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Obama Picks Michigan State To Win Men's Basketball Title

"Tom Izzo is a great tournament coach," the nation's "first basketball fan" tells ESPN. It's the sixth time the president has shared his picks. So far, he's been right once.
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Racetrack Soundtrack Goes From A Roar To A Purr

This year's Formula One cars are hybrids, so their engines are much quieter. One official with Australia's Grand Prix says the engines are "like harpsichords in a chamber orchestra."
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There's A Reason They Call It Madness

As March Madness gets underway, commentator Frank Deford wonders if Americans just have too many teams to root for.
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For Pro Sports, Public Relations Going High-Tech, Real Time

The NFL, NASCAR and others have built social media command centers to engage directly with fans during live events.
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Major League Baseball Seeks To Score International Fans

The LA Dodgers play the Arizona Diamondbacks this weekend in Australia. Major League Baseball hopes to broaden the sport's international appeal.
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South Africans Engrossed By Pistorius Trial

Host Renee Montagne talks to Erin Conway-Smith, southern Africa editor for GlobalPost, about the murder trial of Olympic hero Oscar Pistorius.
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At The Cubs' Arizona Retreat, A Fond Reminder Of Wrigley

The Cubs have a new home in spring training that evokes their stadium back in Chicago. Fans and former players love Cubs Park in Mesa, Ariz. — their own "mini-Wrigley."
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Predicting Top Seeds For March Madness 2014

It's the most wonderful time of the year for NCAA college basketball fans. NPR's Arun Rath talks with A Martinez of member station KPCC about March Madness.
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Why You Won't Win Warren Buffett's Billion-Dollar Bracket

The billionaire investor has teamed up to offer a $1 billion prize to anyone who picks the winner of all 63 games of the NCAA basketball tournament. Chances are he won't have to pay out.
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U.S. Beats Russia To Win Sled Hockey Gold At Sochi Paralympics

In the sport many call "murder ball on ice," the U.S. team becomes the first to repeat at consecutive Paralympics. The game was broadcast live on NBC.

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