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Grand Rapids Griffins Honored by American Hockey League

Congratulations Grand Rapids Griffins. The American Hockey League has honored them as among the league's very best in ticket sales and social media for the 2013-14 season.

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Germany v Argentina: 2014 FIFA World Cup Brazil Final
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2014 FIFA World Cup Final: Germany Beats Argentina 1-0

Mario Götze scored the game-winning goal in extra time, and Germany beat Argentina, 1-0, to win the 2014 FIFA World Cup final at the Maracana in Rio de Janeiro, Brazil on Sunday afternoon.

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Miami Heat’s LeBron James Returning to Cleveland to Play for NBA’s Cavaliers

In a stunning move, the best basketball player on Earth, LeBron James, has decided to return to his hometown team, the Cleveland Cavaliers.

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Safe Boating Tip of the Week: Stay Afloat, Don’t Sink [Sponsored]

While the long Independence Day weekend may be over, there's still plenty of summer left and boating to be done.

Grand Valley Marine, with locations in Grandville and Grand Haven, urge you to keep yourself, those around you and others as safe as possible when boating.

One main tip: Keep your boat afloat; don't sink out there. And if you do or must, there are steps to take when that happens to protect and preserve your safety.

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Retired NFL Player Ben Utrecht Records Touching Song to Raise Awareness About Brain Injuries [Video]

Everyone knows that the impact of brain injuries is an issue facing the NFL, but the latest former player to raise awareness of it is doing so in a unique way.

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Hiking Tips — 7 Ways to Enjoy a Healthy Hike This Summer

Hiking is an excellent activity for exercise, exploring and family bonding, but it can also be dangerous if you aren’t prepared.

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5 Reasons World Cup Players Are Really Just Big Toddlers

The U.S. has been knocked out, but there are still plenty of reasons to continue watching the World Cup.

The World Cup has been filled with emotion, tears, and biting.

It's not unlike a day in the life of an average toddler.

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Safe Boating Tip of the Week: Don’t Drink and Boat [Sponsored]

The festive and summery Independence Day weekend is here!

Celebrating the Fourth of July holiday this year means a three-day weekend for many and some extra time to truly relax, enjoy and play out on the water.

Grand Valley Marine, with locations in Grandville and Grand Haven, urges for you to keep you, those around you and others as safe as possible on the water when out boating.

Embrace the three-day Independence Day weekend, enjoy the great outdoors on the water -- and at the beach -- and stay safe by following the rules of the water and navigational regulations. On a festive weekend like this, too, don't drink and boat!

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Crowd Watches World Cup at Ah-Nab-Awen Park in Grand Rapids [Photos]

The U.S. lost to Belgium 2-1 and were eliminated from the World Cup yesterday, but the crowd gathered at Ah-Nab-Awen Park in Grand Rapids still had a good time.

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Belgium v USA: Round of 16 - 2014 FIFA World Cup Brazil
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2014 World Cup: Belgium Eliminates U.S. 2-1

Belgium scored twice in extra time and eliminated the United States 2-1 in the first round of knockout play at the 2014 FIFA World Cup at Salvador, Brazil, on Tuesday.

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Floyd Mayweather, Jr., Joins Bon Jovi, Bruce Springsteen On Forbes’ Celebrity 100

Grand Rapids native and boxing champion Floyd Mayweather, Jr., hit the top 10 and the music group Bon Jovi continues to have star power in the latest Forbes Celebrity 100 list.

The rundown reflects celebrities' power and influence based on media exposure, marketability, and career earnings over the past 12 months. 

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Cheer On U.S. Men’s Soccer Team Outside Today in GR! [Video]

The U.S. Men's National Soccer Team plays in one its most important international games in a long time when it takes on Belgium today in the World Cup.

And you, being the fun-loving patriotic American that you are, can cheer the team on in Grand Rapids!

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