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Jeter The Hero: Yankee Shortstop Plays His Final Home Game Tonight

New York Yankees shortstop Derek Jeter will play his last nine innings at Yankee Stadium tonight after 20 years with the team. A look back at his incredible career and the legacy he will leave behind.
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With Playoffs Ahead, A Look At Local Baseball History

The Washington Nationals and Baltimore Orioles have clinched playoff spots, and the region is abuzz with postseason excitement. Kojo explores the local history of the national pastime.

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Grand Jury Won't Indict NASCAR's Stewart In Driver's Death

The jury heard testimony from about two dozen witnesses and reviewed photos and videos in coming to its decision. The family of the driver who was killed says, "This matter is not at rest."
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What Makes A Bike Pump Worth $450?

The classic Italian Silca pump, a favorite of bicycle racers since 1917, has been redesigned and is now made in Indianapolis. Last year Joshua Poertner bought the company from the founder's grandson.
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Wrigley Field Hosts Last Cubs Game As A 'Classic' Ballpark

On Wednesday, the Chicago Cubs play their last game before the start of a major renovation that includes installation of a video scoreboard, among other giant video screens.
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D.C. Council Votes To Ban Race-Based Team Names At Schools

Following a resolution last year that called on the Washington Redskins to change their team name, the D.C. Council has voted to ban race-based names in D.C. schools.

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What We Talk About When We Talk About Race And Sports

Commentator Frank Deford reflects on the owner of the Atlanta Hawks' controversial efforts to market the team to white audiences.
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Big Sponsors May Find It Hard To Break Up With The NFL

Companies like Anheuser-Busch pay hundreds of millions to be identified with the NFL's aura. The last thing they want is to be associated with scandal, but it might be financially tough to walk away.
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Cheerleaders' Fair Wage Lawsuits Add To NFL's Problems

The NFL is facing public scrutiny about how its players treat women off the field, but the league's troubles also extend to on-field activities. Cheerleaders from five teams have brought fair wage lawsuits.
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Ravens Owner Steve Bisciotti Pins Report On Ray Rice

Ravens owner Steve Bisciotti says reports that the Baltimore Ravens asked for leniency in the domestic violence case of Ray Rice come from the running back himself, in a bid for leniency from the NFL.

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