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Pitcher R.A. Dickey #43 of the New York Mets tips his hat to the crowd after his one hit complete game against the Tampa Bay Rays at Tropicana Field on June 13, 2012 in St. Petersburg, Florida. (credit: J. Meric/Getty Images)

Top 5 Protagonist Athletes In Sports Today

Some athletes have decided that a competitive edge does not necessarily come exclusively with discourtesy, incivility or ego — but rather, it can be enhanced with generosity, amiability and class.

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Cleveland Indians second baseman Kenny Lofton (R) scores the game-winning run ahead of the tag attempt by Seattle Mariners catcher Tom Lampkin (2nd L) as Indians DH Eddie Taubensee (2nd R) and home plate umpire Jeff Nelson (L) watch during the 11th inning, 05 August, 2001 at Jacobs Field in Cleveland, OH. Cleveland defeated Seattle 15-14 in 11 innings. (credit: DAVID MAXWELL/AFP/Getty Images)

Top 5 Epic Sports Comebacks

For being such a beautiful feature of athletics, comebacks occur with great frequency in most sports. We take a look at some of our favorite comebacks in sports — and No. 1 may not be one that you expected.

08/20/2014

If you knew how much the set of 1952 Topps baseball cards was worth, you might pass out. (credit: SCP Auctions)

Rare Sports Items Being Auctioned To Aid Youth Programs

The rare items are considered major scores — pun intended — by sports enthusiasts.

08/14/2014

Kevin Garnett #5 of the Boston Celtics tries to intimidate Andray Blatche #7 of the Washington Wizards on March 7, 2010 at the TD Garden in Boston, Massachusetts. The Celtics defeated the Wizards 86-83. (credit: Elsa/Getty Images)

Top 5 Most Active Trash Talkers In Sports Today

We take a look at five of the most active trash talkers in sports today.

08/13/2014

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13 Athletes Who Tweeted Grief Over The Passing Of Robin Williams

Here are 13 pro athletes who Tweeted remembrance, tribute, or mourning for the death of Robin Williams.

08/13/2014

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US Men’s Volleyball Sweeps Iran In Anaheim

Carson Clark led all scorers with 16 points on 14 kills and two aces and the U.S. men’s national volleyball team swept Iran on Wednesday night in the second match of the USA Volleyball Cup series.

08/13/2014

Los Angeles Clippers owner Donald Sterling attends the NBA playoff game between the Clippers and the Golden State Warriors, April 21, 2014 at Staples Center in Los Angeles, California. (credit: ROBYN BECK/AFP/Getty Images)

Court Denies Sterling’s Appeal Of Ruling To Allow Sale Of Clippers

A petition filed by Donald Sterling’s attorneys seeking writ relief was denied late Friday evening by an appellate court.

08/08/2014

10. Los Angeles Dodgers (27-24)

Report: Dodgers’ Beckett Likely Out For Season

Before the Dodgers took on the Milwaukee Brewers, Don Mattingly officially announced that Josh Beckett was placed on the 15-day disables list with a left hip impingement.

08/08/2014

1987: NBA Hall of Fame center Kareem Abdul-Jabbar #33 of the Los Angeles Lakers poses for a portrait on the court at the Great Western Forum in Los Angeles, California in 1987. (credit: Rick Stewart/Getty Images)

Top 5 On-Screen Athlete Cameos

We take a look at some of the best appearances by athletes who have had a cameo on film or television

08/07/2014

Running back Ryan Powdrell #37 of the USC Trojans is bent over backwards by a tackle by the Nebraska Cornhuskers on September 16, 2006 at the Los Angeles Memorial Coliseum in Los Angeles, California. Powdrell was injured on the play. (credit: Stephen Dunn/Getty Images)

Top 5 Ugliest Sports Injuries In LA History

We take a look at five of the most devastating sports injuries in Los Angeles history.

08/03/2014

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Memorial Remembers Star Basketball Player Who Died From Skateboarding Fall

Family and classmates bid a tearful farewell to an Inland Empire high school basketball star who died from an accident off the court.

07/29/2014

eneral Manager Mike Rizzo of the Washington Nationals talks with President Stan Kasten of the Los Angeles Dodgers before the game at Nationals Park on May 5, 2014 in Washington, DC. (credit: Greg Fiume/Getty Images)

Dodgers’ Kasten Supports Call For Arbitrator To End Cable Blackout

Dodgers president and CEO Stan Kasten supported the call Tuesday night for an arbitrator to help resolve the ongoing broadcast dispute between Time Warner Cable and other carriers, which has prohibited 70 percent of residents from watching games on TV in 2014.

07/29/2014

Donald And Shelly Sterling

Judge Gives Shelly Sterling Authority To Sell LA Clippers

A judge tentatively ruled Monday Shelly Sterling acted properly in removing her husband as a director of the family trust that owns the Los Angeles Clippers.

CBS2 / KCAL9–07/28/2014

Los Angeles Clippers v Denver Nuggets

Chris Paul, Rivers May Boycott If Donald Sterling Is Still Owner Of Clippers

As the court decides whether or not the Clippers sale to former Microsoft CEO Steve Balmer was done legally, Chris Paul is speaking out and saying if the right decision isn’t made quickly, it could greatly affect this year’s team.

07/24/2014

Jeremy Lin Press Conference

Jeremy Lin Excited To Play With Lakers, Kobe Bryant

Linsanity will be coming back to Southern California. The Los Angeles Lakers, Thursday, introduced their newest point guard Jeremy Lin, who was acquired from Houston on a trade on July 13, in El Segundo.

07/24/2014

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