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NFL Gig A Dream Come True For Replacement Ref

Inspired by a fellow referee who was sick with cancer, high school football ref Mike Wilmoth dropped 25 pounds, ignored the naysayers, and was picked to officiate a total of six NFL games. Wilmoth talks about making it to the big leagues and the challenges of working as a replacement ref.
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Wilson Building Flies St. Louis Flag, To Honor Baseball Bet

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Wondering why you a see a strange flag flying over the Wilson building today? It's to settle a bet made between Mayor Vincent Gray and the mayor of St. Louis over the result of the NLDS.


San Francisco Hosts Detroit For World Series Game 1

The Detroit Tigers play the San Francisco Giants in the World Series, which begins Wednesday.
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Virginia Beach Could Support NBA Team, Study Shows

Virginia Beach could support an NBA or NHL franchise, an economy study suggests, if the commonwealth can move faster than competing cities on plans to construct an arena.


Armstrong Deletes Tour Titles From Twitter, But Not Other Websites

Lance Armstrong has been banned from competitive cycling and stripped of his Tour titles because of evidence he used performance enhancing drugs and pushed teammates to do so as well. Should he still be able to claim he won those races?

Giants Beat Cardinals, Head To World Series

The San Francisco Giants came back to beat the St. Louis Cardinals 9-0 in Game 7 of the National League championship series Monday. They face the Detroit Tigers in the World Series.

Armstrong Stripped Of Titles, Banned From Cycling

Cycling's governing body Monday stripped Lance Armstrong of his Tour de France titles and banned him for life. "Lance Armstrong has no place in cycling," said Pat McQuaid, the president of the cycling union. Armstrong's name will be erased from the record books and he might also be stripped of his bronze medal from the 2000 Sydney Olympics.