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Catching Kayla: Running One Step Ahead Of Multiple Sclerosis

When Kayla Montgomery runs, her legs go numb. But she's determined to not let MS slow her down. The teen track star from North Carolina is headed to nationals in New York next week.
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In A First, The Paralympics Get Political

The Paralympics are just getting started. Baseball fans are mourning the death of sports medicine pioneer Frank Jobe. NPR's Scott Simon speaks with Tom Goldman about the week's sports news.
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Military Training Gives U.S. Paralympic Biathletes An Edge

The only American to medal in biathlon, Army veteran Andy Soule did it with just his arms. Soule and other service members are bringing their speed and precision to the grueling competition in Sochi.
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76ers' Epic Losing Streak Makes Some Reconsider NBA Draft

The Philadelphia 76ers have lost their last 15 games. As sportswriter Stefan Fatsis notes, the team's losing streak has raised a question: Are some NBA teams trying to lose to get a better draft pick?
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Tommy John Remembers Dr. Jobe, 'One Of The Greatest Surgeons'

John was the first major league pitcher to have the arm-saving surgery that has since saved many careers. The surgeon, Dr. Frank Jobe, died on Thursday. He was 88.
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From War In The Desert To 'Murder Ball On Ice'

This year, the men's U.S. Paralympic Sled Hockey team is packed with Afghanistan and Iraq veterans, and they've found an outlet in hitting, slamming and speeding across the ice as fast as they can.
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Record-Holder For Oldest Winter Olympian Sets Her Sights On Summer Games

After competing in several winter Olympics as a luger, 60-year-old Anne Abernathy is training for the 2016 summer Olympics in archery.

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14 Years After A Fall, Paralympian Carries Historic Gold Into Sochi

Alpine skier Alana Nichols is the first female American athlete to win gold medals in both Summer and Winter Games. Nichols, who also plays wheelchair basketball, has been paralyzed since 2000.
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The Future Of Amateurism In College Sports

As football players at Northwestern University attempt to form a union, we explore legal and ethical questions about money in college sports and the rights of student athletes.

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A Star Tennis Coach And The End Of The All-Around Athlete

It's not just his long career that sets apart tennis coach Nick Bollettieri, just accepted into the International Tennis Hall of Fame. It's how he transformed the way we raise our athletic children.

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