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Soccer Star With Soap Opera Roots Aims At Olympics

Discovered on a soccer-themed Colombian soap opera, Orianica Velasquez is training for a bigger stage: the London Olympics. The native of Bogota is a ball hawk on the Indiana University team. As her coach puts it, "She's a good forward because she's greedy."
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Soccer Stars Are Paid The Best, And Indian Cricketers Out-Earn NFL Players

For the second year in a row, Spanish teams Barcelona and Real Madrid paid the highest average salaries of any team in any major sport. But in India, cricketers are paid better on average than NFL players.
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Orioles, Red Sox Run Out Of Pitchers

The 17-inning game went so long, that for the first time since 1925, two Major League teams had non-pitchers on the mound. Baltimore won with pitching from Chris Davis, who's trained to play first base.
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With Steroids In Sports, It's A Case Of Who Did What

Host Rachel Martin talks with NPR's Mike Pesca about the intersection of sports and life. This week, they focus on steroids.
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Ex-NFL Player To Draft Picks: 'Your Privacy Is Gone'

Andrew Luck and Robert Griffin III are the top two picks in this year's NFL draft. Former Denver Broncos tight end Nate Jackson knows a thing or two about life in the limelight. He wrote an open letter to Luck and Griffin, and warned them that their "every breath will be a public affair."

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