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“Chicago Fire” Cast and Apparatus Filming Action with the Russian Arm

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Action – Chicago Fire

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Thierry Henry scores hat trick in MLS action for New York

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US Open of Surfing Ends with Rioting

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The nine-day U.S. Open of Surfing, one of the sports biggest events, wrapped Sunday afternoon in Huntington Beach.Crowds during the week totaled in the millions and the final day was a bit of a madhouse with hordes of beach goers spilling out of the stadium seating and overtaking the expo area.

It's unclear how many of the masses actually came to see the competition but given the sheer numbers, it's no surprise that at the conclusion of the event,scores of people rampageddown the palm tree-lined streets, damaging city vehicles and street signs, throwing punches and flipping porta-potties.

Happy International Surfing Day – June 20th 2013

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In 1778 British sea captain James Cook sailed to Hawaii. The first European to make contact with Hawaiians, Cook was intrigued by the culture and marveled at the native's ability to ride the crashing waves that broke just offshore:

"I could not help concluding this man had the most supreme pleasure while he was driven so fast and so smoothly by the sea.

Snowboarder Kimmy Fasani is the February 2013 Athlete of the Month

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BASICS:

Name: Kimmy Fasani

Sport: Snowboarding

Nickname: Kimmy

Birthdate: 04/25/1984

Birthplace: Truckee, CA

Home Mountain: Mammoth Mountain

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Favorite Riders: Kelly Clark and Annie Boulanger.

Surfer Sage Erickson is the January 2013 Athlete of the Month

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Name:Sage Erickson

Sport:Surfing

Nickname: Sage

Birthdate: 12.28.1990

Birthplace: Ojai, CA

Current residence:Ventura, CA

BACKGROUND:

Favorite Athletes: Sally Fitz is pretty darn amazing.

December Athlete of the Month: Malia Manuel

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Name: Malia Manuel

Sport: Surfing

Nickname: MM

Birthdate: 8/9/93

Birthplace: Wailua, Hawaii

Current residence: Wailua, Hawaii

Home break: Kaua'i

Stance:Natural Name: Malia Manuel

BACKGROUND:

Favorite Sports Moment (as a fan):Watching Andy Irons win his World Titles

Favorite Workout Music: Anything upbeat that gets ya movin'

Favorite Place(s) to Shop: Fashion Island, Newport Beach

Hobbies and Interests:Surfing, yoga, running,

Superstition: Waxing my board before every surf

If I wasn't a surfer my dream job: Would be anything that involves the ocean

Favorite Books/TV Shows: The Help / Sons of Anarchy

Pet Peeves:Bringing a crowd to the surf

Lucky charm or pre comp ritual:Braiding my hair before a comp

Special or secret talent: Cooking

Fave quote or inspiration: "Our truest life is when we are in dreams awake"

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12-Year-Old Alana Smith Lands a 540 McTwist

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On Saturday twelve-year-old skater Alana Smith became the second female to land a McTwist, claiming a $1,000 Best Trick prize at Exposure 2012, an all-women's skateboard competition at the Clairemont Skatepark at the Mission Valley YMCA in San Diego, Calif. The McTwist is an aerial trick where the rider performs a inverted backside 540 and Mike McGill, who is credited with inventing the trick, was on hand to give Alana some words of encouragement.

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Game Changer: Pretty Tough Girls Claim a Piece of Online Turf

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Believe it or not, not every girl is a damsel in distress looking for Prince Charming. The days when girls were expected to play with dolls, wear pink dresses, have perfect hair, and be quiet and clean are long gone. Â For many girls, role models aren't delicate princesses but kick-butt women who surf twenty- foot waves, dunk basketballs, sail off vert ramps, hit homeruns, beat guys on the motor track and more.

El sexy calendario de bellas chicas futbolistas alemanas Hardegser SV

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Hace un año que estas futbolistas alemanas con el motivo de sacar fondos para su equipo, decidieron hacer un calendario 2011.
La verdad que para estas fiestas se agradece el esfuerzo de quitarse un poco de ropa en pleno invierno aleman.
Les presento al equipo femenil de Hardegser SV

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Gazidis knows the Arsenal fans have issues, but will he DO anything about them?

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The Arsenal Chief executive Ivan Gazidis says that the board understands that the fans are not very happy with the way things have gone this season, but he asks the disgruntled portion of the crowd to put aside their concerns for now and cheer the Gunners on to win the coveted Fourth Place in the [..

Wenger – Arteta is fantastic! He is a man of action not words….

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Arsene Wenger is more than happy with his last minute signing of the transfer window Mikel Arteta, and says that he is already a key part of the new Arsenal squad. "Mikel has taken a big importance in our team very quickly," Wenger said. "Of course I knew about his talent, but he is a [...]

Should Chelsea now focus on European glory?

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Frank Lampard reckons the Champions League should be Chelsea's number one aspiration for this season. The England midfielder knows Chelsea are seemingly out of the Premier League title race after some poor form that has seen them drop to fifth and sit 12 points behind leaders Manchester United. Anyone looking to bet on Champions League [.

Real Madrid sign Adebayor on loan

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MADRID, Spain Real Madrid confirmed on their website on Tuesday they had signed Manchester City's Togo striker Emmanuel Adebayor on loan till the end of the season. The 26-year-old has been brought in to add urgently needed firepower after Argentinian striker Gonzalo Higuain underwent surgery to fix a slipped disc earlier this month and [.

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Maradona threatens to sue Grondona

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BUENOS AIRES, Argentina — Diego Maradona has told an Argentine newspaper he will take legal action against Argentine football federation president Julio Grondona over perceived criticism of the World Cup-winner's drug problems. Maradona reacted angrily to comments the 80-year-old Grondona made to local media this week that have been interpreted as a veiled reference to [.

Norway’s topflight footballers strike over boots

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OSLO, Norway — Nearly 100 of Norway's topflight football players went on strike Friday demanding the right to choose their own boots and other equipment. The strike, affecting nine of the league's teams including leader Tromsoe, forced the Norwegian football association to postpone matches scheduled for Sunday and Monday.

Hicks cleared to launch claim, but only in UK

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LONDON, England Tom Hicks has won the right to launch a damages claim over the sale of Liverpool yet the Reds are delighted with the High Court's verdict. High Court judge Mr Justice Floyd ruled Hicks must bring any claims he has in the UK and is not able to pursue a lawsuit [...]

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Abidal: I will continue fighting

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BARCELONA, Spain Barcelona defender Eric Abidal admits his recent battle against a liver tumour, when he feared he might never play football again, has left him with a different view about his priorities in life. Abidal underwent surgery in March following the discovery of the tumour, and it was not known when the France [.

Surprise draw Real Madrid at Almeria

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MADRID, Spain Barcelona took advantage of Real Madrid's surprise draw at Almeria to move four points clear at the top of the Primera Division. The Catalans swept aside Malaga 4-1 at the Nou Camp after Madrid were made to settle for a 1-1 draw against the league's bottom side. Pep Guardiola's men put Malaga [.

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How Domenech and French federation are still getting it wrong

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PARIS, France  Raymond Domenech continues to slide apparently effortlessly from one controversy to another. His latest is an interview with L'Express in which the former national team coach labelled the players who mutinied at last year's World Cup as "horrible, unthinking brats." This angered both his former employers at the French federation whom he [.

Ajax lose ground after giving 2-0 lead

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AMSTERDAM, Netherlands Ajax Amsterdam squandered a two-goal lead and missed a late penalty to draw 2-2 at Roda JC Kerkrade and lose ground on the Dutch league leaders on Sunday. PSV Eindhoven, convincing 4-0 winners at AZ Alkmaar on Saturday, are top with 50 points after 23 matches and are ahead of Twente Enschede, [.

Toronto FC open pre-season with Partizan draw

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ANTALYA, Turkey Nana Attakora scored the team's lone goal Wednesday as Toronto FC played Partizan Belgrade to a 1-1 draw to open the Major League Soccer pre-season. The Canadian defender connected on a corner kick in the sixth minute, but Toronto couldn't hold onto its lead as Nemanja Tomic tied the game for the [.

Berbatov keeps on scoring, scoring, scoring

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MANCHESTER Dimitar Berbatov scored a hat trick as Manchester United dominated Birmingham, 5-0, in English Premier League action on Saturday. With the win, United stays at the top of the table, all alone after Manchester City's loss later in the day. Arsenal actually jumped into second, two points back of the leaders.

Babel charged by FA over Webb tweet

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LONDON — Liverpool midfielder Ryan Babel was charged with improper conduct by the Football Association (FA) on Monday after posting a mocked-up photo of referee Howard Webb wearing a Manchester United shirt on social networking site Twitter. The picture appeared on the Dutch forward's official page on Twitter just hours after United beat Liverpool 1-0 [.

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Klasnic fires Bolton into FA Cup fifth round

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WIGAN, England — Ivan Klasnic fired Bolton Wanderers to a 1-0 win over Wigan Athletic in their FA Cup fourth-round replay at the DW Stadium on Wednesday. Owen Coyle's side can look forward to a fifth-round trip to Fulham this weekend thanks to Croatian striker Klasnic's second-half winner. While Wanderers' Wembley bid remains alive, Wigan [.

Gignac fires up Marseille title tilt

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PARIS, France — Striker Andre-Pierre Gignac fired defending champions Marseille back into the title race on Saturday with the only goal at home to rock bottom Arles. Coach Didier Deschamps had demanded a massive improvement after a woeful goalless draw last week against struggling neighbours Monaco and Gignac's third goal of the season brought some [.

Whitecaps FC and Sounders prepare for first 2011 meeting

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CASA GRANDE, Ar Looking to build on Tuesday's victory over Real Salt Lake, Vancouver Whitecaps FC return to preseason action when they take on Pacific Northwest rivals Seattle Sounders FC at Grande Sports World in Casa Grande, Arizona, on Friday afternoon at 3 p.m. PT. Despite being together for less than two weeks, Teitur [.

Arsenal’s Fabianksi out for rest of season

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LONDON, England  — Arsenal goalkeeper Lukasz Fabianski will miss the rest of the season following shoulder surgery, Gunners manager Arsene Wenger said Thursday. The Pole was injured during the warm-up ahead of Arsenal's Premier League match against Manchester City last month and has not played since.

‘Score the goals’ comic launched by Iker Casillas

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GENEVA, Switzerland Spanish national and Real Madrid goalkeeper Iker Casillas, along with Special Adviser to the UN Secretary-General on Sport for Development and Peace, Mr. Wilfried Lemke, launched the new comic book "Score the Goals" at the United Nations in Geneva. Following his appointment as United Nations Development Programme (UNDP) Goodwill Ambassador by Ms.

Sky Sports fires Gray in sexism row

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LONDON, England One of British soccer's leading television commentators was fired Tuesday, a day after being taken off the air and temporarily suspended for making sexist remarks about a female match official. Andy Gray, the face of Sky Sports' soccer coverage for the past two decades, was dismissed by the broadcaster after "new evidence [.

Benzema shows Mourinho he’s still the man

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MADRID, Spain — Misfit striker Karim Benzema reminded Jose Mourinho of his talents on Sunday, scoring the 60th-minute goal in Real Madrid's 1-0 win over Real Mallorca which cut Barcelona's lead back to four points. Mourinho said Benzema, a 35-million euro signing from Lyon, needed to step up his game and the 23-year-old responded as [.

Qatar storm into Asian Cup quarter-finals

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DOHA, Qatar — Qatar stormed into the Asian Cup quarter-finals for only the second time in their history on Sunday with a commanding 3-0 victory over Gulf champions Kuwait, who were eliminated from the tournament. They went through after Uzbekistan drew 2-2 with China to top Group A, allowing Qatar to finish second and make [.

Iraq stun UAE after late own-goal

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DOHA, Qatar — Reigning champions Iraq stunned the United Arab Emirates 1-0 on Saturday at the Asian Cup with an injury-time own-goal to put the holders in a strong position to make the knockout rounds. Three-times champions Iran became the first team at the championships to qualify for the quarter-finals after they defeated World Cup [.

Wayne Rooney may miss 2 weeks with ankle injury

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WEST BROMWICH, England — Manchester United striker Wayne Rooney could be out of action for two weeks after injuring his left ankle in Saturday's 2-1 Premier League win at West Bromwich Albion. Rooney scored in the third minute for his first goal from open play since March but hobbled off late in the match after [.

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Four-match ban Chivu for punch

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MILAN, Italy Inter defender Cristian Chivu has been handed a four-match ban after punching an opponent during Thursday's 3-0 victory over Bari. Chivu struck Bari's Marco Rossi in the second half but referee Andrea Romeo and his assistants missed the incident and no action was taken. After the matter was reviewed by the authorities, [.

Bundesliga side ban strippers at games

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HAMBURG, Germany — Top German football club St Pauli has shown the red card to strippers performing inside a corporate box owned by one of Hamburg's many lap dance clubs but they can dance once matches are over. The Susis Show Bar on Hamburg's main red-light drag, the Reeperbahn, has installed a large mirror [.

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MLS News – TV Listings: Catch POR-SEA on NBC & all the MLS action

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Olympics 2012 Soccer – Vidic returns to Man Utd action

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Manchester United captain Nemanja Vidic restitutions from eight months away injured in the 0-0 friendly pull with Valerenga. HTTP://news.bbcimg.co.uk/media/image/62057000/jpg/_62057653_vidic_manchesterunited.jpg

Euro 2012 Group b – UEFA taking action against the FA? Can this be true, I thought the English were perfect specimens of humanity? #euro2012 #’bbcsport #mot

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