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Let's Catch Two: Same Fan Grabs Back-To-Back Home Run Balls

"That's just crazy," Cincinnati fan Caleb Lloyd said Monday night after he ended up snagging two home run balls — from consecutive batters — during the Reds' 4-1 win over the visiting Atlanta Braves.
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Thunder Force L.A. Lakers Out Of NBA Playoffs

For the second straight year, one of the NBA's greatest players is leaving the playoff party early. Kobe Bryant and his Lakers are out after losing their second-round series against the young and explosive Oklahoma City Thunder, 4-1.
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Someone Couldn't Count To 10, So British Olympian Can't Claim Personal Best

Jessica Ennis is the poster girl of Britain's Olympics team. But Sunday in Manchester, someone really messed up and what she thought was her best-ever run of the 100-meter hurdles can't be counted as her best.
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New US Chess Champion Talks Music

Over the weekend, Hikaru Nakamura won the 2012 U.S. Chess Championship in St. Louis, Missouri. He's the top-ranked chess player in the country, and is now 2 1/2 points away from beating Bobby Fischer's all time record. For Tell Me More's series, "In Your Ear," Nakamura talks about the music that gets him pumped up for competition.
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Preakness Sees Record-High Turnout

The owner of race horse I'll Have Another wasn't the only one smiling after Saturday's Preakness Stakes at Pimlico in Baltimore; event organizers saw the highest turnout ever for Saturday's race, which is good news for their bottom line. 

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Sports Injuries: A Look At The Data

If life is a ballgame, then NPR's Mike Pesca is the guy in the stands, carrying his own stat-sheet and searching out empirical evidence. Host Rachel Martin speaks with Pesca about what the numbers have to say about injuries.
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I'll Have Another One Step Closer To Triple Crown

At the Preakness Stakes in Baltimore Saturday, Kentucky Derby winner I'll Have Another won again, galloping one step closer to the elusive Triple Crown.

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