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    Alabama Football Holds Final Practice of Spring; A-Day Next

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    The Alabama football team held its final practice of the 2014 spring season on Thursday in shells. More>>

    Drew Champlin talks Blazers on Alabama Tonight Video included

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    Don Hawes sat down with UAB beat writer Drew Champlin from al.com to talk about the Blazer's new direction this spring...
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    Top 13 Football Movies of all time

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    Click through the slideshow above for the top 13 football movies of all time! More>>

    Alabama gets the win over UAB Video included

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    Bama left Regions Field with a 5-2 victory. More>>

    Auburn wins in Montgomery over Bama

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    Alabama softball suffered its third-straight loss Wednesday night, falling to Auburn in a single non-conference game at Lagoon Park in Montgomery. More>>

    Gene Hallman talks about upcoming events on Alabama Tonight Video included

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    If you are a sports fan in central Alabama, then the next several weeks will offer you plenty of entertainment.
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    Donnie Allison says grandson can be best driver in the family Video included

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    ARCA Racing Series is holding a two-day open test session at Talladega Superspeedway. More>>

    Alabama Football Completes 13th Practice of the Spring

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    The football team practiced for two hours Tuesday in full pads inside the Hank Crisp Indoor Practice Facility as preparations continue for Saturday’s A-Day game. More>>

    Auburn wants versatility on defense Video included

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    Defensive coordinator Ellis Johnson says the versatility of your defenders is becoming more and more important. More>>

    Anderson helping out future journalists Video included

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    You know him as Lars Anderson, the sportswriter. But what has the transition been like for Lars Anderson, the professor? More>>

    Darrell Waltrip talks NASCAR on Alabama Tonight Video included

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    Four-time Talladega Superspeedway winner and three-time NASCAR Sprint Cup Series Champion Darrell Waltrip was at Samford University in Birmingham on Tuesday More>>

    Samford's Baseball Coach, Casey Dunn, talks about getting the Bulldogs to the top Video included

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    He's the winningest coach in Samford Baseball history, Casey Dunn. He has has 293 Career wins. Now in his 10th season as head coach, Dunn has the Bulldogs in 5th place in the Southern Conference. They do have a tough schedule ahead with Auburn, Georgia Southern, Alabama and UAB. Coach Dunn stopped by Alabama Tonight to talk about his plan to get the Bulldogs to the top and give his take on his Alma Mater hiring Coach Sonny Galloway. More>>

    Lars Anderson gives his take on Chase Elliot and More Video included

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    18 year old Chase Elliot is making a name for himself on the Nascar Circuit. He has won the last two nationwide races, he's the points leader, drivers for JR Motorsports, and is Bill Elliott's son. So how long before he's a cup driver? Lars Anderson, former Nascar Writer for Sports Illustrated stopped by Alabama Tonight to talk about that and more. More>>

    BURGER BYTES: Saban and Malzahn Rap "Jump Around"

    Nick Saban says, "jump around". Nick Saban says, "jump around".
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    Believe it or not, Kyle Burger helped out Alabama head coach Nick Saban and Auburn head coach Gus Malzahn get in touch with their hip-hop side... More>>

    Bama wins rubber game over Auburn

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    With two outs in the ninth inning, Casey Hughston blasted a first-pitch RBI double to deep right to lift the ninth-ranked Alabama Crimson Tide to a 4-3 walk-off victory over the Auburn Tigers. More>>

    Blazers continue spring practice Video included

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    The UAB football team returned to the field — its 12th  practice of the spring — for a lengthy workout Sunday afternoon. More>>

    Blog: Spring Sports Fling

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    The azaleas of Augusta are in full bloom. The aroma of hotdogs fills a spring breeze in baseball stadiums across the country... More>>

    JSU football holds spring game Video included

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    John Grass' first spring practice as Jacksonville State head football coach wrapped up with the annual J-Day Spring Game on Saturday. More>>

    Bama evens up series with Auburn Video included

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    Justin Kamplain held Auburn to one run in a career-high 8.2 innings to help lift the ninth-ranked Alabama Crimson Tide to a 4-1 Southeastern Conference win. More>>

    Auburn spring practice continues Video included

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    Auburn's spring workouts continued with another practice at Jordan-Hare Stadium. More>>

    Bama goes through second spring scrimmage Video included

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    The Alabama football team completed its second scrimmage of the spring Saturday afternoon inside Bryant-Denny Stadium in a two-hour scrimmage. More>>

    TEE TIME: Ian Thompson talks Alabama golf updates Video included

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    Ian Thompson of ThompsonTeesOff.com discusses Alabama pro golfers, Spain Park and Hoover high school golfers and the recent Birmingham Golf Association's Metro Amateur Championship. More>>

    Lutzenkirchen talks Auburn football & Gene Chizik Video included

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    Former Auburn tight end Philip Lutzenkirchen was a guest at Jason Dufner's Celebrity Golf Tournament. More>>

    What is it like to be married to a PGA Golfer? Video included

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    Along side Auburn's Jason Dufner, his wife Amanda.
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    Alabama holds 10th practice of the spring

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    The Alabama football team returned to the fields on Wednesday, working for two hours in full pads at the Thomas-Drew Practice Fields.
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    Bhrett McCabe talks about the mental side of Vinnie Sunseri's preparations for the NFL Draft Video included

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    Sports psychologist Bhrett McCabe, Ph.D. from the Mindside returns to program to talk about athletes making a return to the game after an injury.
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    BIG CATCH: Cullman Fishing Team Video included

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    Fishing is a sport that is taking off across the country.In fact -- high school teams are popping up across central Alabama.
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    Braves Celebrate 40th Anniversary of Aaron's 715th Home Run (WITH PHOTOS) Video included

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    The Atlanta Braves celebrated one of the franchise's greatest moments prior to the team's home opener at Turner Field on Tuesday; honoring Hank Aaron on the 40th anniversary of his 715th career home run. More>>

    Bama's Sunseri, Kouandjio, Steen perform for NFL

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    Former Alabama safety Vinnie Sunseri performed before NFL scouts aiming to demonstrate that his surgically repaired knee is healthy and that he made a good decision in skipping his senior season. More>>

    Gina McDonald shares how to catch a Biggest Loser casting agent's eye during Birmingham casting call Video included

    Gina McDonald, season 14 At-Home Winner from The Biggest Loser, shares tips on how to get cast on the show this weekend. Gina McDonald, season 14 At-Home Winner from The Biggest Loser, shares tips on how to get cast on the show this weekend.
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    The Biggest Loser' is coming toBirmingham this Saturday to findcontestants.Auditions will beheldSaturday, April 12 at the Alabama Sports Hall of Fame from 10 a.m. until 6 p.m.The show will be looking for individuals, families and former athletes who have at least 100 pounds to lose.You mustbe18 or older.Season 14 contestant and at-home prize winner Gina McDonald will attend the audition.You are asked tobring apicture of yourself and be ready to be in line for up to three hours. Donnette' Huls... More>>

    BURGER BYTES: Barons Steel City Burger Video included

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    The cuisine at Regions Field stepped up for this season. More>>

    Bama gymnastics to compete in evening session

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    NCAA Seattle Regional Champion Alabama gymnastics team will compete in the evening session of the NCAA Championships Semifinals Friday, April 18. More>>

    Auburn hires Person as an assistant coach Video included

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    Former Auburn All-American and NBA player Chuck Person is returning to the school as an assistant coach. More>>

    Saban issues statement on Eddie Jackson Video included

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    Tide head coach Nick Saban revealed after Saturday's scrimmage Jackson suffered a non-contact knee injury and would have an MRI the following day. More>>

    Bama gymnastics advances to NCAA Championships

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    The Alabama gymnastics team won its NCAA-best 29th regional championship Saturday night in Seattle, Wa., outscoring second-place Nebraska. More>>

    Auburn holds a "half-scrimmage" at Jordan-Hare Video included

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    In a workout head coach Gus Malzahn called a "half-practice, half-scrimmage," Auburn continued spring practice at Jordan-Hare Stadium. More>>

    Blazers hold closed scrimmage Video included

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    In front a crowd of former Blazer players, who were participating in Saturday's Sons of UAB Football event, the UAB football team went through its second scrimmage of spring practice at Legion Field.
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    Samford holds morning scrimmage Video included

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    An impressive performance by the defense was the highlight of the Samford football team’s final spring scrimmage Saturday morning at Seibert Stadium. More>>

    Bo Jackson Discusses Auburn Coaching Hires Video included

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    Bo Jackson may be the greatest athlete of our generation. More>>

    TEE TIME: Golfer Zach Johnson discusses life as a Masters Champion

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    The opening round of the Masters is just one week away. Winning that green jacket is every golfer's dream. But what is life like after that happens? 2007 champion Zach Johnson says things changed for him on and off the course after he won. More>>

    Auburn WR's want to be "best in the nation" Video included

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    Gus Malzahn's offense last season revolved around the quarterback and running backs. More>>

    BIG CATCH: Angler Coby Carden Video included

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    Bass fishing is certainly a sport that is growing in popularity. More>>

    The Mindside of Sports

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    The world of sports is about more than the physical ability of athletes, it can also be a mind game. What does it take for athletes to focus on big events? Sports Psychologist Bhrett McCabe from the Mind Side joined us to talk about Auburn's football team dealing with the success of last season, Altee Tenpenny's arrest, and the SEC in the NCAA Tournament. More>>

    Cam Newton Recovering from Ankle Surgery

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    Former Auburn Quarterback Cam Newton is back in Auburn this week, but he's moving around with the use of a scooter. Cam's recovering from ankle surgery he had two weeks ago today. He's going to miss all the Carolina Panthers mini-camps, but expected to recover in for training camp in July. Dr. Norman Waldrop from Andrews Sports Medicine stopped by Alabama Tonight to talk about the type of recovery Newton can expect and just what it means to have your ligaments stretched. More>>

    Personal Best - Quick Leg Workout Video included

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    It's that time of year when people are traveling and leaving their cares away. But they could leave something else behind, those workouts. There are plenty of ways to stay on your routine when you are away from the gym. A few easy leg exercises are lunges and squats. Donnette' Hulsey stopped by Resolute Running in Homewood to get an example of a quick, easy at home leg workout. More>>

    Tuscaloosa boxer Deontay Wilder prepares for his first WBC title Fight Video included

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    One minute and 36 seconds, that's all it took for Deontay Wilder to get his last knock out. The 28 year old crushed Malik Scott, his good friend, in the first round to win their world-title elimination fight night at the Coliseo Ruben Rodriguez in Bayamon, Puerto Rico. Wilder is now 31-0 and has a shot at a title fight. The Tuscaloosa Native stopped by Alabama Tonight to talk about his next fight. More>>

    Curt Bloom Previews the Birmingham Barons Season Opener Video included

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    The Birmingham Barons open the season on April 3rd on the road against the Montgomery Biscuits. They are hoping to see a repeat as Southern League champions. Several of last seasons players are returning including league finals most valuable player Micah Johnson. Manager Julio Vinas and pitching coach Britt Burns return for a second year. Brandon Moore begins his second stint as hitting coach. The Voice of the Barons, Curt Bloom, stopped by Alabama Tonight to preview the season, More>>

    Davis has bright future in Auburn's offense

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    Head coach Gus Malzahn believes Auburn's sophomore wide receiver could end up having an expanded role in 2014.
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    Auburn commit Smith arrested in Mobile

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    2015 Auburn commit Jason Smith was arrested early Sunday morning in Mobile. More>>

    Bama baseball sweeps Ole Miss

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    Jon Keller threw a complete game and held ninth-ranked Mississippi to one run, as the No. 30 Alabama Crimson Tide completed a series sweep over the Rebels. More>>

    UAB can't complete sweep over FIU

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    The UAB baseball team suffered a 2-0 setback in its series finale against No. 29 FIU on Sunday afternoon at Young Memorial Field. More>>

    Samford wins series over Furman

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    Samford shortstop Tyler Filliben hit two home runs and drove in four runs to lead the Bulldog baseball team to a 13-5 win. More>>

    A dramatic win for Alabama baseball

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    Hunter Webb delivered a walk-off single in the 10th inning to give the No. 30 Alabama baseball team the win over the ninth-ranked Mississippi Rebels. More>>

    Auburn wins series finale against Missouri

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    The Tigers salvaged the weekend series with a 7-3 win over Missouri Saturday afternoon at Plainsman Park. More>>

    UAB wins in another shutout

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    It marked the first time UAB has earned a shutout in consecutive games since March 2-3, 2007 against Central Arkansas. More>>

    Furman comes back to beat Samford

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    The Samford baseball team dropped an 11-9 decision to Furman in the second game of a three-game Southern Conference series. More>>

    Barons lose to White Sox in exhibition game Video included

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    In front of the largest crowd in Regions Field history, the Birmingham Barons fell to their parent club, the Chicago White Sox, by a score of 5-2. More>>

    Auburn comes up short against Missouri

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    Missouri broke open a 2-2 tie with two runs in the eighth to take a 4-2 win over No. 21 Auburn Friday night at Plainsman Park. More>>

    Bama baseball wins at home Ole Miss

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    The No. 30 Alabama Crimson Tide held on to knock off the ninth-ranked Ole Miss Rebels. More>>

    Mallard, UAB shut out FIU

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    Senior right-handed pitcher Chase Mallard threw a four-hit complete game shutout to guide the UAB baseball team to a 1-0 victory. More>>

    Samford hits four home runs, beats Furman

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    The Samford baseball team belted four home runs on its way to a 9-5 Southern Conference win. More>>

    Tony Kanaan joins Alabama Tonight to talk about the start of the IndyCar season Video included

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    The IndyCar season gets underway this Sunday with the Firestone Grand Prix of St. Petersburg... More>>

    BIG CATCH: Fishing Essentials Video included

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    Kyle Burger goes out on Lake Guntersville with FLW Tour pro angler Scott Canterbury to find out the essential items everyone needs to have on their boat before they go out on the water. More>>

    Jason Dufner to host Charity Golf Tournament

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    PGA Champion and Auburn Alum Jason Dufner is hosting a Celebrity Golf Tournament on March 31st. The tournament will take place at Moore's Mill Club in Auburn and feature 31 celebrity players. Before the tournament, there will be a pairings party Sunday night at 7pm. The event will raise money for "blessings in a backpack." The organization sends home backpacks with food for children in need. Tickets are still available for Sunday's pairings party. It will feature a live and silent auction... More>>

    Montgomery Biscuits to host Tampa Bay Rays

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    The Montgomery Biscuits are preparing to host the Tampa Bay Rays on Saturday. First pitch is scheduled for 2:05 p.m. with gates opening to the public at noon. The first 2,500 fans through the gates will receive replica Joe Maddon glasses. Pre-game ceremonies will begin at 1:25 p.m. This marks the first time the Capital City has hosted a Major League team playing on the same field as its Minor League affiliate. The day's events will begin when VIP gates open for specified season ticketholde... More>>

    Joe Dean Jr. talks about the Bruce Pearl hire and the pressure on Anthony Grant Video included

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    The two talk about Bruce Pearl and the new pressure on Anthony Grant. More>>

    Lars Anderson talks NASCAR and NCAA Tournament

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    Lars Anderson joins Tom Annino on Alabama Tonight...
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    SEC Network hires former Crimson Tide quarterback Greg McElroy as analyst

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    The new SEC Network has hired former University of Alabama quarterback Greg McElroy as a college football analyst. McElroy led the Crimson Tide to its SEC Championship and BCS National Championship wins in the 2010 season. He most recently played in the NFL as quarterback for the New York Jets. McElroy joins Jesse Palmer and Tim Tebow as analysts. Paul Finebaum, Brent Musburger, and Joe Tessitore are commentators. Th... More>>

    Sights and Sounds from Alabama's first full week of spring practice Video included

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    Alabama completed their fourth workout of the spring on Friday...
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    Auburn Spring Sights and Sounds

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    The defending SEC Champions are back on the practice field... More>>

    Auburn men's golf enjoying a strong season

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    In this week's edition of Tee Time, I sat down with Auburn men's golf head coach Nick Clinard. More>>

    BURGER BYTES: The Star-Spangled Preacher Video included

    Mishael Miller singing the national anthem Mishael Miller singing the national anthem
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    The tradition of Mishael Miller singing the national anthem at every Baltimore Ravens football game began during the franchise's inaugural game in 1996. More>>

    BURGER BYTES: Once Upon A Time...Alabama Gymnastics

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    A season after not capturing a third straight national championship, Alabama gymnastics has a motto of it's own...
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    BURGER BYTES: Eli Gold Narrates My Life

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    What would it sound like if one of the most most recognizable voices in all of sports broadcasting gave a play-by-play of everyday activities in daily living?
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    Canada takes down Team USA in men's semifinals

    Canada wins 1-0 over the U.S. to advance to the gold-medal game...
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    Hockey 101: Basic Rules of the Game

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    The United States hockey team has its sight set on the gold medal. More>>

    Team USA cruises into hockey semifinals

    U.S. men's hockey topples Czech Republic More>>

    American Alex Deibold earns unexpected bronze

    American Alex Deibold earns bronze medal in snowboard cross...
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    David Wise soared through sleet and snow and ended up with gold...
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    Davis and White take home historic gold for U.S.

    Meryl Davis and Charlie White won the gold medal in ice dance Monday, the first Olympic title in the event for the United States.
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    Party for the USA: Men's hockey rolls

    Men's hockey rolls Slovakia in Sochi Olympics opener
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    An Olympic first: Tie for gold in downhill

    For the first time in Olympic history two gold medals will be awarded in an event after the Slovenian and Swiss finished with identical times in the Sochi women's downhill.
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    Shani Davis finishes eighth, Stefan Groothuis wins gold

    Shani Davis, the 2006 and 2010 Olympic 1000m speed skating champion, finished eighth in Wednesday's 1000m final at Adler Arena, which was won by Stefan Groothuis of The Netherlands.
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    Shaun White's Olympic reign ends, finishes 4th

    Shaun White entered Tuesday's halfpipe contest as the odds-on favorite for a third straight gold medal, which would have made him the first American male to win three straight gold medals. More>>

    Craziest falls, crashes and wipeouts from Sochi

    It turns out when you combine sports with ice, or snow, occasionally the end result is a wreck, crash, fall, or an extreme wipeout...
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    Two days after Bobsledder Johnny Quinn had to punch through a bathroom door after becoming trapped, he found himself stuck again -- this time in an elevator. More>>

    What happened during Day 1 of the 2014 Sochi Games? Check out the recap here:
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    Hoover Chasing History in Title Game

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    The key number for Hoover High School's football team is 30.The Bucs have won a school-record 29 games in a row. But one more win, and the Bucs would earn back-to-back class 6A state championships and back-to-back 15-0 seasons for the first time ever.
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    Nordic skier Todd Lodwick was chosen to carry the American flag during the opening ceremonies of the 2014 Olympic Winter Games. (PHOTO: US Ski Team) Nordic skier Todd Lodwick was chosen to carry the American flag during the opening ceremonies of the 2014 Olympic Winter Games. (PHOTO: US Ski Team)

    Six-time Olympian Todd Lodwick will carry the American flag in this year's Sochi Games opening ceremony. More>>

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    • Auburn wins in Montgomery over Bama

      Auburn wins in Montgomery over Bama

      Wednesday, April 16 2014 11:46 PM EDT2014-04-17 03:46:33 GMT
      Alabama softball suffered its third-straight loss Wednesday night, falling to Auburn in a single non-conference game at Lagoon Park in Montgomery.
      Alabama softball suffered its third-straight loss Wednesday night, falling to Auburn in a single non-conference game at Lagoon Park in Montgomery.
    • Auburn wants versatility on defense

      Auburn wants versatility on defense

      Tuesday, April 15 2014 8:41 PM EDT2014-04-16 00:41:39 GMT
      Defensive coordinator Ellis Johnson says the versatility of your defenders is becoming more and more important.
      Defensive coordinator Ellis Johnson says the versatility of your defenders is becoming more and more important.
    • Anderson helping out future journalists

      Anderson helping out future journalists

      Tuesday, April 15 2014 8:34 PM EDT2014-04-16 00:34:49 GMT
      You know him as Lars Anderson, the sportswriter. But what has the transition been like for Lars Anderson, the professor?
      You know him as Lars Anderson, the sportswriter. But what has the transition been like for Lars Anderson, the professor?
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    • Tulsa hires Frank Haith as new hoops coach

      Tulsa hires Frank Haith as new hoops coach

      Friday, April 18 2014 4:21 PM EDT2014-04-18 20:21:23 GMT
      Tulsa hired Frank Haith of Missouri as its men's basketball coach Friday, landing a major-conference coach to lead the Golden Hurricane's transition from Conference USA to the American Athletic Conference...
      Tulsa hired Frank Haith of Missouri as its men's basketball coach Friday, landing a major-conference coach to lead the Golden Hurricane's transition from Conference USA to the American Athletic Conference this summer.
    • NBA playoffs looking more wide-open than expected

      NBA playoffs looking more wide-open than expected

      Friday, April 18 2014 3:32 PM EDT2014-04-18 19:32:18 GMT
      It's hardly a certainty that the No. 1 seeds in the conference playoffs will reach the NBA Finals. It's happened that way only 11 times in the last 35 years.
      Before the season started, a poll suggested that the Miami Heat were the overwhelming favorite to win the NBA title, collecting a whopping 76 percent of ballots cast.
    • Clippers-Warriors series billed as must-see TV

      Clippers-Warriors series billed as must-see TV

      Friday, April 18 2014 3:21 AM EDT2014-04-18 07:21:15 GMT
      Forget the Showtime Lakers or the Sacramento Kings of past decades.
      Forget the Showtime Lakers or the Sacramento Kings of past decades.
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    • Obama presents Navy with football trophy, again

      Obama presents Navy with football trophy, again

      Friday, April 18 2014 2:42 PM EDT2014-04-18 18:42:18 GMT
      President Barack Obama says the Navy football team not only had to overcome tough opponents to win the Commander-in-Chief trophy this year but a government shutdown as well.
      President Barack Obama says the Navy football team not only had to overcome tough opponents to win the Commander-in-Chief trophy this year but a government shutdown as well.
    • Strong makes Texas debut with spring scrimmage

      Strong makes Texas debut with spring scrimmage

      Friday, April 18 2014 2:11 PM EDT2014-04-18 18:11:32 GMT
      For the first time since 1997, the Texas Longhorns will suit up for a game without Mack Brown on the sideline.
      For the first time since 1997, the Texas Longhorns will suit up for a game without Mack Brown on the sideline.
    • Ex-quarterback McNabb spends day in Arizona jail

      Ex-quarterback McNabb spends day in Arizona jail

      Thursday, April 17 2014 10:41 PM EDT2014-04-18 02:41:05 GMT
      Former NFL quarterback Donovan McNabb has been released from an Arizona jail after serving a one-day sentence for a DUI arrest late last year.
      Former NFL quarterback Donovan McNabb was released Thursday from an Arizona jail after serving a one-day sentence for a DUI arrest late last year.
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