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Amid Lockout, Ohio NHL Fans Cheer Virtual Team

Last week should have been the home opener for Columbus Ohio's professional hockey team, the Blue Jackets. But with the league in the midst of a lockout, Nationwide Arena was dark. Around the corner at a bar, however, Blue Jackets fans loudly cheered on a video game simulation of the game, with the actual radio play-by-play announcers showing up as well to call the game.
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For Sports Fans, A Plethora Of Platforms To Watch On

TV is changing, and this week, Morning Edition is looking at the new technologies and new behaviors involved. NPR's David Greene talks to John Ourand of the Sports Business Journal about shakeups in the world of sports and the business of cable.
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World Cycling Body Upholds U.S. Ruling On Armstrong

The International Cycling Union has agreed to strip Lance Armstrong of his 7 Tour de France titles and ban him for life. Cycling's governing body said its federation accepts the U.S. Anti-Doping Agency's report on Armstrong and would not appeal to the Court of Arbitration for Sport.
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On Your Mark, Ready, Set ... Golf!

This weekend Oregon hosts the nation's top golfers, but their names may not be familiar. These players compete in speed golf, a relatively new game that lives up to its name. Golfers can putt and drive their way through 18 holes in about two hours, what would be considered a blistering pace for regular course play.
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Sports Chat: Will Armstrong Fans Continue Support?

Weekend Edition host Rachel Martin talks with NPR's Mike Pesca, as he presents his argument for the absurdity of those in the media still defending Armstrong's innocence.
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Basketball's Top Scorer Is Not In The NBA

Everage Richardson is the world's top-scoring basketball player. You've probably never heard of him, because like thousands of American players, he's taken his game overseas. Three years ago, he moved from Brooklyn, N.Y., to Elbingrode, a town of 6,000 in the Harz Mountains. Das Schwarze Perle — "The Black Pearl" — as he is known here, averaged an astounding 42 points a game. Connor Donevan reports.

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