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Baseball's Small-Market Teams Vie For Playoff Births

Major League Baseball's pennant race is heading into the home stretch. There are a large number of small-market teams in the hunt for a place in this year's post-season play. Does that mean big spending teams are wasting their money?

'It's A Grind': An NFL Player's Struggle For Survival

To call Ross Ventrone's career as an NFL defensive back unstable is an understatement. He's been hired, promoted, or fired by the New England Patriots no fewer than 29 times in two years.

Paralympian's Pursuit Enables Aspiring Athletes

Champion wheelchair racer Tatyana McFadden's fight to compete alongside able-bodied athletes opened up civil rights laws providing more opportunities for her sister and other disabled athletes. The sisters will compete against each other at the Paralympic Games in London.

Fans Not Pleased With NFL's Replacement Refs

Weekend Edition Sunday guest host Linda Wertheimer talks with NPR's Mike Pesca about the NFL's use of replacement referees heading into the regular season.

Fact Check: Paul Ryan Exaggerates Marathon Claim

Republican vice presidential candidate Rep. Paul Ryan claimed he'd run a marathon in less than three hours — an athletic feat. Runner's World magazine checked the claim and discovered his running time in the only marathon he's ever run was just over four hours.

Week In Sports: U.S. Open To Be Roddick's Last

Weekend Edition Saturday host Scott Simon catches up with Howard Bryant of and ESPN the Magazine about the week in sports, including the U.S. Open and tennis star Andy Roddick's retirement from the sport.