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The Ice Phenom Who Has Gone Viral

Jason Brown is a male figure skater truly of the 21st century. At 19 years old, he's the star of a viral video — his performance at the U.S. Figure Skating Championships has over 3 million views — and a Twitter account dedicated to his signature hairstyle. Audie Cornish talks to Jason as he prepares to compete in Sochi, where he won't be doing a quad jump but will be bringing his infectious energy and enthusiasm.
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Spoiler Alert? 'Madden NFL 25' Predicts Super Bowl Outcome

EA Sports' Madden game franchise is 8-2 in recent Super Bowl predictions. The game maker is predicting a thriller on Sunday — and happy Denver fans next Monday.
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Crowd-Funding Website Helps Olympians Achieve Their Dream

Many athletes go into debt funding their Olympic dreams, and the vast majority will never earn enough from sponsorships or endorsement deals to cover their expenses. Bill Kerig started a crowd-funding site — RallyMe — to help those athletes. He tells Renee Montagne about the problem and the personal stories of some Sochi hopefuls.
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Yankees Spend Big On Masahiro Tanaka

The Yankees signed the Japanese superstar pitcher this week for a whopping $155 million. NPR's Rachel Martin talks sports with sports correspondent Mike Pesca about what that means for the Bronx Bombers' bottom line.
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Ski Jump Champion Takes Her Impeccable Style To Sochi

Sarah Hendrickson is 19 years old and the reigning world champ in women's ski jumping. She's coming back from a severe knee injury. NPR's Rachel Martin talks to Hendrickson about her Olympic goals.
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Stan Wawrinka Beats Ailing Nadal To Win Australian Open Final

The Swiss underdog won his first Grand Slam singles title with a 6-3, 6-2, 3-6, 6-3 upset of favored Rafael Nadal, who suffered a back injury.
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Can This 'Perfect Match' Dance Their Way To Gold?

No U.S. skating team has ever won Olympic gold in ice dancing. Some experts wonder whether it even qualifies as a sport. But Americans Meryl Davis and Charlie White, known for their blend of athletic power, speed and flair, are helping to dispel that notion.
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Security Fears Jangle Olympic Nerves In Sochi

The Olympics are less than two weeks away. The Russian host city of Sochi is busily preparing for the influx of athletes and media, but it's the security preparations that have people talking. Andrei Soldatov, the editor-in-chief of www.Agentura.ru, spoke to NPR's Jacki Lyden about security for the Games.
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Li Wins Australian Open; Ralph Lauren Overdoes Olympic Cardigan

The Australian Open is drawing to a close with Li Na of China winning the women's tournament on Saturday. If Rafael Nadal wins on Sunday, he'll be the first man to win all the majors twice in the era of opens. Howard Bryant of ESPN.com and ESPN the Magazine joins NPR's Jacki Lyden to talk tennis and weigh in on the U.S. Olympic team's uniforms.
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U.S. Team Trains In Brazil To Prepare For World Cup

The U.S. World Cup soccer team is in Brazil for 12 days of training and acclimation. The team drew a challenging schedule for the competition and will be playing in the northern cities of Natal and Recife as well as the Amazonian city of Manaus.

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