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Indy 500 Opening with West Michigan Connection

The beginning of the Indy 500 is always exciting: "Ladies and gentlemen, start your engines!"

This year, the ending was, too; the second-closest finish in the race's history.

I'm not a huge race fan, but I love the history of sport. And this is ABC's 50th year of covering the 500.

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Ryan Hunter-Reay Wins 2014 Indy 500

Ryan Hunter-Reay passed Helio Castroneves on the final lap and won the 2014 Indianapolis 500 at Indianapolis Motor Speedway on Sunday.

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Photo by Kevin Winter/Getty Images
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Bon Jovi Banned In Buffalo!

Jon Bon Jovi is becoming persona non grata in Buffalo, New York.  All because of some rumors flying around.

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Safe Boating Tips for Memorial Day Weekend and Year-Round [Sponsored]

For most boaters, Memorial Day weekend is the "first boating holiday."

Many are looking forward to relaxing on the water. A reminder: Stay safe out there.

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

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GVSU Hosting Division II Track & Field Championships May 22 – 24

Grand Valley State University is hosting the 2014 NCAA Division II Men's and Women's Outdoor Track & Field National Championships starting Thursday, May 22.

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Photo by Bruce Bennett/Getty Images
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Hero Cat Tries Like Hell To Throw Out First Pitch [Video]

As the kids say, it's an epic fail.

While we all appreciate the attempt to honor the cat who saved a boy's life, it's better to leave things like pitching to those of us with opposable thumbs.

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Give A Glove Campaign Kicks Off In Grand Rapids

A new campaign is starting today that will help kids in Grand Rapids play baseball and softball, and will give donors a chance to see the West Michigan Whitecaps.

The organizers of the Give A Glove Campaign will be holding a news conference Tuesday afternoon at Fifth Third Ballpark to outline the program.

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Detroit Tigers’ Zubaz Strand Them In Boston!

A couple of weeks ago, it was revealed the Detroit Tigers' new relief pitcher, Joba Chamberlain, bought the team all matching tiger-stripe Zubaz warm-up suits.

You remember Zubaz, don't you? They were early '90s, comfy striped pants (I'm not gonna lie: I had 10 pairs and wore them all the time) usually associated with sports teams.

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The Griffins Get Knocked Out By The Stars

When the "Three Stars of the Game" happen at Van Andel Arena, I pick from 3 or 4 songs to play. "Shining Star" by Earth, Wind and Fire or "Starry Eyed Surprise". Maybe even "Counting Stars". But I didn't expect when the Stars won in overtime Friday night I didnt think the Stars would end the Griffs season so quick.

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Kid pulls of greatest foul ball trick of all time to impress girls. (MLB)
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Kid Impresses Girls With Smooth Foul Ball Switcheroo at Texas Rangers Game [VIDEO]

Not since Squints risked his life just to get one magic moment with Wendy Peffercorn has a kid pulled off such a smooth move with a lady.

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Baseball’s Best Logo’s–Tigers Included!

Baseball season is in full swing--and look who is in first place? The Tigers AND Whitecaps! The 2 teams connected by affiliation are having some good success early on. In one department though, there is a clear cut winner.

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Metallica Performs National Anthem at San Francisco Giants Game [Video]

For the second year in a row, the San Francisco Giants honored their hometown heroes with a "Metallica Night."

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