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St. Louis Cardinals' Organist Was A Master Improviser

Ernie Hays died Wednesday at the age of 77. For 40 seasons, he was the organist for the St. Louis Cardinals at Busch Stadium. Audie Cornish and Robert Siegel have a remembrance.
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The New York City Marathon Is Not Post-Sept. 11 Baseball, And More Reasons To Cancel

Sarah Bunting argues that with everything going on in New York City right now, the marathon is the last thing the struggling city needs — and is absolutely unnecessary as a symbol of anything at all.
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Maryland Native Wins World Series Of Poker

Greg Merson, 24, of Laurel, Md., laid claim Wednesday to the big purse at the World Series of Poker, besting the competition and earning himself an $8.5 million prize.

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Not Exactly A Boxing Capital, Kabul Stages A Championship Bout

Afghanistan's own Hamid Rahimi takes a World Boxing crown in a rare bout held in Kabul.
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The American Pastime Fades In Popularity

As baseball declines in popularity, football continues to rise. Commentator Frank Deford reflects on the switch from baseball to football as America's favorite sport.
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Sharon Beverly's First Love? Basketball

Sharon Beverly has spent her life proving that girls have got game. She played on a professional basketball team nearly 20 years before the WNBA even started. She went on to have a prolific career as a college coach and is now the athletics director of Vassar College. Beverly speaks with host Michel Martin for Tell Me More's Wisdom Watch series.
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Giants Sweep Tigers For World Series Title

The San Francisco Giants are World Series champions, completing a four-game sweep of the Detroit Tigers on Sunday night with a 4-3 victory in 10 innings. Few expected a sweep, but then again, the Giants were a surprise team this season.

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