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Sam Gardner

Sam Gardner is a general assignment writer for FOXSports.com. Originally from Orlando, Fla., he previously covered the Orlando Magic for FOX Sports Florida and has also covered the NBA Finals, Stanley Cup Finals and MLB playoffs. Follow him on Twitter.

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You may have been able to hit the beach this Memorial Day Weekend, but while you were busy celebrating our military’s countless sacrifices over the last couple days, many of the biggest stars in sports were in action.

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On the hardwood, the Spurs moved within a game of yet another Finals appearance, and the Heat couldn't miss in Game 3 against Indiana, and took a 2-1 lead in that series.

At the track, Tony Kanaan kissed the bricks at Indy and Kevin Harvick got the checkered flag in Charlotte.

And on the diamond, yet another pitcher came within one out of a no-hitter this season.

As for the rest of the sports world — check out some of these stories you may have missed from over the weekend before you fire up the grill and enjoy Day 3 of your holiday weekend:

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— In honor of Memorial Day, the Washington Times remembered the untimely death of a former Redskin.

— Four time Super Bowl champ Rocky Bleier fought in Vietnam and appreciates the ongoing sacrifice the soldiers of today still make.

— Syracuse and Duke advanced to this afternoon’s NCAA lacrosse championship in Philadelphia.

— This New Jersey teenager is a renowned recruiting guru.

— Don’t quit your day job, Will Smith:

— Shocker: Nevin Shapiro admits he lied on the witness stand in federal court.

— Former Michigan quarterback Drew Henson is helping guide the Yankees' rookies in Tampa.

— A fire ruins the dream of ex-Vikings coach Bud Grant.

— Kings coach Darryl Sutter’s press conference after Sunday’s loss would have made John Tortorella proud:

— UWGB's chancellor explained the decision not to fire basketball coach Brian Wardle over allegations of abuse.

— For NHL players, keeping weight on is no easy task.

— Depending on how you look at things, it was either an awesome or terrible weekend for people getting hit in the face:

 

 

— Former Cowboys DE Chris Canty: "I'm on Tony Romo more than the Dallas media."

— Don Cherry says a pee-wee bodychecking ban has put Hockey Canada on a "road to hell."

— One New York pinball wizard is a flippin' champion.

— A Tennessee high school soccer team won a state championship on a 54-yard free kick goal:

 

 

Not everything is fast at the Indianapolis 500.

— Five bullets won't derail LeVon Bates Jr.'s dream of racing at the Brickyard.

— Is this the worst double-play call you've ever seen?

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