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A Sneak Preview Of The 2012 Paralympics

The Paralympic Games are the second largest sporting event in the world, after the Olympics, and begin August 29th. 4,000 elite disabled athletes will compete in 20 sports. Many of the sports are familiar, but others — like boccia and goalball — are unique to the Paralympics.
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Former Penn State President Launches 'Full-Throttle Defense'

Graham Spanier lost his job in the wake of the scandal over former assistant football coach Jerry Sandusky. Spanier says he never knew Sandusky was molesting young boys.
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Can Brazil Get Ready For Big Sporting Events In Time?

With the 2014 World Cup and 2016 Olympics on the horizon, all eyes are on Brazil now. But there are problems with construction delays and a lack of infrastructure. David Greene talks to Fernando Rodrigues, Brasilia-based columnist for Folha de S. Paulo newspaper, about the challenges Brazil faces.
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Serena Williams Takes Tennis For A Ride

The U.S. Open tennis tournament starts next week and, as commentator Frank Deford points out, Serena Williams may be the best reason to watch.

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