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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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Runner Takes On Record-Breaking Mission For Mom

Former Yale track star Sam Fox is trying to break the record for running the entire length of the Pacific Crest Trail all the way from Canada to Mexico. But, as Dave Iverson from member station KQED in San Francisco reports, this long distance challenge is about more than just the record books.
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A Celtic Cure: Soldiers Use Hurling To Heal After War

Hurling, the sport that was created by ancient Celtic warriors, has found a niche following among some soldiers in the U.S. A group of National Guardsmen in New Hampshire formed a team to stay in shape after Middle East deployments. But they found benefits much more than physical.
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NFL Sees Record Passing, Scoring

The first week of the NFL season produced some surprising results — and unlikely offensive fireworks. Was this an anomaly or a signal that this may no longer be your father's NFL? Sportswriter Stefan Fatsis talks to Michele Norris.

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