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West Africans Clash To Crown Nations' Champions

As the Africa Cup of Nations reaches fever pitch, allegations of unfair officiating are drowning out the trumpet-like vuvuzelas blasting in South Africa. Host Michel Martin speaks with Nigerian soccer journalist Osasu Obayiuwana for a look ahead to the final between Nigeria's Super Eagles and Burkina Faso's Stallions.

Lawsuit, Investigation Loom Over Lance Armstrong

A Texas-based promotions company has sued the disgraced cycling champion for more than $12 million, paid to him for several of his record seven Tour de France wins. And there's word Armstrong is under federal investigation, a year after a federal criminal inquiry ended without explanation.

After More Than 20 Years, Push To Change 'Redskins' Name Continues

A symposium on "racist" stereotypes in American sports has renewed questions about the NFL team's name. One activist said that two-thirds of team names with Native references have been changed since 1970
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Maryland Senators Spike The Football On Ravens Super Bowl Win

Maryland senators Ben Cardin and Barbara Mikulski cashed in their Super Bowl bet on Thursday, sampling California fare courtesy of Sens. Diane Feinstein and Barbara Boxer.

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Mayor Gray Applauded For Calling For Redskins Name Change

The Redskins mascot has been the subject of controversy for decades now — one that the National Museum of the American Indian made the subject of a conference Thursday.


Game On! Rare 1865 Baseball Card Tossed On The Auction Block

The Brooklyn Atlantics baseball card — found among yard sale purchases — could go for $100,000.

It's The Dog Days For America's Sports Dynasties

We used to have three bona fide dynasties: the Yankees in baseball, the Celtics and Lakers in basketball, and the Cowboys in football. We even had dynasties in college sports. But no more. Commentator Frank Deford says our dynasties are melting as fast as the Arctic ice cap.