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Feb092011

Christina Aguilera Offered Redemption by Baseball, Hockey Teams

Photo Courtesy - WireImage/Getty Images(NEW YORK) -- Christina Aguilera may have messed up the national anthem during the Super Bowl, but everybody deserves a second chance. That's why two different teams -- from two different sports -- are now offering the singer a shot at redemption.

First, the Brooklyn Cyclones, a minor-league baseball team, have invited Aguilera to come perform the anthem at one of their games this summer.  They've also offered to throw in a copy of the lyrics for her, so there won't be a repeat of Sunday's disaster.

In addition, the Syracuse Crunch, a minor league hockey team based in Syracuse, New York, wants Aguilera to sing the anthem at their Feb. 19 home game against the Rochester Americans.

In a letter to Aguilera posted on the team's website, their senior vice president says, "This opportunity certainly gives you a forum to properly demonstrate just how well you can perform the anthem before an intimate crowd of 6,200 fans in the heartland of America -- Syracuse, NY."

He adds that the team will make a donation in her honor to benefit U.S. troops.

Meanwhile, it's come to light that Aguilera really does know the lyrics to "The Star-Spangled Banner."  Footage of her singing the anthem during rehearsal before the Super Bowl, posted on TMZ, shows her singing the lyrics correctly.

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