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Most Valuable Sports Memorabilia

Sports collectibles have skyrocketed in popularity over the past several decades, with sales of such items as game-worn jerseys and autographed rookie cards generating billions of dollars each year. Onion Sports examines the most sought-after and highly valued sports memorabilia in the world.

Sixth Super Bowl Win Continues To Elude Patriots

HOUSTON—As disappointed players and coaches returned to the locker room following the end of Super Bowl LI, members of the New England Patriots acknowledged to reporters Sunday that the team’s sixth Super Bowl title continues to elude them.

Greatest Super Bowl Halftime Shows

The Super Bowl halftime show is a long tradition as occasionally exciting as the game itself. The Onion takes a look back at the all-time greatest Super Bowl halftime shows.

NFL Loses Rights To ‘Super Bowl’

NEW YORK—After failing to agree to terms for a new licensing agreement before the February 3 deadline, the NFL lost the rights to the term “Super Bowl” on Friday, sources confirmed.
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Great Recent Stories From Less-Popular Sports

Not every sport is as renowned as baseball or as popular as soccer, but every sport has its great moments. Onion Sports recaps some of the best recent stories from some less-popular sports:

The normally bucolic game of cricket is suddenly thrust into the forefront of international affairs when Julia Roberts is spotted in the stands at a game

Every single girl on a U.S. high-school wrestling team gets a write-up in their local paper

In an effort to increase fan interest in their sport, the World Chess Federation introduces a series of exciting new rules changes, including the removal of two entire rows to speed up matches, and allowing pawns to move an unlimited amount of spaces in any direction

The women's college field-hockey championship game is called off when someone hits the ball into the woods and no one can find it

A woman bowler participates in a Men's PBA Tour event, and infuriates them by tossing the ball haphazardly onto the alley, letting it roll slowly down the middle of the lane with just enough force to knock all the pins over, then acting like she never got a strike before, 13 times in a row

Following their Davis Cup victory, the tennis world is disturbed when doubles partners/brothers Mike and Bob Bryan engage in a long, passionate kiss

The International Archery Federation reports that deaths among competitors' children are reduced by 89% when they drop their sponsorship deal with a major apple-growing conglomerate

In a quiet but significant triumph for everyone who values sports, wakeboarding just sort of disappears

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