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Despite Early Playoff Exit, Eckstein Counts His Blessings

Image of Perched atop the team dugout steps, Rick Eckstein watches his hitters. (Photo courtesy of Washington Nationals)

It was a magical year for Major League Baseball's Washington Nationals.  Not only did they win the National League East division in ... continue reading

Austrian skydiver plunges 24 miles to earth - and lives to tell the tale Watch

Image of Fearless Felix Baumgartner's success robbed his friend Joe Kittinger with his sole record, for the longest time spent in a freefall. But he was clearly as relieved as anyone to see the others broken at last.

Why do men climb mountains? Because it's there. For record-breaking parachutist "Fearless Felix" Baumgartner, who chose to jump from ... continue reading

Football star, actor Alex Karras passes away at 77

Image of As an actor, Alex Karras is probably best known as the burly imbecile

Former Detroit Lions defensive tackle Alex Karras, who went on to act in movies and television has died at the age of 77. Karras had ... continue reading

UNBELIEVABLE: Kid's athletic skill makes for YouTube winner Watch

Image of Many users on YouTube seem impressed by the young man's skills.

Dodge ball is an elementary and junior high school favorite, where the object of the game - as the name implies, is to dodge rubber ... continue reading

U.S. women's gymnastics team grabs gold for first time since 1996

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There's some red, white and blue pride to be had in Londontown. The U.S. women's gymnastics team has grabbed its first Olympic title ... continue reading

Why the Olympic Gold Medals are Fake

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Those giant gold medals you see the Olympic athletes proudly sporting aren't really gold. They're practically fake, made mostly of silver, ... continue reading

Olympic flame extinguished but senior-citizen athlete saves the games

Image of Senior-citizen athlete and veteran Olympian Austin Playfoot reignites the Olympic flame.

Olympic officials have announced that at 11:14 PM, London time, the Olympic flame died out. Despite the apparently dramatic circumstance, ... continue reading

Games begin in London ahead of official Olympic opening ceremonies

Image of More than 10,000 athletes from 205 countries are assembling in London for Friday's Opening Ceremony.

The London Olympics got off to a lively start ahead of the opening ceremonies originally scheduled for Friday. Women soccer players got ... continue reading

Catholics opening their homes to Olympic families

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In a few days the world will turn its attention to the Olympic athletes in London with all the pageantry and spectacle of the games. ... continue reading

5 of the most inspiring moments in the Olympic Games

Image of Don't miss a second of the 2012 London Olympic Games, for you may miss another inspirational moment.

The best amateur athletes in the world match skill and endurance in a series of contests called the Olympic Games. Almost every nation in ... continue reading

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