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A Need For Speed: Inside Jamaica's Sprint Factory

When it comes to sprinting, Jamaica reigns supreme. And what, exactly, makes Jamaicans so fast? Some say it's in the food; others point to genetics. But let's start with the obvious: In Jamaica, kids really like to run.

NFL Player's Death Highlights Brain Injuries

Junior Seau's suicide this week adds more fodder to the questions around the NFL and player safety. Audie Cornish talks with sportswriter Stefan Fatsis about Seau and the league's ongoing lawsuits from other players and their families.

Junior Seau's Family OKs Having His Brain Studied, 'L.A. Times' Reports

Research could determine whether he suffered from brain disease. At least two other former players who also committed suicide recently had that problem and it's thought that injuries suffered during their careers caused the diseases.

No Mo! Yankees Great Mariano Rivera Suffers Possible Career-Ending Injury

The greatest "closer" in Major League Baseball was chasing a fly ball during batting practice when he tore the anterior cruciate ligament in his right knee.

Horse Tips For Saturday's Kentucky Derby

The Run for the Roses is Saturday. David Greene talks to Mike Battaglia, who sets the morning line at Churchill Downs, about handicapping horses in the Kentucky Derby.

For College Seniors, One Last Lap Before Graduation

Requiring students to pass a swimming test to graduate was once a widespread tradition. Today, only a handful of colleges still require the exams. Some schools are trying to persuade procrastinators to put the test behind them long before their last college semester.