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Statues Of Sports Stars Help Us Remember Them As Larger Than Life

More than statues of generals or politicians, those of athletes are remembrances of good things past, says Frank Deford.
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For Heptathlete Sharon Day-Monroe, It's 7 Events With Just One Goal

She's already been to the Olympics twice and been a U.S. champion several times over. But at 31, Day-Monroe knows this may be her last shot at an Olympic medal.
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Kevin Durant Picks Golden State Warriors, Ending Free Agency Saga

Kevin Durant is leaving the Oklahoma City Thunder to join fellow superstar Stephen Curry. His choice quickly gained the endorsement of Lil B, a rapper whose sobriquet is The BasedGod.
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Track & Field Olympic Hopefuls Compete For A Chance To Go To Rio

The country's top track and field athletes are competing in Eugene, Ore., over the next several days — running, jumping and throwing for a chance to represent the U.S. in this year's summer Olympics.
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Irked By Broadcast Coverage, Gymnastics Sites Aim To Raise The Bar

As the Olympic trials loom in women's gymnastics, an informal group of blogs and podcasts called the "gymternet" has been shaking up how the sport is covered — focusing on athleticism, not sparkles.
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The Beast Born Of Snow: What It Feels Like In The Jaws Of An Avalanche

"Think of being in a train crash," says one survivor. Now, think of a train crash made of a mountainside. This is an avalanche — and surviving one will take expertise, equipment and a lot of luck.
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As Cavaliers Close Out NBA Season, Another Round Of Bidding Wars Ensues

It's not too soon to talk about the NBA teams trying to bid for next year's players. Mike Pesca from The Gist podcast talks to NPR's Rachel Martin about the free agents that are up for grabs.
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The Week In Sports: Wimbledon

Howard Bryant of ESPN.com is at the Wimbledon tennis championships and tells NPR's Scott Simon about what he's seen so far.
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Legendary Tennessee Basketball Coach Pat Summitt Dies At 64

One of the best college basketball coaches of all time — men or women — has died. Pat Summitt led the University of Tennessee Lady Volunteers for almost four decades.
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A Rejuvenated Michael Phelps Says Rio Will Be Special

Michael Phelps got a DUI, some bad press and time in rehab since the 2012 Olympics. And that helps explain why he decided to come out of retirement and compete in his fifth Summer Games.

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