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Hi-Tech Catamarans Criticized After Sailor Dies

As America's Cup officials investigate the tragic drowning of Olympian Andrew Simpson last week in San Francisco, some in the sailing community are questioning the safety of the ultra-fast high tech catamarans featured in the upcoming race.
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New Pro Women's Soccer League Learns From Past Mistakes

The Portland Thorns women's soccer team drew 17,000 screaming fans to its recent home opener. That's a huge number and one that dwarfed turnout for the other seven teams in the new National Women's Soccer League (NWSL). The NWSL is the latest attempt to bring sustainable women's pro soccer to the U.S. Soccer federations in the U.S., Mexico and Canada help fund it. NPR's Tom Goldman examines how the Thorns and the NWSL have done so far.
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Famed Race Driver Dick Trickle Dies, Suicide Suspected

A fan favorite who gained nationwide fame because of his name, Trickle was known for both his many wins and his huge personality. But he may never have gotten over a granddaughter's death, friends say. Trickle was 71.
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For Trainer Of Derby Champion, 'My Dream Came True'

Shug McGaughey is the trainer of Kentucky Derby winner Orb, who runs Saturday in the Preakness Stakes, the second leg of thoroughbred racing's Triple Crown. Despite his long record of success, no one seems as surprised as the 62-year-old McGaughey to be pursuing one of the sport's top honors.
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David Beckham Retires As One Of Soccer's Most Famous Players

One of the best known athletes in the world has announced his retirement. Soccer player David Beckham will play his final game later this month. Melissa Block talks with Grant Wahl, a senior writer for Sports Illustrated and the author of The Beckham Experiment.

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