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Women Push Their Limits In Pro Cycling Race

The Exergy Tour began Thursday night in Boise, Idaho. It's the largest women's five-day stage race in North America. It's also the last major race before cycling teams are chosen for the Olympics in London. This Tour is meant to raise the bar for women's cycling but as Sadie Babits reports, the race began with a major upset.
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'Finding Ultra': The Ultimate Athletic Test

The Ironman World Championship takes place this fall in Hawaii. Host Rachel Martin talks with super-endurance athlete Rich Roll, who has competed in several ironman and ultraman competitions. He's the author of Finding Ultra: Rejecting Middle Age, Becoming One of the World's Fittest Men, and Discovering Myself.
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Sports: Ice, Hoops And Rackets

The Stanley Cup finals are set, the NBA playoffs feature a thrilling matchup between Texas and Oklahoma, and the French Open, uh, opens. Host Scott Simon catches up on the week in sports with NPR's Tom Goldman.
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Even Soccer Teams Are Feeling The Pinch In Spain

Spaniards love their soccer, and it has provided a diversion during the economic crisis. But a government desperate for cash is now demanding that teams pay taxes they were evading.
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Lady Arm Wrestlers Kick Butt, Entertain In Charlottesville

A group of strong-willed and strong-armed ladies in Charlottesville have pioneered the Collective of Lady Arm Wrestlers — an organization that raises money while doing battle with one another.

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After Short Season, NBA Playoffs Begin In Earnest

After a compressed National Basketball season due to a labor lockout, the playoffs have been full of exciting basketball. Robert Siegel talks with sportswriter Stefan Fatsis about the NBA conference semifinal matchups.
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Transgender Athlete Competes For Spot In Olympics

Keelin Godsey is raising questions about how transgender athletes can compete in sports. Godsey recently qualified for the women's track and field Olympic trials in the hammer throw. Godsey was born female, identifies as male, but competes in the female division.

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