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There goes No. 2: Josh Hamilton of the Texas Rangers as he hit the second of his four home runs Tuesday night in a game vs. the Baltimore Orioles.

Josh Hamilton's Remarkable Story Continues: Four Home Runs In One Game

He joined an elite group of Major League players — and came very close to becoming the first ever to hit five home runs in a single game.
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Jockey Mario Gutierrez rides I'll Have Another to victory in the 138th Kentucky Derby horse race at Churchill Downs Saturday, May 5, 2012, in Louisville, Ky.

I'll Have Another Wins 138th Kentucky Derby

I'll Have Another caught Bodemeister down the stretch and pulled away in the final furlong on Saturday to win the Kentucky Derby.
 

Gymnast's Journey: Toddler Tumbler To Golden Girl

Aly Raisman, now 17, sets her athletic sights high: She hopes to star at the London Olympics.

The American Way: Winners And Losers, And No Ties

Football and hockey leagues have taken steps to keep ties out of the results column.

Ice To Court And Back Again At L.A.'s Staples Center

One NHL team and two NBA teams call the Staples Center home. Now all three are in the playoffs.

Fan Says Tear Down Wrigley To Save The Cubs

Rich Cohen believes the only way to end nearly a century of losing for the Chicago Cubs is to destroy Wrigley Field. Fans blame the decades-old billy goat curse for the team's rotten record, and in the Wall Street Journal, Cohen says leveling the stadium is the only way to turn things around.

Manchester's 'Other' Soccer Team The Best In England

Manchester City, not to be confused with Manchester United, hasn't won a championship for 44 years.

Debate: Should College Football Be Banned?

A panel of experts looks at the state of the sport in the latest Intelligence Squared U.S.

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