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Week In Sports: NBA Season Hits Halfway Point

The NBA's All-Star Game is just next weekend, and it's a surprise which teams are hottest going into the break. In Pennsylvania, the Paterno family is gearing up to address last summer's devastating Freeh Report. Civil War-era baseball also made headlines this week. NPR sports correspondent Tom Goldman shares all this with Weekend Edition Saturday host Scott Simon.
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Rigging Scandal Doesn't Faze Many European Soccer Fans

A European police agency this week made what should have been a startling announcement: Hundreds of professional soccer matches around the world may have been rigged by gamblers in recent years. But the news was greeted inside the sport less as a shock than confirmation of a rampant problem. Robert Siegel speaks with sportswriter Stefan Fatsis about the investigation.
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West Africans Clash To Crown Nations' Champions

As the Africa Cup of Nations reaches fever pitch, allegations of unfair officiating are drowning out the trumpet-like vuvuzelas blasting in South Africa. Host Michel Martin speaks with Nigerian soccer journalist Osasu Obayiuwana for a look ahead to the final between Nigeria's Super Eagles and Burkina Faso's Stallions.
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Lawsuit, Investigation Loom Over Lance Armstrong

A Texas-based promotions company has sued the disgraced cycling champion for more than $12 million, paid to him for several of his record seven Tour de France wins. And there's word Armstrong is under federal investigation, a year after a federal criminal inquiry ended without explanation.
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After More Than 20 Years, Push To Change 'Redskins' Name Continues

A symposium on "racist" stereotypes in American sports has renewed questions about the NFL team's name. One activist said that two-thirds of team names with Native references have been changed since 1970
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Maryland Senators Spike The Football On Ravens Super Bowl Win

Maryland senators Ben Cardin and Barbara Mikulski cashed in their Super Bowl bet on Thursday, sampling California fare courtesy of Sens. Diane Feinstein and Barbara Boxer.

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