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For Love Or Money: Fans And Businesses Flock To Fantasy Sports

The legal loophole that allows people to bet on fantasy sports teams but not real ones is attracting big money. Fantasy games may trump real ones soon, says commentator Frank Deford.
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Los Angeles Angels Blow Dry Their Wet Field With A Helicopter

After the Angels had their first game rained out in 20 years, they called in the helicopter to dry out the field.
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A Lifelong Surfer Explains Why There's No Such Thing As A 'Perfect' Wave

"Waves are not stationary objects in nature. They're not diamonds or roses or something that you just look at," says New Yorker journalist William Finnegan. His new memoir is called Barbarian Days.
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American Zach Johnson Wins British Open In Historic 3-Way Playoff

NPR's Robert Siegel talks to Ron Sirak of Golf Digest about how Jordan Spieth could have been the first golfer since 1953 to win the Masters, U.S. Open and the British Open in the same year.
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Los Angeles Angels Experience First Rainout At Home In 20 Years

The Los Angeles Angels of Anaheim were supposed to play the Boston Red Sox on Sunday night. Instead, the Angels experienced their first rainout at a home game in 20 years.
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American Zach Johnson Wins British Open In 3-Way Playoff

It's the second major title for the Iowa native, whose breakthrough win came at the Masters in 2007. Jordan Spieth narrowly missed a chance at the playoff.
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FIFA Will Select New President In February

Soccer's world governing body has been rocked by a corruption scandal that forced current president Sepp Blatter to call for a new presidential election.
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For The Rubik's Cube World Champ, 6 Seconds Is Plenty Of Time

Competition was fierce at the Rubik's Cube world championship in Brazil. There was a 4-year-old and a category for those who do it with their feet. The overall winner needed less than 6 seconds.
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A Diamond Dream Realized: Minor Leaguer Makes It To The Majors

For years, NPR has followed minor league infielder Tyler Saladino's quest for the major leagues — and this month, the Chicago White Sox called him up. "To be here, it's truly a blessing," he says.
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Women Want To Stay In The Game, But Life Intervenes

Basketball is the most popular sport among both boys and girls, but many women end up dropping the game in adulthood, even though they still love it. Injuries, work and family are three reasons why.

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