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Feds Probe If Student Athletes Were Biogenesis Clients

Alex Rodriguez and the other athletes sanctioned by Major League Baseball are alleged to have received performance enhancing drugs from the now closed Miami clinic Biogenesis. ESPN and other news organizations are reporting the clinic also had high school athletes as patients. David Greene talks to investigative reporter Mike Fish of ESPN about student athletes and performance enhancing drugs.
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Unease In Sprawling Rio Slum Ahead Of Police 'Pacification'

Brazilian police are preparing to occupy one of the deadliest shantytown complexes in Rio de Janeiro, hoping to drive out drug gangs ahead of next year's World Cup and the 2016 Olympics. But in Mare, the vast, poor and dangerous home to 75,000 people, some fear the police more than the drug gangs.
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MLB Warns Of 'Absurd' Results Of San Jose's Antitrust Suit

Calling a lawsuit's potential results "absurd" for cities around the United States, Major League Baseball asked a federal judge to dismiss a challenge to its antitrust exemption filed by San Jose. The city hopes to lure the Oakland A's to relocate there.
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Minn. Minor League Baseball Team Goes Atheist For One Night

Melissa Block speaks with the St. Paul Saints' Executive Vice President and General Manager Derek Sharrer about the game that will be sponsored by the Minnesota Atheists. The team will go by the name "Mr. Paul Aints" for the game.
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Dominican Players And PED Use: Coincidence?

More than half of the Major League Baseball players recently suspended for performance enhancing drug use are from the Dominican Republic - where many PED's are available over-the-counter. Host Michel Martin finds out more.
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World-Record Snakehead Fish Caught In U.S.

A Virginia man has caught the largest northern snakehead on record for a fisherman using a rod and reel, landing a 17-pound, 6-ounce specimen of the fish often called "Frankenfish" for their monster-like appearance and tenacious survival skills.
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NFL Hall of Famer Cris Carter Owes Everything To Football

Host Michel Martin speaks with Pro Football Hall of Famer Cris Carter about his new book Going Deep: How Wide Receivers Became the Most Compelling Figures in Pro Sports. He talks about why receivers behave badly, his own shortcomings, and why injuries shouldn't scare people away from football.
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Never Too Old To Take Gold

John Tatum might be 94-years-old but that didn't stop him from winning 2 gold medals at the National Senior Games this year. Tell Me More checks in on his success.
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Beanball Leads To Twitter Battle Between Nationals And Braves

The Nationals and Braves mixed it up on-field and online yesterday. The Braves won the game, but the winner of the Twitter battle is up in the air.

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D.C. United Stadium Deal May Hinge On Salvage Yard That Does Not Want To Move

A plan for a $300 million D.C. United stadium at Buzzard Point relies on a series of complicated land swaps, but there's one hitch—not all landowners on the proposed stadium site were contacted about the plans.

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