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Serena Williams Takes Tennis For A Ride

The U.S. Open tennis tournament starts next week and, as commentator Frank Deford points out, Serena Williams may be the best reason to watch.
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Former Redskins RB Clinton Portis To Announce Retirement

Former Redskins running back Clinton Portis will formerly announce his retirement Thursday, after an injury functionally ended his career in 2010.

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Olympians Are Faster And Stronger, But How?

The Olympic motto says it all. It translates to: "Faster, Higher, Stronger." But as athletes come up against the limits of human potential, writer Emily Sohn wondered, how do they continue to improve? The answer, she found, has to do with technology, psychology and access to a range of sports.
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Roger Clemens Returns To Pro Baseball Saturday; Majors Next?

The Rocket will pitch for the independent Sugar Land Skeeters in Texas. A Houston Astros scout says the Clemens, 50, looks good. Clemens might want another MLB start to delay a Hall of Fame vote. Putting it off would put distance between a ballot and allegations he used performance enhancing drugs.
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Rice, Moore Invited To Wear Green Jackets

Augusta National Golf Club has decided to admit female members for the first time in 80 years. The home of the Masters has invited former Secretary of State Condoleezza Rice and South Carolina business woman Darla Moore to become the first women in green jackets when the club opens for a new season in October.
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Augusta National to Add First Two Female Members

For the first time in its 80-year history, the Augusta National Gold Club has admitted women to become members. The home of the Masters says former Secretary of State Condoleezza Rice will be one of two women admitted.

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