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Missing Giants Fan Found Living In L.A.

Melissa Block has an update on the whereabouts of Billy Chamberlain, a super fan of the San Francisco Giants. When Billy went missing, the Giants became worried.
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Turkey Bans Men From Some Soccer Games

If a team's fans have been sanctioned for unruly behavior, the new no-man policy applies. Women and children get free admission. The rule may be working. Some 40,000 women and children packed a stadium in Istanbul on Tuesday. One player said, "It was such a fun and pleasant atmosphere."
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No Respect For The Women On The Sidelines

In TV, football sideline reporters are often women. But commentator Frank Deford wonders why they aren't up in the booth, calling the game.
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And Then There Were 8? Big 12 In Jeopardy

The Big 12, an athletic conference composed of 10 colleges from the Central U.S., may soon need to rebrand itself as the Big 8. The possible departure of two of its members — Texas A&M and the University of Oklahoma — may destabilize not only the Big 12, but also the college football landscape.
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Boxer Floyd Mayweather At The Top Of His Game

Floyd Mayweather may be the best boxer in the world. He's undefeated, 41-and-0, and has held world titles in five different weight divisions. And unlike any other boxer — really, any other sports star — he's in complete control of his career, athletically and financially. He returns to the ring tonight for the first time in 16 months, and this time, he has complete control — he gets a piece of every T-shirt sold, of every hot dog consumed, of every $59.99 a pay-per-viewer shells out. He even pays his opponent, Victor Ortiz. Weekends on All Things Considered host Guy Raz talks with NPR's Mike Pesca about the man who calls himself "Money Mayweather."
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Sports: Tigers Make Playoffs; NBA Lockout Blues

Baseball fans are cheering in Detroit and heaving a sigh of relief. But in New England, pro basketball fans are bracing for the sounds of silence. NPR sports correspondent and noisemaker Tom Goldman talks host Scott Simon through all this and more.

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