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Sprinter Usain Bolt Says He'll Retire After 2016 Olympics

The 100 and 200 meters champion says he'd like to win gold at Rio de Janeiro and the Commonwealth Games before hanging up his spikes.
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Pirates End Decades Of Losing Seasons

The Pittsburgh Pirates beat the Milwaukee Brewers Tuesday night for the team's 81st win of the season. That win guarantees the Pirates will not have a losing season this year — as it has since 1993.
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Why Keep Athletes Eligible But Uneducated?

Each football season brings exciting plays and game heroes, but Frank Deford says the real heroes are often overlooked. He points to Mary Willingham, an educator who decided to speak up.
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Fans Cheer Return Of U.S. Women's Soccer Team To RFK For Match Against Mexico

The U.S. Women's National Soccer Team takes on Mexico today at RFK Stadium, the first time the squad has played in D.C. since 2008.

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Nyad Finishes Swimming Goal 35 Years After She First Tried

Diana Nyad finally conquered the Straits of Florida by swimming without a shark cage from Cuba to Key West. It was a distance of more than 100 miles. It was her fifth attempt.
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On Fifth Try, Diana Nyad Completes Cuba-Florida Swim

At 64, the long-distance swimmer becomes the first person to cross the Florida Straits without the aid of a protective shark cage. She swam for more than two days and traveled more than 100 miles.
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College Football Season Starts

Alabama starts the year ranked No. 1, but after the playoffs, rankings will be less subjective. Guest host Wade Goodwyn checks in with NPR's Mike Pesca for a preview of the sports ahead: the start of the NFL season, the concussion settlement and a look at the 2013 college football.
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Asians-Only Volleyball Brings Community Together

This Labor Day weekend, more than 1,000 athletes have gathered in Washington, D.C., to play a street version of volleyball known as "9-man." The game became popular generations ago in Chinatowns across the U.S. and Canada. Only players of Asian descent are allowed to compete in the national tournament.
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Decision To Play RG3 Will Be Announced Monday

Redskins quarterback Robert Griffin III has been cleared to play in time for the start of the regular season, but coach Mike Shanahan has held off announcing him as the starter.

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Contenders Battle In The U.S. Open

Without real a real American superstar in men's tennis, are U.S. fans losing interest in the game? Howard Bryant of ESPN talks with host Scott Simon about the week in sports.

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