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Saturday
Nov022013

Red Sox Celebrate Championship, Honor Marathon Victims

Tom Szczerbowski/Getty Images(BOSTON) -- The Boston Red Sox celebrated their third World Series championship in 10 seasons Saturday, parading from Fenway Park to the Charles River.

The players, full beards and all, and executives boarded 25 duck boats to roll through the city. The boats stopped at the Boston Marathon finish line where three people died earlier this year during the bombings.

Red Sox outfielder Jonny Gomes put the World Series trophy on the finish line and "God Bless America" was sung by classical singer Ronan Tynan.

"It means a lot," second baseman Dustin Pedroia said of the tribute paid to the victims of the bombings. "We played for the whole city and what the city went through. Hopefully we put a smile on lot of peoples faces through the toughest of times. It was special. We wanted to do this and make it right for everybody."

After the parade, pitcher Jake Peavy bought a duck boat.

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Monday
Jun252012

Miami Hosts Parade for NBA Champion Heat

Sarah Glenn/Getty Images(MIAMI) -- The NBA champion Miami Heat had their championship parade through the streets of Miami Monday. 

Everyone was all smiles as the team rolled through the city on double-decker buses as they showed off the Larry O'Brien Trophy.

The team finished the festivities at American Airlines Arena where 15,000 people piled in for a energetic rally.

There the team spent close to 90 minutes addressing the fans.

"This my dream right here," Finals MVP LeBron James said at the rally. "To be able to hoist that Larry O'Brien Trophy up. Hug it, grab it, never let it go. Then to add icing to the cake, to do it with such an unbelievable organization, unbelievable fans, unbelievable teammates. This is unbelievable."

The Heat has now won two championships in the last six years.

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Monday
Oct312011

Message Is Clear: Cardinals Fans Want Pujols Back

(ST. LOUIS) -- Hundreds of thousands of fans jammed downtown St. Louis Sunday to honor the World Series champion St. Louis Cardinals on Sunday.

Sunday also officially marked the fact that Cardinals first baseman Albert Pujols is now a free agent.  But the message was clear from fans: they'd like him to stay.  Along the streets Pujols drew loud cheers and had a long standing ovation at Busch Stadium. 

When asked on the podium if he'd like to be back for another celebration next season, he smiled and said, "Hey, why not?" 

Pujols spent 11 seasons with St. Louis and isn't sure if the Cardinals, a mid-market franchise, will be able to -- or will be willing to -- give him a long-term, lucrative contract.  He hit 455 homers and was part of two World Series teams during the first 11 seasons of his career.

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