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Playing Sports As a Kid Leads to More Success Later In Life

I always stressed the importance of playing sports to my girls, mainly because I think sports is the one way to learn about the importance of working together with other people.

It turns out it pays off in other ways as well.

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Michael Kosta Talks About His Comedy Influences, Why He Chose to Take Tennis Talents to Illinois [Video]

Michael Kosta will emcee Gilda's LaughFest 2015's Signature Event at DeVos Place Tuesday night.

He joined "The Jojo Show" to talk about the success of LaughFest and other things.

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Grand Rapids Speedskater Shares Unique View of Frozen Lake Michigan [Video]

Last week, conditions on Lake Michigan were perfect for West Michigan Speedskating Club member April Chernoby to put on her skates, start up her camera and take a spin around the lake.

A video she shared on YouTube shows just how smooth the surface of Lake Michigan was.

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Michigan Men’s Basketball Coach John Beilein Gives Grand Rapids Student His Day On Court [Photos]

As a student manager for the University of Michigan basketball men's team, Ryan Kapustka has found his volunteer position to be rewarding as it gave him the ability to see the Wolverines with an up close and personal perspective.

But on Sunday afternoon in Ann Arbor, it got closer and more personal.

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TNT’s Craig Sager Gets Amazing Welcome Back After Leukemia Treatment

Craig Sager was back on the sidelines for TNT on Thursday night in a triumphant return after he battled leukemia.

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Costaki Economopoulos Talks Marriage, Football Jokes and Gilda’s LaughFest on ‘The Jojo Show’ [Audio/Video]

Costaki Economopoulos touts himself as having "the biggest name in comedy."

Let's see, how many letters are in his last name?

Besides his comedy -- he's big on football jokes, the 45-year-old comedian spoke with me for "The Jojo Show" about a variety of topics, including his Gilda's LaughFest appearance this weekend in Lowell and getting married last year.

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Union Girls’ Basketball’s Tyra Williams Named High School Athlete of the Week

Tyra Williams, who captains Union High School's girls' basketball team, is this week's Meijer-97.9 WGRD High School Athlete of the Week.

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Insane Inflatable 5K Grand Rapids Coming to Millennium Park on August 15 [Video]

The Insane Inflatable 5K -- a new and dynamic fun run series comprised of inflatable obstacles -- is coming to Grand Rapids at Millennium Park on Aug. 15.

This 5-kilometer (3.1-mile run) isn’t focused on running. Instead, it's about having fun negotiating oversized inflatable obstacles on a challenging course requiring imagination, creativity and a heaping helping of insanity.

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Billboards Popping Up In Detroit Ask A Simple Sports Question

A big financial question is looming in Detroit sports, and a controversial ad campaign is asking the question of everyone.

Billboards bought by a company called Outfront Media is asking commuters this: "$UH?"

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High School Girls’ Basketball Team Punished for Breast Cancer Awareness Uniforms

Joining the fight against breast cancer is a wonderful gesture. Except in this case.

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DeVos Family Buys Stake in Chicago Cubs

Crain's Chicago Business reports that the DeVos family, owners of Amway and the NBA's Orlando Magic, have bought a stake in Major League Baseball's Chicago Cubs.

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Curt Schilling Shames Twitter Trolls Harassing His Daughter

We all know the good social media can do. Now, Curt Schilling is leading the charge to show the bad it can do.

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