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Gearing Up For Football Season

The Barbershop guys are talking football. Plus, they chat about the dust-up between New York mayoral candidate Anthony Weiner and a bakery customer. Did Weiner win back some street cred or act like a jerk - again?

Istanbul, Madrid, Tokyo Vie For Olympics, But Is It Worth It?

Each city has strong selling points, but also serious problems. They each hope the games jump-start their economies. But the jury's still out on whether mega-sporting events do that.

Broncos Kick Off NFL Season With One For Record Books

The Denver Broncos celebrated a 49-27 win over the Baltimore Ravens Thursday night. Peyton Manning threw for seven touchdown passes — the first quarterback to do that since 1969.

Olympic Committee To Announce 2020 Summer Games Host

Saturday in Argentina, the International Olympic Committee will announce the host of the 2020 Summer Games. The committee is choosing from among Istanbul, Madrid and Tokyo. The contenders all have strong selling points, but each also has serious issues clouding its bid.

Broncos, Ravens Pick Up Where They Left Off In NFL Opener

The NFL season kicks off Thursday night, with reigning champs the Baltimore Ravens taking on the Denver Broncos. Pro football has some new rules and the league just settled a multi-million dollar class action lawsuit with players.

Sailors With Disabilities Find Freedom On The Water

Every week, a group of people with a range of disabilities hits San Francisco Bay. They sail using specially rigged boats; one woman controls her boat using only her chin. Sailing offers a sense of independence for the participants, some of whom are confined to wheelchairs while on land.
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Ad Campaign Calls On Redskins To Change Name

An American Indian tribe is launching a radio ad campaign to put pressure on the Washington Redskins organization to change its name.


Sprinter Usain Bolt Says He'll Retire After 2016 Olympics

The 100 and 200 meters champion says he'd like to win gold at Rio de Janeiro and the Commonwealth Games before hanging up his spikes.

Pirates End Decades Of Losing Seasons

The Pittsburgh Pirates beat the Milwaukee Brewers Tuesday night for the team's 81st win of the season. That win guarantees the Pirates will not have a losing season this year — as it has since 1993.

Why Keep Athletes Eligible But Uneducated?

Each football season brings exciting plays and game heroes, but Frank Deford says the real heroes are often overlooked. He points to Mary Willingham, an educator who decided to speak up.