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Broncos, Ravens Pick Up Where They Left Off In NFL Opener

Thursday, September 05, 2013

The NFL season kicks off Thursday night, with reigning champs the Baltimore Ravens taking on the Denver Broncos. Pro football has some new rules and the league just settled a multi-million dollar class action lawsuit with players.

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Concussion Suits: NFL, Retirees Reach $765 Million Deal

Friday, August 30, 2013

More than 4,500 retired players had been part of the lawsuits. They claimed the league hadn't properly protected them over the years. In the settlement, the NFL does not admit any liability.

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NFL Settles Players' Concussions Dispute For $765 Million

Thursday, August 29, 2013

The NFL has agreed to a $765 million settlement with more than 4,500 former players and families over concussions. The money will fund medical exams and treatment and provide compensation to players and families.

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2013 College Football Season Opens On Thursday

Thursday, August 29, 2013

College football fans are excited. NCAA Division 1 play starts Thursday night with 17 games on the schedule. Most of the heavyweights, including top-ranked Alabama, start their campaigns Saturday.

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USA Swimming Faces Lingering Doubts Over Sexual Abuse

Tuesday, August 27, 2013

Three years ago, USA Swimming was rocked by revelations of sexual abuse by coaches. Critics say it's still not doing enough to help victims of abuse. A recent move by the organization is seen as a response to criticism of its approach.

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USA Swimming To Review Sexual Misconduct Prevention Program

Tuesday, August 27, 2013

The governing body of U.S. competitive swimming announced an independent review of its program to protect athletes from sexual abuse. There are new questions, some from Congress, about whether swimming has effectively confronted an abuse problem revealed in recent years.

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U.S. Men's Soccer Is On A Roll — All The Way To Rio?

Sunday, August 04, 2013

The Americans put on a show at the Gold Cup tournament, outscoring opponents 20 goals to 4 and stretching the team's win streak to 11 games. Even if that doesn't exactly send a chill through the rest of the world soccer community, it's enough to gives U.S. fans real hope for the 2014 World Cup in Brazil.

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Golfer Inbee Park Tries For Fourth Major Win In A Year

Thursday, August 01, 2013

Inbee Park could become the first golfer, man or woman, to win four consecutive majors in a calendar year if she snags the Women's British Open title this weekend.

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For One Seniors Basketball Team, The Game Never Gets Old

Wednesday, July 31, 2013

At the National Senior Games, the women who make up She-Ca-Go, a team in the 75-to-79 age division, are still in it for the camaraderie and competition. The games finish a two-week run in Cleveland on Thursday.

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Athletic Glory At An Advanced Age

Sunday, July 28, 2013

Sports fans normally are drawn to athletic events to see supremely fit athletes in their prime perform wondrous feats. The appeal of the Senior Games in Cleveland offer a different kind of athletic achievement.

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Doping In Sports: A Story We've Gotten Too Used To?

Wednesday, July 17, 2013

The Olympics, baseball, track and cycling, among others, continue to struggle with the problem of doping, despite threat of sanctions. Sports fans are trying to digest news that never quite goes away. Some are wondering if it ever will.

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3 Sprinters Test Positive for Banned Substances

Monday, July 15, 2013

Three well-known track and field athletes from the United States and Jamaica have tested positive for banned substances. One of the athletes who came forward Sunday was Tyson Gay, one of the world's top sprinters over the last 10 years.

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L.A. Embraces Dodger Rookie Yasiel Puig

Wednesday, July 10, 2013

Dodgers rookie Yasiel Puig is a one-man phenomenon. He ignited a team once cemented in last place with his aggressive style that has him hitting above .400. Puigmania is everywhere in the city.

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Inbee Park Shares Record Book Wins With Babe Zaharias

Monday, July 01, 2013

South Korean golfer Inbee Park, 24, has done something no athlete has done since Babe Zaharias in 1950: win the first three major women's tournaments of the year. On Sunday, she won the U.S. Women's Open in Southhampton, New York.

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Judge Considers Class Action Status For O'Bannon V. NCAA

Thursday, June 20, 2013

A federal judge on Thursday hears arguments over whether a lawsuit against the NCAA should be expanded. The case was brought by former UCLA basketball player Ed O'Bannon. He contends the NCAA unfairly benefits from student athletes by forcing them to sign away their licensing rights.

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Game 4 Of The NBA Finals A Moment Of Truth For Lebron James

Thursday, June 13, 2013

Game 4 of the NBA finals is Thursday night in San Antonio. The Miami Heat now trail the San Antonio Spurs and their star player is struggling. Lebron James is arguably the best player in basketball, but he hasn't cracked 20 points in any of the three previous games. San Antonio's defense has at times made him look indecisive.

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Spurs Outshoot Heat, Take 2-1 Lead In NBA Finals

Wednesday, June 12, 2013

The San Antonio Spurs crushed the Miami Heat, 113-to-77, in Game 3 of the NBA Finals Tuesday night. Playing on their home court, the Spurs used ball movement and defense to turn what was a close game into a blowout in the second half. They take a 2-1 lead in the series.

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NBA Purists Swoon Over Spurs' Style Of Play

Thursday, June 06, 2013

The NBA Finals begin Thursday night in Miami. Though they haven't won a championship since 2007, the San Antonio Spurs have remained in the hunt because of their style of team play. The Spurs will face the Miami Heat.

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Olympian Bestowed 9-Year-Old Gold Medal

Friday, May 31, 2013

NPR's Tom Goldman reports on an elusive award for Olympian Adam Nelson. Thursday, he officially became the gold-medal winner for shot put in the 2004 Olympics. The International Olympic Committee stripped the medal from the original winner for doping violations.

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Sports: Playoff Time In The NBA

Saturday, May 25, 2013

Host Scott Simon catches up on the week's sports with NPR's Tom Goldman.

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