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U.S. Rhythmic Gymnastics Star Readies For London

Julie Zetlin is the United States' top-ranked rhythmic gymnast; she has already qualified to compete in London. And while she wants a medal from the Summer Olympics, she also wants Americans to take her sport seriously.
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Is It Time To Tone Down The Tiger Woods Coverage?

With the Masters tournament poised to begin Thursday, Tiger Woods continues to dominate golf coverage — despite the fact that he isn't actually winning tournaments.
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Women's Basketball Down To Notre Dame, Baylor

Notre Dame takes on Baylor on Tuesday night for the NCAA women's basketball title. The Fighting Irish have a challenge on their hands. Baylor is undefeated this season and has a superstar player, Britney Griner, who is 6 feet 8 inches tall.
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Tape Measure Home Runs And Baseball's Biggest Hits

A home run by Washington Nationals outfielder Jayson Werth during spring training had baseball lovers breaking out the tape measure to figure out how far the ball had gone. Sports writer Jane Leavy explains the practice that dates back to Mickey Mantle's historic 565 foot hit in 1953.
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In Women's Title Game, Baylor Goes For History

Notre Dame faces a juggernaut: the undefeated Baylor Lady Bears and their 6-foot, 8-inch, star Brittney Griner. If Baylor wins, the team will finish the season undefeated and be the first in NCAA basketball to win 40 games in one season.
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Wildcats Roll To 8th NCAA Title, Coach Calipari's 1st

The University of Kentucky defeated the University of Kansas 67-59 in the men's basketball final in New Orleans. It's the Wildcats' first title since 1998 and the first ever for head coach John Calipari. Led by tournament MVP Anthony Davis and other young stars, Kentucky dominated the tournament.

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