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Report: 'Pattern Of Harassment' Led Dolphins Player To Quit

Jonathan Martin abruptly left the NFL team last season. He said teammate Richie Incognito had made his life miserable. Investigators say Martin and two others were the targets of racial slurs and other taunting.
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Sochi Games 'Better Than Expected'; Swiss Wins Super Combined

The IOC says it's pleased with how the games have turned out so far. Meanwhile, Sandro Viletta of Switzerland took gold Friday in men's super-combined slalom, a sport American Ted Ligety had been expected to dominate.
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Men's Olympic Figure Skating Moves To Free Program

Some unfortunate falls have changed the outlook for men's figure skating. Japan and Canada are in the lead. And, Russian star Evgeni Plushenko withdrew from the competition because of a back problem.
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NBA Teams Take A Break For The All-Star Game

The NBA is approaching mid-season. We catch up on how teams are doing and which players stand out. The annual All-Star game is on Sunday.
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In Men's Figure Skating, U.S. Pins Hopes On A New Class

The U.S. is defending its gold medal in men's figure skating, but without the star power of previous games. Two skaters in Sochi, 19-year-old Jason Brown and 28-year-old Jeremy Abbott — represent the near future of the sport in America.
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Between U.S. And Russian Hockey, A Different Kind Of Cold War

The U.S. and Russian men's hockey teams played at the same time on Thursday. The teams will meet on the ice Saturday, when they will renew a storied rivalry that includes such historic games as the Miracle on Ice.
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What's Important In Sochi? Depends Where You Ask

Melissa Block speaks with an array of international correspondents covering the Winter Olympic Games in Sochi, to hear what stories are playing big with their home audiences.
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Why Some Olympians Load Up On Salad Instead Of Pasta

From cross-country skiers to ski jumpers, elite athletes can have very different fueling priorities. Endurance winter athletes may need up to 5,000 calories on competition day, while ski jumpers hoping to stay light and lithe might limit themselves to 1,800 calories or less a day.
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Russian Star Plushenko Withdraws From Men's Skating

Evgeni Plushenko wanted to compete one more time in a bid to win an individual gold before his home fans. But recurring back problems appear to have forced him to pull out of the competition. Plushenko, 31, won a gold medal in 2006 and helped his team win a gold this week.
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In Front Of A Home Crowd, Russia Has Hockey History On Its Mind

Team Russia — led by Alexander Ovechkin — and its fans talk constantly of the 1980 "Miracle on Ice" and the team's loss four years ago in Vancouver. On Saturday, they'll meet a young and "hungry" Team USA.

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