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Collegiate 'Boat Race' A British Institution

On Saturday, Britain's two most celebrated universities meet up for a battle that will be viewed by thousands — the annual Boat Race. It will be the 158th race, which was kicked off in 1829 when a Cambridge student wrote to a friend at Oxford proposing the showdown. The event takes place over a 6.8 kilometer stretch of the tidal Thames.
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Capitals Make Playoffs, Could Still Win Division

The Washington Capitals clinched a playoff berth Thursday, and with another win could take the Southeast Division for the fifth year in a row.

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Behind The Plate, A Baseball Catcher Tells All

Brad Ausmus has been called one of the best catchers in baseball. He spent 18 seasons in the big leagues, playing for teams like the Dodgers and the Padres. He details what it's like to crouch behind home plate, deal with umps and make pitching calls.
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Check It Out: St. Louis Keeps Adding To Its Chess Prowess

Already home to the World Chess Hall of Fame and the national chess championships, the city has now attracted an entire collegiate championship team.
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Former Players Sue NFL Over Head Injuries

Robert Siegel talks to former football player Rich Miano about his lawsuit against the NFL. Miano was starting defensive back for the New York Jets and Philadelphia Eagles in the 1980s and 1990s.
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Can Baseball Ever Get Clean?

On baseball's opening week, Audie Cornish talks with ESPN investigative reporter T.J. Quinn about how far the MLB has come in regulating steroid use among its players.

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