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Four Baseball Teams Battle For Playoff Spots

The Major League Baseball playoff teams are almost set, with the wild-card races coming down to the wire.
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We're All Just 'Guys'

It used to be that guys were guys and girls were girls. But now everyone's a guy and Frank Deford is confused.
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Earl Williams' Odd Baseball Career

Earl Williams won baseball's National League Rookie of the Year award four decades ago. But when the Atlanta Braves traded Williams to the Baltimore Orioles, he clashed with his new manager. Just a few years later, he was out of baseball. Frustrated, he offered his skills in a New York Times ad.
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The Man Behind The 'Moneyball' Sabermetrics

Bill James was working at a Kansas cannery when he came up with an idea that would transform baseball. The movie Moneyball tells the story of that idea and how the Oakland Athletics ran with it. James talks about the film and how his idea changed baseball.
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Marathon Record Lowered By 21 Seconds

Kenya's Patrick Makau averaged about 4 minutes, 43 seconds per mile over the 26.2-mile course in Berlin. The previous record holder, Ethiopia's Haile Gebrselassie, had to stop because of exercise-induced asthma.
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Stings Halt Diana Nyad's Cuba-Florida Swim

The 62-year-old endurance swimmer gave up her attempt after more than 40 hours of swimming. The cause: Painful man o' war stings, which medics warned could be life-threatening.

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