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Just Say No: Doping Diminishes All Athletes

Athletes aren't always the best role models but, for commentator Frank Deford, the worst sin they can commit is doping.
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Debate Pits Strasburg's Health Against Wins

One of the biggest debates in Washington these days has nothing to do with taxes, health care or the economy. It's about baseball and whether the Nationals should end the season of their star pitcher, just as the team may be headed for the playoffs.
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London's Paralympics Set To Be The Biggest Yet

A flame-lighting ceremony Tuesday evening in Stoke Mandeville, England, marks the beginning of the 2012 Paralympic Games. Melissa Block explores the history of the sports competition, which brings together disabled athletes from around the world, with Ian Brittain. Brittain is the author of The Paralympic Games Explained.
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Heat Guidelines Help Keep Young Athletes Cool

A coalition of sports medicine organizations has created guidelines to prevent high school football players from getting heat stroke, but so far only a handful of states have signed on.

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