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The NFL's Defense Against Head Injury Lawsuits

Class action lawsuits against the NFL are hitting headlines. Players or former players are suing the league because of head injuries. Host Rachel Martin talks with NPR's Mike Pesca.
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How Teddy Saved Football

Football is a violent game, but a century ago it used to be a lethal pastime. NPR's Tom Goldman explains how President Teddy Roosevelt stepped in and forced the establishment of new rules that made the game safer.
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Sports: Big Game Sevens On Both Coasts

Host Scott Simon speaks with NPR's Tom Goldman about the latest in the world of sports: lots of game sevens.
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Red Sox Slump Threatens Home Sellout Streak

The Boston Red Sox have sold out Fenway Park ever since 2003. But they're stuck in the basement of their division, losing 11 of their last 12 home games — and ticket resale prices are plunging. The Sox's skid is putting Major League Baseball's record sellout streak in jeopardy.
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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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