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Zika Virus Spurs Concerns Over Summer Olympic Games In Rio

The International Olympic Committee is sending an advisory to participants on how to deal with the mosquito-borne virus. The games in Rio de Janeiro begin in 189 days.
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Fan's Tattoo Is A Reminder Of Patriots' Loss

Burke O'Connell got a tattoo celebrating the New England Patriots as Super Bowl 50 champs. Soon after he got the tattoo, the Patriots lost a playoff game and will not even play in the big game.
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Radio Legend Barney Hall, The Calm Voice Of NASCAR, Dies At 83

From the debut of the Daytona 500, Barney Hall missed calling the race only four times. He was revered for navigating any situation with steady intelligence.
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FSU Pays $950,000 To Woman Who Accused Jameis Winston Of Sexual Assault

The settlement means Erica Kinsman, who accused the Tampa Bay and former Florida State University quarterback of rape in 2012, will drop her Title IX lawsuit against the university.
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Oops. Tablet Outage In AFC Title Game Coincides With Microsoft Ad

After the Patriots' Microsoft Surface tablets briefly stopped working during the AFC Championship game, the tech company is getting the wrong kind of publicity.
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Carolina Panthers, Denver Broncos Punch Their Tickets To The Super Bowl

The Panthers notched a decisive win over the Arizona Cardinals, while the Broncos survived a late-game push by the New England Patriots. The conference champions will meet at the Super Bowl on Feb. 7.
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This Week In Sports

There are only two games left in the NFL playoffs. Tom Brady will be facing off against Payton Manning tomorrow. But is that even a fair match anymore? NPR's Tom Goldman tells Rachel Martin what he thinks.
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Skier, Olympic Gold Medalist Bill Johnson Dies At 55

Johnson, who had suffered a stroke in 2010, earned sports-legend status in 1984 after he vowed to win Olympic gold in downhill skiing. No American man ever had — but then Johnson kept his word.
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Roger Federer Becomes First Man To Win 300 Grand Slam Matches

He now trails only Martina Navratilova, who won 306 matches at the highest level of tennis. Federer, 34, is currently ranked No. 3 in the world.
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Buffalo Bills Appoint First Female Full-Time Coach In The NFL

The Buffalo Bills have appointed the first female full-time coach in the NFL. Kathryn Smith will be a quality control assistant coach on special teams. But whether this position means more future integration of women in the league remains unclear.

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