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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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Rufus Watches Over Olympics Like A Hawk

You may have heard about plans to put missiles on London rooftops during the Olympics to shoot down intruders. There is another interesting weapon that will be deployed to keep away a threat that Londoners live with every day: pigeons.
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Joe Paterno's Legacy: Protect Players At All Costs

The key to winning as a big-time coach is keeping your players eligible. Commentator Frank Deford says that when Joe Paterno's old assistant was in trouble, his instincts kicked in: Paterno kept Jerry Sandusky eligible.
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100 Meter Runoff Canceled, Tarmoh Pulls Out Of Race

A planned runoff in the 100 meters between Allyson Felix and Jeneba Tarmoh was canceled at the U.S. Olympic Track and Field Trials in Eugene, Ore., Monday. Tarmoh decided not to race. The two had tied for third place in the women's 100.
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Sprinter Tarmoh Concedes Olympic Spot To Felix

All Things Considered host Melissa Block talks with NPR's Tom Goldman about the drama surrounding the women's 100 meters at the U.S. Track and Field Olympic Trials. On Monday, Jeneba Tarmoh withdrew from consideration for a spot in the 100 in London. Tarmoh has not said why she's withdrawing, but she'll head to the Olympics as an alternate on the women's 100 meter team.
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1500 Meters US Champion On Humble Beginnings

Leonel Manzano is the new U.S. track and field champion in the men's 1500 meters. He took home the title on Sunday night, and booked his place on the 2012 U.S. Olympic team. As part of Tell Me More's preview of the Summer Olympics, host Michel Martin speaks with Manzano about his humble beginnings in Mexico.
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1500 Meters US Champion On Humble Beginnings

Leonel Manzano is the new U.S. track and field champion in the men's 1500 meters. He took home the title on Sunday night, and booked his place on the 2012 U.S. Olympic team. As part of Tell Me More's preview of the Summer Olympics, host Michel Martin speaks with Manzano about his humble beginnings in Mexico.

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