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Shooting Mars Gameday In Kansas City

Weekend Edition host Rachel Martin talks with NPR's Mike Pesca about the sports news of the week. Jovan Belcher, a 25-year-old linebacker for the Kansas City Chiefs, killed himself and his girlfriend early Saturday, according to police. The team asked for "prayers for the loved ones of those impacted," and announced they would play Sunday's scheduled game against the Carolina Panthers.
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Kansas City Chiefs Player Kills Self, Girlfriend

After shooting his girlfriend multiple times early Saturday morning, linebacker Jovan Belcher drove to Arrowhead Stadium and killed himself in front of coaches and police.
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Kansas City Chiefs Player Shoots Girlfriend, Then Commits Suicide

A 25-year-old Kansas City Chiefs player shot his girlfriend, and then fatally shot himself.

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Week In Sports: College Championship Week

Weekend Edition host Scott Simon talks with NPR's Tom Goldman about the week in sports, from college football to marijuana and the NFL.
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The Galaxy Waves Bye Bye To Beckham

Weekend Edition host Scott Simon speaks with ESPN's Roger Bennett about soccer star David Beckham's last appearance for the L.A. Galaxy on Saturday.
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Spurs Coach Under Fire For Sending Players Home

Robert Siegel talks to Sports Illustrated senior writer Michael Rosenberg about a controversial decision by the basketball coach of the San Antonio Spurs. The team's coach, Greg Popovich, sent four of his top players home before the team played the Miami Heat in Florida. The Spurs were concluding a difficult road trip and Popovich wanted to rest his best players. National Basketball Association Commissioner David Stern said this decision was unacceptable and has fined the team $250,000.

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