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NBA And NHL Playoffs: Does Anyone Really Care?

The NBA and NHL seasons are coming to a close, but as commentator Frank Deford points out, you couldn't be faulted for overlooking them.
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R.I. Strikes Out On Ex-Pitcher's Video Game Venture

After helping the Boston Red Sox win the World Series, pitcher Curt Schilling could do no wrong. Then news broke that his video game company had chewed through a $75 million state loan that it's struggling to pay off. Now, Rhode Island officials are moving to protect taxpayers from what appears to have been a very bad investment.
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Let's Catch Two: Same Fan Grabs Back-To-Back Home Run Balls

"That's just crazy," Cincinnati fan Caleb Lloyd said Monday night after he ended up snagging two home run balls — from consecutive batters — during the Reds' 4-1 win over the visiting Atlanta Braves.
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Thunder Force L.A. Lakers Out Of NBA Playoffs

For the second straight year, one of the NBA's greatest players is leaving the playoff party early. Kobe Bryant and his Lakers are out after losing their second-round series against the young and explosive Oklahoma City Thunder, 4-1.
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Someone Couldn't Count To 10, So British Olympian Can't Claim Personal Best

Jessica Ennis is the poster girl of Britain's Olympics team. But Sunday in Manchester, someone really messed up and what she thought was her best-ever run of the 100-meter hurdles can't be counted as her best.
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New US Chess Champion Talks Music

Over the weekend, Hikaru Nakamura won the 2012 U.S. Chess Championship in St. Louis, Missouri. He's the top-ranked chess player in the country, and is now 2 1/2 points away from beating Bobby Fischer's all time record. For Tell Me More's series, "In Your Ear," Nakamura talks about the music that gets him pumped up for competition.

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