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'It's A Grind': An NFL Player's Struggle For Survival

To call Ross Ventrone's career as an NFL defensive back unstable is an understatement. He's been hired, promoted, or fired by the New England Patriots no fewer than 29 times in two years.

Paralympian's Pursuit Enables Aspiring Athletes

Champion wheelchair racer Tatyana McFadden's fight to compete alongside able-bodied athletes opened up civil rights laws providing more opportunities for her sister and other disabled athletes. The sisters will compete against each other at the Paralympic Games in London.

Fans Not Pleased With NFL's Replacement Refs

Weekend Edition Sunday guest host Linda Wertheimer talks with NPR's Mike Pesca about the NFL's use of replacement referees heading into the regular season.

Fact Check: Paul Ryan Exaggerates Marathon Claim

Republican vice presidential candidate Rep. Paul Ryan claimed he'd run a marathon in less than three hours — an athletic feat. Runner's World magazine checked the claim and discovered his running time in the only marathon he's ever run was just over four hours.

Week In Sports: U.S. Open To Be Roddick's Last

Weekend Edition Saturday host Scott Simon catches up with Howard Bryant of and ESPN the Magazine about the week in sports, including the U.S. Open and tennis star Andy Roddick's retirement from the sport.

Navy Lieutenant Swims To Gold In London Paralympics, Months After Injury

Less than one year after being blinded by an explosion in Afghanistan, U.S. swimmer Bradley Snyder has won a gold medal in the men's 100m freestyle at the 2012 Paralympics. The medal came hours after Snyder set a Paralympic record in a preliminary heat at the London Aquatic Center.

Heart Of A Hawk In Iowa City, Iowa

Herky's Nest serves as a premium seating area in the Kinnick Stadium for children and families from the University of Iowa Children's Hospital.