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Famed Barcelona Footballers Will Only Fly With Female Flight Attendants

Lionel Messi and his teammates are tired of being asked for autographs by male members of Turkish Airlines' crews, the club says. So, the soccer team has asked that only women be on board with the team. The airline — the team's official carrier — has agreed.
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Short Track Speedskating Coach Put On Leave Amid Abuse Allegations

Jae Su Chun has been accused by 19 current or former athletes of physical, verbal and psychological abuse. He disputes the allegations.
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Reading The Baseball Tea Leaves

Guest host Linda Wertheimer talks with NPR's Mike Pesca about his analysis of unusual baseball statistics, ahead of playoff season.
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Sports: Chances In Baseball And NFL Midwest Battle

Host Scott Simon talks with Howard Bryant of ESPN about the pennant race in baseball and the start of the season for the previously 15-1 Packers.
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Baltimore Orioles' Success A Surprise Of The Season

Audie Cornish talks to sportswriter Stefan Fatsis about Major League Baseball's pennant races.
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NFL's Ayanbadejo On Offensive For Gay Marriage

The NFL's Brendon Ayanbadejo has gone to three Pro Bowls and is a star on the field. But when he recently spoke out in favor of gay marriage, a prominent critic told him to stop talking and focus on football. Ayanbadejo joins host Michel Martin to talk about why he's committed to defending same-sex marriage.

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