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Safe Boating Tip of the Week: Paddle Smart [Sponsored]

Paddle sports are the fastest-growing segment of recreational boating, with more than 300,000 paddle craft, primarily kayaks, being sold annually in the U.S., according to the Water Sports Industry Association and the U.S. Coast Guard.

Kayaking, canoeing, paddle boarding, rowing, rafting and various other paddle sports are thrilling, exciting and fun.

Grand Valley Marine, with locations in Grandville and Grand Haven, urge you to paddle smart, regardless of whether you are on an inland lake, river, stream, pond, whitewater course, rapids or one of the Great Lakes like Lake Michigan.

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Frank Caliendo Reads LeBron James’ ‘Coming Home’ Letter as Morgan Freeman [Video]

Frank Caliendo has taken a King-sized step in proving why he's the master of impressions.

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A conceptual drawing for a proposed new Detroit arena by Olympia Development of Michigan. (Illustration: Ilitch Holdings, Inc./PRNewsFoto)
A conceptual drawing for a proposed new Detroit arena by Olympia Development of Michigan. (Illustration: Ilitch Holdings, Inc./PRNewsFoto)
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Redevelopment Vision Shared for Detroit Mixed-Use Sports, Entertainment District

Olympia Development of Michigan today announced plans for a sweeping transformation of dozens of underutilized blocks between downtown and midtown Detroit into a sports and entertainment district.

The project will connect existing and new development efforts in downtown and midtown Detroit along Woodward Avenue with five walkable, livable mixed-use district neighborhoods, and includes an arena to replace Joe Louis Arena.

The new, mixed-use development is being coupled with new arena's construction, officials said. The development project is estimated at $650 million, according to Ilitch Holdings, Inc., which owns Olympia Development of Michigan.

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West Michigan Whitecaps Host First 3-D Printed T-Ball Game Tonight [Video]

Baseball is a sport that has been built on traditions for more than 150 years. Tonight, tradition will meet the future when the West Michigan Whitecaps host the first-ever game played by using equipment printed by 3D, or additive manufacturing, technology.

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Safe Boating Tip of the Week: Remember That Personal Watercraft Is a Boat [Sponsored]

There's plenty of summertime left and lots of boating still to be done.

Grand Valley Marine, with locations in Grandville and Grand Haven, urges you to say safe as possible when boating.

Caution and common sense are necessary, regardless of whether you're using a powerboat, a sailboat, a pontoon, a fishing boat, a ski boat or personal watercraft.

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The Best ESPYs Opening Ever [Video]

The 22nd annual ESPYs were on ESPN last night.

You don't even have to be a sports fan to watch and enjoy the ESPY's. Mostly they are an awards show about pop culture with a few sports awards. Wednesday night was no exception.

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Metallica’s New ‘SportsCenter’ Promo Hilarious! [Video]

I'm not gonna lie; I'm not really a Metallica fan.

I know, you are thinking to yourself: "What Diabetes Boy, are you a communist?"

I mean "One" and "Enter Sandman" are all right, but I'm not a huge speed metal fan. I'm sorry Metalhead Ned, but I'm just bringing the truth.

But, having said all that, the band is the feature of a new ESPN "SportsCenter" promo. And it's pretty damn funny!

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2014 MLB All-Star Game: Mike Trout Leads American League Past National League 5-3

Angels outfielder Mike Trout drove in two runs with two extra-base hits, and the American League beat the National League, 5-3, in the 2014 Major League Baseball All-Star Game at Target Field in Minneapolis on Tuesday night.

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Hey Batter, Batter! Let’s Watch the All-Star Game! [Video]

Major League Baseball plays its 85th All-Star Game tonight.

The game is at Target Field in Minneapolis, home of the Minnesota Twins. The game is being broadcast on Fox at 8 p.m. EST.

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Germany’s World Cup Parade [Video]

Germany welcomed home its conquering heroes after its World Cup victory and got quite a show in the process.

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Baseball Fans Are Devoted to Their Sport

As we enter baseball's All-Star Game break, in conjunction with Kellogg's, Major League Baseball conducted a survey to learn the lengths baseball fans will go to catch a game.

It turns out the answer is a long way, including missing church and their honeymoons.

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Kiss Joins Detroit Tigers, Chicago Cubs, Boston Red Sox, St. Louis Cardinals, New York Yankees on New T-Shirts

Kiss has teamed up with Major League Baseball to create a series of 'Dressed to Kill'-themed t-shirts.

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