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Gymnast's Journey: Toddler Tumbler To Golden Girl

Aly Raisman started gymnastics like millions of other kids — in a toddler tumbling class. Now 17, the Massachusetts athlete is considered one of the best tumblers in the world. And she's on track to make the 2012 U.S. Olympic gymnastics team.
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The American Way: Winners And Losers, And No Ties

It's not whether you win or lose — it's how you play the game. But Frank Deford says its downright un-American to have a tie in sports.
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Ice To Court And Back Again At L.A.'s Staples Center

In Los Angeles at the Staples Center, it may be a case of too much of a good thing. Two NBA teams and one NHL team all call the Staples Center home and now the Clippers, Lakers and Kings have all made it to the playoffs. That means this weekend, the three teams will play a total of six home games in about 80 hours. Robert Siegel speaks with Lee Zeidman, senior vice president and general manager of the Staples Center, about the challenges of converting from ice to wood, stocking concessions and making sure there is parking for all those fans.
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Fan Says Tear Down Wrigley To Save The Cubs

Rich Cohen believes the only way to end nearly a century of losing for the Chicago Cubs is to destroy Wrigley Field. Fans blame the decades-old billy goat curse for the team's rotten record, and in the Wall Street Journal, Cohen says leveling the stadium is the only way to turn things around.
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Manchester's 'Other' Soccer Team The Best In England

Manchester City's soccer team are now champions of England, having won the Premier League title on Sunday. It's a stunning and delightful development for die-hard fans. Manchester City, which is not to be confused with Manchester United, hasn't won a championship for 44 years. Melissa Block talks with Jim White, sports columnist with the Telegraph and native of Manchester.
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Debate: Should College Football Be Banned?

In recent years, college football programs have been hit by a series of scandals. And observers have long raised questions about the risks of head injuries. A panel of experts looks at the state of college football in the latest Intelligence Squared U.S.

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