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Play Ball: Little Leaguers Get Assist From 'Pitch In' Charity

This year's Little League baseball and softball season is under way — and in the Northeast, some teams and players have taken the field again, despite losing vital equipment to Hurricane Sandy. Many donations were handled by Pitch In For Baseball, which gathered used and new gloves and helmets for the players.
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No. 1s: The Latest Greatest Of All Time

The NBA will soon crown another team as the best. And another MVP will be named. But commentator Frank Deford says such titles of greatness are fleeting.
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Baseball's 'Most Durable Batboy' Marks 55 Years On The Field

Stan Bronson is an icon of the University of Memphis baseball team. His is an honorary position without pay, so the university provides his food and medical care. At 84, he's remained healthy for his age, but there are concerns about the medical care he may require as he ages.
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O.J. Simpson Seeks Retrial On Robbery-Kidnapping Conviction

Simpson says the defense never told him of a plea deal offer and that his lawyer had a conflict of interest in the case.
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Derek Boogaard's Family Sues NHL Over Player's Death In 2011

A wrongful death lawsuit has been filed against the NHL by the family of hockey enforcer Derek Boogaard, who was 28 when he died from an accidental overdose of alcohol and oxycodone in May of 2011. The suit accuses the NHL of being negligent and with supplying the painkiller to Boogaard.
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Even In Basketball, Short Players Can Have Advantage

Host Rachel Martin speaks with NPR's Mike Pesca about the role of height in the NBA.

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