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American Whiz Rises Up In The World Of Ping-Pong

China has long dominated the sport of table tennis, winning almost every Olympic medal since 1992. That's not likely to change at this year's Summer Olympics, but one young American athlete may be on her way to giving China a run for its money.
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'Foul' Behavior At Baseball Game Goes Viral

Robert Siegel and Melissa Block have the story of an uproar caused by a foul ball at a Yankees and Rangers game.
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John Thompson Jr. Dismisses Racist Reactions To Joel Ward Goal

Many were staggered by the racist responses to the game-winning goal scored by the Capitals' Joel Ward Wednesday night. John Thompson Jr., the first African-American coach to win the NCAA men's championship, spoke to Kojo Nnamdi, dismissing such comments.

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Negro League Player Remembers A Life With America's Favorite Pastime

We meet a former Negro League baseball player with a lifelong commitment to America's Favorite Pastime.

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Capitals Beat Boston Bruins In Game 7 Playoff Win

The Washington Capitals beat the Boston Bruins in Game 7 of their playoff series last night; the Caps will now advance to the Eastern Conference semifinals.

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Power (Dis)Play? Teams In Black Draw More Penalties

Hockey teams wearing darker-colored jerseys are more likely to be penalized for aggressive fouls than teams wearing white jerseys, new research finds. And teams wearing black jerseys get penalized the most. It's not clear whether the jersey color increases player aggression or draws more visual attention by referees.
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Taking One Last Swing At Baseball's Big Time

Reid Gorecki achieved what every minor league ballplayer hopes to achieve: He played a few games in the big leagues. That was three years ago. Now he's struggling over whether it's time to say goodbye to the game.

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