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An Uneventful Week In Sports Could Still Go Down In History

NASCAR is suspending a driver accused of domestic violence, and the NFL is considering allowing two teams to share a stadium? Sports commentator Frank Deford is pleased.
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FIFA Considers Proposal To Move 2022 Qatar World Cup To Winter

FIFA is considering a proposal to move the 2022 World Cup in Qatar to winter, but the change would would cause major disruption to the Premiere Leagues schedule.
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FIFA Panel Backs Winter World Cup In Qatar In 2022

Soccer's World Cup is typically played over the summer, but temperatures in Qatar during that season can exceed 110 degrees. A winter tournament would coincide with the European club season.
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'Cold Actually Feels Good' At The US Winter Swimming Championship

Last weekend, more than 40 swimmers from around the country competed in the inaugural U.S. Winter Swimming Championship in northern Vermont. They swam in a two-lane pool cut into an icy lake.
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12 Feet: A Soaring New Broad Jump Record Is Set At NFL Combine

If you're ever standing near Byron Jones when he jumps, you might want to stay well back. On Monday, the cornerback flew more than 12 feet from a standing start.
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Chilean Cyclist Nearing Record Killed By Truck In Rural Thailand

Juan Francisco Guillermo, 47, had been hoping to set a Guinness record by cycling more than 155,000 miles on five continents over five years.
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The Week In Sports: 76ers On A Rebuilding Spree

NPR's Rachel Martin speaks with Slate's Mike Pesca to find out what's up with the Philly 76ers trading away all their best players, and we'll hear the news around the track. The Daytona 500 is today.
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NASCAR Hall-Of-Famer Helped Open The Track For Black Drivers

In 1963, Wendell Scott became the first African-American to win a race in NASCAR's top division. No other black driver has won a top NASCAR race since, but the sport is starting to diversify.
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NASCAR And Mayweather Vs. Pacquiao: The Week In Sports

The fight of the millennium is on! Floyd Mayweather Jr. and Manny Pacquiao will meet later this spring. And it's NASCAR opening day. NPR's Scott Simon talks to Tom Goldman about the latest in sports.
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Play Ball ... And Hurry Up: MLB Changes To Speed Up The Game

Major League Baseball will launch a series of changes this season to speed up the game.

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