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Braun Return The Biggest Story In Baseball Training

Baseball spring training is getting under way. One of the biggest stories of players returning is National League MVP Ryan Braun of the Milwaukee Brewers. On Thursday, he won an appeal after failing a drug test. Audie Cornish talks to sportswriter Stefan Fatsis for more about that story and what else to expect during the training season.
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In Male-Dominated Racing, A Girl With Big Dreams

The Daytona 500, considered NASCAR's biggest race, takes place in Florida this weekend. Sixteen-year-old Annabeth Barnes aims to win that race someday. She's featured in the new PBS documentary Racing Dreams. Barnes talks with host Michel Martin about why she loves the sport and how being a minority on the track doesn't stop her ambition.
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'We Crush The Cars': Inside The Monster Truck Arena

The sport — yes, sport — of monster truck driving has come a long way. What started in the late '70s as intermission entertainment for tractor-pulling competitions is now a multimillion-dollar industry that tours the world. "We are a show," says veteran Rod Schmidt, "but yet we're racers."
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Underdog Football Team Shines In 'Undefeated'

In 2009, volunteer coach Bill Courtney led the struggling football team of Manassas High School in Memphis, Tenn., to the playoffs. Filmmakers Dan Lindsay and T.J. Martin chronicle the challenges of the team — on and off the field — in the Oscar-nominated documentary Undefeated.
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Olympians Were 'Superstars' In ABC Sports Show

The long-gone TV show The Superstars aired on ABC in the 70s and 80s, and was a kind of made-for-TV decathlon. it featured all kinds of athletes competing against each other. Olympians often fared well in the competition.

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