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Journalist Documents The Many 'Trials Of Oscar Pistorius'

Oscar Pistorius stunned the world when he ran on prosthetic legs in the 2012 Olympics, then shot his girlfriend dead months later. NPR's Scott Simon asks John Carlin about his new book on the athlete.
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Idris Elba Plays A Soccer Coach Out To Crush Ebola In New Ad Campaign

The British actor and a group of African soccer stars have teamed up with the CDC in a new public health campaign. The message: Ebola "is not an ordinary game. This is life or death."
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Wilt Chamberlain Gets Extra-Long Stamp

The NBA great, who's 7'1", is the first pro basketball player featured on a U.S. stamp. Kadir Nelson, the artist who created it, tells The New York Times, "We still had trouble fitting him in."
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At Beer Mile Championships, Scientist Sets New Women's Record

In a dizzying finish, American Elizabeth Herndon set a new women's mark in the Beer Mile World Championships in Austin, Texas, last night.
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It Wasn't Pretty, But 76ers Manage To Win Their First Game Of The Season

The game got off to a bizarre start when the teams went for the wrong baskets. Still, the 76ers managed to avoid tying a record for the worst start to an NBA season.
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Flag On The Play! Playoffs May Shift Focus From Football's Fumbles

As fans prepare for the first college playoff games, commentator Frank Deford points out that the sport faces far more serious problems than which school will win the conference title.
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Sports Commissioners Absent From Senate Hearing On Domestic Abuse

With domestic violence by sports figures in the news, members of the Senate Commerce Committee held a hearing on the issue. But not one commissioner — from the NFL, MLB, NBA or NHL — showed up.
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FIFA Chief Rejects Responsibility For Welfare Of Workers In Qatar

Sepp Blatter, who heads soccer's governing body, said the companies that employed the migrant laborers building the infrastructure for Qatar's 2022 World Cup were responsible for their safety.
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D.C. Council Gives Initial Approval To New Soccer Stadium

D.C. United is one step closer to getting a new, $300 million stadium in Buzzard Point. But despite unanimous support, questions still remain over how the city will pay for its portion of the deal.
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Ahead Of Vote On D.C. United Stadium Deal, Questions Remain On Funding

Though it seems likely that the D.C. Council will vote today to support the construction of a new stadium for D.C. United in Southwest D.C., questions still remain over how exactly the city will pay for its portion of the $300 million deal.

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