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Around The World In One Canoe

The Hokule'a, a Hawaiian double-hulled sailing canoe, arrives back in American waters for the first time since 2014. The canoe relies only on sails for power and the wind and the stars for navigation.
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The Week In Sports

Five months from now, the Olympics open in Brazil. Are the stadiums ready? Are the athletes? NPR's Lourdes Garcia-Navarro, who lives in Rio de Janeiro, talks to sport's correspondent, Tom Goldman.
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Tennis Writer And Commentator Bud Collins Dies

With his colorful style in both commentary and fashion, Bud Collins livened up the tennis world for nearly 50 years. He died at his home in Brookline, Mass., at age 86.
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MLB Paves Way For Cubans To Play In The Big Leagues

One of the benefits of improved U.S.-Cuba relations is being played out on the baseball diamond. Major League Baseball proposed a way to allow Cuban players to play for U.S. teams without defecting.
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Would Another LA Olympics Be As Successful As The '84 Games?

Los Angeles is pitching frugality in its hopes to land the winning 2024 Olympics bid. Skepticism remains by those who worry that the price tag to host an Olympics leaves the city vulnerable.
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A Team Of Refugees Will Compete At The Olympic Games In Rio

Previously, athletes who didn't represent a country weren't allowed to compete. The IOC says the all-refugee team will compete under the Olympic flag and be treated like all other teams.

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South African Court Denies Oscar Pistorius' Bid To Appeal Murder Conviction

Signaling a possible end to a years-long legal saga, South Africa's highest court denied the former track star's request, clearing the way for sentencing.
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A Collector's Dream: 7 Rare Ty Cobb Baseball Cards Discovered

The identical cards found in a crumpled brown paper bag in a rural southern town are some of the rarest baseball cards. Before this find, only 15 such cards were known to exist.
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Basketball's 3-Pointer: From Tacky Gimmick To Strategic Platform

This shot has come a far piece since it was adopted by the NBA in 1979, and Stephen Curry's prowess will make it an even bigger part of the game, according to sports commentator Frank Deford.
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At A School For Kids With Disabilities, The Ski Team Hits The Slopes

The Massachusetts Hospital School's 85 students have serious, long-term health conditions. But that doesn't keep them from sports like skiing.

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