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Tape Measure Home Runs And Baseball's Biggest Hits

A home run by Washington Nationals outfielder Jayson Werth during spring training had baseball lovers breaking out the tape measure to figure out how far the ball had gone. Sports writer Jane Leavy explains the practice that dates back to Mickey Mantle's historic 565 foot hit in 1953.
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In Women's Title Game, Baylor Goes For History

Notre Dame faces a juggernaut: the undefeated Baylor Lady Bears and their 6-foot, 8-inch, star Brittney Griner. If Baylor wins, the team will finish the season undefeated and be the first in NCAA basketball to win 40 games in one season.
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Wildcats Roll To 8th NCAA Title, Coach Calipari's 1st

The University of Kentucky defeated the University of Kansas 67-59 in the men's basketball final in New Orleans. It's the Wildcats' first title since 1998 and the first ever for head coach John Calipari. Led by tournament MVP Anthony Davis and other young stars, Kentucky dominated the tournament.
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Olympic Sprinter Runs Track, College Prep Program

Sprinter Alainn Pompey has a busy schedule to say the least. Not only is the 400 meter specialist training for her fourth appearance at the Summer Olympics, she's also heading up the Armory College Prep program at the New Balance Track and Field Center in Manhattan. The program serves more than 200 underprivileged students a year and helps them get into college. When Pompey isn't running the track, she can be caught teaching, modeling, writing, coaching and consulting.
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Miami Marlins Herald New Stadium, Players

After years of being trapped in a football stadium, the Miami Marlins now have a new $600 million facility. And after spending hundreds of millions on free agents in the off-season, expectations are high for the baseball team.
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Clang! Three Reasons Why Many Shots May Miss Tonight

Playing inside a dome, in front of 70,000 people and on a raised court is going to make things tough on the players when they take shots, coaches say.

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