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Soccer: A Surprising Player In Egypt's Unrest

Violent protests are breaking out in Egypt, just two years after a massive uprising led to the fall of the former dictator. One of the unexpected driving forces is soccer. Host Michel Martin talks to Dave Zirin, sports editor at The Nation about how the sport affects Egypt's political landscape.
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How Do You Solve A Problem Like Colin Kaepernick?

The quarterback is a gifted athlete who can run and pocket pass, skills that helped him lead the San Francisco 49ers to the Super Bowl. But what will it take for the Baltimore Ravens to stop — or at least slow down — Kaepernick on Sunday?
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Gold Medal Gymnast Gabby Douglas Donating Items To Smithsonian

Olympic gymnast and Virginia Beach, Va., native Gabrielle Douglas is donating many personal effects to the National Museum of African American History and Culture.

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L.A. Lakers Struggle Through First Half Of Season

The Los Angeles Lakers are trying to turn around what has become a nightmare NBA season. A team with so many expectations may struggle to make the playoffs. They begin a seven-game road trip Wednesday.
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History Joins The 49ers In Opposing Ray Lewis

It's rare in sport for someone to declare that this will be the finale and then go out a winner, says commentator Frank Deford. But, on Sunday, Baltimore Ravens linebacker Ray Lewis hopes to do just that.
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How To Handle The Waiting Game In Sports

What do you do during a sports interregnum, like the current one in football? Host Rachel Martin talks with NPR's Mike Pesca to find out more.

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