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With 88 Goals, Lionel Messi Celebrates A Record Year

The Barcelona star has broken several records this year — and many say the 25-year-old still hasn't peaked.

NCAA Shake-Up: The Future Of College Athletics

In 2013 and 2014, there will be a number of substantial realignments in the NCAA conferences. Some believe that the realignment process will ultimately result in the creation of four "super conferences." NPR's Mike Pesca talks about how conference shifts could effect the future of college athletics.
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Winter Fun With Kids

It's winter break for most kids, and with few outdoor options, many parents worry about cabin fever setting in. We'll help you tap into the indoor and outdoor winter fun around our region.


A Cardboard Helmet, To Go With Your Cardboard Bike

Would you ride a bike while wearing a helmet made of cardboard? What if its design was inspired by nature — specifically, a woodpecker? You'll have a chance to do just that next year — meaning you could outfit yourself in a full-cardboard biking kit, if you also go for the $20 cardboard bicycle we wrote about in October.

Violence Against Women Act Still In Limbo

Besides the congressional budget, lawmakers are also at an impasse when it comes to the Violence Against Women Act. Host Michel Martin talks with the beauty shop ladies about whether the bill should expand protections for gay people, immigrants and Native Americans.

NHL Lockout Leaves Fans Out In The Cold

Hockey fans are living their lives, going about their business, but their days are a little paler. Commentator Frank Deford says fans deserve a little sympathy when their sport is taken from them.