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In Kentucky, 2015 Derby Winner Could Arrive Any Day Now

From January into June, about 8,000 registered thoroughbred colts and fillies will be born in Kentucky. As 3-year-olds, a few may be Triple Crown contenders. NPR's Noah Adams was there as one was born.

Straight Out Of Flint: Girl Boxer Aims For Olympics

A 16-year-old from Michigan named Claressa Shields is the youngest fighter competing for a place on the first-ever U.S. Olympic women's boxing team. She's facing fighters almost a decade older and much more experienced — but she's beaten the odds before.

Swing And A Hitch: New Bats Safer, But Power Wanes

High school hitters have to use a different kind of metal bat this baseball season. The change is intended to reduce injuries on the field. But it might have another consequence — fewer home runs.

Money Ends College Sport's Oldest Rivalries

There are just two weeks until Selection Sunday, the day the teams and seeds of the NCAA men's basketball tournament are announced. Before then, three pairs of age-old rivals will play what might be their last games ever.

Sports: MVP's Drug Suspension Ends, Lin Takes Heat

One of baseball's best young stars has his drug ban overturned, but why isn't Major League Baseball celebrating? Also, a tough outing in Miami tempered the Linsanity, and another big Tiger Woods putt rolled away. Host Scott Simon talks with NPR's Tom Goldman for news on the sports of the week.