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Gold Medal Gymnast Gabby Douglas Donating Items To Smithsonian

Olympic gymnast and Virginia Beach, Va., native Gabrielle Douglas is donating many personal effects to the National Museum of African American History and Culture.


L.A. Lakers Struggle Through First Half Of Season

The Los Angeles Lakers are trying to turn around what has become a nightmare NBA season. A team with so many expectations may struggle to make the playoffs. They begin a seven-game road trip Wednesday.

History Joins The 49ers In Opposing Ray Lewis

It's rare in sport for someone to declare that this will be the finale and then go out a winner, says commentator Frank Deford. But, on Sunday, Baltimore Ravens linebacker Ray Lewis hopes to do just that.

How To Handle The Waiting Game In Sports

What do you do during a sports interregnum, like the current one in football? Host Rachel Martin talks with NPR's Mike Pesca to find out more.
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Nats Pick Taft As Fifth Racing President

The Washington Nationals picked the 27th Commander-in Chief William Howard Taft as their fifth Racing President.

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"Game Over": When Our Sports Get Political

Sports writer Dave Zirin joins us to explore how games became arenas for epic clashes over everything from the role of religion in the public square to the push for democracy in the Arab Spring.


Dodgers Channel Close To Being A Reality

The Los Angeles Dodgers and Time-Warner Cable are expected to announce a deal that would give the team its own channel. The cable giant would handle distribution and operations. The Dodgers channel would pay the team roughly $7 billion over at least 20 years.