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The Heat Are Going To Win the NBA Finals – Superstition Proves It

It usually doesn't take more than a sentence or two with a sports guy, talking about any subject, before you receive some sort of bizarre superstition in reply. After Thursday's NBA Finals game 1, I was talking with one of our sports geeks about the series.

"Well, you know the team that loses the first game will win the series." What? What kind of science or hokum is THAT based on?

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NBC Made a Video of Female Athletes in Slow-Motion [VIDEO]

The NBC Olympics website has been featuring videos called "Bodies in Motion". They're basically just montages of the athletes in slow-motion -- female athletes -- but the music they chose almost makes them feel like porn. Did we mention all the athletes are women? We did, huh.

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600 ESPN El Paso Announces New “Athlete of the Week” Feature – Nominate an Athlete Today

The Sun City is no stranger to exceptional athletes. From Andy and Syd Cohen to Nolan Richardson, our area cranks out some notable players. With this in mind, we’re launching our “Athlete of the Week” feature online and on air. 

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5 Professional Sports Stars Who Voluntarily Left the Game — Only to Return [VIDEOS]

Boston Bruins goalie Tim Thomas is considering taking a leave of absence from the ice, and even wrote in a Facebook message on Saturday that “hockey’s just not that important right now.”

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10 Star Athletes Who Went on to Become Star Politicians [VIDEOS]

Former New England Patriots running back-turned-commentator Craig James failed in his bid for the Texas Senate seat vacated by Kay Bailey Hutchison. In fact, James wasn’t even close in the race that left him a distant fourth place in the GOP primary.

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5 Star Athletes Who Shocked Ordinary Joes By Playing Pickup Games with Strangers [VIDEOS]

For many professional athletes, it’s hard to stay away from the court or off the field. During their free time, they will occasionally surprise fans by showing up for a game of hoops or to throw the pigskin.

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10 Athletes Who Fell Victim to Crazy Practical Jokes

Receiver Mohamed Sanu was the victim of a practical joke on Thursday night when someone called him pretending to be from the Cincinnati Bengals intending to draft him with the 27th pick. The Bengals wound up taking the Rutgers product in the third round and there were no hard feelings toward the kid who had pranked Sanu.

But Sanu isn’t the first athlete to be the target of a hoax.

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Jamie Moyer and 10 Other Athletes Who Defied Age to Achieve Greatness

In a game on Tuesday night, Rockies’  pitcher Jamie Moyer, 49, became the oldest major league pitcher to earn a win. ”It’s a great night for the Rockies, as far as winning a baseball game. But it’s an historic night for one tremendous human being,” Rockies manager Jim Tracy said after the game.

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Are Athletes Better Thinkers Than the Rest of Us?

It turns out elite athletes aren’t just physically gifted — they may also have a special set of mental capabilities that allows them to achieve greatness, too.

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15 Famous Athletes Who Had a Good Cry in Public

Tom Hanks’s character Jimmy Dugan famously said in ‘A League Of Their Own’ that “There’s no crying in baseball.” But that warning hasn’t stopped some of professional sports’ top players from showing their softer side from time to time.

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