpark will be open Saturday, Feb. 15, from 10 a.m. to 3 p.m. for an open house to celebrate the start of individual game ticket sales for the 2014 season.

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Winter Olympics: ‘I Just Met Shaun White; Like What?!’

By Taylor Imus | BSU at the Games

An impromptu Twitter diary from my tweets regarding BSU at the Games during the Sochi Winter Olympics in Sochi, Russia.
In exactly one month from today, I'll be

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"Shelby"
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Shelby the Dog Visits for Wet Nose Wednesday

Trudy Ender from the Humane Society of West Michigan joined me on the show today for Wet Nose Wednesday.  Her companion was Shelby.

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(Photo by George Marks/Retrofile/Getty Images)
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What Do You Do When You’re Tired of Shoveling Snow? Pray! [Video]

This is the sweetest thing. 

This little 4-year old boy is pretty tired of shoveling snow.  Hey, it's hard, OK.

So, what does he do?

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Winter Olympics: Built for Speed, U.S.’ Innovative Under Armour Skin Suits Hit the Ice

By Allyson Burger | BSU at the Games

Since the 2010 Winter Olympic Games in Vancouver, U.S. engineers in sports technology and aerospace have joined forces on a top-secret project.

What was it? Super-secret spy technology? A faster than the speed of light aircraft?

No.

The mission had one sole purpose: to make the fastest speedskaters in the world even faster.

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