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Sports: Lin Shoots For Stardom; Patriot Fans Sour

Lin-sanity grips basketball! Gripes and second-guesses grip Pats fans! And what do we owe great four-legged athletes when they go past their prime? Host Scott Simon talks with NPR sports correspondent Tom Goldman about the sports of the week.
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Just You, Your Dogs And The Yukon Sled Race

Mushing is a solitary endeavor, especially in the more remote parts of Northern Alaska and the Yukon Territory. That's the stage for 23 dog teams who set out a week ago on a 1,000-mile race from Fairbanks, Alaska, to Whitehorse, Canada. Emily Schwing of member station KUAC reports from the Yukon Quest International Sled Dog Race.
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Sports Journalism Is The Goooaal At Argentine School

Argentina is mad for sports — and soccer in particular. There are plenty of opportunities for sportswriters and broadcasters, spawning an education industry that specializes in sports journalism.
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College Basketball Season Heats Up

The college basketball season is heating up. Audie Cornish talks with sportswriter Stefan Fatsis about the season's excitement so far, including a buzzer-beating win by Duke.
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10 Years After '02 Winter Games, Salt Lake Considers Another Olympics

The city is exploring a bid for the 2022 Winter Games. It has the advantage of extensive and specialized facilities. But Olympic officials may want to give another place a chance.
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For Love And The Game, A Star Shines In Delaware

Four years ago, Elena Delle Donne was the top basketball recruit in the country. But Delle Donne walked away from an elite college program — so she could be with her severely disabled sister and the rest of their family. Now she's the best college player in America.
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Like Punk Rockers, Sabre Fencers Are 'Kind Of Crazy'

There are three weapons in fencing: epee, foil and sabre. Mariel Zagunis is the best woman in sabre, winning Olympic gold medals in 2004 and 2008. Zangunis says sabre fencers are the "punk rockers" of her sport — they are aggressive, explosive and a little crazy.

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