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NFL Player's Death Highlights Brain Injuries

Junior Seau's suicide this week adds more fodder to the questions around the NFL and player safety. Audie Cornish talks with sportswriter Stefan Fatsis about Seau and the league's ongoing lawsuits from other players and their families.
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Junior Seau's Family OKs Having His Brain Studied, 'L.A. Times' Reports

Research could determine whether he suffered from brain disease. At least two other former players who also committed suicide recently had that problem and it's thought that injuries suffered during their careers caused the diseases.
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No Mo! Yankees Great Mariano Rivera Suffers Possible Career-Ending Injury

The greatest "closer" in Major League Baseball was chasing a fly ball during batting practice when he tore the anterior cruciate ligament in his right knee.
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Horse Tips For Saturday's Kentucky Derby

The Run for the Roses is Saturday. David Greene talks to Mike Battaglia, who sets the morning line at Churchill Downs, about handicapping horses in the Kentucky Derby.
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For College Seniors, One Last Lap Before Graduation

Requiring students to pass a swimming test to graduate was once a widespread tradition. Today, only a handful of colleges still require the exams. Some schools are trying to persuade procrastinators to put the test behind them long before their last college semester.
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Medical Examiner Rules Junior Seau's Death A Suicide

The former NFL star reportedly shot himself in the chest Wednesday in California. While he did not leave a note, the medical examiner's report confirms what had been suspected.
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As Olympics Approach, A Look At The 100m Sprint

With the Summer Olympics in London almost around the corner, Robert Siegel talks with Tim Layden, senior writer at Sports Illustrated, about one of the marquee events — the 100 meter sprint.

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