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U.S. Announces Figure Skating Team For Sochi

This past weekend in Boston, American figure skaters were chosen for the Olympic team. The Americans are not seen as having much of a shot at gold medals, but that didn't dim the competition for a place on the team.
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The Brawl Over Baseball Hall Of Fame Voting

The new Baseball Hall of Fame inductees were announced this week — and it's not just who got in and who didn't that's causing a stir; the voting itself has people talking. Sports correspondent Mike Pesca speaks with NPR's Rachel Martin about that and the reduction of New York Yankee Alex Rodriguez's suspension.
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Will The Colts Run Out Of Luck Against Patriots?

Saturday's NFL playoffs pits Tom Brady's Patriots against the Colts and the Seahawks against the Saints. Over on the other side of the world, will Serena serve herself into history — again? NPR's Scott Simon talks with Howard Bryant of ESPN.com and ESPN the Magazine, about the sports stories of the week and sports to come.
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Rodman's Tour Of North Korea: Diplomacy Or Propaganda?

Dennis Rodman took a team of former NBA players to North Korea to celebrate leader Kim Jong Un's birthday. NPR's Scott Simon likes the flamboyant and frank Rodman, but wonders if his tour amounts to sports diplomacy or propaganda for the North Korean regime.
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A Story Of The Boston Marathon Bombing, As Told On Skates

Figure skater Ross Miner hopes to qualify for the Winter Olympics, and the final competition starts Friday night in Boston, where Miner will perform his experience of last year's bombing, through moves and music.
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In NFL Playoffs, Excitement Does Little To Dim Injury Concerns

Playoffs in the National Football League enter the divisional round with eight teams still vying to play for the Super Bowl. Sportswriter Stefan Fatsis speaks to Audie Cornish about the dominant storylines of the weekend, including quarterback matchups and an unsettling upward trend in injuries.
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John Wooden: An English Teacher Who Happened To Be A Hoops Legend

No college basketball coach has ever dominated the sport like legendary UCLA coach John Wooden. His teams reached unprecedented heights in the 1960s and '70s. They accomplished a run of 10 NCAA championships in 12 seasons and an 88-game winning streak — records that stand to this day. Seth Davis, a writer for Sports Illustrated, speaks to Robert Siegel about his biography of Coach Wooden.
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Sportswriter Who Let Readers Fill Out Hall Of Fame Ballot Is Banned

Dan Le Batard, a columnist for The Miami Herald who also appears on ESPN radio and television, says he turned his ballot over to Deadspin readers for many reasons, including a need for reform in Hall of Fame voting.
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Two Long-Time Braves And A Slugger Go To The Hall Of Fame

Greg Maddux, Tom Glavine and Frank Thomas are the Baseball Hall of Fame's newest inductees. Last year, baseball writers pointedly left some of the biggest stars off the list due to links with performance-enhancing drugs, and this year has been no different. Barry Bonds and Roger Clemens were again denied induction.
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Sing Along, Now: Rodman's 'Happy Birthday' For Kim Jong Un

The former NBA star leads a public rendition of the song for the North Korean leader, whom he describes as his "best friend for life."

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