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Remembering Hashim Khan, A Titan Of The Squash Court

Hashim Khan was a legendary squash player who started out as just a ball boy, practicing the game barefoot when others left the courts in Pakistan. He went onto become an internationally renowned player and began a Khan dynasty in the sport. Khan died on Monday, believed to be 104 years old. James Zug writes for Squash magazine, and he speaks of Khan.
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Female Pitcher Mo'Ne Davis Is A Hit At Little League World Series

Mo'ne Davis has dazzled at this year's World Series. The 13-year-old pitching sensation is already throwing in the 70s, as in miles per hour. Some believe she could be an elite pitcher.
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High School Football Players Steer Clear Of Ferguson Violence

At McCluer High School, 30 varsity football players — all black, mostly from Ferguson — practice. David Greene talks to Sports Illustrated writer Robert Klemko about his story, "Football in Ferguson."
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Deford: Frankly, Hot Dogs Best Served At The Ballpark

Forget peanuts and Cracker Jack. Sausages are the food most closely linked to the national pastime, says Frank Deford.
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Browns Bet On Manziel, But Is He Too Much Of A Distraction?

David Greene talks to John Ourand of the Sports Business Journal about Johnny Manziel. The bad behavior of the rookie quarterback for the Cleveland Browns is getting a lot attention.
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Redskins Players Show Solidarity With Ferguson

Members of the Washington Redskins waded into a political controversy last night. But this one had nothing to do with the fight over the team's name.
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Once An Object Of Reverence, Brazilian Soccer's A Punchline

Once, Brazilians were welcomed in other countries with talk of Brazil's soccer dominance; now, everyone merely speaks of their historic World Cup defeat against Germany.
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Mo'ne Davis Throws Like A Girl — At 70 MPH

She made history at the Little League World Series, becoming the first girl to pitch a shutout. With an uncanny arm and easy cool, she's leading a band of underdogs deeper into the postseason.
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On The Track, The 'First Lady' Of Audi Calls The Shots

Leena Gade of Audi Sport oversees mechanics, engineers and drivers. In 2011, she became the first female race engineer to win the Le Mans.
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'Football' Captures Moments Of Grace And Violence

Three great sports writers join NPR's Scott Simon to discuss the new anthology, Football: Great Writing About the National Sport. We hear from John Schulian, Jeanne Marie Laskas, and Frank DeFord.

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