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Free Beer & Hot Wings: Ice Skating Anthem Singer Fails Miserably During Performance [Video]

There's a reason why singers who sing the national anthem don't do so on ice skates while skating around a hockey rink.

This is that reason.

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Free Beer & Hot Wings: Russian Hockey Player Gives American Stick to the Head [Video]

During a women's hockey game that involved U.S. and Russian teams, it seemed like one Russian woman was super pissed about something.

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Pittsburgh Penguins Fire Dan Bylsma As Head Coach

The Pittsburgh Penguins fired head coach Dan Bylsma, Executive Vice President and General Manager Jim Rutherford announced today.

A Grand Haven native, Bylsma had coached the Penguins for five-plus seasons, compiling a record of 252-117-32 and leading the team to the Stanley Cup title in 2009.

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Free Beer & Hot Wings: This Is What Happens When You Stop a Hockey Puck with Your Teeth

Besides being a co-host on "The Free Beer & Hot Wings Morning Show," Eric Zane's other gig is as the public address announcer for the American Hockey League's Grand Rapids Griffins.

Wednesday night, the Griffs were at home, taking on the Iowa Wild.

Late in the first period, the Griffins' Mitch Callahan was in front of the net and took a puck to the face off a teammate's stick.

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Free Beer & Hot Wings: NHL Player Hits the Ice With Bladeless Skates [Video]

When Mike Cammalleri of the NHL's Calgary Flames took to the ice before Saturday's game, he was probably hoping to make a highlight reel.

However, it was probably not for this reason.

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The United States' Omar Bermejo competes in the men's 15-kilometer standing biathlon at the Sochi Paralympic Winter Games at Laura Cross-country Ski & Biathlon Center on March 14 in Sochi, Russia. (Photo: Dennis Grombkowski/Getty Images)
The United States' Omar Bermejo competes in the men's 15-kilometer standing biathlon at the Sochi Paralympic Winter Games at Laura Cross-country Ski & Biathlon Center on March 14 in Sochi, Russia. (Photo: Dennis Grombkowski/Getty Images)
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Sochi Winter Games: How Grand Rapids’ U.S. Paralympian Omar Bermejo Did

Omar Bermejo achieved and competed with the world's best Winter Paralympians over the past two weeks in Russia.

The 32-year-old former Marine, who had an amputation of part of a severed arm suffered in a June 2009 motorcycle accident, is from Grand Rapids resident, He took part with Team USA in two nordic skiing disciplines at the Sochi Paralympic Winter Games in Sochi, Russia.

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Free Beer & Hot Wings: This Canadian Man is So Much More Manly Than You [Video]

Canadians are a different breed.

While the rest of us are freezing to death during these long winter months, it's business as usual for Canadians.

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Free Beer & Hot Wings: Skier Attempts Back Flip Over Highway [Video]

Remember when the early days of skiing was simply skiing?

People strapped on skis and went down a mountain. Then, they went back to the top of the mountain and did it all again. Over and over.

Ah, the good 'ol days!

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Omar Bermejo is representing the U.S. in the Sochi Winter Paralympics in Russia. (Photo: Mark Nadell/MacBeth Graphics)
Omar Bermejo is representing the U.S. in the Sochi Winter Paralympics in Russia. (Photo: Mark Nadell/MacBeth Graphics)
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Grand Rapids’ Omar Bermejo Competes for U.S. in Sochi Paralympic Winter Games [Video]

Omar Bermejo believes.

He believes he can overcome. He believes in himself.

That steadfastness and determination has brought the 31-year-old former Marine to surmount an amputation of part of a severed arm suffered in a June 2009 motorcycle accident. It has the Grand Rapids resident at the pinnacle competing representing the U.S. in two disciplines at the Sochi Paralympic Winter Games in Russia.

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Winter Olympics: Russia Makes Fun of Ring Not Opening at Closing Ceremonies

Russia made a little fun of themselves at the closing ceremonies last night!

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Winter Olympics: Russia and U.S. Finish Atop Medal Haul at Sochi

The Sochi Winter Olympics came to a close on Sunday, with host Russia finished just ahead of the United States in the medal standings othe U.S. men's hockey team finishing off the podium with a disappointing 5-0 loss to Finland in the bronze medal game.

Here's a recap of the final weekend of the Sochi Games.

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Evgenia Pochenkova has been living in Sochi, Russia, for almost two years. (Photo: K.Green/BSU at the Games)
Evgenia Pochenkova has been living in Sochi, Russia, for almost two years. (Photo: K.Green/BSU at the Games)
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Winter Olympics: Sochi Endures for its Celebrated Games

By Holly Demaree | BSU at the Games
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The Sochi Winter Olympics are 17 days of competition that ends Sunday.

For some spectators, getting to the Winter Olympics takes more than a day of constant travel, with the inconvenience and jet lag drifting away on arrival in the Black Sea resort city.

For Sochi's residents, however, these have been moment

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