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Watch What Happens When the Illinois QB Tries to High Five a Ref

There are times when a high five just isn't appropriate, as University of Illinois quarterback Nathan Scheelhaase found out over the weekend in a match-up against Wisconsin.

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Did the Replacement Refs Really Do That Bad a Job? — Sports Survey of the Day

Our (three-week-) long national nightmare is over: the real referees are back. Late Wednesday night, the league and the union reached an agreement, and it looks like NFL fans can go back to yelling at an entirely different group of men in striped shirts for making decisions they disagree with. Yay!

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College Football 2012 – Week Four Preview

After three weeks with a few upsets and a lot of blowouts, your remote will finally get its first real workout of the season this weekend, with four games between ranked teams all going on Saturday night. Here is a preview of all of this weekend’s action.

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12-Year-Old Banned From Wearing Pink Gloves to Support Mom’s Fight Against Breast Cancer — Is It Fair?

Julian Connerton, a football player on the Egg Harbor City Crusaders in New Jersey, wanted to show support for his mother as she battles breast cancer by wearing pink gloves during his game. When Connerton's coach told him he could not play if he wore the pink gloves rather than the required black last Saturday night, he promptly quit.

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Americans Gather on the 11th Anniversary of the 9/11 Terror Attacks
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Americans Honor Victims on the 11th Anniversary of the 9/11 Terror Attacks [VIDEO]

 

In what's become a grim and somber ritual for Americans, citizens will gather Tuesday to mark the 11th anniversary of the 9/11 terror attacks, in which Islamic extremists killed nearly 3,000 people.

Thousands are expected to come together in New York City, Washington, DC and Pennsylvania to pay their respects.

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Weekend Sports Sept. 7-9
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This Weekend in Sports: US Open Finals, NL West Pennant Race and the NFL’s First Sunday

The U.S. Open crowns its champions, the Giants and Dodgers duel for the division lead, and the National Football League returns in full. Here are the sports to watch this weekend:

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College Football 2012 — Week Two Preview

Week One told us a few things. Like that Alabama is really, really good.

This week, we don’t have any matchups between ranked schools, but we do have some intriguing games that should tell us a bit more about some of these teams. Wisconsin, Nebraska, Oklahoma State and Florida all have challenging road games against BCS-conference opponents. Oklahoma and Stanford, who struggled last week, will try to work out some kinks. Missouri and Texas A&M get their first tastes of life in the SEC. Poor Savannah State will be obliterated by another Top 25 team. And Alabama and Arkansas can set up the first top 10 matchup of the season.

Here is what to look for this week in college football:

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Weekly MLB Report: Detroit Tigers Sweep Chicago White Sox to Force First-Place Tie

The post-season contenders are beginning to take shape as the 2012 season enters its final 30 games. Here’s what’s happening this week in Major League Baseball:

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College Football 2012 – Week One Recap

After an off-season filled with scandal and controversy, seeing college football back on the field was a welcome sight. While early season games for Top 25 teams often feature blowouts of lesser opponents (and we certainly had several of those), this week we were also treated to a pair of matchups between Top 25 teams as well as some outstanding individual efforts. Some questions were answered, other teams now have even more. Here is a recap of all the action in the Top 25 this weekend.

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5 Former Athletes Who Flamed Out on TV

Former Giants’ defensive end Michael Strahan is reportedly on the short list to take over for Regis Philbin on the popular morning program “LIVE!” If Strahan is chosen, it wouldn’t be his first entrance into the cultural limelight — he starred on the forgettable FOX sitcom “Brothers” in 2009.

He isn’t the first former athlete to leave the game behind in hopes of distinguishing himself as an actor or TV host. Here’s a look back at five recent

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