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Think Soccer Is Tough? Try Handstands On A Horse

A lot of kids play soccer, others play chess, and some kids do handstands on the backs of galloping horses. It's a risky pastime, but parents say it teaches concentration and is a lot less expensive than other equestrian sports — even if it does take their breath away sometimes.
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Sports: Noteworthy Pitch Performances

Chicago White Sox pitcher Philip Humber threw a perfect game Saturday against the Seattle Mariners. Host Rachel Martin talks to NPR's Mike Pesca about Humber's game and about Jamie Moyer, who set a record this week for being the oldest pitcher to win a game.
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Can't Join The Club: London Marathon 'Ever-Presents'

The 32nd-annual London Marathon takes place on Sunday. It's London's last major sporting event until the summer Olympics. Vicki Barker spent some time with the race's most seasoned veterans, the so-called "Ever-Presents," who have run in all 31 previous marathons. Time is dwindling their numbers, but not their enthusiasm.
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Sports: Who's Starting Baseball Season Well

Host Scott Simon talks with ESPN's Howard Bryant about how teams are doing in the first few weeks of Major League Baseball, Fenway Park's 100-year anniversary and women's basketball coach Pat Summitt, who stepped aside this week.
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Pole Vaulter Aims For New Heights And Olympic Gold

The world's top-ranked female pole vaulter lives and trains near Rochester, N.Y. After taking home the silver medal in the Beijing Olympics, 30-year-old Jenn Suhr, with support from her husband and coach Rick Ruhr, is gunning for gold in London. But first, she must qualify at the U.S. trials in June.

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