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New York Mets' Wilmer Flores Uses 'Friends' Theme Song As Walk-Up Music

If you've caught a Major League Baseball game in person, you know that batters have their own song playing when they walk up to the plate. New York Mets infielder Wilmer Flores' song is a little bit different than the usual hip-hop or country.
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Serena Williams Loses Chance To Break Grand Slam Record

On Monday, Sports Illustrated senior writer Jon Wertheim said the U.S. Open was Serena Williams' to lose, and on Thursday night, she did. He tells NPR's Audie Cornish what happened Thursday when she lost not just her match, but her chance to surpass Steffi Graf for the most Grand Slam singles titles.
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Olympic Flame Is Out, But Fighting Spirit Remains In Maryland Boxer

Gary Antuanne Russell came home to a hero's welcome in Capitol Heights, Maryland. After all the hugs, kisses and selfies from the enthusiastic crowd, the boxer was still reckoning with the results of his quarterfinal match.

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WATCH: Bristol Motor Speedway Transformed Into Vast Football Stadium

On Saturday, Tennessee and Virginia Tech will meet at the speedway for a game before an anticipated 150,000 fans — an all-time record for college football. The racetrack had just a few weeks to prep.
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Is Metro About To Bring Back Some Late-Night Service?

There hasn't been Metro service after midnight since June, because the rail system wants more overnight leeway for major repairs and maintenance. But some officials are openly questioning whether Metro really needs all that time. Could 3 a.m. station closings be coming back?

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After Going For Gold, Athletes Can Feel The Post-Olympic Blues

After years of training and all the attention and hype, athletes can experience a profound letdown, even depression, when the games are over. They can struggle to fill a void in their lives.
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Ryan Lochte Is Suspended For 10 Months Over His Behavior At Rio's Olympics

Saying "the behavior of these athletes was not acceptable," the U.S. Olympic Committee levies suspensions on Ryan Lochte and three other athletes involved in an ill-fated night out in Rio.
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Liberty Media To Buy Formula One For $4.4 Billion

The U.S. cable giant has been on a buying spree, and acquiring the Formula One auto-racing franchise would boost its sports offerings.
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Paralympics Open In Rio Under A Financial Cloud

The games featuring disabled athletes required last-minute help from the Brazilian government and a surge of ticket sales to ensure the event's financial viability.
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For Blind Long Jumper At Paralympics, Success Depends On Teamwork

Lex Gillette, blind since childhood, competes with help from guide Wesley Williams. "Jumping into the air, it's like someone opens up this cage door and I'm able to go out and be free," Gillette says.

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