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Hikaru Nakamura: The Next Bobby Fischer?

The 2012 U.S. Chess Championships are under way in St. Louis, and all eyes are on America's top-ranked player, Hikaru Nakamura. At the age of 24, he's believed to have the best chance of any American since Bobby Fischer to become No. 1 in the world. NPR's Michel Martin speaks with Nakamura, the "game changer" of American chess.
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Hikaru Nakamura, The Next Bobby Fischer?

The 2012 U.S. Chess Championships are underway in St. Louis, Missouri, and all eyes are on America's top ranked player, Hikaru Nakamura. At the age of 24, he's believed to have the best chance of any American since Bobby Fischer to become number one in the world. Host Michel Martin speaks with Nakamura, the "game changer" of American chess.
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White Sox Groom Saladino For Big League Play

David Greene checks in with Tyler Saladino, a minor league baseball player for the Chicago White Sox organization. As he works his way up to the majors, Saladino is currently an infielder for the Birmingham Barons in Alabama.
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Deford: How Sportswriting Has Changed 'Over Time'

NPR sports commentator Frank Deford says he has always been "more interested in the people than in who was winning the games." In his new memoir, Over Time, he says it used to be easier for writers to get close to athletes.
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Dark Days In Greece Brightened By Olympic Flame

In Greece on Thursday, the Olympic flame for the London games was lit in the southern town of Olympia. It's the only event planned by the national athletics federation, which recently announced that it's virtually bankrupt. It's a long fall from 2004, when Greece was the world's darling for holding a spectacular Summer Games.

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