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Sizing Up Major League Baseball's All Star Game

Robert Siegel talks to sportswriter Stefan Fatsis about the Major League Baseball's All Star game.
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Coldplay Sharpens Fencer's Game

World class fencer Ibtihaj Muhammad talks about the music that keeps her sharp for competition for Tell Me More's series, "In Your Ear." Muhammad and the rest of the U.S. women's team recently won gold at the Korfanty Sabre World Cup competition.
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At Last, Superheavyweight Finds Her Olympic Niche

Athletic since she was a toddler, Holley Mangold has been dreaming of Olympic glory for nearly as long. It took the onetime football star years to find the sport that would take her to the Olympics. Now 22, 350-pound Mangold has qualified for the U.S. women's Olympic weightlifting team.
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'Roller Skiing' Summer Training For Winter Athletes

While athletes prep for the summer Olympics, winter Olympians are also in training. For cross-country skiers, that means roller-skiing, which many serious skiers love to hate. But some people have come to love roller skiing so much that they're hoping it will one day be a summer Olympic sport.
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Baseball's Teen Phenom Steals Home, And Hearts

Bryce Harper was 16 when he made the cover of Sports Illustrated as "Baseball's Chosen One." He was 17 when he was the top pick in the amateur draft. And he was 19 when he made his major league debut with the Washington Nationals. Now, after two months of play, he's measuring up to all the hype.

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