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Die-Hard 76ers Fan Lands Job with Team After Launching Clever Twitter Campaign

Jerry Rizzo’s love for the Philadelphia 76ers is paying off. Literally.

The 23-year-old got a job working in social media with the team after he and a friend took to Twitter to help the franchise reach out to fans as part of a contest to help choose a new mascot.

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Miami Dolphins Fire Head Coach Tony Sparano

Well, Todd Haley isn’t the only coach looking for work now.

The Miami Dolphins also fired their head coach, announcing that Tony Sparano (not to be confused with Tony Soprano) is being replaced by defensive backs coach Todd Bowles for the team’s remaining three games this season. The Dolphins sit at 4-9 after starting the season 0-7. In total, Sparano was 29-32 with Miami in his four years there.

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Ryan Braun Tests Positive for Performance Enhancers After Winning NL MVP

Fresh off his first NL MVP award, Milwaukee Brewers’ star outfielder Ryan Braun is in hot water after testing positive for a performance-enhancing drug, and he could be hit with a 50-game suspension at the start of the 2012 campaign. Braun maintains that he’s innocent of the charge.

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Fred Thompson, Oregon State Freshman Player, Dies of a Heart Attack

Oregon State freshman defensive tackle Fred Thompson died Wednesday night of a heart attack, sending shock waves around the university’s campus and through the Beavers’ football program. The 6′ 4”, 317-pound athlete was playing pick-up basketball at the time of his collapse.

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Albert Pujols Agrees to Monster 10-Year, $250 Million Deal with the Los Angeles Angels

The Los Angeles Angels of Anaheim caught the biggest fish of the free agency season as they’ve landed St. Louis Cardinals’ first baseman and three-time NL MVP Albert Pujols.

Pujols reportedly agreed to a 10-year deal for between $250 million and $260 million.

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No State Child Molestation Charges for Syracuse Assistant Coach Bernie Fine

Syracuse University assistant coach Bernie Fine won’t face state charges despite the fact a county district attorney found two of the alleged victims and former Syracuse ballboys to be credible. Regardless of the facts, the decades-old charges stand outside the statute of limitations.

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The NHL Is Realigning to Form Four Conferences As Early As Next Season

The NHL is realigning its conferences. Six divisions could turn into four conferences as early as next season, if the NHL Players’ Association approves, commissioner Gary Bettman said.

Teams will be divided up by four conferences based on geography, two with eight teams and two with seven.

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Former Boston Red Sox Clubhouse Manager Involved in New Child Abuse Scandal

After the recent Penn State and Syracuse abuse scandals, allegations about another team official have surfaced, this time on the pro level involving a former Red Sox clubhouse manager. Donald Fitzpatrick, who died in 2005, worked for the Red Sox in the early 1990s. An accuser has claimed that Fitzpatrick sexually assaulted him in the clubhouse restroom when the accuser was 16 years old.

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After 32 Years, Ron Santo Finally Elected to Baseball Hall of Fame

Former Chicago Cubs third baseman Ron Santo has been elected posthumously to the Baseball Hall of Fame, garnering 93.8 percent of the vote from the Golden Era committee. In his 32nd year of eligibility, Santo has finally reached baseball’s highest honor.

Santo has long been a fan favorite, and his death last year from complications due to bladder cancer and pneumonia might have earned him the additional votes he required for induction.

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Will Manny Ramirez’s Halved Suspension Allow Him to Return to the Major Leagues?

And the Manny Ramirez retirement saga continues to drag on…

The former slugger applied for reinstatement to Major League Baseball after the league reduced his suspension for a second failed drug test from 100 games to 50 because of all the time he’s already missed.

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