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Grand Rapids Cyclones Basketball Team Begins First Season In February

There's a new team in town.

Meet Grand Rapids' newest basketball team, the Grand Rapids Cyclones.

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Griffins Great Skate Winterfest is This Weekend

The Grand Rapids Griffins are having a great season.

They're leading their division by at least 10 points, and continue great play, even though so many stars of the team continue to make the trip east and play with the NHL's Detroit Red Wings.

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Moms Are Pretty Special; Procter & Gamble Thinks So, Too [Video]

Is your Mom special to you? 

I hope so. 

I was very fortunate to have a great Mom who supported us through think and thin. And believe me, my twin brother and I could make a very thin moment thinner! Our Mom was a saint!

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Giving High Fives Tougher Than They Look [Video]

There are a lot of awkward moments in our lives.

But I think one of the most awkward is when we attempt a high-five and it doesn't quite go right.

You know what I mean?  You try to congratulate someone, reach out, try to slap hands and total miss!  Oh, the pain and embarrassment

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Detroit Tigers Ace Max Scherzer Headlines Whitecaps Winter Baseball Banquet

American League Cy Young Award winner Max Scherzer headlines the first West Michigan Whitecaps event after the Fifth Third Ballpark blaze last Friday and the polar vortex.

The Detroit Tigers ace is part of the 20-member Detroit Tigers Winter Caravan for the 20th annual Whitecaps Winter Baseball Banquet, which is Jan. 23 at DeVos Place in Grand Rapids.

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New Movies: ‘The Legend of Hercules,’ ‘Lone Survivor,’ ‘Her’

Two of these ('Lone Survivor,' 'Her') aren't technically opening this weekend, but they are expanding to many more theaters. That, along with the year's first Hercules flick (yup, there's another one coming in July) and the recent slew of high-quality holiday releases, make for a very crowded cineplex. 

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BCS National Championship: Florida State 34, Auburn 31 [Video]

No. 1 Florida State rallied for the game-winning touchdown with 13 seconds left to secure a 34-31 win over No. 2 Auburn in the BCS National Championship Game at the Rose Bowl in Pasadena, Calif., on Monday night.

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Notre Dame Passes Michigan As All-Time Winningest; Wild Finishes Highlight Bowl Games [Video]

While the BCS games last week featured some big shootouts and bigger upsets, the non-BCS games were equally exciting.

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Andy Rent’s GoDaddy Bowl Wrap-up: Arkansas State 23, Ball State 20 [Video]

 

I couldn't watch the game. No, not that I was nervous or anything; OK, a little.

But 4 a.m. comes mighty early to do a morning show. So, after watching the first 10 or so minutes, off I trotted to my pillow.

I woke up this morning full of hope.

Would my mighty Ball State Cardinals finally pull off a bowl win?  Alas, not.

It was a crazy and heartbreaking evening for my alma mater's football team.

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NFL Wild Card Playoffs — 49ers and Chargers Advance on Sunday

Both the San Francisco 49ers and San Diego Chargers triumphed in inclement weather conditions on Sunday to advance to the next round of the NFL playoffs.

Here's a recap of the day's games:

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BCS National Championship Game: Florida State vs. Auburn—Everything You Need to Know

Heisman winner Jameis Winston goes for Florida State’s third national championship against Auburn’s team of destiny.

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Whitecaps After Fifth Third Ballpark Fire: ‘They Will Come Again’ [Video]

The West Michigan Whitecaps' ownership expects to rebuild Fifth Third Ballpark in the wake of a Friday blaze that damaged the Comstock Park facility.

A space heater started a small blaze Friday morning at the ballpark, but workers believed they had put it out. They returned to find the space in flames, Plainfield Township Fire Chief David Peterson said.

Fifth Third Ballpark is the home of the Midwest League Class A professional baseball team. It is slated to host the 50th Midwest League All-Star Game on June 17, 2014.

Team officials expect the Whitecaps to play the 2014 season, host the all-star game and rebuild the ballpark.

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