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Pond Hockey Classic 2015: Friday Night Lights

Forty-five-teams. Five rinks. Three days over one weekend. One park in Grand Rapids.

That pretty much sums up the WGRD Pond Hockey Classic 2015, which opened Friday night under the lights.

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ESPN’s Mark Brunell Gets Very Emotional Talking About Deflated Footballs [Video]

For the last five days, what's being called DeflateGate has been dominating the sports headlines.

The question at large: Did the New England Patriots deflate the footballs in the AFC Championship game -- a 45-7 win against the Indianapolis Colts -- last weekend?

It sure looks like it.

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Legendary Sportscaster Al Michaels Talks Lake Placid, Howard Cosell and ‘BASEketball’ [Audio]

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Mona Shores Football’s Tyree Jackson Named High School Athlete of the Week [Video]

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East Grand Rapids High School Girls’ Swimming’s Emily Converse and Gabby Higgins Named Athletes of the Week

East Grand Rapids girls' swimming and diving's Emily Converse and Gabby Higgins, who each captured two MHSAA Lower Peninsula Division 3 individual state titles in addition to being on two winning relays in leading the Pioneers to a repeat state championship in Oakland, are this week's Meijer-97.9 WGRD High School Athlete of the Week co-honorees.

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Holland High School Girls’ Swimming’s Taylor Garcia Named Athlete of the Week

Holland High School girls' swimming and diving's Taylor Garcia, who captured two MHSAA Lower Peninsula Division 2 girls' swimming and diving individual state titles last week, is this week's Meijer-97.9 WGRD High School Athlete of the Week honoree.

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Toronto Hockey Fans Help Out with U.S. Anthem When Mic Cuts Out [Video]

No matter where you are, the national anthem is a big deal.

It seems that the U.S.' national anthem is even a big deal in Canada. That's right, even in Canada!

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University of Michigan Taps Retired Steelcase CEO Jim Hackett as Interim AD

University of Michigan Athletic Director Dave Brandon has resigned and retired Steelcase Inc. CEO Jim Hackett is in for the interim, U-M President Mark Schlissel said in an Ann Arbor news conference this afternoon.

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Dave Brandon Reportedly Out as U-M Athletic Director

Multiple media outlets are reporting that University of Michigan Athletic Director Dave Brandon has resigned his post.

U-M has scheduled a 1:30 p.m. news conference where Brandon's resignation is reported to be made official.

Brandon has be

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B1G Mascots Show Off Their Dance Moves [Video]

Here's my take on this parody of the Taylor Swift video to "Shake It Off:" Michigan State's Sparty and the Wisconsin Badger have serious dance moves, while the Purdue Boilermaker and the Nebraska Cornhusker are creepy looking and belong in a slasher flick.

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Cricket Player’s Long Drive Strikes Announcers’ Booth Window [Video]

We know nothing about cricket, so we'll just describe this as if they're playing baseball because that's what it most resembles.

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Big Wave Surfer Shoots The Pier in Malibu [Video]

If you're not pro surfers like us, you may not be familiar with the term "shooting the pier."

Shooting the pier refers to a move where a surfer is surfing a wave and actually passes through the structure of a pier that is sticking out into the ocean. Essentially, it's pretty ridiculous and you have to have massive balls to even try it.

Legendary big wave surfer Laird Hamilton has those balls.

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