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How About A Gold Medal For Human Rights For Gay People?

Russia is pledging that the 2014 games will be free of discrimination despite its anti-gay measures. Frank Deford isn't buying it and says Olympic officials need to be accountable.
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USA Swimming Faces Lingering Doubts Over Sexual Abuse

Three years ago, USA Swimming was rocked by revelations of sexual abuse by coaches. Critics say it's still not doing enough to help victims of abuse. A recent move by the organization is seen as a response to criticism of its approach.
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Williams Sisters Win At U.S. Open, Move To Second Round

Serena Williams dispatched Francesca Schiavone, 6-0, 6-1, from the first round of the U.S. Open Monday night, joining her older sister Venus in the second round. It's just the second time this year that both players got past the first round of a Grand Slam event.
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D.C. Group Aims To Submit Bid For 2024 Summer Olympic Games

A local group has formed for the purposes of submitting a bid for the 2024 summer Olympic Games.

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USA Swimming To Review Sexual Misconduct Prevention Program

The governing body of U.S. competitive swimming announced an independent review of its program to protect athletes from sexual abuse. There are new questions, some from Congress, about whether swimming has effectively confronted an abuse problem revealed in recent years.
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Last Tennis Major Underway In New York's Flushing Meadows

It's the first week of the U.S. Open and tennis fans are jazzed. Renee Montagne talks to Jon Wertheim of Sports Illustrated about defending champs Serena Williams and Andy Murray. He also discusses the prospects of lesser known players.
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Family Of Frostburg State Player Files Wrongful Death Lawsuit

Football coaches at Frostburg State are the defendants in a wrongful death suit involving the sudden death of senior fullback Derek Sheely due to head injuries.

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Was 1973 'Battle Of The Sexes' Tennis Match Thrown?

Melissa Block speaks with Don Van Natta Jr., a senior writer with ESPN, about new evidence that the famous Battle of the Sexes tennis match between Bobby Riggs and Billie Jean King may have been thrown to cover Rigg's gambling debts to the Mafia.
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Clint Dempsey Leaves Behind Stellar Resume To Join MLS

Clint Dempsey has returned to Major League Soccer, playing his first game for his new home team the Seattle Sounders over the weekend. Dempsey was very successful playing in the English Premier League — and is not worried that his skill will fall off playing in the U.S.
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Wingsuit Flying: Incredible Thrill, But 'No Second Chance'

The recent deaths of two more extreme sports enthusiasts who were trying to "fly" past mountains has brought new attention to a very dangerous sport.

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