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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."

A Surprise Sprinkle For NFL's Dolphins, Seahawks

When Miami hosted Seattle over the weekend, something strange happened in the third quarter: The sprinklers came on. A quick play-by-play announcer joked: "This is just Miami's way of showing a little Seattle hospitality." But the hospitality only went so far. Miami beat Seattle, 24-21.

Notre Dame Beats USC, Moves To BCS Title Game

College football's wild season was not so wild this past weekend. There were no crazy shifts at the top of the BCS rankings as there were the week before. That's because Notre Dame beat the University of Southern California on Saturday and retained its No. 1 ranking.