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Anticipation Builds For Football Matches

Guest host Linda Wertheimer gets NPR's Mike Pesca's take on football on the first Sunday of the season.
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At 42, Detroit Lions Kicker Earns Admiration

As the NFL regular season opens this weekend, place-kicker Jason Hanson is preparing for his 21st consecutive season with the Detroit Lions. That's a record in the league — no small feat in an industry where a missed kick can cost you your career.
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A Star At U.S. Open, NFL Opens, Paralympics To Close

As summer heads for fall: Serena Williams is poised to win again; football opens in earnest; and the real Olympic spirit is still on display. Host Scott Simon talks with NPR's Tom Goldman.
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Armless Archer Matt Stutzman Describes How He Shoots A Bow — And Wins Medals

American Paralympian Matt Stutzman won the silver medal in archery this week, a feat he accomplished despite being born without arms. In the men's compound open final, he was narrowly beaten by Finland's Jere Forsberg, who has the use of both arms.
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Suspensions Of New Orleans Football Players Lifted

Robert Siegel talks with Mike Pesca about Friday's ruling that went against the NFL in the New Orleans Saints bounty scandal. An arbitration panel overturned the league's suspension of four players, while leaving the suspension of coaches intact.
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Paralympic Archer Without Arms Wins Silver Medal

Melissa Block speaks with Matt Stutzman, a U.S. athlete born without arms who won a silver medal in archery at this year's Paralympic Games in London. Holding the bow with his feet, he beat out competitors in wheelchairs who had the use of their arms.

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