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Mets' Flores reaches home after home-run trot

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Mets' Flores goes from tears to cheers

Just two days ago, Wilmer Flores was in tears during a game over rumors that the Mets would trade him. On Friday night, he got a big welcome at the plate after hitting a walk-off home run in the 12th inning.

Rowdy Roddy Piper

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Pro wrestling's 'Rowdy' Roddy Piper dies at 61

He once cracked another wrestler over the head with a coconut. He kicked singer Cyndi Lauper in the head. He mesmerized fans as he fired frenzied insults and threats at opponents.

"Rowdy" Roddy Piper -- the kilt-wearing heel who headlined the first W...

Chung Mong-Joon, June 2015

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Chung Mong-Joon joins FIFA presidency race

Could a billionaire be the man to drive reform at the top of world football?

South Korean Chung Mong-Joon, who is head of the Hyundai Group, is joining the race to replace Sepp Blatter as president of FIFA, an aide told CNN Thursday.

The 63-year-old ty...

FIFA headquarters

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'Mob Museum' to open FIFA scandal exhibition

FIFA's reputation has taken a bit of battering recently and world football's governing body is remaining tight lipped over a museum, that is usually dedicated to gun-toting gangsters, giving the organization its very own exhibition.

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Winter Olympics 2022: Beijing chosen by IOC

Beijing is set to become the first city to have hosted both the Summer and Winter Olympics after it was chosen to stage the 2022 Winter Games.

International Olympic President Thomas Bach confirmed Beijing, which hosted the Summer Games in 2008, had be...

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Usain Bolt swaps chicken nuggets for veggies

He sprinted his way to fame at the 2008 Beijing Olympics, winning three gold medals and setting a trio of world records -- and all powered by a diet of fast food.

Usain Bolt's love of junk food -- especially chicken nuggets -- has been well documented...

Tom Brady yelling on field

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Brady looks to federal court to overturn suspension

New England Patriots quarterback Tom Brady on Wednesday criticized the National Football League for suspending him for four games in the "Deflategate" scandal and said he did nothing wrong in breaking a cell phone containing more than 10,000 text mes...

Tiger Woods, 2015 US Open first round

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Tiger Woods: Confident he can 'turn the tide'

In his prime he was in contention for almost every tournament he played in, but as his form dipped alarmingly, the last two years have been something of a wake-up call for Tiger Woods.

Currently ranked 266th in the world, Woods is without a single top...

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