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The Washington Football Team That Must Not Be Named

As the NFL begins training camp, Commentator Frank Deford wonders why Washington's team keeps its contentious nickname. He suggests alternatives, like the Lobbyists, the Presidents or simply the Who.
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Woman Will Officiate Big 12 Football Game For The First Time

Catherine Conti will be part of the crew when Kansas plays Southeast Missouri State. The officiating supervisor says Conti got the job because she's "darned good."
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Protecting Athletes: Concussions

Kojo explores steps professional and amateur sports organizations are taking, and not taking, to protect athletes from severe head injuries.

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Learning To Love The Ocean After A Lifetime Of Fearing It

Triathlete Tim Bomba has spent a decade helping people feel comfortable swimming in the ocean. But before he could do that, he had to overcome his own fear of the water at the age of 52.
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What It Takes To Be A Champion

TED Radio Host Guy Raz speaks with science writer and Sports Illustrated contributor David Epstein about why athletes are getting faster and stronger every year.
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In The World Of Global Gestures, The Fist Bump Stands Alone

Obama does it. And increasingly, so do folks around the world. Why is the fist bump so popular? And do other cultures have similar gestures?
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Back to Reality for Brazil

With the World Cup over, Brazil faces a stagnant economy, poor infrastructure, and wide dissatisfaction with government policies. Kojo explores what's next for the United States' biggest South American trade partner.

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Actor Kurt Russell Talks About The Family Business: Baseball

David Greene talks to actor Kurt Russell about the Portland Mavericks, a 1970s independent baseball team created by Kurt's father Bing. Battered Bastards is a documentary about the team.
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'Voices of Cycling' Duo Has Shared A Mic For 29 Years

Phil Liggett and Paul Sherwen have covered the Tour de France, the sport's most grueling race, together for decades and have developed a rapport that viewers appreciate.
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The Life Of Red Klotz, Illustrious Loser To The Harlem Globetrotters

As a basketball coach, Red Klotz had one job — to lose. As a player, coach and general manager of the Washington Generals, Klotz lost countless times to the Harlem Globetrotters. Klotz died at age 93.

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