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2014 FIFA World Cup: U.S. Loses 1-0 to Germany, But Still Advances

Germany defeated the United States, 1-0, in Thursday’s highly-anticipated World Cup match in a rain-soaked Recife, Brazil.

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Whitecaps put All-Star Classic Autographed Jerseys up for Auction

Are you a collector?  Do you like sports memorabilia? Well, you're in luck!

Game-worn jerseys of future MLB stars from the 2014 Midwest League All-Star Classic are going up for auction. They're all autographed and are going up for auction at milbauctions.com, with a portion of the proceeds benefiting charity.

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2014 FIFA World Cup: U.S. 2, Portugal 2

Silvestre Varela scored on the last kick of the ball in the 95th minute, and Portugal tied the United States, 2-2, in the teams' second match of 2014 FIFA World Cup play at Manaus, Brazil on Sunday.

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Today is the First day of Summer and the Swimming Pool can be fun…or not! [Video]

Since today is the first official day of Summer, I thought we should have some swimming pool fun.  Enjoy!

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Safe Boating Tip of the Week: Be More Wary of Lightning in Summer [Sponsored]

This is the time of year when many love to relax and play out on the water.

Grand Valley Marine, with locations in Grandville and Grand Haven, says to keep you and those around you safe on the water when boating.

Summer officially arrives at 10:51 a.m. Saturday, according to the National Weather Service's Grand Rapids Office.

In embracing summer and enjoying the great outdoors on the water and even at the beach, here's a tip good for boaters and beach-goers to help you stay safe out there.

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Time to Admit it, America Loves Soccer

Some have a hard time accepting it, but the numbers don't lie.

America loves soccer.

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Washington Redskins’ Trademarks Canceled By U.S. Patent Office

The Trademark Trial and Appeal Board canceled six trademark registrations owned by the NFL's Washington Redskins today.

Today's ruling states that the term "Redskins" is disparaging to "a substantial composite" of American Indians, The Washington Post reported.

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Grand Rapids D-League Basketball Affiliate Announces Team Name

The Grand Rapids D-League professional basketball team, an affiliate of the Detroit Pistons, has announced their team name.

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U.S. World Cup Soccer Team or Domino’s Delivery Drivers?

It was a great win last night for our beloved U.S. Men's National Soccer Team in the World Cup, but why are they dressed like Domino's delivery drivers from the '80s?

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June 17, 1994: We All Had Some O.J. [Video]

I remember June 17, 1994, like it was yesterday.

I lived in Gaylord, and it was 97 degrees that Friday. I stayed the night in an air conditioned hotel room and watched the whole thing on TV like everyone else did. I still can hear the police officer on TV say: "The Los Angeles Police Department, right now, is actively searching for Mr. (O.J.) Simpson” and could hear the audible gasps and whistles from the media. It was a bombshell no one had anticipated.

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2014 World Cup: U.S. Beats Ghana 2-1 [Video]

John Brooks scored on a header in the 86th minute as the United States beat Ghana 2-1 in the teams' first game of 2014 FIFA World Cup play in Natal, Brazil on Monday.

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Midwest League All-Star Classic: Tigers Great Willie Horton Appearing; Whitecaps’ Jonathan Crawford Starting Pitcher

For those of my generation, the 1968 Detroit Tigers will always have a special place in our hearts.

So, it was great to see that the star leftfielder from that team, Willie Horton, will be making an appearance at Tuesday's Midwest League All-Star Classic.

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