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'Concussion' Forces Football Players To Contemplate Safety Risks

The new film Concussion has many football players thinking about the possible long-term health risks of the game. But that hasn't stopped two brothers from taking the field.
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Clemson And Alabama Pummel Opposition, Will Face Off For Football Title

Clemson took down Oklahoma 37-17 while Alabama shut out Michigan State 38-0. They'll play in the national championship game on Jan. 11.
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College Football Playoffs Generate Excitement And A Lot Of Money

The second annual College Football Playoff kicks off with Clemson taking on Oklahoma and Michigan State facing Alabama. Renee Montagne gets a preview from Washington Post columnist Kevin Blackistone.
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ESPN Invites FIFA Presidential Candidates To Debate On Live TV

Will they accept? The five candidates are vying to replace Sepp Blatter, who presided over soccer's world governing body until his suspension in October.
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NBA Dares To Speak Out On Gun Control Issues

With the NBA's new ad campaign against gun violence, commentator Frank Deford says a bunch of athletes may finally provide the first successful nudge toward stiffer firearm regulation.
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Meadowlark Lemon, Star Of The Harlem Globetrotters, Dies

The player dubbed the "clown prince of basketball" was 83.
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Doctor Behind 'Concussion' Wanted To 'Enhance The Lives' Of Football Players

Dr. Bennet Omalu's discovery of a new degenerative brain disease among football players inspired a movie-and the wrath of the NFL.
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Olympian Michael Phelps To Coach At Arizona State University

The swimmer — who holds 18 Olympic gold medals — intends to join ASU's coaching staff after next summer's Rio Olympics.
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Ramifications For Major Players In FIFA Corruption Scandal

Eight-year suspensions were given last week for FIFA's top bosses, Sepp Blatter and Michel Platini. Carrie Kahn talks with author David Henry Sterry about the latest on FIFA's scandal plagued year.
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Barbershop: Political Dust-ups And Advocacy In The NBA

In the Barbershop, blogger Dru Ealons, Washington Post reporter Wesley Lowery and NPR editor Ammad Omar discuss controversies involving Donald Trump and Ted Cruz, and a new set of ads from the NBA.

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