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Top College Quarterback Isn't A Rookie To Adversity

When Western Kentucky takes on South Florida in the Miami Beach Bowl, they'll be led by the country's top-ranked quarterback two years running, and he's as concerned about his soul as he is about TDs.
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This Week In Sports: Team Leaders

Mike Pesca, host of Slate's The Gist podcast, has some opinions about how Adam Silver of the NBA and Roger Goodell of the NFL run thir respective sports leagues.
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What Were 2015's Biggest Sports Stories?

NPR's Scott Simon speaks with Howard Bryant of ESPN.com and ESPN the magazine about the big sports stories of 2015, and what to expect in the new year.
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For Young Afghan Women, Scaling Mountain Peaks Brings Highs And Lows

Months of training culminated with reaching the summit of a 16,500-foot peak, which they named. But there were frustrations and squabbles along the away, and uncertainties as they returned to Kabul.
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Diving For A Loose Ball, LeBron James Sends Fan To Hospital

Ellie Day, the wife of PGA golfer Jason Day, was taken away by stretcher from her courtside seat on Thursday night after the Cleveland Cavaliers forward crashed into her while chasing a ball.
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Chelsea Coach Jose Mourinho Fired After Team's Losing Start

After the defending Premier League champion lost nine of 16 games, the English soccer club finally cut ties with its embattled coach.
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Soccer Star Abby Wambach To Play Final Game Tonight

Abby Wambach will play her final game for the U.S. Women's National Soccer Team Wednesday night. NPR talked to her former coaches, fans and the star herself on what she's meant to the game.
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In His Own Words: How A Gym Teacher Invented Basketball In 1891

In what may be the only recording of his voice, James Naismith describes how he created basketball to occupy his stir-crazy students during a snowy winter in New England.
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Soccer Star Abby Wambach Prepares For Her Final Game

Wambach leads the U.S. women's national team into a Victory Tour match against China in New Orleans tonight. Then, she'll retire after a career full of team championships and personal achievements.
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Abby Wambach To Retire After U.S. Plays China

David Greene talks to legendary U.S. soccer star Abby Wambach, ahead of her final game before retiring. The U.S. national team faces China Wednesday night in New Orleans.

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