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With An Urban Facelift, Vintage Bike Polo Picks Up Speed

Several vintage sports have seen resurgence among young people lately: roller derby, kickball and even bocce ball. But one century-old sport hasn't just found new fans; it's getting an urban facelift.
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Tennis Fans: A Stadium Roof Is Coming. So Is Regis Philbin

The centerpiece of Fox's new all-sports network is a talk show hosted by Regis Philbin, who says his credentials for the job are that he's a fan. Poor Fox. Poor Regis Philbin. This is no way to start a sports network.
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1972 Miami Dolphins Honored For Winning Season, 40 Years Late

They went undefeated through the season and playoffs and won the 1973 Super Bowl. But the Miami Dolphins of that legendary season were never honored at the White House — until Tuesday. Why?
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In First Meeting Since 1970s, Afghanistan Tops Pakistan In Soccer

Soccer fans are strutting in Afghanistan today, after their national team defeated neighboring Pakistan in a friendly match sponsored by FIFA, soccer's governing body. Before Tuesday's match in Kabul, the two teams had not played each other in more than 30 years.
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Redskins Face Steelers In First Pre-Season Home Game

Kick-off is at 8 p.m. as the Redskins face the Pittsburgh Steelers at FedEx Field.

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End Of The Rainbow: Swedish Athlete Repaints Nails Red

Emma Green Tregaro, the Swedish athlete who painted her fingernails the colors of a rainbow to support gay rights, has repainted her nails red, after track's governing body warned that her nails flouted its ban on political statements at events.
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VIDEO: A-Rod Gets Plunked, Then Gets Revenge

Alex Rodriguez isn't the most popular person in baseball. He's appealing a 211-game suspension for allegedly violating the game's rules on performance-enhancing drugs. Sunday, Boston pitcher Ryan Dempster sure seemed to be throwing at A-Rod — and he hit the Yankee. But Rodriguez had the last laugh.
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The Winter Olympics & LGBT Equality

Sports writer Dave Zirin joins Kojo to explore how the upcoming Winter Olympic games in Sochi, Russia, have become the venue for a global debate about LGBT equality.

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Penn State Reaches Settlement With First Of Abuse Victims

An attorney for the university says the settlement with "Victim 5" is the first of 27 that are expected to be resolved in the coming week. An attorney for "Victim 5" declined to give an exact amount for the multimillion-dollar settlement.
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Bucking Conventional Sports Wisdom

In baseball this year, says NPR's Mike Pesca, there's very little correlation between spending and winning. Pesca speaks with host Rachel Martin.

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