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Former Champion Makes Case For Squash As An Olympic Sport

Members of the International Olympic Committee will consider Saturday whether to add baseball-softball, wrestling or squash to the 2020 Olympics. Host Scott Simon talks to former world champion squash player Jonathon Power, who feels squash is a lifetime sport with a fanatic following.
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Tennis Trivia: The Game With An Egg For A Zero?

On the final weekend of the U.S. Open, host Scott Simon talks to trivia expert A.J. Jacobs about the sport's obscure and bizarre history.
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History Repeats Itself At Women's U.S. Open

Serena Williams will take on Victoria Azarenka in the U.S. Open final. Host Scott Simon talks to NPR's Tom Goldman about tennis, as well as the season opener of the NFL.
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In Macho Mexico's Lucha Libre, The 'Lady' Is Often The Champ

Pro wrestling in Mexico is usually associated with buff, tough show-boating guys. But it's also an unlikely niche for the country's LGBT, thanks to Los Exóticos — campy, mostly gay male wrestlers who are known as much for their wrestling skills as they are for their feminine garb and flirty behavior.
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Olympic Committee To Select Host City For 2020 Games

The International Olympic Committee is meeting in Buenos Aires this weekend. They'll select a host city for 2020, determine which sports will be included in those games and will choose a new president.
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Broncos Blow Out Ravens At NFL Season Opener

After a slow, lightning-delayed, start, creaky, old Peyton Manning exploded in front a national television audience. The Denver Broncos quarterback eviscerated the defending Super Bowl champion Baltimore Ravens in the opening game of the NFL season with a record-tying seven touchdown passes. Will Manning's performance help fans forget a worrisome offseason full of concussion litigation and uncertainty? The league hopes so. Sportswriter Stefan Fatsis joins Robert Siegel to talk about the upcoming NFL season.
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Back At School, Injured Player Fights On After Fateful Tackle

Devon Walker nearly died on the football field last fall, when the Tulane biology major went in for a tackle and broke his neck. Now paralyzed from the neck down, Walker is juggling class and rehab, and wants to stay as close as he can to the sport he loves — while coming to terms with life after his injury.
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The Future Of Sports Journalism

Kojo sits down with veteran sports journalist Dave McKenna and former Washington Post sports editor George Solomon to explore the future of the sports journalism business.

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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?
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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.

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