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On the morning of April 3, Amazon.com sends an e-mail headed "UCLA Wins!" to virtually everyone to whom it has ever sold a sports-related item, attempting to hawk a cap celebrating the Bruins' stirring victory in college basketball's championship game.

Just one problem:

The game isn't scheduled to be played until later that night. When it is, UCLA is trounced by Florida, 73-57.

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Starbucks

RadioShack

Home Depot

Hargreaves

AOL

Amazon.com

Bank of America

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