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From Cuba To LA Baseball Diamond, Yasiel Puig's Dangerous Odyssey

Yasiel Puig has been a star for the Los Angeles Dodgers, but equally remarkable was his perilous journey from Cuba to the major leagues. Jesse Katz told the story recently in Los Angeles Magazine.
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Despite Everything, Tiger Will Always Be No. 1

Tiger Woods hasn't won a major in six years, and at 38, says commentator Frank Deford, he's past even a golfer's prime years. Still, no one can touch the reigning king of golf.
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NBA's Regular Season Ends Wednesday, NHL Playoffs Begin

The National Hockey League playoffs start Wednesday night, and the National Basketball Association playoffs begin Saturday. We run down the post-season picture for both sports.
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Boston Stronger: City Marks One Year Since Marathon Bombings [Updated]

On this April 15, Americans are thinking about the Boston Marathon bombings of one year ago. A moment of silence was observed at 2:49 p.m. ET, the time of the first explosion.
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Runner Returns To Boston With A New Outlook On Life

Demi Clark was just feet from finishing the 2013 Boston Marathon when her life changed forever as a bomb went off next to the course. Now she's back for another go and a chance to inspire others.
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Swimming Superstar Michael Phelps Emerges From Retirement

Phelps, who has won 22 Olympic medals, including 18 gold, plans to compete in Arizona later this month.
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John Feinstein: Baseball's Minor Leagues

Sports writer and author John Feinstein explores the long bus rides, low pay and inner struggles of minor league baseball players striving to make the leap to the majors.

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Bubba Watson Dons Green Jacket For Second Time At Masters

After a blustery final round at Augusta National, Bubba Watson earned his second win at the prestigious Masters golf championship on Sunday.
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In Jordan Spieth, Golf World Looks For Its Next Tiger — Again

Even Tiger Woods didn't make the cut at the Masters when he was 20, but Jordan Spieth was tied for the lead with Bubba Watson at 5 under par going into Sunday's final round.
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By Helping Gay Athletes, Group Hopes To Refocus On Talent

This week, Derrick Gordon became the first openly gay player in NCAA Division 1 basketball. You Can Play, the organization that helped him through the process, wants to be irrelevant eventually.

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