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Doping Era Could Change MLB Hall Of Fame Entrants

Baseball Hall of Fame voters will come face-to-face with the doping era this year. Major figures in steroid scandals including Barry Bonds, Roger Clemens, and Sammy Sosa will be on the ballot for the first time. Melissa Block talks with Mike Pesca about the slate of candidates announced on Wednesday.

USGA Might Ban Practice Of 'Anchoring' Putters

The U.S. Golf Association proposed a rule on Wednesday that would outlaw a style of putting known as "anchor putting." The style makes use of an extra long putter where the end of the club is "anchored" in a player's chest or stomach. Robert Siegel speaks with David Duseck, deputy editor at about the change.

Afghan Women Make Their Mark On The Soccer Field

The women's soccer team in Afghanistan isn't an international powerhouse. But their mere existence is a triumph and points to the growing number of Afghan women playing sports. And they're getting a little help from an American soccer star.

College Football: Pro and Con(servative) Views

College sports fans can be distinctively different from the pro variety, no matter where they are. And that might complicate the growth plans of athletic conferences such as as the Big Ten, says Frank Deford.

Marvin Miller Changed Baseball With Free Agency

Former baseball union leader Marvin Miller has died. He revolutionized sports with free agency, which gave athletes more power and vastly increased their compensation.
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D.C. United's Longtime Executive Steps Down

Just a few weeks after D.C. United was eliminated from the Eastern Conference Finals, long-time team executive Kevin Payne announced he would be leaving the club.


Marvin Miller, Union Leader Who Brought Free Agency To Baseball, Dies

Under his leadership, the players' union was able to end the reserve clause and gain free agency for players. Morning Edition commentator Frank Deford says Miller was "arguably the most significant figure in 20th century baseball."