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Dallas Mavericks Defeat Miami Heat To Win First NBA Title

Dirk Nowitzki had been a one-man wrecking machine throughout most of the 2011 NBA playoffs.

But on the night his Dallas Mavericks clinched their first-ever NBA championship by defeating the Miami Heat 105-95, he had a lot of help from his teammates.

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Outbreak of Horse Herpes Forces Rodeo Queens to Ride Stick Ponies [VIDEO]

Things got a little strange at the Davis County Sheriff's Mounted Posse Junior Queen Contest in Framingham, Utah after an outbreak of horse herpes forced the contestant to show off their equestrian skills on stick ponies.

Although equine herpes poses no threat to humans, the deadly disease is highly contagious among horses, and the animals are generally quarantined during outbreaks. (Which is why live horses weren't available for the Junior Queen Contest.)

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Dallas Cowboys Cheerleader Tryouts Underway [VIDEO]

The process of filling the 36 spots on the Dallas Cowboys' iconic cheerleading squad began this weekend, with 300 lovely and ultra-fit ladies attending an open tryout in Dallas.

The squad won't be finalized until closer to the 2011 NFL season (assuming labor issues don't wipe the season out, anyway).

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Animal Kingdom Wins Kentucky Derby [VIDEO]

In an interesting twist of fate, jockey John Velazquez rode three-year-old horse Animal Kingdom to victory at the 137th Kentucky Derby, held Saturday at Louisville's historic Churchill Downs.

Velazquez was originally scheduled to ride Uncle Mo before the horse was scratched due to a stomach virus. Luckily for him, Velazquez was quickly snatched up by owner Barry Irwin, who needed a replacement after Animal Kingdom's original jockey, Robby Albarado, had his nose broken by a horse kick on Wednesday.

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Five Greatest Masters Moments of The Past 25 Years [VIDEOS]

Jim Nantz, who's been calling the Masters for CBS for the past 26 years, likes to refer to the tournament as a "tradition like no other."

While this has always seemed to be a bold, hard-to-justify statement, when one looks back at the last 25 years of action at Augusta one can't help but conclude the championship does at least have a tradition of producing some pretty memorable moments involving some of golf's biggest names.

We've compiled a list of our five favorite Masters moments of the last 25 years below:

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Justin Bieber Trains With Spanish Soccer Champions [VIDEO]

Earlier this year, Justin Bieber showed off his basketball skills during the NBA's All-Star Weekend.

Well, on Thursday, the tiny singer was in Spain, where he tried out the more size-appropriate sport of,

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2011 NBA All-Star Game - Performances And Celebrities
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Rihanna Performs at the NBA All-Star Game

Singer Rihanna (L) and rapper Kanye West perform during the 2011 NBA All-Star game halftime show at Staples Center on February 20, 2011 in Los Angeles, California.

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What was Your Favorite Super Bowl Ad [VIDEO]

If you didn't get to watch the big game, here is your opportunity to see all of the commercials. The Bridgestone Reply All ad was pretty hilarious, especially if you have ever accidentally hit reply all instead of just reply.  Joan Rivers head was on top of a hot body for the GoDaddy ad, that was scary and gross all at the same time. 

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5 Most Memorable Super Bowl Halftime Performances Ever [VIDEOS]

For its first couple decades of existence, the Super Bowl halftime show featured marching bands or “Up With People”-type musical medleys. Unfortunately, but the only folks who really got excited about those performances were the families of the performers.

Over the last 20 years, the Super Bowl halftime stage has become home to top hits and the increased star powers of popular musical acts.

We’ve compiled a list of the five most memorable of these legendary Super Bowl halftime shows, which should be the ones the Black Eyed Peas try to match when they take the field this weekend at Cowboy Stadium.

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The 5 Greatest Individual Performances in Super Bowl History [VIDEOS]

Come Monday morning, there’s a chance a player like Aaron Rodgers or Clay Matthews or Ben Roethlisberger or Troy Polamalu will have etched their name on the Super Bowl MVP trophy with the kind of performance that will be remembered for years to come.

Or, perhaps, a more obscure player will rise to the occasion and leave an indelible mark on the most important sporting event of the year.

Here is our list of the five greatest individual performance in Super Bowl history, with apologies to Jerry Rice, who would have probably snagged the six and the seven spot.

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The 10 Most Memorable Super Bowl Commercials Ever [VIDEOS]

This year, a 30-second commercial during the Super Bowl will cost three million dollars. At that price, any company hawking its product during the big game better hope its ad makes a big impression. We’ve compiled a chronological list of 10 Super Bowl commercials that went over like a flawlessly executed touchdown. By lodging themselves in our collective consciousness, these ads made the commercials breaks almost as big a part of the Super Bowl experience as the game itself.

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6 Players Who Succumbed To The Temptations of Super Bowl

The night before Super Bowl I, Green Bay Packers’ back-up wide receiver Max McGee violated team curfew and partied until the wee hours of the morning, figuring he had little chance of playing in the game.

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