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Mets' Pitcher Makes 'Knuckleball!' His Own

It's an exclusive club: Pitchers who win with the knuckleball in Major League Baseball. The New York Mets' R.A. Dickey is one of the only active starting pitchers in professional baseball who uses this slower, methodical pitch, and he is one of the subjects of a new documentary, Knuckleball!
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18 Innings Are A Lot, But Orioles-Mariners Game Is No Record-Breaker

The teams played a long, long, time Tuesday (and Wednesday). But in 1920, a game lasted 26 innings — and ended in a tie.
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As NFL Labor Dispute Drags On, Fill-In Refs Criticized

The NFL locked out the regular officials in June because of a labor dispute. While the league and the referees union continue to disagree over a new contract, the replacements on the field are making mistakes.
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The Big East Conference: What's In A Name?

Athletic conferences don't make much sense anymore. Commentator Frank Deford remarks on how the Big East conference is no longer as big or as east as it used to be.
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Our Mistake: We Missed The Ball On Reporting Baseball's 500,000th Error

Shortstop Jose Reyes of the Miami Marlins bobbled the ball and made the record books.
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US Medalist Makes No Apologies For Mexican Flag

Leo Manzano became the first American since 1968 to win an Olympic medal in the men's 1500 meter run in the London Games this summer. But he got a lot of criticism for carrying both Mexican and American flags during his victory lap. For Hispanic Heritage Month, Manzano speaks with host Michel Martin.

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