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Sports 2015: A Year In Review

NPR's Linda Wertheimer speaks with sports correspondent Tom Goldman about the most memorable events in the athletic world this year.
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Teaching Grit On The Water: A Top Coach Mixes Rowing With Life

For more than a decade, a rowing coach in Oregon has been teaching teenagers the value of hard work with tough love that sticks.
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Snowless Ski Resorts Offer Hiking, Mini Golf — Or Pleas For Donations

This is the winter that just won't start. That means resorts are reopening summer activities — or, in some cases, asking the public for good ideas.
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Actor (And Football Dad) Will Smith On Playing The 'Concussion' Doctor

The film centers on the man who linked a brain disease to football player deaths. Smith says, "This is probably the farthest role away from me that I've ever played, but it was exhilarating."
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Dear NBA: Why So Many Games?

Basketball players don't endure numerous concussions like some football players do, nor do they suffer the arm injuries common to baseball pitchers. But the grind on the hardwood can wear bodies down.
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Shtick On The Sidelines: College Basketball's Most Famous Bench

The men's basketball team at Monmouth University has been scoring upset victories. But it's the team's bench players who have been making the highlight reels with their choreographed celebrations.
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WATCH: Drone Falls From Sky, Narrowly Misses Skier In Slalom Competition

The crash is just the latest drone incident to interrupt a sporting event this year. As the popularity of drones has grown, governments are grappling with how to regulate them.
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Indiana Girls Swim Team Hopes To Make History In High School Sports

The Carmel, Ind., high school girls swim team is poised to make history at state this year. A win will break the record for most consecutive wins for any high school team of any sport or any gender.
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FIFA Bans Soccer President Sepp Blatter For 8 Years

In a statement, FIFA said Blatter's ban was tied to a $2 million payment he made to FIFA Vice President Michel Platini. FIFA says that Blatter was not able to provide a "legal basis" for that payment.
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Commercial Space Industry Would Benefit From Space Act, Critics Say

Lawmakers in the House passed the Space Act, which says U.S. companies can harvest, own and trade resources from space. Two companies have put millions of dollars into the vision of mining asteroids.

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