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'Boxing Is The Love Of My Life': A Woman Fights For A Shot At Gold

You could say Tyrieshia Douglas' boxing career began at 16, when she was arrested for street fighting. Now, at 23, Douglas is one of 24 fighters competing for three spots on the first ever U.S. Olympic women's boxing team.
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As Olympic Trials Near, Women's Boxing Heats Up

Women's boxing will be an Olympic sport for the first time in London later this year and the trials to choose the U.S. competitors will be held in Spokane in February. Tyrieshia Douglas from Baltimore is one of the competitors. When she was 16-years-old, she was arrested for street-fighting and says her juvenile court judge recommended she take her skills into the gym. Now she's 23-years-old and ranked No. 2 in the country in her weight category.
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From Struggle To Glory In Minor League Football

Jamie King's NFL dreams never took off, but he got a second chance when he was asked to coach the Fredericksburg Generals, a little-known team in Virginia. He talks with guest host Jacki Lyden about helping a group of misfits become champions, and how it changed his life in the process. King is profiled in this week's The Washington Post Magazine.
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Super Bowl XLVI: Dogs In Ads, Madonna At Halftime

With an ad costing about $3.5 million per 30 seconds, the stakes were high as advertisers pulled out all their tricks to wow viewers on Super Bowl Sunday. To review the most talked about ads, guest host Jacki Lyden hears from Tampa Bay Times TV and media critic Eric Deggans, and Detroit News TV critic and writer Mekeisha Madden Toby. They also discuss Madonna's halftime show performance.
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Eli Has Two Rings, Peyton Has One; Time For Little 'Bro To Get More Respect?

And speaking of the Super Bowl, did you catch the obscene gesture by singer M.I.A. during the halftime show? We missed it, but so did the person with a finger on the button that would have blurred the offending finger on TV.
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Giants Tower Over Patriots As Super Bowl Champs

The New York Giants came back with a last-minute score to beat the New England Patriots 21-17 Sunday night for New York's fourth Super Bowl title. It was a rematch of the 2008 NFL championship, when Eli Manning led New York past New England to ruin the Patriots' bid for a perfect season.

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