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Detroit Lions Will Reportedly Part Ways with Dominic Raiola

The Detroit Lions have decided against re-signing center Dominic Raiola, according to Dave Birkett from The Detroit Free Press.

Raiola will enter free agency in March, and Birkett says that the team has already told Raiola that he will not be a part of the team moving forward. 

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New England Patriots Being Investigated for Using Deflated Balls

The NFL will be investigating claims that the New England Patriots deflated footballs during the AFC championship game, where they annihilated the Indianapolis Colts 45-7, according to Bob Kravitz of Indianapolis' WTHR-TV.

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New England Bludgeons Indianapolis 45-7, Advances to Super Bowl

Tom Brady threw three touchdowns and LeGarrette Blount ran for three more TDs Sunday in leading the host New England Patriots into the Super Bowl with a 45-7 AFC Championship victory over the Indianapolis Colts.

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Seattle Rallies Past Green Bay 28-22 in OT to Reach Super Bowl

Seattle quarterback Russell Wilson threw a 35-yard touchdown pass to Jermaine Kearse in overtime, and the Seahawks stunned the Green Bay Packers 28-22 in the NFC Championship in Seattle on Sunday.

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Everything You Need To Know About The NFL Conference Championship Games

Only four NFL teams are still alive: Packers, Seahawks, Colts and Patriots. Two of those squads will advance to Super Bowl XLIX with a victory on Sunday. Here’s a preview of the NFC & AFC championship games:

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Blind Chicago Blackhawks Fan Gets Surprise of a Lifetime

Hockey may be a violent game, but that doesn't mean there's no heart.

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Alpena Hockey Player Has Rough Time Leaving Ice [Video]

Mitchell Skiba plays for the Alpena Flyers in Alpena, Mich., and he managed the best/worst exit ever after getting ejected from a game over the weekend.

Skiba had just been given a penalty, and was skating off the ice angrily, when he decided to slam his stick into the wall as he skated off the ice. Bad idea, it turns out. 

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Courtesy Cheryl Kukla
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Grandville Bowling’s Josh Kukla Named High School Athlete of the Week

Josh Kukla, who leads Grandville High School boys' bowling squad and is the defending MHSAA Division I singles champion, is this week's Meijer-97.9 WGRD High School Athlete of the Week.

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Grand Rapids Griffins Battle Rockford IceHogs on Twitter

The Grand Rapids Griffins and Rockford IceHogs have a history of mixing it up on the ice.

Today, the rivalry carried over onto Twitter.

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Harlem Globetrotters Returning to Grand Rapids

The world famous Harlem Globetrotters, featuring some of the greatest athletes and entertainers on the planet, will bring their unrivaled family show to Van Andel Arena in Grand Rapids on Sunday, Jan. 25 at 2 p.m. during the Harlem Globetrotters 2015 “Washington Generals’ Revenge” Tour.

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West Michigan Whitecaps, Detroit Tigers Extend Contract to 2020

The Detroit Tigers and West Michigan Whitecaps announced today that it has agreed to a two-year extension of its player development contract.

The agreement will keep Detroit Tigers prospects playing at Fifth Third Ballpark in Comstock Park through the 2020 season.

Tigers Director of Minor League Operations Dan Lunetta said that moving forward with the Whitecaps was an easy decision.

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Ohio State Defeats Oregon 42-20 for College Football National Championship [Video]

Even with a third-string quarterback, Ohio State was better than an Oregon team led by a Heisman Trophy-winning quarterback.

Backup quarterback Cardale Jones completed 16-of-23 passes for 242 yards and a touchdown with an interception and ran for another touchdown and sophomore tailback Ezekiel "Zeke" Elliott ran for 246 yards and four touchdowns as the fourth-seeded Buckeyes defeated the second-seeded Ducks 42-20 in the College Football Playoff National Championship on Monday night in Arlington, Texas.

The victory gave Ohio State (14-1), the Big Ten Conference champion, its eighth national championship.

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