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Wingsuit Flying: Incredible Thrill, But 'No Second Chance'

The recent deaths of two more extreme sports enthusiasts who were trying to "fly" past mountains has brought new attention to a very dangerous sport.

Amateur Ko Wins LPGA Event Again; Says Goodbye To $300K Again

Lydia Ko, the New Zealand golfer who last year became the youngest person ever to win an LPGA event, has played her way into the record books again. By successfully defending her title at the Canadian Women's Open this past weekend, Ko, who's now 16, is the only amateur to win two LPGA events.

Quitting Your Job For Fantasy Football

Drew Dinkmeyer was an investment analyst. Pretty steady job, right? He left that job - in this economic climate - to become a full-time fantasy sports player.

Despite A Major-Less Year, Woods Is Top Golfer

NPR's Mike Pesca compares the old Tiger Woods to the Tiger Woods of now, and makes the case that luck has finally come into play for the top-flight golfer. Pesca lays out his arguments with host Rachel Martin.
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Redskins Host Buffalo Bills In Third Pre-Season Game

The Washington Redskins play their third pre-season game this evening against the Buffalo Bills at FedEx Field.


1972 Dolphins Finally Get To Meet The President

Host Scott Simon talks with coach Don Shula, who led the 1972 Miami Dolphins to an undefeated season. Shula and 31 members of that team visited the White House Tuesday.

ESPN Backs Out Of Concussion Documentary

Host Scott Simon talks with NPR's sports correspondent Tom Goldman about ESPN pulling out of a documentary about concussions in professional football, the Little League World Series and Los Angeles Dodgers announcer Vin Scully.

ESPN Says It Backs Reporting As It Pulls Out Of NFL Series

The network asked to have its branding removed from an upcoming PBS series on the NFL and head injuries. Two of its reporters contributed to the effort, and there's a report that the decision followed pressure from the NFL.

What To Make Of Tiger Woods' Major-less Year

By the standard of normal golfing mortals, Tiger Woods has had an incredible summer. He's won multiple tournaments and millions of dollars in prize money. What he didn't do was win any of golf's four major championships. And those major wins are his measure of success.

ESPN Backs Out Of Brain Injury Documentary After NFL Pressure

ESPN has pulled its logo and credit from a joint reporting project with PBS' Frontline on brain injuries in the NFL. And the accusations are flying that the network buckled under pressure from the league to drop out. Audie Cornish talks to Stefan Fatsis for more.