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Taking One Last Swing At Baseball's Big Time

Reid Gorecki achieved what every minor league ballplayer hopes to achieve: He played a few games in the big leagues. That was three years ago. Now he's struggling over whether it's time to say goodbye to the game.
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A D.C. Story: Georgetown's John Thompson Jr.

Kojo sits down with longtime Georgetown University basketball coach John Thompson Jr., a Washington native and the first African-American coach to lead a team to an NCAA basketball championship.

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Vintage Base Ball Pays Homage To Area's Sporting Past

Vintage base ball players in Lewes, Del. bring back the historically-accurate version of America's pastime, with all its quirky rules, lumpy baseballs and old-time flair.

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NBA's World Peace Gets Seven-Game Suspension For Elbowing Opponent

The basketball player formerly known as Ron Artest has been suspended for swinging his left elbow hard into the head of an opponent on Sunday. He'll miss the last regular season game and part of the playoffs. Is that enough?
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Olympic Stars May Overshadow Other Athletes

The Summer Olympic Games in London start in 93 days. Of the 10,500 athletes, the attention is on at least two of them: swimmer Michael Phelps and Jamaican sprinter Usain Bolt.
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U.S. Women In Golf, Tennis: Where Are You?

There are lots of great American female athletes on teams, but where are the individual athletes? Frank Deford laments the lack of success by American women in individual sports like tennis and golf.
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Olympian's Arc: From 'Ninja Turtles' To London

Terrence Jennings has earned one of two spots for American men to compete in taekwondo in the Summer Olympics. He recently paid a visit to the martial arts school that helped him get started in the sport. But Jennings, 25, says that a certain group of animated reptiles also played a role in his career.

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