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VIDEO: No Joke As Backboard Almost Crushes Globetrotter

William "Bull" Bullard of the famed Harlem Globetrotters went up for a slam dunk. He came down with the backboard and stanchion. The glass shattered and he just missed getting caught underneath it all. Bull escaped with some cuts. WATCH.
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Millions Will Be Lost If Mexico Doesn't Go To World Cup

Mexico has one last chance to qualify for the World Cup next year in Brazil. On Wednesday, it begins the first of a two-leg playoff against New Zealand. One marketing consultant says if the Mexican team doesn't go to Brazil, it could result in losses of more than $650 million.
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Atlanta Braves Shock Fans With Plan To Move To Suburbs

In a move that took many fans by surprise, the Atlanta Braves announced Monday that the team will move to the city's suburbs, where it will build a new stadium. The team's lease on Turner Field, the stadium that's been the Braves' home since 1997, will expire in 2016.
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It's A New Orleans Mantra, But Using 'Who Dat' May Cost You

Residents say the phrase "Who Dat" is part and parcel of New Orleans culture. The chant opens Saints football games, and "Who Dat" can now be found on T-shirts and storefronts throughout the city. But a Texas company says it owns the ubiquitous phrase — and recently filed a lawsuit to stake its claim.
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In College Football, Offense Is Flashy, But Defense Wins The Game

The Baylor University Bears illustrate the argument that defense is more important than offense in college football. Host Rachel Martin talks with NPR's Mike Pesca about the Bears and other sports news of the week.
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Lessons From The NFL Bullying Scandal

Is the verbal abuse and hazing of Jonathan Martin by Richie Incognito of the Miami Dolphins is all about the male code and what it means to be a man in the locker room? Howard Bryant of ESPN talks with guest host Don Gonyea about whether the scandal is actually about bullying, or about harassment.
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The Losingest Texas Football Team

The Scarborough High School football team has lost 45 games in a row, in a streak stretching back to September of 2009. If they lose Saturday, the seniors will graduate without having won a single game. Guest host Don Gonyea talks with coach Jayson Merren and senior Justin Steward about persevering when winning is a long shot.
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Bullying Scandal Continues To Embroil Miami Dolphins

The Miami Dolphins remain at the center of a scandal over allegations that Richie Incognito bullied fellow teammate Jonathan Martin. Martin walked away from the team last weekend citing harassment from Incognito, and Incognito was suspended from the team while the NFL investigates.
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St. Louis Master: 'Diversity Is Big In Chess'

St. Louis might be known for legendary entertainers like Josephine Baker, or star athletes like Yogi Berra, but now there's something else putting the city on the map. It's known as the 'Chess Capital of the World.' Host Michel Martin learns more from St. Louis native and chess National Master, Charles Lawton.
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Should Jonathan Martin 'Man Up' Or 'Leave It On The Field?'

The Barbershop guys meet us in St. Louis this week. They'll weigh in on the Miami Dolphins' bullying debate, and ask whether a California high school's mascot is offensive.

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