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Nats Pick Taft As Fifth Racing President

The Washington Nationals picked the 27th Commander-in Chief William Howard Taft as their fifth Racing President.

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"Game Over": When Our Sports Get Political

Sports writer Dave Zirin joins us to explore how games became arenas for epic clashes over everything from the role of religion in the public square to the push for democracy in the Arab Spring.

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Dodgers Channel Close To Being A Reality

The Los Angeles Dodgers and Time-Warner Cable are expected to announce a deal that would give the team its own channel. The cable giant would handle distribution and operations. The Dodgers channel would pay the team roughly $7 billion over at least 20 years.
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At $17.5 Million A Year, LeBron James Is Underpaid

Why $17.5 million a year isn't nearly enough — and why LeBron actually benefits from being underpaid.
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Te'o Drama Is Telling In More Ways Than One

In her 'Can I Just Tell You' essay, host Michel Martin says the Manti Te'o fake-girlfriend-drama is just another piece of evidence that adults have failed when it comes to teaching kids about sexuality.
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Manti Te'o Says He Lied After Learning 'Girlfriend' Was A Hoax

The Notre Dame football star tells Katie Couric he was the victim of a hoax. But he also admits he perpetuated the myth about a dead girlfriend after discovering she had never been real. "Put yourself in my situation," he says. "What would you do?"
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L.A. Lakers Broadcast In Korean To Draw New Fans

The Los Angeles Lakers recently became the first NBA team to broadcast every game in Korean. They're trying to appeal to the areas growing Korean population, much of which doesn't speak English at home. But translating the broadcast into Korean has proved challenging.
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Sports Calendar's Black Hole Gives Us Time To Reflect On Sportswriters

Aside from basketball, it's a pretty quiet sports week, which means, it's a pretty quiet week for sportswriters. Commentator Frank Deford says it's a perfect opportunity to recognize their work, and cut them some slack.

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