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Skydiver Successfully Leaps From Record Altitude

Sunday, Austrian pilot Felix Baumgartner landed safely on Earth after jumping 24 miles for just over nine minutes from the stratosphere. He lept from the highest altitude ever for a skydiver.

For Lady Arm Wrestlers, It's Brawn Or Bust

Jayme Dyer didn't know what to expect when she first tried out the growing theatrical sport of women's arm wrestling. Then she started winning. This summer, Dyer donned her alter-ego, Ze Dirty Butcher, to compete with seven other women in the first national ladies arm wrestling championships.

Week In Sports: Big Surprises In Baseball Playoffs

Weekend Edition host Rachel Martin talks with NPR's Mike Pesca for his take on the sports news of the week.

A Shifting Playing Field: Coming Out As A Gay Athlete

Civil rights was once a common cause for pro athletes, but players have been relatively quiet about gay rights. Former athletes have expressed the fear and isolation of their "dirty little secret." Recently, though, there have been a few standout moments for gay rights in the sports world.

Embattled U.S. Speedskating Coach Responds To Resignation And Suspension

Jae Su Chun says he did not verbally or physically abuse his skaters. He also denies telling one athlete to damage a competitor's skates. But he does apologize for not reporting the incident.