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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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Football Needs A Guardian, Not A CEO

Wednesday, July 10, 2013

Twenty-nine NFL players have been arrested since the Super Bowl. Football needs to be cleansed, says sports commentator Frank Deford.

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Insurance Pitch To Young Adults Started In Fenway Park

Monday, July 08, 2013

To reach young people, the new health insurance exchanges are looking for sports tie-ins. One reason is the success Massachusetts had in promoting its own health overhaul in partnership with the Boston Red Sox.

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Britons Bask In A Summer Of Good News

Monday, July 08, 2013

Britain has its first men's Wimbledon champion in 77 years, and a royal baby is on the way. There's been a surge of good news this summer in the United Kingdom.

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Britain's Own Andy Murray Wins Men's Title At Wimbledon

Monday, July 08, 2013

British tennis player Andy Murray won Wimbledon in straight sets on Sunday. It's the first time in 77 years that the U.K. has had one of its own players win the grass court grand slam. David Greene talks to journalist Simon Cambers, who covered Wimbledon for The Guardian newspaper.

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A Courtside Report From Wimbledon's Final Weekend

Saturday, July 06, 2013

It's the final weekend of the Wimbledon tournament. Sabine Lisicki goes up against Marion Bartoli in the women's final on Saturday, and Andy Murray will take on Novak Djokavic on Sunday. Guest host Linda Wertheimer speaks with Howard Bryant of ESPN.com and ESPN The Magazine.

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The Takeaway

Olympians Of A Certain Age

Friday, July 05, 2013

Many of us see our golden years as a time when we can sit back, relax, and leave our strenuous days behind us. But for the athletes featured in the new documentary, "Age of Champions," the retirement years are anything but retiring. Profiling five athletes, "Age of Champions" celebrates swimmers, tennis players, basketball players, and pole vaulters, all of whom are between the ages of 72 and 100 years-old, as they compete in the National Senior Olympic Games.

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Here's How One Weird Play Saved Homer Bailey's No-Hitter

Wednesday, July 03, 2013

The Cincinnati Reds pitcher threw the second no-no of his career Tuesday night. But if not for the quick thinking of first baseman Joey Votto, the no-hitter would have been spoiled in the seventh inning. Watch the video to see what happened.

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Rodman Seeks Nobel Recognition For North Korea Trip

Wednesday, July 03, 2013

Former NBA star Dennis Rodman believes he should be in the running for the Nobel Peace Prize, for his trip to North Korea in February.

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Roger Federer: Leave While He's Good Or Play Because He Can?

Wednesday, July 03, 2013

After a rough loss at Wimbledon last week, many fans are wondering if this is the end for the Swiss tennis star.

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The Takeaway

Tulsa 2024: The Real Plan to Make OK the Home of the Summer Olympic Games

Tuesday, July 02, 2013

Tokyo, Rio, Athens, London and Sydney: What do these cities have in common? They’ve all hosted the modern Olympic games. And if Tulsa (yes, that Tulsa—the one in Oklahoma) has its way, it will soon join this prestigious list. Neil Mavis is spearheading the effort to make Tulsa the home of the 2024 Summer Olympic Games. And as he sees it, Tulsa isn’t just up for the task, it has more to offer than any other city in the world.

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The Leonard Lopate Show

Inside the World of Competitive Yoga

Tuesday, July 02, 2013

Benjamin Lorr explores the world of competitive yoga and how he got sucked into an obsessive subculture. He talks about the athletic prodigies, wide-eyed celebrities, legitimate medical miracles, and predatory hucksters involved in competitive yoga.

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How A Minority Biking Group Raises The Profile Of Cycling

Monday, July 01, 2013

Minority cycling groups are forming all over the country. One in Washington, D.C., in particular, is trying to change the perception of just who is a cyclist.

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With Serena And Top Players Out, Who Will Win Wimbledon?

Monday, July 01, 2013

Serena Williams, the number one seed and last year's champion at Wimbledon, was knocked out by Germany's Sabine Lisicki. With her loss, the top three women's seeds are now out and Wimbledon fans are wondering just who is left to win it.

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Coach Bobby Knight Praises Negative Thinking

Monday, July 01, 2013

Legendary basketball coach Bobby Knight talks about his rebuttal to Norman Vincent Peale’s The Power of Positive Thinking - he explains why negative thinking will actually produce more positive results, in sports and in daily life.

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Serena Williams Stunned At Wimbledon By Unheralded Lisicki

Monday, July 01, 2013

The defending champion and five-time Wimbledon winner lost 6-2, 1-6, 6-4 in the fourth round. The early exits by favored players at the tournament leaves relative unknowns looking to see how far they can go.

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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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Park Wins U.S. Women's Open For 3rd Straight Major

Monday, July 01, 2013

Inbee Park set many golfing goals. Etching her name alongside Babe Zaharias was never one of them. Yet now they're the only two players to win the first three majors of the year. Park became the first to accomplish the feat in the modern era Sunday with her second U.S. Women's Open title.

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'I Am A Gay High School Basketball Coach'

Saturday, June 29, 2013

When Anthony Nicodemo finally worked up the courage to tell his players he was gay, he was prepared for the worst. He didn't expect what happened next.

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Crashes, Chaos During Stage 1 Of Tour De France

Saturday, June 29, 2013

The pileups were predictable. But a bus getting stuck under an arch at the finish line was not. It was moved out of the way just in time for the first stage of the Tour to be completed. Germany's Marcel Kittel was the leader after Day 1.

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