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Baseball's Spring Training Begins; Opening Day Is April 4

Major League Baseball's spring training has begun, as catchers and pitchers have made their way to Florida and Arizona to prepare for the 2012 season. Stories so far include young stars Buster Posey and Stephen Strasburg returning to the Giants and Nationals, respectively.
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Through RecordSetter, Everyone Can Be World Champ

If a feat is "quantifiable and breakable" and there is media proof of it, RecordSetter's co-founder says, the website will recognize it as a world record. The website accepts submissions for just about anything.
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Romney To Relive Olympic Glory As Campaign Grasps For Gold

Utah is celebrating the 10th anniversary of the 2002 Salt Lake City Olympics, which Mitt Romney claims credit for rescuing. While the attention could help Romney's recently struggling presidential campaign, Democrats are just now raising questions about Romney's widely lauded stewardship of the games.
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As Ivies Boost Financial Aid, Teams Up Their Game

The men's basketball team at Jeremy Lin's alma mater, Harvard University, is making its mark on the national scene — and benefiting from powerful Ivy League recruiting tools: a stellar academic reputation and a big increase in financial aid.
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Stefan Fatsis On America's 'Linsanity'

Host Robert Siegel talks to sportswriter Stefan Fatsis about Jeremy Lin, point guard for the New York Knicks, and his rapid rise to fame.
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Gary Carter, Hall Of Famer And Mets Hero, Dies Of Brain Cancer At 57

Gary Carter, the former Major League Baseball catcher who helped the New York Mets win the 1986 World Series, has died of brain cancer at 57. In a career split between the Mets and the Montreal Expos, Carter was chosen for 11 All Star teams.

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