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Opponent Who Died After Fight Weighed Heavily On Boxer Emile Griffith

Emile Griffith, a former world champion boxer, died earlier this week. Robert Siegel speaks with Ron Ross, author of Nine ...Ten ... and Out: The Two Worlds of Emile Griffith, for more on Griffith's career and life.
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Age Hasn't Stopped This Man From Swimming — And Winning

Swimmer Graham Johnston, who's in his 80s now, is competing in the Senior Olympics in Cleveland. He's been swimming all his life, including competing at the 1952 Olympics for his home country of South Africa. Even at his age, he still trains five to six times a week.
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Have New Yorkers Seen Too Much Of Anthony Weiner?

New York mayoral candidate Anthony Weiner has apologized for 'sexting' again, and he vows to move forward. The Barbershop guys ask whether he should step back from politics, and they weigh in on other news of the week.
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RG3 Takes Part In Redskins Practice, Will Likely Skip Preseason Games

The Washington Redskins' star quarterback, who is recovering from knee surgery, is taking part in team practices in Richmond.

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Cowboys Stadium No More: With Deal, It Is Now AT&T Stadium

The deal is rumored to be worth millions and is already stirring controversy because it drops "Cowboys" from the stadium name.
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On The Coast: The Meaning Of Safety When You Work As A Skydiving Instructor

Josh Dolan, a skydiving instructor, spends his days helping other people cross items off their bucket lists.

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This Week On Metro Connection: Safety

From crime in our neighborhoods to dangerous driving on our highways, we'll focus this week on safety and how we learn to live with risk.

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D.C. Announces Plan For New D.C. United Stadium At Buzzard Point

D.C. Mayor Vince Gray today announced a plan to help D.C. United build a $300 million stadium at Buzzard Point in Southwest D.C.

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'Beep Baseball' A Homerun With Blind Players

Starting this weekend, 20 baseball teams meet in Georgia for a World Series with a twist: most of the athletes on the field are visually impaired. The sport is called Beep Baseball, named for the sound the ball makes so players know where it is.
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NCAA Should 'Bolster And Reinforce' African-American Players

Commentator Frank Deford says our educational system should care more about encouraging good black students instead of using good black athletes.

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