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WIAA Boys Basketball Sectional Brackets released

The WIAA releases the seeds and brackets for the upcoming high school girls basketball postseason, Eau Claire North enters as a 4 seed in Division 1, Bloomer is a 2 in Division 3, Osseo-Fairchild earns a 1 seed in Division 4, and McDonell Central begins as a 3 seed in Division 5.

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Menard finishes 6th at Daytona

Eau Claire's Paul Menard opens the season with a 6th place finish, but Austin Dillon grabbed the lead on the final lap in overtime and took the checkered flag, 17 years to the day Earnhardt was killed in an accident on the final lap at Daytona.

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College Sports - Saturday Video included

Sami Meister celebrates a 2nd period goal as the Blugolds shutout River Falls Sami Meister celebrates a 2nd period goal as the Blugolds shutout River Falls

Local scores and highlights from women's basketball (UW-Eau Claire vs. UW-Stevens Point), men's basketball (UW-Stevens Point vs. UW-Eau Claire*), and women's hockey (UW-River Falls vs. UW-Eau Claire*)

*includes post-game reaction

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HS Sports - Saturday Video included

Eau Claire Memorial's Levi Smith advances to State as the runner up at 170 pounds Eau Claire Memorial's Levi Smith advances to State as the runner up at 170 pounds

Local scores and highlights from boys wrestling (Division 1 Wausau West Sectional), and boys basketball (Bloomer vs. McDonell Central)

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Sports OT Online Wrap - 2/16/18 Video included

The Stars score three goals in the third period to beat the Cardinals The Stars score three goals in the third period to beat the Cardinals

News 18's Bob Bradovich and Andrew Cely discuss the week that was in high school sports, and look ahead to the future on the courts and the rink. 

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Sports Overtime - Friday Video included

Sam Stange scores a short handed goal as North tops Rice Lake Sam Stange scores a short handed goal as North tops Rice Lake

Local scores and highlights from WIAA Boys hockey Regional Finals (Rice Lake vs. Eau Claire North*), WIAA Girls hockey Regional Finals (Chippewa Falls / Menomonie vs. Eau Claire Area*), girls basketball (Chippewa Falls vs. Eau Claire North), and boys basketball (Osseo-Fairchild vs. Altoona, Cadott vs. McDonell Central)

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HS Sports - Thursday Video included

Brenden Olson scores 4 goals to lead Memorial past RAM Brenden Olson scores 4 goals to lead Memorial past RAM

Local scores, WIAA boys & girls hockey brackets & results, plus highlights from boys hockey (RAM vs. Eau Claire Memorial, Hayward vs. Chippewa Falls), and girls basketball (Durand vs. Colfax Owen-Withee vs. McDonell Central, Lake Holcombe vs. EC Immanuel Lutheran)

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Badgers honor Frank Kaminsky Video included

The Badgers honor Frank Kaminsky with a halftime ceremony The Badgers honor Frank Kaminsky with a halftime ceremony

Wisconsin's men's basketball team honors one of its all-time greats during halftime of Thursday's home game with Purdue, as the Badgers raise the number 44 of Frank Kaminsky to the rafters at the Kohl Center.

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Wisconsin 57, (6) Purdue 53

Ethan Happ had 21 points and 12 rebounds, and Wisconsin secured its biggest win of a challenging season, beating No. 6 Purdue 57-53 on Thursday night.

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  • College Sports - Wednesday

    College Sports - Wednesday

    Kelsey Bakken scores a team high 21 points as the Blugolds top River FallsKelsey Bakken scores a team high 21 points as the Blugolds top River Falls

    Local scores and highlights from women's basketball (UW-River Falls vs. UW-Eau Claire*, UW-La Crosse vs. UW-Stout), and men's basketball (UW-Eau Claire vs. UW-River Falls, UW-Stout vs. UW-La Crosse)

    *includes post-game reaction

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    Local scores and highlights from women's basketball (UW-River Falls vs. UW-Eau Claire*, UW-La Crosse vs. UW-Stout), and men's basketball (UW-Eau Claire vs. UW-River Falls, UW-Stout vs. UW-La Crosse)

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  • Underclassmen lead Alliance back to State

    Underclassmen lead Alliance back to State

    Freshman Tristan Vieth heads to State as the Alliance's only individual swimming qualifierFreshman Tristan Vieth heads to State as the Alliance's only individual swimming qualifier

    The Eau Claire Alliance are heading back to state, led by a talented roster of underclassmen swimmers, and a senior diver ready to make a lasting mark.

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    The Eau Claire Alliance are heading back to state, led by a talented roster of underclassmen swimmers, and a senior diver ready to make a lasting mark.

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  • Brewers pitchers & catchers report

    Brewers pitchers & catchers report

    Spring training has arrived for the Milwaukee Brewers. Pitchers and catchers have reported to the team's spring complex in Phoenix, with the first workouts scheduled for Thursday.

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    Spring training has arrived for the Milwaukee Brewers. Pitchers and catchers have reported to the team's spring complex in Phoenix, with the first workouts scheduled for Thursday.

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  • HS Sports - Tuesday

    HS Sports - Tuesday

    Dalton Banks throws down a dunk as the Huskies beat MemorialDalton Banks throws down a dunk as the Huskies beat Memorial

    Local scores and highlights from boys basketball (EC Memorial vs. EC North*, McDonell Central vs. EC Regis, Cadott vs. Altoona), girls basketball (EC Memorial vs. EC North), and boys hockey (Black River Falls vs. RAM)

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    Local scores and highlights from boys basketball (EC Memorial vs. EC North*, McDonell Central vs. EC Regis, Cadott vs. Altoona), girls basketball (EC Memorial vs. EC North), and boys hockey (Black River Falls vs. RAM)

    *includes post-game reaction

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  • HS Sports - Monday

    HS Sports - Monday

    The Vikings edge the Ramblers lateThe Vikings edge the Ramblers late

    Scores and highlights from girls basketball (Eau Claire Regis vs. Colfax, Flambeau vs. McDonell Central, Durand vs. Altoona), and boys basketball (Necedah vs. Osseo-Fairchild)

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    Scores and highlights from girls basketball (Eau Claire Regis vs. Colfax, Flambeau vs. McDonell Central, Durand vs. Altoona), and boys basketball (Necedah vs. Osseo-Fairchild)

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  • North-Memorial boys & girls basketball preview

    North-Memorial boys & girls basketball preview

    The North boys lead the Big Rivers by a game and a halfThe North boys lead the Big Rivers by a game and a half

    The Huskies and Old Abes meet Tuesday night in the latest edition of the Crosstown Showdown - the boys matchup features a pair of teams heading in opposite directions, while both of the girls teams are surging at the right time.

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    The Huskies and Old Abes meet Tuesday night in the latest edition of the Crosstown Showdown - the boys matchup features a pair of teams heading in opposite directions, while both of the girls teams are surging at the right time.

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  • AP HS Basketball Polls - 2/12/18

    AP HS Basketball Polls - 2/12/18

    Here are the AP boys and girls basketball polls for the week of February 12th.

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    Here are the AP boys and girls basketball polls for the week of February 12th.

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  • WIAA Girls Basketball Sectional Brackets released

    WIAA Girls Basketball Sectional Brackets released

    Area girls basketball teams have their paths to the Resch center set - Chippewa Falls enters as an 8th seed in Division 1, Rice Lake and Menomonie are the 2nd and 3rd seeds in Division 2, Bloomer starts as a 3rd seed in Division 3, Durand is 2nd in Division 4, and McDonell Central is 3rd in Division 5.

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    Area girls basketball teams have their paths to the Resch center set - Chippewa Falls enters as an 8th seed in Division 1, Rice Lake and Menomonie are the 2nd and 3rd seeds in Division 2, Bloomer starts as a 3rd seed in Division 3, Durand is 2nd in Division 4, and McDonell Central is 3rd in Division 5.

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  • Michigan 83, Wisconsin 72

    Michigan 83, Wisconsin 72

    Ethan Happ scores a game high 29 points, but Wisconsin falls to MichiganEthan Happ scores a game high 29 points, but Wisconsin falls to Michigan

    Moe Wagner scored 20 points, went 8 of 14 from the field and added 11 rebounds, and No. 20 Michigan rode a hot-shooting first half for an 83-72 win over Wisconsin on Sunday.

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    Moe Wagner scored 20 points, went 8 of 14 from the field and added 11 rebounds, and No. 20 Michigan rode a hot-shooting first half for an 83-72 win over Wisconsin on Sunday.

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  • College Sports - Saturday

    College Sports - Saturday

    Colton Wolter celebrates a late first period goal, as the Blugolds tie the PointersColton Wolter celebrates a late first period goal, as the Blugolds tie the Pointers

    Scores and highlights from college hockey (UW-Eau Claire vs. UW-Stevens Point), men's basketball (UW-Platteville vs. UW-Eau Claire*, UW-Stout vs. UW-Stevens Point), and women's basketball (UW-Stevens Point vs. UW-Stout)

    *includes post-game reaction

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    Scores and highlights from college hockey (UW-Eau Claire vs. UW-Stevens Point), men's basketball (UW-Platteville vs. UW-Eau Claire*, UW-Stout vs. UW-Stevens Point), and women's basketball (UW-Stevens Point vs. UW-Stout)

    *includes post-game reaction

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  • HS Sports - Saturday

    HS Sports - Saturday

    Memorial's Levi Smith wins the 170 pound bracket at New RichmondMemorial's Levi Smith wins the 170 pound bracket at New Richmond

    Local scores and highlights from wrestling (D1 New Richmond Regionals, D2 Baldwin-Woodville Regionals, D3 Spring Valley Regionals), boys swimming & diving (D1 Wisconsin Rapids Sectional, D2 Hudson Sectional), boys hockey (Eau Claire Memorial vs. Superior), boys basketball (Bloomer vs. G-E-T), and girls basketball (River Falls vs. Chippewa Falls)

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    Local scores and highlights from wrestling (D1 New Richmond Regionals, D2 Baldwin-Woodville Regionals, D3 Spring Valley Regionals), boys swimming & diving (D1 Wisconsin Rapids Sectional, D2 Hudson Sectional), boys hockey (Eau Claire Memorial vs. Superior), boys basketball (Bloomer vs. G-E-T), and girls basketball (River Falls vs. Chippewa Falls)

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  • St. John's 86, Marquette 78

    St. John's 86, Marquette 78

    Shamorie Ponds continued his incredible play by scoring 44 points and resurgent St. John's, coming off consecutive victories over top-five teams, defeated Marquette 86-78 on Saturday.

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    Shamorie Ponds continued his incredible play by scoring 44 points and resurgent St. John's, coming off consecutive victories over top-five teams, defeated Marquette 86-78 on Saturday.

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  • Sports Overtime - Friday

    Sports Overtime - Friday

    Jack Kron scores late in the first half as North knocks off Rice LakeJack Kron scores late in the first half as North knocks off Rice Lake

    Local scores and highlights from boys basketball (EC North vs. Rice Lake, River Falls vs. EC Memorial*, Northwestern vs. Bloomer), and girls basketball (Osseo-Fairchild vs. Altoona)

    *includes post-game reaction

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    Local scores and highlights from boys basketball (EC North vs. Rice Lake, River Falls vs. EC Memorial*, Northwestern vs. Bloomer), and girls basketball (Osseo-Fairchild vs. Altoona)

    *includes post-game reaction

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  • College Sports - Friday

    College Sports - Friday

    The Blugolds score early and often against Superior on Senior NightThe Blugolds score early and often against Superior on Senior Night

    Scores and highlights from men's hockey, as UW-Eau Claire hosts UW-Superior on senior night.

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    Scores and highlights from men's hockey, as UW-Eau Claire hosts UW-Superior on senior night.

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  • HS Sports - Thursday

    HS Sports - Thursday

    Sam Stange adds his 35th & 36th goals of the season, as North tops River FallsSam Stange adds his 35th & 36th goals of the season, as North tops River Falls

    Local scores and highlights from boys hockey (River Falls vs. Eau Claire North), boys basketball (Altoona vs. McDonell Central, Independence vs. EC Immanuel Lutheran), and girls basketball (Rice Lake vs. EC North, Barron vs. Bloomer)

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    Local scores and highlights from boys hockey (River Falls vs. Eau Claire North), boys basketball (Altoona vs. McDonell Central, Independence vs. EC Immanuel Lutheran), and girls basketball (Rice Lake vs. EC North, Barron vs. Bloomer)

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  • Wisconsin 78, Illinois 69

    Wisconsin 78, Illinois 69

    Ethan Happ scored 27 points on 12-of-20 shooting to lead Wisconsin to its 13th straight win over Illinois, 78-69 on Thursday night.

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    Ethan Happ scored 27 points on 12-of-20 shooting to lead Wisconsin to its 13th straight win over Illinois, 78-69 on Thursday night.

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  • Chippewa Valley Predators cancel 2018 season

    Chippewa Valley Predators cancel 2018 season

    Andy Allison returns an interception for a TD in the 2nd QuarterAndy Allison returns an interception for a TD in the 2nd Quarter

    According to a Facebook post on their page, the Chippewa Valley Predators will not field a team in 2018. The Predators were founded in 2001 and played in the Northern Elite Football League.

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    According to a Facebook post on their page, the Chippewa Valley Predators will not field a team in 2018. The Predators were founded in 2001 and played in the Northern Elite Football League.

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  • College Sports - Wednesday

    College Sports - Wednesday

    The Blugolds roll past La Crosse to earn their third conference winThe Blugolds roll past La Crosse to earn their third conference win

    Local scores and highlights from women's basketball (UW-La Crosse vs. UW-Eau Claire*), and men's basketball (UW-Eau Claire vs. UW-La Crosse, UW-River Falls vs. UW-Stout)

    *includes post-game reaction

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    Local scores and highlights from women's basketball (UW-La Crosse vs. UW-Eau Claire*), and men's basketball (UW-Eau Claire vs. UW-La Crosse, UW-River Falls vs. UW-Stout)

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  • Letter of Intent Signings - Wednesday

    Letter of Intent Signings - Wednesday

    Memorial quarterback Keagan Calchera commits to Minnesota DuluthMemorial quarterback Keagan Calchera commits to Minnesota Duluth

    Six area athletes sign their letters of intent to play Division II football - EC Memorial's Keagan Calchera, Chippewa Falls' Codie Meinen, Menomonie's Justin Evans and Ben Newman, Bloomer's Payton Dachel, and Stanley-Boyd's Theo Chwala.

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    Six area athletes sign their letters of intent to play Division II football - EC Memorial's Keagan Calchera, Chippewa Falls' Codie Meinen, Menomonie's Justin Evans and Ben Newman, Bloomer's Payton Dachel, and Stanley-Boyd's Theo Chwala.

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  • HS Sports - Tuesday

    HS Sports - Tuesday

    Carter Ottum scores the game-tying goal, as Memorial battles Hudson to a 2-2 tieCarter Ottum scores the game-tying goal, as Memorial battles Hudson to a 2-2 tie

    Local scores and highlights for boys hockey (Hudson vs. Eau Claire Memorial*, Eau Claire North vs. Chippewa Falls), boys basketball (Stevens Point vs. Eau Claire Memorial, Eau Claire North vs. Wisconsin Rapids), and girls basketball (McDonell Central vs. Eau Claire Regis, Bloomington Kennedy vs. Eau Claire North)

    *includes post-game reaction

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    Local scores and highlights for boys hockey (Hudson vs. Eau Claire Memorial*, Eau Claire North vs. Chippewa Falls), boys basketball (Stevens Point vs. Eau Claire Memorial, Eau Claire North vs. Wisconsin Rapids), and girls basketball (McDonell Central vs. Eau Claire Regis, Bloomington Kennedy vs. Eau Claire North)

    *includes post-game reaction

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  • College Sports - Wednesday

    College Sports - Wednesday

    Anna Gr aaskamp has 21 points as UW-Eau Claire rallies past UW-StoutAnna Gr aaskamp has 21 points as UW-Eau Claire rallies past UW-Stout

    WIAC basketball scores, plus highlights from women's basketball (UW-Stout vs. UW-Eau Claire*, UW-River Falls vs. UW-La Crosse) and men's basketball (UW-Stout vs. UW-Eau Claire, UW-La Crosse vs. UW-River Falls).

    *includes postgame reaction

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    WIAC basketball scores, plus highlights from women's basketball (UW-Stout vs. UW-Eau Claire*, UW-River Falls vs. UW-La Crosse) and men's basketball (UW-Stout vs. UW-Eau Claire, UW-La Crosse vs. UW-River Falls).

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  • Together: Abigail & Naomi Stow powering Stars

    Together: Abigail & Naomi Stow powering Stars

    The Stow sisters during practiceThe Stow sisters during practice

    With the Eau Claire Area Stars primed for a run in this year's playoffs, two sisters - Abigail & Naomi Stow - are powering the team to new heights, and growing closer in the process.

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    With the Eau Claire Area Stars primed for a run in this year's playoffs, two sisters - Abigail & Naomi Stow - are powering the team to new heights, and growing closer in the process.

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  • Darren Perry leaving Packers coaching staff

    Darren Perry leaving Packers coaching staff

    Green Bay secondary and safeties coach Darren Perry is leaving the Packers.    Coach Mike McCarthy announced the move Monday.   

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    Green Bay secondary and safeties coach Darren Perry is leaving the Packers.    Coach Mike McCarthy announced the move Monday.   

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  • HS Sports - Tuesday

    HS Sports - Tuesday

    EC Memorial skates to a 5-3 win at Chippewa FallsEC Memorial skates to a 5-3 win at Chippewa Falls

    Local scores, plus highlights from boys hockey (EC Memorial vs. Chippewa Falls, Menomonie vs. EC North), boys basketball (EC North vs. Superior, New Richmond vs. Chippewa Falls), and girls basketball (EC Regis vs. Altoona, Fall Creek vs. McDonell Central). 

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    Local scores, plus highlights from boys hockey (EC Memorial vs. Chippewa Falls, Menomonie vs. EC North), boys basketball (EC North vs. Superior, New Richmond vs. Chippewa Falls), and girls basketball (EC Regis vs. Altoona, Fall Creek vs. McDonell Central). 

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  • Iowa 85, Wisconsin 67

    Iowa 85, Wisconsin 67

    Freshman Luka Garza scored 17 points with a career-high 16 rebounds, Tyler Cook added 17 points and Iowa walloped Wisconsin 85-67 on Tuesday night, snapping a two-game losing streak.   

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    Freshman Luka Garza scored 17 points with a career-high 16 rebounds, Tyler Cook added 17 points and Iowa walloped Wisconsin 85-67 on Tuesday night, snapping a two-game losing streak.   

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  • Bob Bradovich

    Bob Bradovich

    Bob Bradovich is the sports director and evening sports anchor.

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    Bob Bradovich is the sports director and evening sports anchor.

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  • Andrew Cely

    Andrew Cely

    Andrew joined News 18 in July 2015 as a sports videographer and he is now the weekend sports anchor.

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    Andrew joined News 18 in July 2015 as a sports videographer and he is now the weekend sports anchor.

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