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Foul Play At Euro 2012 From Racist Fans

Spain and Italy will meet for the 2012 European soccer championship this Sunday. But at times, racial slurs and harassment from fans have overshadowed play on the field. Italy's Mario Balotelli even threatened not to play if he experienced racial abuse. Host Michel Martin speaks with the Associated Press International Sports Editor Simon Haydon.
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R.A. Dickey On 'Winding Up' As A Knuckleballer

New York Mets pitcher R.A. Dickey is currently the only knuckleball pitcher in the major leagues. His new memoir, Wherever I Wind Up, explains how his life — and career — have mimicked the unpredictable trajectory of the difficult pitch he throws game after game.
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NBA Draft: Hornets Select Davis With No. 1 Pick

The New Orleans Hornets have selected Kentucky forward Anthony Davis with the No. 1 pick in the NBA draft. Davis will begin his pro career in the same city where he ended his collegiate career. He led Kentucky to the NCAA championship.
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Local Naval Academy Grad Among AT&T National Leaders

Local resident and Naval Academy grad Billy Hurley III was among the leaders in the AT&T National at Congressional Country Club in Bethesda Thursday, shooting 2-under.

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Knotty Problem Solved: Knitters Won't Call Their Games The 'Ravelympics'

Knitters who gather on the social networking site Ravelry.com had been asked to cease and desist by the U.S. Olympics Committee because of the name of their competitions. Now they're calling them "The Ravellenic Games."
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How Congressional: Golf Industry Lobbies Lawmakers At AT&T National

Congressional Golf Course felt a lot like Congress on the eve of the AT&T National golf tournament this week as golf executives lobbied lawmakers on behalf of the industry on the sidelines of Wednesday's practice rounds. 

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NBA Hopeful Davis Trademarks Unibrow Phrases

The NBA draft is Thursday, and the likely No. 1 pick has two features that could earn him big money. First, Anthony Davis is expected to make millions with his shot-blocking skills. Second, he has trademarked the catchphrases that his unibrow has inspired: "Fear The Brow" and "Raise The Brow.

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