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'Shoeless Joe' Author William Patrick Kinsella Dies At 81

The award-winning book was adapted into the beloved film Field of Dreams. The Canadian author is best known for his works about magic — and baseball.
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NFL Live Streams Thursday Night Football On Twitter

The NFL's Thursday night game streamed on Twitter's platforms on a variety of devices this week. Over 800 million Twitter users worldwide had free, live access to the game.
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Penn State Under Fire For Planned Tribute To Joe Paterno

Pennsylvania State University is receiving intense criticism for its planned tribute to former football coach, Joe Paterno. Critics say Paterno failed to prevent or adequately report Jerry Sandusky's repeated sexual abuse of children. Penn State fired Paterno in 2011, after Sandusky's abuse came to light.
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Watch 2 Elite Soccer Players Take On A Pack Of 8-Year-Olds

What happens when two talented 36-year-olds face off against 30 8-year-olds on a soccer field?
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What's The Secret To India's Paralympics Success?

Its athletes have won two golds, one silver and one bronze so far — an unexpected burst of excellence.
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Alexandria Packs Punch In Olympic Boxing

Kojo speaks with Olympic boxing silver medalist Shakur Stevenson and learns more about Alexandria's outsize role in championship boxing.

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Radio Play-By-Play Announcer Describes Game Disruption

Kevin Harlan of Westwood One was broadcasting during Monday Night Football when someone ran onto the field. Harlan described him as a "goofball in a hat" and more. Police eventually tacked the man.
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Hackers Release Data On 25 More Athletes From 8 Countries

Hackers who this week published confidential medical records of top U.S. Olympic athletes are at it again. The World Anti Doping agency confirmed the hackers released data on 25 more athletes.
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NFL Pledges Another $100 Million For Study Of Head Injuries, Safety In Football

The $100 million figure represents 1 percent of the roughly $10 billion in annual income that the league and its teams have been reported to pull in.
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Hackers Release Medical Records Of U.S. Olympic Athletes

NPR's Kelly McEvers talks with Christie Aschwanden, lead science writer for FiveThirtyEight, about the hacked medical records of U.S. Olympic athletes and therapeutic use exemptions in sports.

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