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'This Is Your Brain On Sports' Gets Inside Minds Of Players, Coaches And Fans

The new book, This is Your Brain on Sports, gets inside the minds of the players on the field, the fans in the stands, and the coaches on the sidelines. NPR's Audie Cornish talks with Tufts psychologist Sam Sommers and Jon Wertheim of Sports Illustrated about what sports tell us about how we think.
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Super Bowl-Winning Quarterback Ken Stabler Had C.T.E., Test Results Show

The late quarterback Ken Stabler was an anti-establishment icon playing in the very pro-establishment NFL in the 1970s. Now he's become an icon of a very different sort. Test results showed that Stabler suffered from C.T.E., the degenerative brain disease linked to repeated blows to the head. NPR's Kelly McEvers talks to Stabler's long time partner, Kim Bush.
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From Football To Opera: Singer Morris Robinson Takes Center Stage

Once Morris Robinson dreamed of fame on the football field. Now, he's moving audiences across the world with the power of his voice, and changing the face of opera.
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Far From Sunday's Super Bowl, A Football Championship In China

A grass-roots league is gaining fans in China; last month, Shanghai's Nighthawks and Warriors vied for the championship. The players learned about football via Hollywood movies and online NFL games.
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Super Bowl 50's Quarterbacks: So Talented And So Different

For Frank Deford, the best football games are those played with two star quarterbacks, because football needs quarterbacks.
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WATCH: Super Bowl Ads Already Generating Buzz

The big game may be days away, but commercials featuring a Helen Mirren soliloquy, Pokemon, a Drake "Hotline Bling" spoof, Ryan Reynolds and, of course, puppies are already getting attention online.
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Jack Johnstone, Creator Of The Triathlon, Dies At 80

Jack Johnstone, one of the creators of the triathlon, has died at age 80. Swimming, running and biking have long been sports, but Johnstone was the first to put them together into one competition.
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Panthers Quarterback Cam Newton Gets The Spotlight And Criticism

Renee Montagne talks to Washington Post sports columnist Kevin Blackistone on the criticism Cam Newton has received for his end zone celebrations, and how race may be an influencing factor.
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John Scott Named MVP With 2 Goals In NHL All-Star Game

John Scott is the most unlikely NHL All Star. NPR's Kelly McEvers talks to Greg Wyshynski of Yahoo! Sports about how the enforcer scored two goals and was an MVP at Sunday night's All-Star Game.
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John Scott Transcends Jokes, NHL's Resistance And Is Named MVP Of All-Star Game

"You can't write this stuff. It's unbelievable how it happened," says the journeyman enforcer who took a break from the minor-league AHL to play in the NHL's showcase game.

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