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What Is Football Doing To Us As A People?

Recent comments from NFL executives on the safety of football have Frank Deford wondering, when will we Americans stop adoring the game?
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As Olympics Near, Violence Grips Rio's 'Pacified' Favelas

Rio de Janeiro made a big push to provide security in its shantytowns. But some, which were touted as models, are again plagued by gang violence that has terrified residents.
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Sounds Of The Indy 500

Today marked the 100th running of the Indianapolis 500. We get the sounds from today's historic race, won by rookie driver Alexander Rossi.
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Adventurer Says 'Walking The Himalayas' Wasn't About 'Sticking Flags In Peaks'

Levison Wood, who previously walked the length of the Nile River, has now trekked 1,700 miles, from Afghanistan to Bhutan, along the Himalayan mountain range.
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World Health Organization Dismisses Calls To Move Or Postpone Rio Olympics

"[C]ancelling or changing the location of the 2016 Olympics will not significantly alter the international spread of Zika virus," WHO says, after scientists called for the Games to be moved.
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The Week In Sports

NPR's Scott Simon talks with NPR's Tom Goldman about the NBA Finals, the fallout at Baylor University after a report on sexual assault, and the looming shadow of Zika over the summer Olympics in Rio.
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At Century Mark, Indy 500 Sells Out For First Time In Decades

This year marks the 100th anniversary of the Indianapolis 500. Even though it remains the most famous auto race in the world, it's sold out this year for the first time in decades.
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Baylor Demotes President, Fires Football Coach Amid Sexual Assault Scandal

Baylor University demoted its president and fired the head football coach for their handling of allegations of sexual assault by members of the school's football team. NPR's Audie Cornish talks to Paula Lavigne of ESPN's Outside the Lines, who reported on the cases and how Baylor officials failed to investigate the allegations and violated Title IX federal law.
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23 Athletes Test Positive After Samples From London Olympics Rechecked

The news follows revelations last week that retested samples from 31 athletes in the 2008 Beijing Games had suspicious results.
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Slammed, Hurled and Pummeled: The Life Of A Pit Crew

It takes an IndyCar pit crew about seven seconds to replace four tires and refuel. It's high stakes on race day and a lot can go wrong in the pits. One misstep can cost a race — or worse.

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