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Earl Lloyd
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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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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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James Swoboda
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East Kentwood Basketball’s Brent Kimbrel Named High School Athlete of the Week

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Forest Hills Central, Grandville, Holland and West Ottawa Student-Athletes Win Scholarships

The Michigan High School Athletic Association has selected 14 student-athletes from Class A member schools to receive scholarships through its Scholar-Athlete Award program.

Recipients include students from Grandville, Holland, West Ottawa and Forest Hills Central high schools.

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Grandville Hockey’s Mitchell Parsons Named High School Athlete of the Week

Mitchell Parsons, who captains eighth-ranked Grandville High School's hockey team, is this week's Meijer-97.9 WGRD High School Athlete of the Week.

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Van Andel Institute
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Grand Rapids Griffins’ Purple Community Game Benefits Van Andel Institute [Sponsored]

The Grand Rapids Griffins are hosting their fourth annual Purple Community Game to benefit Van Andel Institute on Friday evening.

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Jerry Tarkanian
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Iconic UNLV Coach Jerry Tarkanian Dies

Legendary UNLV basketball coach Jerry Tarkanian died Wednesday. He was 84.

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Should U.S. Little League Champion Have Been Stripped of Title? [Poll]

The Little League International Committee says that the Jackie Robinson West Little League and Illinois District 4 knowingly violated Little League rules by placing players on their team who did not qualify to play because they lived outside the team’s boundaries.

The team has been stripped of its tournament wins, including the Great Lakes Regional and United States championships.

Should the team have been allowed to keep it's championships?

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Central Michigan Names Detroit Assistant John Bonamego as New Head Football Coach [Video]

Left in the lurch by the late departure of former coach Dan Enos for Arkansas, Central Michigan University officially announced its new head coach yesterday.

Detroit Lions special teams coordinator John Bonamego may lack collegiate head coaching experience, but he seems to more than making up for it in enthusiasm.

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Dean Smith
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6 Coaching Greats With Ties to Late Dean Smith

Former University of North Carolina basketball coach Dean Smith passed away Saturday at the age of 83. Smith leaves behind more than just 879 wins (fourth most in Division 1 history), and the honor of coaching Michael Jordan, though.

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