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Added January 11th, 2015 by Ian

Frank Lampard caught in tug of war between Man City and New York City

There’s been a tug of war going on between Manchester City of the English Premier League and New York City FC (NYCFC) of North America’s Major League soccer over the status of English midfielder Frank Lampard and the fans aren’t happy about it. Last year NYCFC announced that the former England international had signed a two-year contract with the expansion club and would start to play with the team in their inaugural season in 2015. However, since Lampard was released by his former club Chelsea during the summer he figured he’d spend his time on loan with Man City until the MLS season got underway in March.

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Added January 11th, 2015 by Ian

2015 Baseball Hall of Fame Inductees announced

Craig Biggio, Randy Johnson, John Smoltz and Pedro Martinez have all been voted into baseball’s hall of fame by the Baseball Writers Association of America and will be formally inducted during a gala ceremony in Cooperstown this July. This is just the third time in baseball history that four players will be heading into the hall in the same year. The last time it happened was back in 1955 and the first time it took place was in 1947. The most players voted into the hall of fame was five, which happened in 1936 when it originally opened. Each player needs to receive a minimum of 75 per cent of the available 549 votes to be inducted.

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Added January 6th, 2015 by Ian

Canada wins World Jr, Hockey Championship for 16th time

Canada won its 16th World Junior Hockey Championships with a 5-4 win over Russia at the Air Canada Centre in Toronto on January 5th. It was Canada’s first gold medal since 2009 and first medal of any kind since 2012. They went through the tournament unbeaten, but the win against Russia didn’t come easy as they almost blew a 5-1 second-period lead. Russia bounced back with three goals in three minutes and 16 seconds to claw back into the game, but couldn’t find the equalizer. In the Bronze Medal Game, Slovakia upset Sweden 4-2.

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Added January 5th, 2015 by Ian

10 new records set in Oregon vs FSU Rose Bowl game

Second-ranked Oregon thumped the third-ranked Florida State Seminoles 59-20 in the recent college football Rose Bowl game which set 10 new records along the way and also tied four others. Let’s check out which specific Rose Bowl records were broken and equaled.

1 – Total Offense

Oregon gained a total of 639 yards with 338 coming via passing and the other 301 by rushing. The old record was set in 2008 by USC when they rushed for 344 yards and passed for 289 for a total of 633.

2 – Most Touchdowns

Oregon scored eight touchdowns which tied the original mark set by Michigan in 1902.

3 – Most Points

The 59 points scored in the game by Oregon set a new record. The old mark was 49, which was achieved on three previous occasions; two of them being 49-0 wins.

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Added January 5th, 2015 by Ian

42-year-old Jaromir Jagr sets NHL hat trick record

Added January 5th, 2015 by Ian

Liverpool captain Steven Gerrard to join MLS

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