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Rodeo's Barrel Race Puts Women In The Saddle

The Houston Livestock Show and Rodeo is one of the biggest rodeos in the world. Rodeo athletes come from all over the U.S. and Canada to compete for some of the biggest cash purses in the sport. And it's not just cowboys in the ring. Cowgirls compete in the sport of barrel racing, where they trace a looping pattern on horseback against the clock.
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One Small Step For Women, One Giant Leap For Football Kind

Sunday, one woman will make history in the National Football League. Lauren Silberman, a 28-year-old life-long soccer player, will be the first woman to try out at the NFL's regional combine in New York.
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Sports: Selection Sunday Looms, NFL Gets Heat For Draftee Question

College basketball is just two weeks from its biggest day, Selection Sunday. But with three top-five teams losing this week, it seems nobody can hang onto the No. 1 spot. In the NFL, a potential draftee has reported controversial news from the combine: Teams have asked him about his sexual orientation. Host Scott Simon and Howard Bryant of ESPN.
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Sportscaster Jon Miller Plays Not My Job

A Hall of Fame broadcaster who did the play-by-play on ESPN Sunday Night Baseball for 20 years, Miller is the voice of the San Francisco Giants. He answers three questions about strange food.
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In Alaska's Iditarod Sled Race, Vets Are A Dog's Best Friend

It's called the "Last Great Race on Earth" and spans nearly 1,000 miles. Along the trail, veterinarians will be there at checkpoints to make sure the dogs competing are healthy enough to make it through the final dash.
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A Basketball History Of The Washington Region

We explore the area's history through one of is signature sports, and learn about a few local legends along the way.

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