How your favorite sports mascots come to life

(CNN)In the 1970s, fans of the San Diego Padres had little to cheer about on the field. But in 1974, a dancing man in a chicken suit changed everything. Soon, crowds were filling stadiums around the country — not to watch the Padres, but to see what the San Diego Chicken would do next. He

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Tom Jenkins best sports photos of 2016

The Guardian and Observer sport photographer Tom Jenkins selects his favourite images from 2016 and recalls how each one was created Andy Murray wins Wimbledon again 10 July 135mm lens 1/1600 f4 ISO 1000 Championship-winning point at Wimbledon is always a bit nervy for me even though I have done

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The alternative 2016 sports awards: the years best quotes, gaffes and meltdowns

Forget the medal tables: it was another big year for sporting soap opera. The quotes, the rows and the capybaras that made the past 12 months special Star of the year Cristiano Ronaldo won a fourth Ballon dOr, launched a range of tossed a microphone into a lake, inspired a Ian Finch (@FinchIan)

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Kobe returns and Tebow thrives: our bold sports predictions for 2017

On the heels of a sports year that was chock full of surprises, Guardian US contributors make their bold predictions for the months to come Here are our bold predictions for 2017. Please note the bold (or should that be bold?) in bold predictions these are to be taken with a pinch of salt.

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HUMANS ARE AWESOME 4 You Gotta Love Sports

HUMANS ARE AWESOME People Are Awesome, they are brilliant in comparison to all other living beings. Our abilities are amazing and somewhat out of this world. The offical non fail extreme video compilation channel! Please follow us on twitter! Best sports moments in human history, with legendary

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