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The 100 Most Heated Rivalries in Sports

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Boston Red Sox catcher Jason Varitek, left, shoves New York Yankees Alex Rodriguez in the face after Rodriguez was hit by a pitch during the third inning and began yelling at Red Sox pitcher Bronson Arroyo at Fenway Park in Boston Saturday, July 24, 2004. Rodriguez and Varitek were both ejected from the game after the benches cleared. (AP Photo/Winslow Townson)
Boston Red Sox catcher Jason Varitek, left, shoves New York Yankees Alex Rodriguez in the face after Rodriguez was hit by a pitch during the third inning and began yelling at Red Sox pitcher Bronson Arroyo at Fenway Park in Boston Saturday, July 24, 2004. Rodriguez and Varitek were both ejected from the game after the benches cleared. (AP Photo/Winslow Townson)

Flooded with world-class athletic talents, high-flying personalities and ruthless competitors, the sports world naturally features plenty of personal and team competitions amid the search for greatness.

Rivalries have always exhilarated fans and sent journalists into frenzies, but never cease to create worldwide disdain.

Ah the sweetness of sports, the truth behind fanbase passion.

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