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Can Brazil Get Ready For Big Sporting Events In Time?

With the 2014 World Cup and 2016 Olympics on the horizon, all eyes are on Brazil now. But there are problems with construction delays and a lack of infrastructure. David Greene talks to Fernando Rodrigues, Brasilia-based columnist for Folha de S. Paulo newspaper, about the challenges Brazil faces.
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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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