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Video: Quidditch World Cup

Chris Higgins

We've written about the Quidditch World Cup before -- it's a competition in which muggles play a real-world version of the fictional Harry Potter game.

The Late Movies: Horse Racing Hijinks

Miss Cellania

The 136th annual Kentucky Derby is tomorrow. To get into the mood, here are some classic races from all over featuring creatively-named horses.

The Late Movies: Stadium Demolitions

Erica Palan

Last week, after Texas Stadium was demolished, I emailed blog overlord Jason English to pitch this Late Movies about demolished stadiums.

Hit Me With Your Best Shot: A Brief History of Presidential Pitching

Matt Soniak

"Last year, more Americans went to symphonies than went to baseball games.

Olympics 2010: Skiing Solo for a Snowless Nation

Miss Cellania

Jamaica is not sending a bobsled team to Vancouver for the Winter Games, but the Caribbean nation will be represented by one skier.

The Fans Strike Back: 9 Sports Protests

Scott Allen

In Washington, DC, Redskins fans are mailing "Fan Cards" to team headquarters and local media outlets, renouncing their fandom as a result of the actions of owner Daniel Snyder.

One Sweet Severance Package & Other Tales of the ABA

Keith Law

"The NBA was a symphony, it was scripted; the ABA was jazz." —Ron

10 Reasons Why the Quidditch World Cup is the Best College Sporting Event

Andréa Fernandes

There are a lot of college sporting events out there—tournaments, championships, bowl games"¦ But the best intercollegiate sporting event is the Quidditch World Cup.

The Origins of All 30 NBA Team Names

Scott Allen

The Hornets were supposed to be the Spirit, while the Grizzlies were almost named the Mounties.

What's With the Uniforms? The Stories Behind the AFL Throwbacks

Scott Allen

The eight charter members of the American Football League are celebrating the 50th anniversary of the league's launch by wearing throwback uniforms for select NFL games this season.

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