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Jim Rice and Rickey Henderson inducted into the Baseball Hall of Fame

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[Best Syndication News] Jim Rice and Rickey Henderson both former left-fielders were inducted into the Baseball Hall of Fame the past Sunday.

Jim Rice, 56, played for the Boston Red Sox from 1974 to 1989. Rice became the ninth MLB player to have the highest number of total bases in consecutive seasons. Rice set a record by hitting for 400 total bases in a 19 year time span. In eleven seasons he had 20 home runs.

Rice was well known for his power hitting and he batted a .298 with 382 home runs and batted 1,451 runs over his 19 year MLB career. He helped his team by driving 100 runs or more eight times. He had a batting average of .300 seven times during his career. He reached 200 hits four times over the years playing for the Red Sox.

Rice's #14 will be retired by the Red Sox on July 28, 2009 since his induction into the hall of fame.

Tour de France 2009 winner is Alberto Contador from Spain

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[Best Syndication News] The 2009 winner for Tour de France bicycle race is Alberto Contador from Spain. This is Contador's second timing winning the race. The first time he won the first place for the Tour de France was in 2007.

Contador also won the 2008 Giro d'Italia, Vuelta a España race. He is the fifth bicycle racer so far to win all three Grand Tour road cycling races. He is the first Spaniard to accomplish winning all three road races.

Contador previously had allegations of doping and was again accused of this by media during this year's race by Le Monde newspaper, accusing him of doping because of his record setting climb up the Verbier in the history of the Tour. A physiologist disputed the columnist accusations stating that it could be possible to achieve this despite the lowered oxygen levels.

Chicago White Sox Mark Buehrle pitches Perfect Baseball Game

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[Best Syndication News] Mark Buehrle with the Chicago White Sox pitched a perfect game this past Thursday. Buehrle is the 18th to pitch a perfect game for Major League Baseball. It has been five years since the MLB has seen a perfect pitched game.

President Barack Obama telephoned Buehrle and congratulated him for his achievement. Buehrle spoke at a post-game news conference and said that this was an achievement of a lifetime. Chicago fans celebrated the accomplishment.

Buehrle told the press, "I think it's another thing when you retire and you sit back and you see how many perfect games have been thrown in the history [of the sport] and your name's in there. I think that's when you sit back and kind of be surprised."

Vibram Fivefingers Shoes with individual Toe Holes – It's like Going Barefoot without Going Barefoot

Vibram Fivefingers Shoes with individual Toe Holes – It's like Going Barefoot without Going Barefoot

Vibram Five Fingers Womens Shoes

[Best Syndication News] Vibram Fivefingers are becoming a popular new trend, very much like the Crocs shoes. The Vibram Fivefingers are slip on shoes that have individual toe slots, much like a glove but designed for your foot.

The Vibram Fivefinger manufacturers suggest that their shoes are the closest thing to being barefoot. The Vibram Fivefingers are designed for running, exercise, yoga, pilates, martial arts, and hiking.

There is no room for socks with these shoes so they have the footbed constructed of antimicrobial microfiber. You can wash the shoes in the washing machine with laundry detergent and then hang out to dry, so you won't have to worry about getting athletes foot or having stinky feet.

The upper part of the Vibram Fivefingers slip on shoes are made out of a abrasion-resistant stretch polyamide fabric so that they will stretch to fit around the shape of your foot. The fabric also will dry quickly when it gets wet.

Tour de France Update - Spain's Luis Leon Sanchez wins 8th Stage of Race

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[Best Syndication News] The winner of the eighth stage of the Tour de France this Saturday was Spain's Luis Leon Sanchez. This portion of the bicycle race was from Andorra to St. Girons and was 109.6 miles in distance.

Finishing in third place for this stretch of the race was United States favorite, seven-time champion Lance Armstrong, winning the Tour de France in 1999 and each year following through 2006.

You can follow Lance Armstrong on Twitter as he makes competes in the Tour de France at http://twitter.com/lancearmstrong

Last year's winner of the Tour de France was Carlos Sastre who is from Spain.

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