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ESPN Backs Out Of Brain Injury Documentary After NFL Pressure

ESPN has pulled its logo and credit from a joint reporting project with PBS' Frontline on brain injuries in the NFL. And the accusations are flying that the network buckled under pressure from the league to drop out. Audie Cornish talks to Stefan Fatsis for more.
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Blindness Didn't Keep Voice Over Artist From Success

Voice over artist Pete Gustin can't read scripts - he's legally blind. But, as he tells Tell Me More, he didn't let his disability deter his talent.
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Are There 'Blurred Lines' Over Summer's Hottest Song?

Robin Thicke may have the hit song of the summer, but Marvin Gaye's family says it sounds too familiar — like the melody in Gaye's "Got to Give It Up." Both sides are lawyering up, and the Barbershop guys weigh in on the dustup.
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Vin Scully Says He'll Return To Dodgers' Booth For 65th Year

Broadcaster Vin Scully has been the voice of the Los Angeles Dodgers for longer than the Dodgers have been in California. And he'll return for his 65th season next year, the team said Friday, extending a streak that includes 25 World Series and the Brooklyn Dodgers' lone title, from 1955.
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Outfielder Ryan Braun Issues An Apology But Skimps On Details

One month after accepting a suspension that ended his season, the Milwaukee Brewer issued a statement apologizing for his actions. But the note, which was posted online, falls far short of the full disclosure many fans and analysts say they expect from the 2011 National League Most Valuable Player.
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Marine Corps Marathon Changes Route

The popular Marine Corps Marathon is tweaking its route this year to give participants a flatter course and a new, longer approach to the U.S. Capitol.

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Coach Insists Soccer Can Unite Egyptians

American Bob Bradley says the only thing in Egypt that can unite all Egyptians is soccer. Bradley coaches Egypt's national soccer team. He talks to David Greene about the turmoil in the country, and about his team as it closes in on a spot in next year's World Cup.
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Ichiro Suzuki Joins Two Other Baseball Greats With 4,000th Hit

Ichiro Suzuki got his 4000th hit on Wednesday, joining Ty Cobb and Pete Rose as the only baseball players to reach that milestone.
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Film Shows Ali's Battles Outside The Ring

The Trials of Muhammad Ali is a new documentary that looks at the battles boxing's biggest star faced outside of the ring. Guest host Celeste Headlee talks to the director, Bill Siegel, and journalist Dave Zirin.
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Jayhawks And Tigers: A Sports Rivalry Born Of Blood

Enmity between the universities of Missouri and Kansas dates back to a massacre that occurred 150 years ago today. That's still not a good reason to commemorate the killings at a sports bar.

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