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New Season, New Owners For Los Angeles Dodgers

The Los Angeles Dodgers opened their home season Tuesday. The baseball team has new ownership and faces a number of challenges — including luring fans back to a stadium where a visiting Giants fan was beaten nearly to death last year.
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Beach Volleyball Star Walsh Has Sights On London, And Babies In Diapers

U.S. beach volleyball star Kerri Walsh is honing her game for the 2012 Summer Olympics, where she and playing partner Misty May-Treanor hope to continue a streak of dominance that goes back to 2004. One thing that might help, she says, is her new sponsorship deal with Pampers.
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The NCAA: Is Membership Worth It?

Following Kentucky's college basketball victory, commentator Frank Deford wonders about the ethics of the NCAA.
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Critics: Suspending Marlins' Manager Not Enough

The manager of the Miami Marlins, Ozzie Guillen, apologized for comments praising Fidel Castro on Tuesday. Guillen has been suspended for five games because of the remarks. He now says he'll do whatever he can to repair relations with angry Cuban-Americans.
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Marlins Suspend Guillen After Castro Comments

The Miami Marlins suspended manager Ozzie Guillen for five games after he apparently told Time magazine that he loves Cuba's Fidel Castro and respects him for holding power for so long. At a news conference in Miami, Guillen apologized and said his remarks were misinterpreted by the reporter.
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'Winding Up' As The Mets' Knuckleball Pitcher

New York Mets pitcher R.A. Dickey is currently the only knuckleball pitcher in the major leagues. His new memoir, Wherever I Wind Up, explains how his life — and career — have mimicked the unpredictable trajectory of the difficult pitch he throws game after game.

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