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  • Fans, wrestlers alike mourn death of 'The Ultimate Warrior' on Twitter

    As soon as you heard the cymbals crash and the bass line thump, you knew business was about to pick up. Throughout the 1980s and '90s “The Ultimate Warrior” was among the most popular and beloved heroes in the pro wrestling world, appearing most prominently with the WWF (now WWE) and WCW.

    So it came as no surprise when, on Tuesday night, after news of James Brian Hellwig death began to circulate that there was an outpouring of sympathy on social media. The larger-than-life personas he shared the squared circle and spotlight with expressed their grief via Twitter:

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  • It's rare that Lakers, Cowboys and Yankees fans are all postseason deprived in the same season. (Getty Images)

    These things we know to be true: The Los Angeles Lakers, Dallas Cowboys and New York Yankees are three of the most successful franchises in American professional sports. They also have three of the largest fan bases, with fans spread across the country, both legitimate longtime diehards and Johnny-come-lately bandwagoners.

    Because of those two facts, the Lakers, Cowboys and Yankees are also three of the most hated franchises in American sports. There's a good chance that if you aren't a fan of the Lakers, Cowboys and Yankees, then you despise them. That's how these things go — they're heroes or they're villains.

    If you're a Lakers/Cowboys/Yankees hater, then you have good reason to celebrate at least until September. The Lakers were knocked out of playoff contention Friday night. Thus, they've given the haters, the best season in sports in some time.

    The Lakers, Cowboys and Yankees all missed the playoffs in the same season. That hasn't happened since 1974. That season and this one

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  • Totally Random Tournament: Cutest puppy breeds

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    March is upon us, which means the Madness is about to kick into full swing. And what better way to get in the mood for tourney season than to fill out completely arbitrary brackets?

    First up is the cutest breed of puppy, because … puppies.

    We've finally got our inaugural puppy bracket winner. The Yellow Labrador ran away with the title, garnering 68 percent of the vote to finish with 1,561 votes to the Beagle's 743.

    Our next Totally Random Tournament will post on Monday and it will be 'Best sports movies'. Thanks for voting!

     For those keeping score at home, the first round saw both blowouts and close matchups. Polling was as follows: Yellow Lab 438, Pomeranian 99; Husky 432, Great Dane 138; English Bulldog 329, French Bulldog 131; Pekingese 334, Dachshund 201; Beagle 398, Mastiff 272; Corgi 572, Weimaraner 485; Boston Terrier 230, Shar pei 226; Basset Hound

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  • Lance Armstrong, left, talks to Greg LeMond. (Getty Images)Lance Armstrong, left, talks to Greg LeMond. (Getty Images)

    Lance Armstrong is a criminal who should go to jail, that's what Greg LeMond believes.

    The three-time Tour de France winner has never pulled any punches when talking about Armstrong, and a Monday interview on CNN was no exception.

    LeMond told Anderson Cooper that Armstrong would have been "top 30 at best" without the aid of performance-enhancing drugs, would not have been capable of a top-5 finish let along winning the Tour de France seven times.

    "Absolutely," LeMond said when asked if Armstrong perpetrated the greatest fraud in sports history. "… I know his physical capabilities. He's a top 30 at best. I mean, at best. No matter what. If he was clean and everybody else was clean, he's a top 30 at best. He's not capable of winning the Tour. He's not capable of the top 5."

    LeMond, the first American to win the Tour de France and the only one who's still credited with winning cycling's biggest event, has long taken offense to cyclists taking short cuts to win a race he won fair and

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