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Miracle Field Accommodates Children Of All Abilities

Baseball is known as America's pastime, but physical and mental disabilities may keep some would-be athletes from enjoying it. But at the newly opened Miracle Field in Germantown, no one has to be left out.

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D.C. Hosts "Beyond the Voucher" Basketball Tournament

Housing officials in the District are using a game of hoops to help young people from low-income families with its first "Beyond The Voucher" basketball tournament.

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Former Drug Seller Coaches Kids On Baseball, Life

After co-founding a famed local band and serving prison time for drug charges, Derrick McCrae believes he has found his passion. For the past 17 years, McCrae has been coaching Little League baseball in one of Washington D.C.'s toughest neighborhoods. Host Michel Martin speaks with McCrae about what he has learned and how he teaches his players to succeed on and off the baseball diamond.
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Too Many Days Hath September (And Baseball)

Baseball's season is just too long — or at least, that's the opinion of Frank Deford, who provide some suggestions for improvement. One idea: Let more teams into the playoffs.
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8 Miami Hurricane Players Suspended, Must Repay Benefits

The NCAA handed down the punishments after a convicted Ponzi schemer said he provided impermissible benefits to 72 student athletes.
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Little League Champs Receive Warm Homecoming

Huntington Beach, Calif., welcomed home its Little League champions Monday night. Parents, friends and supporters turned out at a city park to celebrate their team's victory over Japan.
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$100 Million, Six-Year Deal For Michael Vick

Just a little more than two years ago, Vick was finishing up an 18-month prison term after being convicted on charges related to dog fighting. What's your reaction to this huge deal?
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Female Golfing Phenom Seeks Titles, Recognition

World No. 1 Yani Tseng of Taiwan has been powering and smiling her way around golf courses — and making history. She has already done something that no one who has swung a golf club has done before: At the relatively tender age of 22, Tseng has won five major championships.

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