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  1. Revenge of the Nerds: Caltech Ends 26-Year, 310-Game Basketball Losing Streak

    Caltech’s basketball team is just 5-20 this season, and last night’s 46-45 win over Occidental was their first conference win of the year. So why is Caltech celebrating? Well, in case you didn't read the headline: This wasn’t just Caltech’s first conference win of this year, but its first since 1985. 26 years, 310 games – any way you decide to look at it, that is one epically long losing streak, and pretty much guaranteed that whenever, however it ended, 1 wild celebration would ensue (especially if it was a home game). Sure enough, here’s what went down after last night’s win: >>>Full story and video at SportsGrid.

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  2. Sumo Wrestler Cheating Exposed

    Freakonomics was right about sumo wrestler cheating: Three sumo wrestlers have admitted to fixing their matches, and another 11 are suspected of doing the same, said Japan’s Education, Culture, Sports, Science and Technology Minister Yoshiaki Takaki (who apparently has a large variety of responsibilities).

    Media reports said police are also now investigating whether active wrestlers bet on the outcome of bouts, deepening concerns that gangsters—who allegedly played a role in an earlier gambling scandal—may again be involved.
    While there have been unsubstantiated claims of gangster involvement in sumo wrestling for years, this is the first time there has been any proof. >>>More at SportsGrid.

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  3. ATDHE.net, Popular Streaming Sports Site, Shut Down by Homeland Security

    People who visit the homepage of ATDHE.net, a popular website known for (illegally) streaming live sporting events, pay-per-views, and TV shows, will see that the domain has been seized by ICE (Homeland Security Investigations) in accordance with a warrant from the US attorney’s office. Translation: those looking for a way to stream sporting events while at work will have to find somewhere else to do it (we’re not advocating this, by the way). >>>Full story at SportsGrid.

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  4. Chinese Hurdler Runs Through Hurdles

    A hurdler decided to forego hurdling in a recent Chinese track and field event, opting instead to run through the wooden obstacles like some sort of crazed Kool-Aid Guy. What results is a race for the ages, and another entry in the surprisingly crowded category of “Best Hurdles Video of the Year.” >>>Video at SportsGrid.

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  5. Metrodome Roof Collapses Due to Snow

    The roof of the Metrodome, the Minnesota arena that was set to host Monday night’s New York Giants-Minnesota Vikings game, has collapsed under the weight of heavy snow. The roof, which was inflatable, was no match for an estimated 18 inches of snow. Fortunately, the roof collapse took place early in the morning and no one was injured. >>>Video of the roof collapse at SportsGrid.

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  6. “I AM NOT A FREAKING CRICKET MATCH”

    Well, this is just unfortunate. A woman with the Twitter handle @theashes was mistaken for a popular cricket match of the same name, and has been inundated with Twitter messages from diehard cricket fans since Friday. @theashes, it turns out, is the Twitter handle of a babysitter from Westfield, Massachusetts named Ashley Kerekes, whose Tweets, up until this point, have been primarily related to toddler sleeping habits.Since many of the fans incorrectly affixed an @theashes to their Tweets instead of #theashes, she began getting messages. A lot of them. >>>Full humorous exchange at SportsGrid.

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  7. A Most Unfortunate Hurdle Race

    Adding insult to assumed injury (somebody is leaving this thing with horribly scraped knees) are the motivational messages at the beginning of this high school girls’ hurdle race. Luckily, at least some of the racers are visibly laughing at the end of this, so kudos to them for being good sports. >>>Watch the video at SportsGrid.

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  8. Is This the Most Intimidating Pre-Game Ritual in Sports?

    New Zealand’s national rugby team, the All Blacks, performs the “Haka,” a traditional Māori dance before all of its games. It is quite intimidating. Can you imagine two opposing teams of football players, helmets off, staring at each other at midfield before a game, then suddenly breaking into a war chant? So cool. >>>Video at SportsGrid.

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  9. Chilean Miners Lose Friendly Soccer Match To Their Rescuers, 3-2

    The team of rescuers that pulled 33 Chilean miners to safety from over 2,000 feet below the Earth’s surface acted with purpose, togetherness … and of course, compassion for the trapped workers. And yesterday, the rescuers used two of those three qualities to beat the miners in a friendly soccer match, 3-2, held in the […]

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  10. NBA Players as Marvel Superheroes

    ESPN The Magazine will feature basketball players alongside iconic characters from the Marvel Universe in what is being billed as an “epic quest for hoops supremacy.” We spot The Hulk, The Thing, Iron Man, Spider-Man, and more: >>>Details at SportsGrid.

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