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National League Wins Baseball's All-Star Game 8-0

Major League Baseball's 83rd All-Star Game wrapped up Tuesday night in Kansas City, Missouri. The National League trounced the American league in an 8-0 blowout, with impressive performances by some San Francisco Giants. Melky Cabrera of the Giants hit the game's only home run and took home the MVP Award.
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Manchester United Hopes To Score With Its IPO

Manchester United is the most famous soccer team in the United Kingdom, and one of the world's most popular sports teams. Now its owners are hoping the team's popularity will translate into big bucks. They're planning to sell Manchester United stock on the New York Stock Exchange. Roger Blitz, of the Financial Times, talks to Renee Montagne about the team's IPO.
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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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