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70-Year-Old Japanese Equestrian Wins Olympic Spot

Just shy of his 71st birthday, Japanese equestrian Hiroshi Hoketsu has won a place at the London Olympics for dressage. Japanese officials are still deciding whether he will compete.
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A Changing Season: A New Spring Training Ethos

Baseball's spring training used to be taken as a sign of spring, but it sounds more like ka-ching these days. Host Scott Simon speaks with Jim Bouton, author of Ball Four and former pitcher for the New York Yankees, about spring training past and present.
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Bounties Uncovered: Paying For Pain In The NFL

A National Football League investigation revealed Friday that the New Orleans Saints had a "bounty" program to pay bonuses for putting game-ending hits on opposing players. Host Scott Simon reports the NFL has yet to announce any penalties.
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MLS's New Spring Idea: Beckham Bends It In Tucson

For Major League Soccer, spring training has meant playing exhibition games all over the continent. Until now. The league now wants to emulate baseball — and that's delighting fans in Tucson, Ariz., a city that Major League Baseball left behind.
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50 Years Later, No Rival To Basketball Scoring Record

Fifty years ago on Friday, Wilt Chamberlin scored 100 points in a professional basketball game. Legendary players have come and gone in the NBA, but no one has come close to Chamberlain's record.

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