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Marathon Gets Tornado-Hit Town Back On Its Feet

Runners across the country are converging in Joplin, Mo., for the city's second annual marathon on Sunday. Last spring's tornado devastated the town, and locals hope the race helps them carry on. Jacob Fenston of member station KBIA reports.
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Sports From 'The Onion': A New Book Explores 'The Ecstasy Of Defeat'

The Onion is best-known for its straightforward news coverage, but it also has a thriving sports division that has a new book out.
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With NBA Season In Jeopardy, WNBA Plays On

While basketball fans are despairing at the prospect of at least some of the NBA season being canceled due a labor dispute, there is professional basketball being played right now. Guy Raz talks to sportswriter Stefan Fatsis about the Women's NBA finals — and the state of labor talks in the NBA.
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1985 Chicago Bears Finally Get Their Due With White House Visit

The 1985 Chicago Bears team finished a dream season by winning the Super Bowl, 46-10, over the New England Patriots. But unlike most modern championship teams, the Bears didn't make it to the White House — their trip was preempted by the Challenger shuttle disaster.
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Banned U.S. Sprinter Wins Olympics Appeal; Other Cases May Follow

In allowing U.S. sprinter LaShawn Merritt to compete, the court said the IOC rule known as the "Osaka Rule" is "invalid and unenforceable" because it extends punishments beyond the guidelines of the World Anti-Doping Code.
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ESPN No Longer Plans To Use Hank Williams Song

ESPN is parting ways with Hank Williams Jr. The network will no longer use his signature song "All My Rowdy Friends," to introduce Monday Night Football.
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TCU Bolts Big East To Stay Closer To Home In Big 12

With college sports conferences realigning themselves as if they were inspired by the Human Centipede movies, another twist has emerged today, with Texas Christian University opting to leave the Big East — a conference it had not yet formally joined — in favor of the Big 12.

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