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High School Football Players Steer Clear Of Ferguson Violence

At McCluer High School, 30 varsity football players — all black, mostly from Ferguson — practice. David Greene talks to Sports Illustrated writer Robert Klemko about his story, "Football in Ferguson."
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Deford: Frankly, Hot Dogs Best Served At The Ballpark

Forget peanuts and Cracker Jack. Sausages are the food most closely linked to the national pastime, says Frank Deford.
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Browns Bet On Manziel, But Is He Too Much Of A Distraction?

David Greene talks to John Ourand of the Sports Business Journal about Johnny Manziel. The bad behavior of the rookie quarterback for the Cleveland Browns is getting a lot attention.
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Redskins Players Show Solidarity With Ferguson

Members of the Washington Redskins waded into a political controversy last night. But this one had nothing to do with the fight over the team's name.
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Once An Object Of Reverence, Brazilian Soccer's A Punchline

Once, Brazilians were welcomed in other countries with talk of Brazil's soccer dominance; now, everyone merely speaks of their historic World Cup defeat against Germany.
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Mo'ne Davis Throws Like A Girl — At 70 MPH

She made history at the Little League World Series, becoming the first girl to pitch a shutout. With an uncanny arm and easy cool, she's leading a band of underdogs deeper into the postseason.
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On The Track, The 'First Lady' Of Audi Calls The Shots

Leena Gade of Audi Sport oversees mechanics, engineers and drivers. In 2011, she became the first female race engineer to win the Le Mans.
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'Football' Captures Moments Of Grace And Violence

Three great sports writers join NPR's Scott Simon to discuss the new anthology, Football: Great Writing About the National Sport. We hear from John Schulian, Jeanne Marie Laskas, and Frank DeFord.
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A Little League Star, A New Commissioner: The Week In Sports

There's a new Major League Baseball commissioner, and a new star Little League pitcher. NPR's Scott Simon talks to sports correspondent Tom Goldman about the latest from the world of sports.
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Baseball Owners Call Up Commissioner Bud Selig's Relief

Major League Baseball owners have selected Rob Manfred to succeed Bud Selig as the league's commissioner. Manfred is the sport's 10th commissioner, selected after six rounds of voting by the 30 MLB owners. Sportswriter Stefan Fatsis joins Robert Siegel to speak about the news.

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