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Meijer-97.9 WGRD Athlete of the Week: Jenison Boys’ Soccer’s Luke VanderVeen

Jenison High School boys' soccer player Luke VanderVeen is this week's Meijer-97.9 WGRD Athlete of the Week.

VanderVeen's last-minute goal in Jenison's 1-0 win over Zeeland East last week is indicative of the type of competitor he is, Wildcats Coach Brian Selk said.

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College Football Week 3 Preview: How Bad Is the Big Ten?

Look, it's early, which usually means a lack of big games. But that doesn't mean we can't still have some fun this weekend. Here are the big questions going into Week 3:

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Philadelphia Eagles-Indianapolis Colts Should Be Shootout, Other Things You Need to Know About NFL Week 2

Another full slate of games are on tap for football fans this week, but only a few are marquee matchups. Here's what you need to know heading into Week 2.

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Defiant Roger Goodell Insists NFL Didn’t See Ray Rice Clip [Video]

NFL commissioner Roger Goodell continues to stand by his claim no one from the league saw the video of Ray Rice hitting his then-fiancee, Janay Palmer (now his wife, Janay Rice).

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Free Beer & Hot Wings: Man Breaks Pinky Pull-Ups World Record [Video]

Pinkies. We all have them. Two, in fact!

They're kind of the left out finger. They don't really do a whole lot other than striking the P key on the keyboard.

But Maibam Itomba Meitei, of India, has come up with another use for his pinkies: pull-ups!

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Grand Rapids Drive Opens NBA D-League for 2014-15 Season on Nov. 15

The Grand Rapids Drive has released its schedule for the 2014-15 season, the team’s inaugural run in the NBA Development League.

The Drive opens its season with a four-game road trip with a four-game road trip starting Nov. 15 at Bakersfield, the Phoenix Suns' California-based affiliate. The team returns for its first Grand Rapids home game at The DeltaPlex Arena & Conference Center on Nov. 26 against the Los Angeles D-Fenders, the Los Angeles Lakers affiliate.

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Janay Palmer Rice, Ray Rice’s Wife, Defends Her Husband

Janay Palmer Rice, the wife of embattled Baltimore Ravens running back Ray Rice, came to his defense via an Instagram post and blamed the news media for destroying their lives.

Rice's contract was terminated by the Ravens and the NFL suspended him indefinitely after TMZ Sports posted a video from the elevator security cameras of an Atlantic City, N.J., casino that captured the Pro Bowl running back throw the punch that left his then fiancée sprawled unconscious on the elevator floor.

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Free Beer & Hot Wings: New York Yankees’ Derek Jeter Answers Reporter’s Cell Phone During News Conference (Video)

The New York Yankees' Derek Jeter is just so darn charming.

He's in the twilight of his career and will soon be retired, and no doubt on his way to the Baseball Hall of Fame. He's got a pretty good track record, having no real controversies or blemishes on his record. And everyone loves him.

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Free Beer & Hot Wings: Massive Fight Breaks Out Before UTEP-Texas Tech Football Game [Video]

Why do sports make people so stupid?

On Saturday before the UTEP-Texas Tech college football game in El Paso, Texas, a massive fight broke out in a private parking lot where people always park before games and tailgate, KVIA-TV reported.

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Free Beer & Hot Wings: ESPN’s Keith Olbermann Destroys NFL’s Ray Rice, Roger Goodell, Everyone Involved [Video]

Unless you have been living under a rock the last 24 hours, you have probably heard by now that the Baltimore Ravens terminated Ray Rice's contract and the NFL suspended him indefinitely after TMZ released the video of Rice punching his wife in the face in a casino elevator back in February.

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Matthew Stafford, Calvin Johnson Lead Detroit Lions’ 35-14 Rout of New York Giants

Matthew Stafford threw for 346 yards and two touchdowns — both to Calvin Johnson — and the Lions routed the New York Giants, 35-14, on Monday night in Detroit.

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UPDATED: Chilling Video of Ray Rice Hitting Fiancee Surfaces [Video]

Following the public release of a video showing running back Ray Rice striking his then-fiancee, the Ravens have released him and the NFL has suspended him indefinitely.

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