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Four Teams Will Narrow To Two On This NFL Playoff Weekend

This weekend's playoff games will decide who goes on to the Super Bowl, and who just watches it. NPR's Scott Simon talks to Howard Bryant of ESPN.com and ESPN Magazine about the lineup.
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'Championship Sunday,' When Four NFL Teams Become Two

Cue the music — two more games determine which NFL teams will head to the Super Bowl. Melissa Block gets previews the Conference Championship games with Jane McManus of ESPN.
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NCAA To Return Penn State Wins Lost After Sandusky Scandal

The NCAA has settled a lawsuit with Penn State over sanctions it imposed on the school related to a child abuse scandal involving one of the school's assistant football coaches. Under the settlement, all of Penn State's victories between 1998 and 2011 will be restored and the school will donate $60 million anti-child abuse programs. State officials sued to repeal a consent decree issued in 2012 after the serial abuses of former coach Jerry Sandusky were revealed.
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Proposed NCAA Deal Would Restore Penn State Football Wins

The deal between the NCAA and the university would restore the 112 wins from 1998 through 2011 that were thrown out amid the Jerry Sandusky child molestation scandal.
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A Tour De France First: An African Team Will Compete This Year

South Africa's MTN-Qhubeka received a wild card from organizers of the world's most prestigious cycling race that begins in July.
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Not So Wicked Smaht: Boston's Olympic Hopes

The city is excited to be in the running to host the 2024 Summer Games. Commentator Frank Deford counts the many ways Boston will be a big loser if it wins.
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Ads Say 'No More' To Domestic Violence, But Will Audience Listen?

If you watched any football over the weekend, you likely saw an ad from the "No More" campaign. The idea is to raise awareness about domestic violence — and to bolster the NFL's image.
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NASCAR's Kurt Busch Testifies That Ex-Girlfriend Is An Assassin

Race car driver Kurt Busch and others told a Dover, Del., court this week that his former girlfriend, Patricia Driscoll, is an assassin. Driscoll did not deny the claims.

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College Football Championship Sets A New Cable Ratings Record

The championship game between Oregon and Ohio State was a hit with viewers, turning in the highest ratings in the history of both ESPN and cable TV. The broadcast averaged 33.4 million viewers.
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College Football Playoffs A Ratings Win On Television

Audie Cornish speaks to John Ourand, media writer for the Sports Business Journal, about the gamble to switch to a national playoff system for college football.

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