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Top Athlete In New Olympic Sport Injured

One of the top athletes in the new Olympic sport of ski halfpipe is in critical condition in a Utah hospital. Canadian Sarah Burke, 29, was injured when she fell during a training run in Park City, Utah, earlier this week. Burke is considered a pioneer in a sport where competitors on skis do the same tricks and flips that snowboarders do — all in a super-sized halfpipe.
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'Washington Post' Touts First Extensive Post-Scandal Interview With Paterno

The newspaper plans to report Saturday about what the former Penn State football coach has to say concerning the scandal involving one of his former assistants. It cost Paterno his job.
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NFL Playoffs Resume With 4 Weekend Games

Tim Tebow will lead the Denver Broncos against the New England Patriots in the marquee game Saturday night. TV ratings for this game could go through the roof.
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John Parr Rewrites 'St. Elmo's Fire' As Valentine To Tebow

Melissa Block speaks with '80s hit song maker John Parr, who has rewritten the lyrics of his song "St. Elmo's Fire, Man In Motion" to create a song for Tim Tebow, called "Tim Tebow's Fire."
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Penn State Will Honor Paterno, School President Says

"We will publicly honor Joe and his wife, Sue, for all the many things they have done for the university, both from an athletic standpoint and an academic standpoint," President Rodney Erickson told alumni Wednesday.
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If You Pay For Cable, You're A Hostage Of Sports

In television, sports is where the money is. And whether or not they watch live sporting events, cable subscribers pay to subsidize that coverage, every month. ESPN now collects an average of $4.69 for every cable home –– four times more than any other network.
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Alabama Shuts Down LSU In BCS Championship Game

There are two kinds of compelling football games. One, when teams battle back and forth to a dramatic ending. The other, when one team dominates to such an extent that all you can do is watch in awe. Monday night, the University of Alabama treated football fans to the latter. The Crimson Tide won the BCS championship game 21-0.

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