Participants in the Sydney Thirsty Hash House Harriers 2014 Red Dress Run pose for a group photograph. The running group, which has branches all over the world, has roots all the way back to a band of British soldiers in 1938. Richard Milnes/Demotix/Corbis hide caption

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Richard Sherman of the Seattle Seahawks wears Beats headphones before a preseason football game last August. John Froschauer/AP hide caption

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Miles Thompson of the SUNY-Albany Great Danes broke the record for goals in a season this year — a season which also saw his younger brother and teammate, Lyle, break the record for overall points. Mike Groll/AP hide caption

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Los Angeles Clippers co-owner Shelly Sterling (left) has announced a "binding contract" to sell the team to former Microsoft executive Steve Ballmer for $2 billion. Any sale of the team would require the NBA's approval before it is made official. Mark J. Terrill/AP hide caption

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The World Cup will come to the Arena de Sao Paola, shown here when it was under construction last fall. Brazil is also making a big push to control the local mosquitoes that can spread dengue fever. Friedemann Vogel/Getty Images hide caption

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Referee Mendy Rudolph officiates a Knicks-Pistons game in 1971. Refs often say it's best to go unnoticed, but an official who "makes a call with vigor and elan is really a beautiful part of the game," says Frank Deford. AP hide caption

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