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Trademark Board Hears Challenge To 'Redskins' Team Name

Thursday, March 07, 2013

A group of Native Americans says the NFL's Washington Redskins should not be allowed to trademark the team name, which they say is offensive. The Trademark Trial and Appeal Board, part of the U.S. Patent Office, heard the case Thursday.

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In The Iditarod Race, 'Pee Pants' Get An Endurance Test

Thursday, March 07, 2013

It will take more than a week for Alaska's Iditarod Trail Sled Dog Race, which began Saturday, to cover nearly 1,000 miles. But every minute counts — and several mushers are trying out special pants that allow them to race without stopping for bathroom breaks.

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Making It In The Big Leagues Was A 'Long Shot' For Catcher Mike Piazza

Thursday, March 07, 2013

In a new memoir, the Major League Baseball catcher opens up about getting drafted in the 62nd round, his feud with Roger Clemens and what it's like to go into retirement. Leaving the game, he says, was "like a small death."

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With Adaptive Skiing, Disabled People No Longer Left Out In The Cold

Wednesday, March 06, 2013

As the fresh snow falls in New Mexico's ski resorts and mild temperatures welcome visitors into the region, new ski enthusiasts are making their way to the mountain tops. Some ski resorts now offer lessons to people with disabilities, and owners say not only is it a great equalizer, it's also increasing business.

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Catholic Universities See True Path To Salvation: Basketball

Wednesday, March 06, 2013

A powerful leadership group — the Catholic Seven — is stepping forward and heading in a bold new direction: basketball. These schools want out of the Big (football) East Conference.

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Green Jacket Auction Halted After Augusta National Asserts Ownership

Tuesday, March 05, 2013

Augusta National Golf Club says the jacket won by Art Wall Jr. in 1959 was later stolen; a Florida collector and a Texas auction house insist the jacket was obtained legally and can be sold to the highest bidder.

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Posthumous Pardon For Heavyweight Boxer Jack Johnson A Bipartisan Effort

Tuesday, March 05, 2013

Democratic Senators Harry Reid and Mo Cowan have joined Republicans John McCain and Representative Peter King to call for the pardon of former heavyweight boxing champ Jack Johnson. He was the first black fighter to win that title, in 1908. Another win in 1910 sparked race riots nationwide, and his relationships with white women only added to the controversy. He was convicted of taking women across state lines for "immoral purpose." Audie Cornish has more.

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New Fox Sports Network Hopes To Challenge ESPN's Cable Dominance

Tuesday, March 05, 2013

Rupert Murdoch announced on Tuesday the launch of Fox Sports 1, an all sports cable channel that will compete head to head with ESPN.

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No Obvious Favorites As NCAA Men's Basketball Tournament Starts

Tuesday, March 05, 2013

Go on, pick a favorite in this year's NCAA tournament. We dare you. There's more than a dozen legitimate contenders to pick from. And then there's all those potential Cinderella teams. Mike Pesca talks to Audie Cornish about the upcoming NCAA Men's College Basketball tournament, which is as wide open as it has even been.

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The Takeaway

Iran, Russia, and United States Join Forces

Tuesday, March 05, 2013

Now here's something the United States, Russia, and Iran can all agree on: Wrestling should stay in the Olympics. Mike Novogratz is leading the campaign to save the sport's place in the Olympics.

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U.S. Readies For Play In World Baseball Classic

Tuesday, March 05, 2013

With baseball gone from the Olympics, the World Baseball Classic is the only international professional baseball tournament. Former Yankees and Dodgers manager Joe Torre said he put on a uniform again to manage the U.S. team because it's a privilege.

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To 'Sum It Up': A Legendary Basketball Coach Braves Alzheimer's

Tuesday, March 05, 2013

Pat Summitt grew up on a rural farm and went on to a stellar career in basketball. As head coach of the Tennessee Lady Vols, she won more games than any other basketball coach in NCAA history. Her new memoir, Sum It Up, records her memories even as she is losing them to Alzheimer's.

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One Small Step For Women, One Giant Leap For Football Kind

Sunday, March 03, 2013

Sunday, one woman will make history in the National Football League. Lauren Silberman, a 28-year-old life-long soccer player, will be the first woman to try out at the NFL's regional combine in New York.

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Sportscaster Jon Miller Plays Not My Job

Saturday, March 02, 2013

A Hall of Fame broadcaster who did the play-by-play on ESPN Sunday Night Baseball for 20 years, Miller is the voice of the San Francisco Giants. He answers three questions about strange food.

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In Alaska's Iditarod Sled Race, Vets Are A Dog's Best Friend

Saturday, March 02, 2013

It's called the "Last Great Race on Earth" and spans nearly 1,000 miles. Along the trail, veterinarians will be there at checkpoints to make sure the dogs competing are healthy enough to make it through the final dash.

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Add 'North Korea Expert' To Dennis Rodman's Resume

Friday, March 01, 2013

Experts say that Rodman's head-to-head with North Korean leader Kim Jong Un might reveal something of value.

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Dear College Presidents: Break The NCAA's Vise Grip On Athletes

Wednesday, February 27, 2013

Student-athletes are really sucker-athletes under the organization's structure, says sports commentator Frank Deford. Will no college president speak the words that will break the organization's spell?

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Jimmie Johnson Wins Second Daytona 500; Danica Patrick Makes History Of Her Own

Sunday, February 24, 2013

Jimmie Johnson has won the Daytona 500, one day after crash during a race there injured fans. Danica Patrick, who was hoping to make history by winning, finished eighth. However, she managed to become the first woman in history to lead laps at the NASCAR race.

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The Takeaway

Why the Allegations Against Pistorius Represent an Opportunity for South Africa

Friday, February 22, 2013

In South Africa,  the drama surrounding Oscar Pistorius — the first runner with prosthetic legs to compete alongside able-bodied sprinters in the Olympics — continues. Here's why his case could provide the impetus to finally reform the country's relationship with domestic violence.

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The Takeaway

South African Paralympics Star Charged with Premeditated Murder

Friday, February 15, 2013

Oscar Pistorius, the South African running star and double amputee, has been charged with the premeditated murder of his girlfriend, Reeva Steenkamp.

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