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Athletic Glory At An Advanced Age

Sports fans normally are drawn to athletic events to see supremely fit athletes in their prime perform wondrous feats. The appeal of the Senior Games in Cleveland offer a different kind of athletic achievement.
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Land Swap At Heart Of D.C. United Stadium Deal Gives Some Legislators Pause

The deal on a 20,000-seat, $300 million stadium at Buzzard Point in Southwest D.C. revolves around a land swap—and not all legislators say it's a done deal.

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Did America's Pastime Originate In England?

New evidence suggests the first recorded game of baseball took place in Surrey in 1749. Guest host Linda Wertheimer has the details.
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'You Gotta Keep Smashin' And Smashin' And Smashin'!'

A postcard from a summer staple: the demolition derby. The "demos" have their roots on New York's Long Island, where fans got a thrill from accidental race car crashes. Now at Riverhead Raceway in Riverhead, N.Y., drivers and spectators relish the thrill and excitement of crashing cars on purpose.
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U.S. Soccer Team Heads To Gold Cup Finals

The men's team is generating momentum toward the 2014 Wold Cup. Guest host Linda Wertheimer talks to NPR sports reporter Tom Goldman about soccer, as well as baseball doping scandals.
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The Yankees Want Him Out But Alex Rodriguez Wants To Stay

The New York Yankees and their star slugger Alex Rodriguez are embroiled in a very public dispute over his future. The Yankees want him gone, but Rodriguez says he's ready to play.
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Opponent Who Died After Fight Weighed Heavily On Boxer Emile Griffith

Emile Griffith, a former world champion boxer, died earlier this week. Robert Siegel speaks with Ron Ross, author of Nine ...Ten ... and Out: The Two Worlds of Emile Griffith, for more on Griffith's career and life.
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Age Hasn't Stopped This Man From Swimming — And Winning

Swimmer Graham Johnston, who's in his 80s now, is competing in the Senior Olympics in Cleveland. He's been swimming all his life, including competing at the 1952 Olympics for his home country of South Africa. Even at his age, he still trains five to six times a week.
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Have New Yorkers Seen Too Much Of Anthony Weiner?

New York mayoral candidate Anthony Weiner has apologized for 'sexting' again, and he vows to move forward. The Barbershop guys ask whether he should step back from politics, and they weigh in on other news of the week.
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RG3 Takes Part In Redskins Practice, Will Likely Skip Preseason Games

The Washington Redskins' star quarterback, who is recovering from knee surgery, is taking part in team practices in Richmond.

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