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Joe Bianchino is a producer with 104.5 The Team.  He grew up in the Capital Region and is an avid fan of all sports, including hockey, baseball, football, soccer and horse racing.  He is a die-hard Giants, Yankees and Rangers fan.
Belgium v USA: Round of 16 - 2014 FIFA World Cup Brazil
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How Should We Feel About The World Cup?

Before you can know how to feel about the U.S.'s World Cup, you must ask yourself, are you an optimist, or a pessimist?

If you're an optimist, you'll likely focus on the Americans' escape from the Group of Death - a feat no one thought possible - and the great young talent that showed itself in the form of DeAndre Yedlin and Julian Green and rule this World Cup a success.

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Mike Stobe, Getty Images
Mike Stobe, Getty Images
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Mike Fisher Joins Armen And Levack On Jason Kidd

We should have seen it coming, really.  We should have known that, eventually, someone named Kidd would throw a temper tantrum.

And we should have known that when he did, a Russian billionaire wouldn't react well.

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Photo by Jim McIsaac/Getty Images
Photo by Jim McIsaac/Getty Images
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Buster Olney Joins Armen And Levack

Enjoying a welcomed vacation from the misery he tends to spread to all he touches, Yankee fans were quite comfortable not hearing anything about or from Alex Rodriguez.

They were happy.  They were content.

Until this week, when reports surfaced that the suspended third baseman plans to return to the Yankees next season, and when Manager Joe Girardi told reporters he's expecting as much.

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at Marlins Park on August 18, 2013 in Miami, Florida.
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Kid Does Shirtless Dance at Marlins Game

The Internet is a strange place.

It's an information super-highway capable of shattering borders and allowing for the freest flow of data imaginable, enlightening its users on any topic they could hope to explore.

But at any given moment it can be taken over by a cute cat or a vicious skateboard fail.

Today, it's been dominated by a young Marlins fan who found his way onto the stadium's "fan cam" and decided to show off.

...and get a little weird.

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Credit, Matthias Hangst/Getty Images
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Luis Suarez Bites Opponent – Again

Luis Suarez cannot stop biting his opponents.

Last year, while playing for his club team, Liverpool, in the English Premier League, he bit Chelsea's Branislav Ivanovic. In 2010, while playing for Ajax, the striker chomped down on the neck of rival Otman Bakkal

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New York Yankees v Seattle Mariners
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Buster Olney Joins Armen And Levack

Masahiro Tanaka has been incredible as a Yankee this year. But just how good can he be?  Is it possible that he could be the Rookie of the Year, Cy Young winner, and league MVP?

On Thursday, Armen and Levack asked that question to ESPN's Buster Olney.

Hear

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New York Mets v New York Yankees
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Sweeny Murti Joins Armen And Levack

The 2014 New York Yankees season has been a roller coaster ride with strings of solid play spoiled by injuries, more injuries, and terrible play caused, at least in large part, by injuries.

On Wednesday, WFAN's Sweeny Murti, member of the Yankees' radio broadcast team, joined Armen and Levack to discuss the season and its dynamic bright spot, Masahiro Tanaka.

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FIFA Fan Fest In Natal - 2014 FIFA World Cup
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U.S. Men Win, Look Terrible In Process

Before the World Cup, U.S. Coach Jurgen Klinsmann questioned his club's chances.

And before the World Cup, most agreed with the German - sure that the Americans would struggle to even escape their group, sure that a trip to the knock-out round was possible only through a precise string of unlikely events

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