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Prisoners And Gasbags: Baseball's Odd Team Names

Ever heard of the Kalamazoo Celery Pickers, the Poughkeepsie Honey Bugs or the Iola Gasbags? To find out more about these long-forgotten baseball teams, Robert Siegel talks with Tim Hagerty, a broadcaster with the Triple-A Tucson Padres. Hagerty has compiled a new book called Root for the Home Team: Minor League Baseball's Most Off-the-Wall Team Names.
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Olympic Sports We Don't See Any More, And Why

The Olympic Games doesn't just seem like one of the most tradition-bound sporting events in the world — it is. But that doesn't mean the sporting events are written in stone. Some past duds:
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Hosting The Olympics

Officials in London hope the Olympics will be an economic boon for the city, but prior hosts have found that's not always the case. Diane and guests discuss the economics of hosting the Olympics.

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For Olympic Soccer Forward, Attitude is Everything

Sydney Leroux has been called one of the most dangerous forwards at her level. This year, she has played in nine games and scored seven goals — five in one game. Host Michel Martin speaks with Leroux about her passion for soccer and her hopes for the Olympics.
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For Opening Ceremonies, An Olympic Secret Is Hard To Keep

With the London 2012 Opening Ceremony just days away, armies of costumed performers are rehearsing in Olympic Park. They offer clues to the big show, which organizers are trying to keep under wraps.
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Watch The London Olympics Online: A Guide To Web Video And Mobile Apps

If you love to watch the Olympics, this is your year: NBC is pumping out more than 5,500 hours of video to your TV and digital devices. But how do you go about watching online, or on your phone or tablet? Here's a guide to the offerings, and how you can access them.

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