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Let it never be said that the Navy — which is a global force for good, after all — didn’t include athletes of all backgrounds and stripes. For example, we give you these gladiators of old, who carry the traditional samurai names of Lt. Stephen Warne and Boatswain’s Mate 2nd Class Austen Gant, practicing the ancient art of sumo aboard the dock landing ship Fort McHenry. It appears, from this photograph, that Warne, in the red sumo thong, is about to deliver some kind of outrageous sumo suplex-combination to poor Gant, and, in keeping with naval tradition, probably throw him…

The Naval Academy Midshipmen will doubtless be eager for vengeance this weekend when they host the Wake Forest Demon Deacons in Annapolis. It’s Navy’s homecoming game and it’ll be the first meeting of these football squads since Wake Forest defeated the Mids at the inaugural EagleBank Bowl last December at The Thunderdome RFK Stadium in Washington. (You can see our live-blogged coverage of the game here, along with a story about the Marine Corps’ Logistics Vehicle System Replacements, for some reason.) This year, the Mids want to notch five straight wins for the first time since 2004, and one of…

Expectations skyrocketed after Army beat Vanderbilt in overtime Oct. 10. While its football program doesn’t equate to the Floridas and the Alabamas, Vanderbilt is still a member of the Southeastern Conference, and following a win over the Commodores, realistic bowl talk popped up in discussions amongst West Pointers for the first time in years. The Black Knights haven’t played in a bowl game since it lost to Auburn in the 1996 Liberty Bowl. Unfortunately the equation to earn a bowl bid this year got tougher after wasting a golden opportunity this Saturday in Philadelphia against a beatable Temple Owls team.…

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