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Omar Bermejo is representing the U.S. in the Sochi Winter Paralympics in Russia. (Photo: Mark Nadell/MacBeth Graphics)
Omar Bermejo is representing the U.S. in the Sochi Winter Paralympics in Russia. (Photo: Mark Nadell/MacBeth Graphics)
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Catching Up With U.S. Paralympian Omar Bermejo of Grand Rapids [Audio]

He believes he can overcome.  He believes in himself.

A 31-year old former Marine from Grand Rapids, Omar Bermejo, has gone through quite a bit in his young life. He graduated from Grand Rapids' Union High School in 2000, spent nearly 10 years in the U.S. Marine Corps rising to the rank of sergeant, but, in a motorcycle accident the happened here at home in 2009, lost his right arm. 

Did that hold him back? Nearly. 

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Dad at Spring Training Game Leaves Son in Stroller to Chase Baseball [Video]

Spring training is a time to work on the fundamentals. That goes for the players and the fans.

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Enter the Million Dollar Bracket Challenge!

 

It’s time to dust off that crystal ball of college basketball prognostication.

This year, 63 intense games will fill up those major college basketball championship tournament brackets. It'

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Meet Dos Equis’ ‘Most Interesting Man in the World’ [Video]

You definitely know the face, but you probably don't know the name.

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Michigan Paralympians at Sochi Winter Games

The Sochi Paralympic Winter Games are March 7 to 16 in Sochi, Russia.

Among the 80 athletes representing Team USA at the Sochi Winter Games are two Paralympians with Michigan ties.

Here is who to watch in Sochi.

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Grand Rapids Griffins’ Purple Community Hockey Game is March 7

The Grand Rapids Griffins' Purple Community Game is coming on Friday.

For every ticket purchased, the Griffins will donate $3 to cancer research at Van Andel Institute.

And when you click THIS LINK and use promo code "PURPLE" to buy tickets

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Jeff Gordon Returns with an Even More Terrifying ‘Test Drive’ [Video]

Jeff Gordon is at it again.

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Outfielder Already Has Play of the Season [Video]

Preseason baseball games don't mean anything, right? Well, tell that to A's outfielder Josh Reddick who clearly came into spring training ready to play.

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Vote for the Whitecaps’ Newest Food Item

The West Michigan Whitecaps are rebuilding their ballpark following the fire back in January and preparing for their season. As part of that, they're doing a lot of things and asking for the public's input.

First, they asked fans to design their jerseys for Social Media Night. Then, they asked for suggestions for the name of their new mascot. Now, they want the public to vote for which new food item they should add to their menu for the coming season. 

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Winter Olympics: Russia and U.S. Finish Atop Medals Haul in Sochi

The Sochi Winter Olympics came to a close on Sunday, with host Russia finished just ahead of the United States in the medal standings othe U.S. men's hockey team finishing off the podium with a disappointing 5-0 loss to Finland in the bronze medal game.

Here's a recap of the final weekend of the Sochi Games.

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Winter Olympics: Canada Beats U.S. Men’s Hockey Team 1-0 in Semis

Canada continued its dominance over the U.S in Olympic men's hockey on Friday. Here's a recap of all the day's action in Sochi:

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Ice Hockey - Winter Olympics Day 13 - Canada v United States
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Winter Olympics: Canada Tops U.S. in OT to Win Women’s Hockey Gold

Canada's women's hockey team beat the United States 3-2 in overtime in the gold medal game on Thursday at the Winter Olympics in Sochi, Russia.

Here's a recap of Thursday's action in Sochi

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