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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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More College Football Bowl Games Than Winning Teams?

When two teams play a game that doesn't count, call it what it is — an exhibition. Sports commentator Frank Deford reminds us that words, and their meanings, matter.
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On 1939 Recording, Basketball Inventor Reminisces About First Game

James Naismith invented basketball in 1891. A 1939 tape of Naismith talking about the game has been found — it may be the only recording of his voice. The tape is from the WOR-AM archives.
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The Sports (And Teams) Whose Fans Made The Fewest Grammatical Mistakes In 2015

The most language errors came from fans of the Washington Redskins, whose 16.5 mistakes per 100 words widely surpassed every other franchise. Fans of NBA teams did well.
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Abby Wambach's Soccer Career In 8 Iconic Moments

When the world's top-scoring international soccer player takes to the field Wednesday, it will be for the last time. To mark her retirement, here are some highlights from her career.
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Serena Williams Wins Sportsperson Of The Year; Poll Favored American Pharoah

In 2015, Williams won three major tournaments and lost only three of 56 matches. Some people, however, thought Sports Illustrated's honor should have gone to the Triple Crown winner.
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Major League Baseball Upholds Ban On Pete Rose

Pete Rose will not be eligible for the Hall of Fame, at least for now. Major League Baseball announced Monday it was denying his plea for reinstatement. Rose received a lifetime ban from baseball in 1989 for betting on the game.
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Major League Baseball Denies Pete Rose's Request For Reinstatement

MLB Commissioner Rob Manfred has decided not to lift the ban on Pete Rose, meaning the legendary hitter also will not be eligible for the Hall of Fame.
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Alabama Running Back Derrick Henry Wins Heisman Trophy

The 6-foot-3, 242-pound tailback led the nation in rushing yards and rushing attempts, the Heisman Web site notes.
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#NPRreads: 3 Stories To Linger Over This Weekend

After a mass shooting, a 16-year-old survivor struggles to heal. A white woman grapples with her indebtedness. And sports writers think back to when they discovered the darkness in the beautiful game.

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