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Fans Not Pleased With NFL's Replacement Refs

Weekend Edition Sunday guest host Linda Wertheimer talks with NPR's Mike Pesca about the NFL's use of replacement referees heading into the regular season.

Fact Check: Paul Ryan Exaggerates Marathon Claim

Republican vice presidential candidate Rep. Paul Ryan claimed he'd run a marathon in less than three hours — an athletic feat. Runner's World magazine checked the claim and discovered his running time in the only marathon he's ever run was just over four hours.

Week In Sports: U.S. Open To Be Roddick's Last

Weekend Edition Saturday host Scott Simon catches up with Howard Bryant of and ESPN the Magazine about the week in sports, including the U.S. Open and tennis star Andy Roddick's retirement from the sport.

Navy Lieutenant Swims To Gold In London Paralympics, Months After Injury

Less than one year after being blinded by an explosion in Afghanistan, U.S. swimmer Bradley Snyder has won a gold medal in the men's 100m freestyle at the 2012 Paralympics. The medal came hours after Snyder set a Paralympic record in a preliminary heat at the London Aquatic Center.

Heart Of A Hawk In Iowa City, Iowa

Herky's Nest serves as a premium seating area in the Kinnick Stadium for children and families from the University of Iowa Children's Hospital.

Doing It To Win: Veterans Raise Bar At Paralympics

Among the athletes at the ongoing 2012 games in London are veterans of the wars in Iraq and Afghanistan. Organizers of the games say the vets raise the caliber of the competition. And injured veterans say Paralympic sports provide inspiration and the prospect of a normal, active life.