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The 10 Most Cringeworthy Team Songs in Sports History [VIDEOS]

Athletes carry an aura of invincibility that seems to make their fans think that just because they can jump high, run like lightning or throw a ball the length of a small subdivision, that means they can do just about anything. This leads to the music industry automatically assuming that they can also sing.

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6 Amazing Streaks in Sports That Were Somehow Broken

Last week, the longest winning streak in collegiate sports history came to an end when Trinity College lost a squash match to Yale.  It was a pretty impressive record with 252 consecutive wins dating back to 1998.  That got us thinking about some of the other most impressive streaks that have been broken.

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New York Yankee’s Catcher Jorge Posada Retires

New York Yankees catcher Jorge Posada called it quits today. During a press conference at Yankee Stadium he announced that he is retiring from baseball. With his wife and two young kids by his side Posada became emotional as he thanked his family in Spanish and then his Yankee teammates.

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Stephen Dunn / Rick Stewart / Chris McGrath / Otto Greule Jr. / Stephen Dunn, Getty Images
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5 Players Who Should Definitely Be in the Baseball Hall of Fame

This year’s class of Hall of Fame inductees was announced on Monday, and just one man, Barry Larkin, made the cut.

The former Cincinnati Reds shortstop will be enshrined this summer and heralded among the all-time greats. But with the news a new member of the hall has been added comes a spirited debate about who didn’t make the cut.

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Fan Caught Breaking Into Wrigley Field to Steal Some Outfield Ivy

Officials at Wrigley Field in Chicago caught the guy who broke into the stadium just to steal some ivy off of the field’s famous outfield wall.

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Photo by J. Meric/Getty Images
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Was Evan Longoria’s September Walk-Off Homer Baseball’s Best Moment of 2011?

We had some big moments in Major League Baseball this season, but only one moment could be called the best and that honor goes to the Tampa Bay Rays and Evan Longoria for his big walk-off homer against the Yankees in the final game of the season.

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Texas Rangers Win Bidding War for Yu Darvish Negotiation Rights [VIDEO]

The Texas Rangers emerged as the winners in the bidding war that now allows them the chance to sign Japanese phenom pitcher, Yu Darvish. The bid came at a steep price, though, at a reported $51.7 million.

“Our organization has scouted Mr. Darvish for the last several years and has been very impressed with his abilities and accomplishments. We believe he would be a great addition to the Texas Rangers pitching staff,” the team said in a statement.

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Jamie Squire, Getty Images
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St. Louis Church Asks Bitter Cardinals Fans to Donate Albert Pujols Jerseys Instead of Burning Them

There was much consternation in St. Louis last week after Cardinals first baseman Albert Pujols made his way toward a glittering paycheck with the Los Angeles Angels that will pay him more than $250 million over the course of 10 years. While most residents of the angered city saw an opportunity to set fire to pricey MLB clothing, one church saw an opportunity to turn a negative into a positive.

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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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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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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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