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16 Unusual And Weird Sports Facts You Might Not Know

With the slowest week of sports upon us and no professional games being played, it’s been an agonizing few days. So, I’ve decided to reciprocate and share some to help you get through this trying time. Here is a list of 16 unusual and weird sports facts you might not know.

07/18/2014

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21 Things That Have Happened Since The Last Back-to-Back Home Run Derby Champion

With 15 years between back to back champions, lots of things have happened in the sporting world during that time. With that being said, here is a look at 21 things that have happened since we last had a back-to-back Home Run Derby champion.

07/16/2014

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14 Hilarious Reactions To LeBron James Going Back To Cleveland On Twitter

While people in Cleveland are celebrating “LeBron James Day” today and Miami Heat fans burning #6 jerseys, let’s look at the 9 most hilarious reactions to LeBron James’ decision to return home to Cleveland.

07/11/2014

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Local Soccer Players Say Ramadan’s Fast Helps Athletes Focus

“You have one straight path and that’s what you want to think — go straight, don’t think of the breaks, don’t think of anything.”

WWJ Newsradio 950–06/30/2014

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Top 5 Thrilling Finishes In 2014 World Cup So Far

Let’s take a look at the top five thrilling finishes so far in the 2014 World Cup after 10 days.

06/24/2014

DaMarcus Beasley of the United States (credit: Kevin C. Cox/Getty Images)

USA Soccer World Cup Profile: Defender DaMarcus Beasley

DaMarcus Beasley is an American soccer player that plays as a left midfielder for Mexican club team Puebla, but plays as a left defender for the United States Men’s National Team.

06/23/2014

Manager Brad Ausmus #7 of the Detroit Tigers signals to the bullpen to make a pitching change, taking Anibal Sanchez #19 out of the game in the top of the ninth inning against the Oakland Athletics at O.co Coliseum on May 28, 2014 in Oakland, California. The Athletics won the game on a three-run walk-off homer from Josh Donaldson in the bottom of the ninth inning. (Photo by Thearon W. Henderson/Getty Images)

Nathan Blows It In 9th As Tigers Lose 3-1 To A’s

When Joe Nathan was unable to close out Sanchez’s stellar start, the slumping Detroit Tigers were dealt yet another loss.

97.1 The Ticket–05/29/2014

Rajai Davis #20 of the Detroit Tigers steals third base beating Josh Donaldson #20 of the Oakland Athletics to the bag in the top of the eighth inning at O.co Coliseum on May 27, 2014 in Oakland, California. Davis would later score the go-ahead run making the score 6-5. (Photo by Thearon W. Henderson/Getty Images)

Tigers Nip Athletics 6-5

Tigers manager Brad Ausmus just hopes it’s the spark to pull his slumping team out of its two-week funk.

97.1 The Ticket–05/28/2014

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Oddest Sports Memorabilia For Sale

What is the oddest piece of memorabilia you own?

97.1 The Ticket–05/19/2014

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8 Annoying Sports Traditions

Who doesn’t get a tear in their eye at the thought of Notre Dame football players hitting the “Play Like A Champion Today” sign on their way out onto the field? But some sports traditions have gone rogue and are way over played. Here are some that have gotten so out of control – they’re downright annoying.

05/16/2014

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