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Gansler Wants Lawsuit Over Maryland's Defection To ACC To Stay In State Court

Maryland Attorney General Doug Gansler is asking the state's highest court to order that a lawsuit over the University of Maryland's withdrawal from the Atlantic Coast Conference proceed in a Maryland court.

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Pete Rose Should Enter The Hall Of Fame With Ichiro Suzuki

Don't you think that sometimes, even in baseball, with all its sacred statistics, you can round numbers off and call it equal, plus or minus a margin of admiration?
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Mary Cain, America's Teenage Phenom, Advances To 1,500m Final

The run caps a stellar season in which she broke all kinds of high school records. Few expected her to advance to the finals.
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Redskins Coach: 'No Possibility' RG3 Plays In Preseason

After losing the teams' young star quarterback to a knee injury last year, Redskins Mike Shanahan insists he won't risk playing RG3 in the preseason.

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Baseball Danger: An Instant Conversation

In professional baseball, what's known as retaliation — when the pitcher from one team will intentionally throw the ball at a batter from the other team — can be risky business.
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Book News: Does Lance Armstrong Have The Right To Lie In His Memoirs?

Also: the first English-language bookstore in Cuba; the role of public libraries during natural disasters; the best books coming out this week.
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Dufner Wins PGA Championship Over Furyk

Jason Dufner has won his first major golf title with a two-stroke victory over Jim Furyk at the PGA Championship. Dufner bogeyed the final two holes Sunday for a 2-under 68 that was good enough to hold off the 2003 U.S. Open champion. The winning score was 10-under 270.
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New Muscle Drugs Could Be The Next Big Thing In Sports Doping

From human growth hormone to EPO, many sports doping products these days come from big drug companies, not rogue chemists. Scientists and body builders warn that new drugs being developed to treat muscle wasting disease will also likely be abused by athletes — with little chance of detection.
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Is Banning Doping The Right Choice For Major League Sports?

Weekends on All Things Considered host Jacki Lyden interviews sportswriter Justice B. Hill about how performance-enhancing drugs affect major league sports, and what the league can do about them. Hill says the best option is to stop banning steroids and other drugs, and instead legalize and regulate them.
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The Great Stories Happening In Baseball

Early last week, Alex Rodriguez of the New York Yankees gave a press conference about his suspension in connection with charges of using performance-enhancing drugs. He deflected questions about his future in baseball, asking the press to focus on "all of the great stories that are happening in baseball right now." NPR's Mike Pesca takes him up on that offer.

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