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Rookie NFL QBs Reignite Their Lagging Teams

Audie Cornish talks with Mike Pesca about the success of rookie quarterbacks Robert Griffin III of the Washington Redskins and Andrew Luck of the Indianapolis Colts. On Monday night, Griffin led the Redskins in a victory over the New York Giants. Andrew Luck threw for a last second touchdown to beat the Detroit Lions on Sunday. The two were the top picks in last year's draft and both are leading their teams to substantial improvement over last season.
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Redskins Win Over Richmond With Plans For New Practice Field

Some Richmond, Va. residents were celebrating the Redskins even before the team's Monday Night Football win this week, thanks to the team's plan to build a new training facility in the state capital.

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Salt Lake City Says It's 'Ready, Willing And Able' To Host Another Olympics

The city and the state of Utah want the 2026 Winter Games. Ten years ago, a successful Olympics there helped launch Mitt Romney's political career.
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No. 1 Notre Dame, No. 2 'Bama To Meet In Title Game

College football's title game is set. All football fans have to do now is endure the interminable wait until Jan. 7 when No. 1 ranked Notre Dame plays No. 2 Alabama for the BCS Championship. The final BCS rankings were released Sunday night.
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Shooting Mars Gameday In Kansas City

Weekend Edition host Rachel Martin talks with NPR's Mike Pesca about the sports news of the week. Jovan Belcher, a 25-year-old linebacker for the Kansas City Chiefs, killed himself and his girlfriend early Saturday, according to police. The team asked for "prayers for the loved ones of those impacted," and announced they would play Sunday's scheduled game against the Carolina Panthers.
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Kansas City Chiefs Player Kills Self, Girlfriend

After shooting his girlfriend multiple times early Saturday morning, linebacker Jovan Belcher drove to Arrowhead Stadium and killed himself in front of coaches and police.

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