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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

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Homeless Baylor Football Player Ruled Ineligible for Finding a Place to Live

The NCAA has dropped the hammer on a player for doing something that seems incredibly necessary: he found somewhere to sleep.

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Seven Foods You Should Be Eating for a Healthy Heart

Heart Health can be as simple as making some changes to your diet. Consider adding more of these seven foods to your plate for their heart-health benefits.

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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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You Won’t Believe How This Basketball Game Ends

The New England Patriots last-second interception to seal their Super Bowl win was a strange way for a game to end, but it's got nothing on the finish in this youth league basketball game.

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East Kentwood Basketball’s Brent Kimbrel Named High School Athlete of the Week

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Coolest Hockey Pregame Ever [Video]

We are lucky to have a high quality hockey team and organization in town like the Grand Rapids Griffins.

Even though it's minor league sports in the American Hockey League, I can tell you firsthand it is run like a major-league team --, inside and and out.

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Cardboard Bobsleds Raced Down and Even Flew Over Cannonsburg! [Video]

It was a fun day out at Cannonsburg Ski & Ride Area in Belmont on Saturday with Cannonsburg, Labatt and our affiliated station 97.9 WGRD for the fifth annual Cardboard Bobsled Derby!

So many fantastic racers came out and tried to keep their bobsleds together as they raced down the hill.

Some didn't quite make it all the way down, some did get slowly down and some, well, hit record speeds!

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Net a Hoops Trip Through 98.7 WFGR’s Pro Basketball Flyaway Contest

While New York hosts a professional basketball all-star weekend this month, you can rev up for your own all-star pro hoops excursion -- or at least enter for a chance at one.

Win a trip to the pro hoops game of your choice through Greatest Hits 98.7 WFGR's Pro Basketball Flyaway Contest.

You've got until March 4 to enter, with multiple ways and opportunities to do so!

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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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