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Hikaru Nakamura, The Next Bobby Fischer?

The 2012 U.S. Chess Championships are underway in St. Louis, Missouri, and all eyes are on America's top ranked player, Hikaru Nakamura. At the age of 24, he's believed to have the best chance of any American since Bobby Fischer to become number one in the world. Host Michel Martin speaks with Nakamura, the "game changer" of American chess.
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White Sox Groom Saladino For Big League Play

David Greene checks in with Tyler Saladino, a minor league baseball player for the Chicago White Sox organization. As he works his way up to the majors, Saladino is currently an infielder for the Birmingham Barons in Alabama.
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Deford: How Sportswriting Has Changed 'Over Time'

NPR sports commentator Frank Deford says he has always been "more interested in the people than in who was winning the games." In his new memoir, Over Time, he says it used to be easier for writers to get close to athletes.
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Dark Days In Greece Brightened By Olympic Flame

In Greece on Thursday, the Olympic flame for the London games was lit in the southern town of Olympia. It's the only event planned by the national athletics federation, which recently announced that it's virtually bankrupt. It's a long fall from 2004, when Greece was the world's darling for holding a spectacular Summer Games.
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Russian Agency Says It Foiled Potential Attack On Sochi, 2014 Olympics Host City

A Russian anti-terrorism agency says that its secret service agents have thwarted a planned attack on Sochi, the city slated to host the 2014 Winter Olympics. Russia's FSB security service says it found 10 caches of weapons.
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Pushing The Limits: Solo-Sailing The Americas

Matt Rutherford spent ten months alone at sea and set a new record for circumnavigating the Americas. He commanded a 27-foot sailboat nearly 27,000 miles — starting in Annapolis, Maryland, through the icy Northwest Passage, back south around Cape Horn, and up the Atlantic Ocean to the Mid-Atlantic.

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