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Digital World Puts Olympic Coverage Through Its Paces

NBCUniversal has made a deal with Facebook to provide more than 1,000 hours of digital coverage of the upcoming Winter Olympic games.
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U.S. Olympic Skier Finds Team Spirit, Minus The Team

Three-time Olympic skier Kris Freeman has had a successful career filled with challenges; first and foremost managing diabetes while becoming an elite competitor in a physically taxing sport. But this past year, Freeman encountered another obstacle when his relationship with the national ski team abruptly ended.
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Octogenarian Sailor Sets Out On Antarctic Expedition

Octogenarian Eric Forsyth has been sailing the world for more than 50 years, at times on his own. Forsyth speaks with NPR's Rachel Martin about what it's like to be alone at sea, why he loves to sail and about his current trip to Antarctica.
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The NFC West, Football's Former Worst Division

The NFL conference championships are looming, and in the NFC, two teams from the NFC West are facing off — even though it used to be the worst division in the league. NPR's Rachel Martin talks to reporter Mike Pesca about this week's sports news.
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The NFL: Big Business With Big Tax Breaks

The administrative branch of the National Football League is tax-exempt, and many wealthy team owners can get generous subsidies from local governments for stadiums. Critics argue the public money could be better spent elsewhere. But can you put a price on the love of the game?
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Countdown To The Super Bowl

Sunday is the Sunday before the Sunday before the Super Bowl, and that means New England takes on Denver and San Francisco goes up against Seattle, to see who's headed to the big game. NPR's Lynn Neary talks to sports correspondent Tom Goldman about the latest news in football.
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Sibling Snowboarders Hope To Reach Olympics At The Same Time

Brother and sister Taylor and Arielle Gold have both had amazing seasons. Arielle is vying for a spot on the U.S. snowboarding team; Taylor has already made it. All this is new to them.
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No Baseball On The Playing Field — But Plenty In The News

We may be deep in the doldrums of January, still months from the start of the regular season, but we still have baseball on our mind. Sportswriter Stefan Fatsis stops by to discuss the latest news out of the MLB, including the massive new contract for the Dodgers' ace pitcher and the unfolding saga of Alex Rodriguez.
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Sweet 16 And Barreling Toward Cowgirl Racing Fame

High schooler Megan Yurko won more than $21,000 last year in cowgirl barrel races. The sport requires circling three barrels in a cloverleaf pattern at top speed, and Yurko hopes she'll leave this weekend's world championship competition as the top ranked racer.
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Will Team USA's High-Tech Speedskating Suit Pay Off In Gold?

On Thursday, Lockheed Martin and the sporting goods company Under Armour unveiled long-awaited photos of the new U.S. speedskating uniform they're calling "Mach 39." Unlike other suits, it's not made entirely of smooth, slippery fabric to reduce air drag.

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