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Pitching Puts Tigers In World Series

The Detroit Tigers swept the New York Yankees on Thursday and are headed to the World Series. They'll face the winner of the series between the St. Louis Cardinals and San Francisco Giants. Sportswriter Stefan Fatsis joins host Robert Siegel to discuss baseball's playoff season.
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Tigers Sweep Yankees To Advance To The World Series

The Tigers won 8-1 for a four-game sweep of the American League championship series. It's their second trip to the World Series in seven years. They'll face either defending champions St. Louis Cardinals or the San Francisco Giants.
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Growing Number Of D.C. Kids Turn To Skateboarding

Longtime skateboarders say their sport is exploding in popularity and leaping across racial boundaries in the District.
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Lance Armstrong Parts Ways With Livestrong, Nike

Armstrong announced Wednesday that he will no longer be chairing Livestrong, the foundation he started to support fellow cancer survivors. And, he lost major sponsors, including Nike, Anheuser-Busch and Radio Shack. All this follows last week's searing report by the U.S. Anti Doping Agency. It placed Armstrong at the center of a sophisticated doping program on his championship cycling teams.
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Nike Drops Sponsorship Of Armstrong Over Doping

Lance Armstrong is stepping down from his role as Chairman at his cancer-fighting foundation, Livestrong. He's also been dropped by Nike, which ended its relationship with him on Wednesday.
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Livestrong CEO: 'We're Proud' Lance Armstrong Founded Organization

"He's our founder. He's been the inspiration for our work for so many years," Doug Ulman tells All Things Considered host Melissa Block. "The work that he started ... is incredibly meaningful to millions and millions of people."
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Kickers Are Taking The Kick Out Of Football

So far this year, NFL field goal kickers have made 88 percent of their attempts. They've even made two-thirds of their tries from more than 50 yards. When kickers are that good it hurts the game, says commentator Frank Deford.

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