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Ryder Cup: Where Golf Meets College Football

This weekend, professional golf turns into a team sport. The United States takes on Europe for the Ryder Cup at Medinah Country Club outside Chicago. David Greene talks to USA Today sports columnist Christine Brennan about the matchup.
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'One Last Strike' The Tale Of A Storied Baseball Career

At the helm of an underdog team that won one of the most dramatic World Series ever, Tony La Russa "retired" in just about the best way possible. Robert Siegel talks with La Russa about his new baseball memoir One Last Strike and his remarkable 33 year career as one of the best managers in Major League Baseball history.
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Skaters Detail Abuse And Sabotage Allegations As Racing Season Begins

U.S. skaters are split over allegations of abuse leveled against two coaches and a claim that a coach ordered the sabotage of a Canadian athlete's skates at an international competition last year. Twelve skaters are now part of a demand for arbitration that seeks the ouster of U.S. Speedskating's short track head coach Jae Su Chun, and an assistant.
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Hit In The Head In His First At Bat, Adam Greenberg Will Get A 2nd Chance

On July 9, 2005, Adam Greenberg of the Chicago Cubs went to the plate for his first major league at bat. One pitch later, his major league career was over. Until now.
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Eric LeGrand Tackling Life's Obstacles

Eric LeGrand was a standout defensive lineman at Rutgers University, when a tough tackle left him motionless on the football field. A spinal cord injury paralyzed him from the neck down. He speaks with guest host Celeste Headlee about overcoming major obstacles and his memoir, Believe: My Faith and the Tackle that Changed My Life.
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Gabby Douglas: I Had A Job To Do In London

Gabby Douglas became the first African-American gymnast to win an Olympic gold medal in the individual all-around event. Guest host Celeste Headlee speaks with Douglas about the sacrifices she has made — like moving 1,200 miles away from home to get better coaching — and how she handles being "America's Sweetheart."

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