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Wimbledon royal box fixture and avid sports fan Kate Middleton has been awarded an honorary membership to the prestigious All England Tennis Club.

Being a Duchess certainly has its privileges!

Kate Middleton at Wimbledon

"The Duchess was pleased to accept the kind offer, especially given her interest in tennis," a palace rep said of Kate and the venue of the iconic sports event.

Of course, the 31-year-old wife of Prince William is unlikely to make it to Wimbledon this year (with Kate Middleton's due date also falling in early July).

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In a bit of a surprising move, popular ESPN reporter Rachel Nichols is leaving the worldwide leader in sports to work for CNN and Turner Sports.

Rachel Nichols ESPN

The companies announced that Nichols will anchor a new weekend CNN sports program beginning this year, reporting on a wide range of sports.

Nichols' hiring comes as new CNN President Jeff Zucker puts his stamp on the struggling channel, which he's promised to make more "vibrant and exciting."

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He may not have LeBron' complete game or Blake Griffin's ups, but Owen Groesser earned himself a spot on SportsCenter's Top 10 this week.

This native of Rochester Hills, Michigan - who is suffers from Down Syndrome - took the basketball court for the first time all season on Wednesday night, making like Reggie Miller by draining two three-pointers in under a minute.

He didn't trash talk Spike Lee in the process. But he did rightfully appear on ESPN for the accomplishment. Watch a clip of the inspiring shots below:

In other incredible sports news: Tiger Woods and Lindsey Vonn are dating?!?!?!

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The sports and gossip rumor mills are churning regarding Lindsey Vonn and Tiger Woods dating after her rep said in a statement that ... she has no comment.

"Lindsey is currently in the midst of the World Cup season in Europe," the rep said.

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"Her focus is solely on competing and on defending her titles and thus she will not participate in any speculation surrounding her personal life at this time."

Not exactly a "they are not dating" denial, was it?

Whether or not Tiger Woods and Lindsey Vonn are officially an item, the skier's celebrity star power may have just gotten a bit brighter. Or a lot brighter.

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Wayne Gretzky custom designed a home in Thousand Oaks, Calif., with Richard Landry, who has designed opulent houses for stars ranging from Sly Stallone to Tom Brady.

It's now yours if you want it, for $14.995 million.

It’s 10,815 square feet, but that doesn’t factor in the two guest houses, one of which is a full gym. The two-story mansion has 6 bedrooms and 7.5 bathrooms.

Among Maison du Grand's amenities include amazing views, a movie theater, a fireplace, a swimming pool, a tennis court, and an outdoor wood-burning pizza oven.

Paulina Gretzky not included.

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It's official: The New Orleans Hornets are now the New Orleans Pelicans.

No, really!

The team announced today that it will change monikers for the 2013-2014 season, unveiling the following colors and logo to go along with it.

New Orleans Pelicans Logo

The name has an environmental connection for the team and region, as the brown pelican was taken off the endangered species list in 2009.

It is Louisiana's state bird.

"We're raising an entire generation to be very mindful to what happened to our coastal restoration," said Rita Benson LeBlanc, the vice chairman of the board for the Hornets and the Saints. "Give it time, and I think everyone will be inspired (by the name change). It's for a greater purpose."

What do you think of the Pelicans as a name?


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Is Tiger Woods back in the dating game?

He is, and the woman he's dating is reportedly Olympic skiing champion Lindsey Vonn ... according to the new issue of celebrity news magazine Star.

So basically, who the heck knows.

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“He wants to marry again,” an insider says, doing that they began dating each other last November, “and he thinks Lindsey could be the woman.”

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Victoria Azarenka may have won today's Australian Open semifinal match against Sloane Stephens - but many in the tennis world are calling the top-ranked player a giant loser.

Here's why:

Up 6-1, 5-4, Azarenka was clearly out of sorts in the second set, screaming when she missed shots and slamming balls in anger when she lost games.

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Phil Mickelson made headlines this week, but not for draining any high-pressured birdie putts or choking away another Major.

Instead, on Sunday, the popular golfer stepped into the contentious world of politics, complaining to the press about Proposition 30, the state measure passed last year in California that raises the tax burden on wealthy individuals.

Along with federal taxes, Mickelson said he will now be paying nearly 63% of his income in taxes.

Phil Mickelson Picture

“I’m not going to jump the gun, but there are going to be some (changes),” Mickelson said a few days ago, hinting at a move out of California. “There are going to be some drastic changes for me because I happen to be in that zone that has been targeted both federally and by the state and... it doesn’t work for me right now.”

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Your move, Baltimore Ravens fans.

A six-year old 49ers supporter named Sarah Redden has fired the first hilarious/adorable shot of Super Bowl 47, debuting the rap single "Kaepfornia Gold" and proving both her talent and her allegiance.

Watch below as the tyke does everything accept go Kaepernicking, rocking eye black and some fake tattoos as she honors her squad. No wonder the video has been viewed over 500,000 times on YouTube...

Who do you think will win the big game?