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AJ Pierzynski doesn’t like the new home plate collision rule – Call to the Pen

Call to the PenSep 29, 2013; Arlington, TX, USA; Texas Rangers designated hitter A.J. Pierzynski (12) reacts to hitting a double in the fifth inning of the game against the Los Angeles Angels at Rangers Ballpark in Arlington. Mandatory Credit: Tim Heitman-USA TODAY …Padres’ Nick Hundley in favor of MLB’s new home collision ruleSports Out […]

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Chart-topping Missouri nuns to release Lent album – Salt Lake Tribune

Salt Lake TribuneGower, Mo. • Eight times a day, a group of nuns files into a chapel in their rural northwest Missouri monastery to chant and worship. Quite unexpectedly, this private, prayerful pursuit has made the Benedictines of Mary a chart-topping recording industry …Billboard chart-topping order of Benedictine nuns releases new Lent albumExaminer.comChart-Topping Nuns Release […]

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Olympics: US grabs two medals in super-G, Ted Ligety falters – Salt Lake Tribune

Salt Lake TribuneKrasnaya Polyana, Russia • The light was right, the course was still decent. But one little bump knocked Ted Ligety right into the danger zone at the Sochi Olympics, even as his teammates celebrated their best day in the mountains so far. American Andrew …2 medals, strong emotions for Miller, WeibrechtSan Francisco ChronicleWinter […]

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Olympics: Phil Kessel scores 3 to help US rout Slovenia 5-1 – Salt Lake Tribune

Salt Lake TribuneThe U.S. men’s hockey team finished its preliminary round undefeated Sunday following an easy 5-1 victory over Slovenia, showing no letdown from its emotional shootout win over Russia 24 hours earlier. Tweet. Photos. USA forward David Backes …Kessel’s hat trick powers US to win over SloveniaThe Globe and Mail all 198 news articles […]

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US Routs Slovenia in Olympic Hockey – Wall Street Journal

Wall Street JournalThe U.S.’s Phil Kessel (right) scores his third goal against Slovenia on Sunday as teammate James van Riemsdyk (left) celebrates. Getty Images. SOCHI, Russia—One day after its thrilling win over Russia, the U.S. men’s hockey team ended the preliminary …Hat trick for Kessel as US cruisesBoston GlobeBondy: No hangover for Oshie, U.S. against […]

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USA’s Matt Antoine claims bronze in men’s skeleton – USA TODAY

USA TODAYKRASNAYA POLYANA, Russia — For three heats in men’s skeleton, good friends Matt Antoine and John Daly of the USA alternated between third and fourth place, each knowing a medal was within reach. Teammate vs. teammate and friend vs. friend for …UPDATE 3-Olympics-Skeleton-Russian Tretiakov rockets to goldReutersRussian Tretiakov rockets to goldChicago TribuneA slip on […]

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US Speedskating gambles on new suit, loses big – MiamiHerald.com

MiamiHerald.comSOCHI, Russia — When U.S. Speedskating hooked up with Under Armour to develop a new high-tech speed skinsuit that would revolutionize the sport at the Sochi Olympics, the vision was gold, silver and bronze. The result was a total debacle. Midway …Dutch coach: US suits affect skaters’ confidence more than performanceWashington PostUS speedskaters await word […]

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Don’t spoil ‘House of Cards’ for Barack Obama, please – Los Angeles Times

Los Angeles TimesThe second season of Netflix’s political thriller “House of Cards” got released at midnight PST, and while many wasted no time tearing into the twisty Kevin Spacey-Robin Wright series, there’s one fan who’s going to need a little time to catch up. And God help …Antihero Or Villain? In ‘House Of Cards,’ It’s […]

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5 favorite moments from Thursday at the Sochi Olympics – CNN

CNNSweden’s Alexander Majorov performs during the men’s short program figure skating on Thursday, February 13. We know the Winter Olympics mostly through the power of television, as a spectacle in constant motion. Seeing the Games through still …American men sweep ski slopestyle medalsUSA TODAYSochi Olympics: Joss Christensen leads US sweep in slopestyle skiingLos Angeles TimesBest […]

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US Men Sweep Podium In Slopestyle Skiing – ESPN

ESPNAmericans Joss Christensen, Gus Kenworthy and Nick Goepper swept the podium in men’s slopestyle skiing Thursday, putting on a spectacular show to boost America’s lagging medal count and provide the U.S. team with a jolt from a mountain whose vibe is …American men sweep ski slopestyle medalsUSA TODAYGlance: American Men’s Slopestyle Skiing SweepABC NewsSix months […]

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‘Mattress Mack’ forks over $7 million in Seahawks win – Houston Chronicle

Houston ChronicleThe attention-grabbing Houston furniture store owner had vowed “never to do another contest” after losing $685,000 on a promotion giving away free furniture to 100 customers who correctly guessed the winners of both the AFC and NFC championship …Seattle win costs Houston furniture man $7 millionSacramento BeeNFL: Seattle win costs Houston furniture man $7 […]

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Full-Court Press: Syracuse wins thriller, but Duke reveals blueprint to beat Orange – SportingNews.com

SportingNews.comNo. 17 Duke had an incredible amount of things going against it in its matchup against No. 2 Syracuse. A record Carrier Dome crowd. Foul trouble that left them without two of their most important players. A seven-point second-half deficit. The Blue Devils …Postagame: Thoughts from Duke’s 91-89 overtime loss at SyracuseNews & ObserverWhat we’re […]

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What we’re saying: Syracuse basketball’s dramatic overtime win over Duke (links … – The Post-Standard

The Post-StandardBefore looking ahead to Syracuse’s game on Monday against Notre Dame — you up for some more basketball?!? — a look back at the syracuse.com coverage from the Orange’s 91-89 overtime win against Duke.Syracuse edges Duke 91-89 in OT247Sports (subscription)(2) Syracuse Edges Past (17) Duke In Overtime, 91-89WTMATop 25 basketball: Syracuse, Duke set to […]

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Sundance 2014: ‘Whiplash’ takes home Grand Jury and Audience Awards – Entertainment Weekly

Entertainment WeeklyWhiplash, director Damien Chazelle’s story of a young jazz drummer, took home both the U.S. Grand Jury and Audience Dramatic awards at the Sundance Film Festival awards Saturday night. The film grew out of a short from Chazelle that won the Short Film …‘Whiplash’ brings Sundance awards to crescendoSalt Lake Tribune‘Whiplash,’ ‘Rich Hill’ and […]

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Live: Sundance hands out awards – Salt Lake Tribune

Salt Lake TribunePark City • After 10 days and 121 feature films, the 2014 Sundance Film Festival marks the conclusion Saturday with its annual Awards Night ceremony and party. Jury and audience awards will be handed out in the four main categories, representing dramatic …Sundance Awards: The Winners (Video Streaming Live)Hollywood Reporter2014 Sundance Film Festival […]

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USA Basketball announces 2014-16 roster – USA TODAY

USA TODAYUSA Basketball has announced the National Team for 2014-16 and it has several returning members and a few new faces. In the returning group are three-time Olympic medalists and two-time Olympic gold medalists Carmelo Anthony (New York Knicks) and …Clippers Blake Griffin, Chris Paul selected to USA Basketball poolLos Angeles TimesUSA Basketball picks national […]