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BCS Football Standings: Notre Dame Is No. 1

It's been 24 years since Notre Dame won college football's national championship. After a wild weekend of upsets, the Fighting Irish are in prime position to battle for the title again.
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Formula 1's U.S. Fan Base 'Understated,' Andretti Says

Formula One is immensely popular throughout much of the world, but it has failed to find a big audience in the U.S. It's been dwarfed by the homegrown culture of NASCAR and Indy racing. Mario Andretti, who won the Formula One championship in 1978, wants to change that. The racing legend talks to Steve Inskeep about the latest attempt to increase the Formula One fan base.
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Austin Hosts The World With The Return Of F1 Racing

The world's most-watched motorsport series races in America for the first time in five years at a new track in Texas. In an exciting race, Lewis Hamilton passes championship leader Sebastian Vettel to win. Ferrari's championship contender Fernando Alsonso finishes third, sending the title fight to the final race in Brazil.
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What's The Beef With College Football Rankings

College football bowl season is just around the corner, and with it comes the seemingly perennial controversy around the bowl game selection process. Rachel Martin and NPR's Mike Pesca discuss the vagaries of the Bowl Championship Series ranking system, and why you can't just blame it on computers.
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Heidi: The Little Girl Who Changed Football Forever

On Nov. 17, 1968, the New York Jets had taken a two-point lead over the Oakland Raiders with 50 seconds left on the clock. But before the final whistle blew, the stadium faded out and the Swiss Alps faded in for fans watching the game in their living rooms.
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Former Bears Coach Mike Ditka 'Feels Good' After Minor Stroke

Former Bears Coach Mike Ditka was hospitalized after suffering a minor stroke on Friday. He's telling fans not to worry, but he will be taking the weekend off from his job as analyst at ESPN.

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