Imagine racing over a frozen lake on a wind-powered sled, hitting speeds that top 40 miles an hour. That's what ice sailors all around the world do just about anywhere water freezes. But in the U.S., Lake Champlain has emerged as one of the country's best ice sailing venues.
From January into June, about 8,000 registered thoroughbred colts and fillies will be born in Kentucky. As 3-year-olds, a few may be Triple Crown contenders. NPR's Noah Adams was there as one was born.
A 16-year-old from Michigan named Claressa Shields is the youngest fighter competing for a place on the first-ever U.S. Olympic women's boxing team. She's facing fighters almost a decade older and much more experienced — but she's beaten the odds before.
There are just two weeks until Selection Sunday, the day the teams and seeds of the NCAA men's basketball tournament are announced. Before then, three pairs of age-old rivals will play what might be their last games ever.
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