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Olympic Runners Find Unique Was To Raise Funds

Big name medal winners in high-profile Olympic sports can count on support from sponsors. But not so for lesser known athletes. That's forced some of them to take an unorthodox approach to fundraising.
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Mind Games: Football And Head Injuries

Commentator Frank Deford wonders what will happen to American football as concerns over head injuries grow.
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Phoenix Coyotes Make Finals For First Time Ever

On Monday, Phoenix's NHL team had one of its biggest days ever. The often abysmal Coyotes defeated the Nashville Predators and advanced to the conference finals for the first time. Audie Cornish talks to Paola Boivin, sports columnist for the Arizona Republic.
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Stadium Food: Beyond Peanuts and Cracker Jacks

The baseball "culinary experience" used to be hotdogs & (generic) beer. Today, visitors to Nationals Park or Camden Yards can find crabcakes, "half-smokes" & micro-brews.

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Soccer Star With Soap Opera Roots Aims At Olympics

Discovered on a soccer-themed Colombian soap opera, Orianica Velasquez is training for a bigger stage: the London Olympics. The native of Bogota is a ball hawk on the Indiana University team. As her coach puts it, "She's a good forward because she's greedy."

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