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Cena and Orton retain titles at Capitol Punishment

randy_ortonWith breathtaking action in the ring, interspersed with a few laughs in between including a harangue by the Barack Obama double and two critical refereeing blunders, Capitol Punishment came to a fitting conclusion at the nation's capital in Washington DC on Sunday. While none of the promised cabinet members were there in the stands to witness the PPV, WWE Universe along with the National Guard and Keith Stone were there to observe both the accomplishments and dejections.

The highlights of the event included a young member of the Cenation being brought to the squared circle by John Cena, Randy Orton hitting Christian with the championship belt to emphasize his point that payback is you know what! And Mark Henry toying with Big Show caught in his bear like shoulder grip before delivering the World's strongest slam on the commentary table. Let us recap the matches and the victories of the night.

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Dallas Mavericks crowned NBA Champions

dirk_kiddFirst Title. First NBA champion. History was created Sunday night and the Mavs and the city of Dallas can now finally feel like conquerors. Avenging what happened five years ago in perfect turnabout style, the Dallas Mavericks won their first NBA title by winning Game 6 of these finals in Miami 105-95 on Sunday night - celebrating on the Heat's home floor, just as Dwyane Wade and his team did to them in the 2006 title series. The Mavericks won four of the series' last five games, a turnabout that could not have been sweeter.

For Dirk Nowitzki, the resume is complete. He's an NBA champion. "It took so long for us to get here. I don't really know if it would have made a difference [winning in Miami]. Just this feeling to be on the best team of the world is just undescribable."

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NBA Finals: Dallas win Game 5 to seize control with 3 - 2 series lead

dirk_nowitzki3The NBA Finals just gave us another twist in the plot as the Dallas Mavericks took the lead in the best of seven series for the first time. The Mavs hosted Game 5 at the American Airlines Arena in Dallas and managed to trump Miami 112 – 103 thanks to all round performances from the starters as well as the bench. It was a rare offensively strong performance from both teams in this series with the teams scoring over 50% from the field. The Mavs go up 3 – 2 in this excruciatingly close series between two teams battling like their life depended on it.

Dallas were led by the German Giant Dirk Nowitzki who shot 29 points on the night with Jason Terry having a mammoth 21 point game from the bench to add potency to the team's offense. The hosts were stronger from the field as well as from the arc 56% and 68% in comparison to Miami's 52% and 40% respectively. The visitors were led by Dwayne Wade who is having an unusually awesome series in this year's playoffs. Wade shot 23 points on the night despite missing a chunk of the game with sore hip thanks to a nasty first quarter collision.

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Inaugural Special Olympics Unity Cup a huge success

On Saturday afternoon the Coca-Cola Company together with Special Olympics proudly shared in a historic moment as 16 Special Olympics athletes, football legends and celebrities took to the pitch at Cape Town Stadium for the inaugural Special Olympics Unity Cup Presented by Coca-Cola, held just prior to the Germany vs. Argentina FIFA World Cup quarterfinal match.

Keeping with the theme of "unity" the match fittingly ended in a 2-2 draw. The two teams - named "Special Stars" and "Happiness United" - enjoyed a 20-minute match on the FIFA World Cup stadium pitch, which both Coca-Cola and Special Olympics executives hailed as the beginning of an incredible journey together.

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IOC comes down hard on Lubomir Visnovsky for taking an Advil

he International Olympic Committee (IOC) today announced that it has issued a reprimand against Lubomir Visnovsky, an ice hockey player from Slovakia, for an anti-doping rule violation.

On 24 February, the Athlete was requested to provide a urine sample immediately following the completion of his participation in the men's ice hockey play-offs qualification round. The adverse analytical finding of the laboratory analysis of the A Sample (A Sample # 1) indicated the presence of pseudoephedrine, in a concentration greater than the WADA limit of 150 micrograms per millilitre. On 26 February, the Athlete was requested to provide a pre-competition urine sample (A Sample # 2) for a doping control (i.e. before his upcoming semi-final hockey match later that day) as well as a post-competition urine sample (A Sample # 3) (i.e. after his semi-final hockey match). Both samples were negative.

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