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New International Olympic Committee President Is Thomas Bach Of Germany

Bach replaces outgoing President Jacques Rogge, who served in the post for 12 years. He was chosen by secret ballot on the last day of IOC meetings in Buenos Aires, Argentina.

Dennis Rodman Says He's Taking Former NBA Players To North Korea

The NBA hall of famer asked the world to take him and his basketball diplomacy seriously Rodman also hinted that he would interview the seclusive leader of North Korea.

Monday Night Marked By Redskins Name Debate

The Oneida Nation wants the Washington Redskins to change their name and mascot - and they're hoping sports fans will help sway team owners. Host Michel Martin talks with Oneida Nation representative Ray Halbritter.

IOC Reinstates Wrestling To Summer Olympics

The sport of wrestling has been given a reprieve and will be included in the 2020 and 2024 Summer Olympics. How did the ancient sport of wrestling wind up on the chopping block in the first place?

Football Fan Dies At Candlestick Park

An unidentified man fell to his death Sunday during the San Francisco 49ers' home opener. Witnesses say the man appeared to be intoxicated. The same day, a railing collapsed at the Colts' game in Indianapolis, injuring two fans.

Wrestling Keeps Hold On Olympics And Avoids Cut

Olympic wrestling fans have been anxious the last few months. The sport had been dropped from the games. Then the International Olympic Committee reversed course and decided to keep the sport as part of the summer Olympics. Weekends on All Things Considered host Jacki Lyden speaks with NPR's Mike Pesca from Buenos Aires.
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Redskins Game Expected To Cause Major Traffic

The Redskins season opener against the Eagles Monday night at FedEx could result in major traffic delays due to the timing of the game.


Michigan Beats Notre Dame, Plays 'Chicken Dance' Song

Last night's college football game between the University of Michigan and Notre Dame was the final match-up between the longtime rivals to be played in Ann Arbor for a while. And Notre Dame's looming suspension of the teams' long-time rivalry inspired a unique musical choice.

Wrestling Gets A New Hold On Olympics, Avoids Being Cut

In a vote held Sunday, the International Olympic Committee chose wrestling over squash and a combined bid from baseball and softball to be part of the 2020 and 2024 Olympics. Wrestling had been eliminated from the permanent roster of sports earlier this year.
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Redskins Face Eagles At FedEx Field Monday Night

Washington Redskins quarterback Robert Griffin III will play in his first game since he suffered a knee injury last season. Kickoff is set for 7 p.m. at FedEx Field.