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Michigan Men’s Basketball Coach John Beilein Gives Grand Rapids Student His Day On Court [Photos]

As a student manager for the University of Michigan basketball men's team, Ryan Kapustka has found his volunteer position to be rewarding as it gave him the ability to see the Wolverines with an up close and personal perspective.

But on Sunday afternoon in Ann Arbor, it got closer and more personal.

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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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Curt Shilling Tracks Twitter Bullies Down Harassing his Daughter

Social media can be a good thing, and, can be a bad thing. The help, excitement, and love it can generate is phenomenal. However, a dark side comes with all good, and now, former baseball superstar pitcher, Curt Shilling is leading the charge to show the bad it can do.

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Jordan Leopold, shown while with the NHL's Columbus Blue Jackets, got traded to the Minnesota Wild after his daughter wrote the Wild's GM asking for the move. (Photo: Elsa/Getty Images)
Jordan Leopold, shown while with the NHL's Columbus Blue Jackets, got traded to the Minnesota Wild after his daughter wrote the Wild's GM asking for the move. (Photo: Elsa/Getty Images)
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Hockey Player’s Daughter Writes Letter Asking Minnesota Wild to Trade for Her Dad So He Can Come Home

Professional hockey is a tough sport. It is tough not only for the players, but for management wheeling and dealing for and trying to improve their team.

You don't always get your way in trying to sign the player you want, unless you're an 11-year-old girl who is the daughter of one of the players.

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DeVos Family Buys Stake in Chicago Cubs

Crain's Chicago Business reports that the DeVos family, owners of Amway and the NBA's Orlando Magic, have bought a stake in Major League Baseball's Chicago Cubs.

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Floyd Mayweather Jr. vs. Manny Pacquiao Winner Determined by Boxing Robots [Video]

Boxing fans have waited years to see Grand Rapids native Floyd Mayweather, Jr., fight Manny Pacquiao.

On May 2 at the MGM Grand in Las Vegas it will finally happen.

But you don't have to wait until May to find out who wins.

Robots have already determined the winner of Mayweather vs. Pacquiao.

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Three-on-Three Basketball Tournament Funds Academy of Design & Construction Scholarships

This Saturday, March 7, the Academy of Design & Construction’s Advisory Council, along with title sponsor Triangle Associates, Inc., is hosting the third annual Academy of Design & Construction Three-on-Three Basketball Tournament, raising money to fund scholarships for academy students.

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Earl Lloyd, NBA’s First Black Player, Dead at 86

Early Lloyd, the first African-American to play in the NBA, passed away Thursday. He was 86.

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

Joey Logano, Daytona 500
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Joey Logano Wins Daytona 500

Joey Logano charged out of a restart with three laps to go and drove to victory at the 2015 Daytona 500 at Daytona International Speedway in Florida on Sunday afternoon.

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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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