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For One Seniors Basketball Team, The Game Never Gets Old

At the National Senior Games, the women who make up She-Ca-Go, a team in the 75-to-79 age division, are still in it for the camaraderie and competition. The games finish a two-week run in Cleveland on Thursday.
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Announcer-Free TV? Detroit's Baseball Fans Say Yes, Please

The only voices in a TV broadcast of last night's game between the Detroit Tigers and Washington Nationals came from the field and the stands. FOX Sports Detroit offered fans "Natural Sounds at Comerica Park" as an alternative to its regular telecast.
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Pickleball, Anyone? Senior Athletes Play New Games And Old

The National Senior Games taking place in Cleveland have some sports in common with the Summer Olympics, like track and field, basketball and swimming. There's also shuffleboard and horseshoes. And this year, there's a new sport, pickleball — a tennis/pingpong/whiffle ball hybrid — that's growing fast.
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Why Would You Volunteer For Next Year's Super Bowl?

The Super Bowl is one of the great financial bonanzas of modern times. So commentator Frank Deford wonders why anybody would volunteer to work it for free?
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Charges Dropped Against Maryland Running Back Wes Brown

A charge of assaulting a police officer will not stick on Terrapins running back Wes Brown, though police say he remains a person of interest in a non-fatal shooting.

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U.S. Beats Panama, 1-0, To Win Gold Cup Title

The U.S. men's soccer team was stymied by Panama's efficient defense and their own tight play in the CONCACAF Gold Cup final for more than an hour Sunday, but it took less than one minute for substitute Brek Shea to enter the game and tap the match's lone goal into the net.
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Robert Griffin III Takes It Slow At Redskins Training Camp

Washington Redskins coach Mike Shanahan says it will take two to three weeks to get their star quarterback into full football shape.

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High-Tech Boats Make Waves At America's Cup

Some American yachts in the prestigious sailing race are so advanced, few can compete. Weekend Edition Sunday guest host Susan Stamberg talks with NPR's Mike Pesca about boat races, and about a little bit of football math.
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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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