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Women's Field Hockey Aims To End Olympic Drought

As one of the world's most popular sports, field hockey produces cultural stars in Argentina, the Netherlands and Australia. The sport is relatively obscure in the United States, but that isn't stopping the women's national team from aiming at its first Olympic medal in the sport in 28 years.
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Going To The Game: The Price Is Wrong?

With tickets to games as expensive as they are, commentator Frank Deford wouldn't be surprised if a trip to a ballgame becomes a once-in-a-lifetime event, like visiting the Grand Canyon.
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'Sports Tax Man' Is A Financial Quarterback

When pro athletes want help comparing contracts, they turn to financial advisers. CPA Robert Raioli advises athletes on contracts, financial decisions and tax compliance. On Twitter he's known as Sports Tax Man. His tweets calculate players' earnings per game, per inning and per point.
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China's Post-Olympic Woe: How To Fill An Empty Nest

Every four years, organizers of the Olympic Games promise that expensive facilities will be put to good use after the crowds depart. But saddled with high maintenance costs, Beijing's Olympic venues such as the Bird's Nest stadium are struggling to find an afterlife.
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Pitcher R.A. Dickey's Tale Is As Wild As A Knuckleball

The 37-year-old New York Met makes his All-Star Game debut on Tuesday, and it's been a long, strange trip. Abused as a child, missing a crucial ligament in his throwing arm — Dickey overcame obstacles by putting his faith in a rare and fluttering pitch.
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From College Park To The Olympics: Coach Andrew Valmon

He's an Olympic gold medalist, coach of the U.S. Olympic Track and Field team and the head track coach at the University of Maryland, a well-respected collegiate program struggling to survive.

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