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NBA Labor Talks Break Down, Games In Jeopardy

The NBA has canceled the remainder of the preseason and will wipe out the first two weeks of the regular season if there is no labor agreement by Monday. No further meetings are scheduled, making it even more likely the league will lose games to a work stoppage for the first time since 1998-99, when the season was reduced to 50 games.
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WNBA Has Higher TV Ratings But Uncertain Future

The second game of the WNBA finals is set for Wednesday night in Minneapolis, as the Minnesota Lynx face the Atlanta Dream. The women's basketball league is reporting its best TV ratings in years. But after 15 seasons, the WNBA is still having trouble attracting fans and making money.
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Relief Pitcher Admits Living A Lie, And Then Life Gets Complicated

A week before baseball's regular season ended, Florida Marlins pitcher Leo Nunez made a stunning admission: For the past 10 years, he lied about both his age and his name. Details about why he assumed someone else's identity are only now coming out.
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The Luxurious Revenue College Sports Model

Football picks up most of the bills for all the other college sports that lose money. Should an athletic department be funded on the shoulder pads of poor kids?
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Bicycles, China's Former Love, Get A Second Look

Bicycles, once seen as part of China's identity, have been displaced by a hunger to buy cars. But there are signs that the nation might be rekindling its love affair with the two-wheelers. Beijing hosts an elite cycling event this week.
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ESPN Pulls Hank Williams Jr. Song From 'MNF' Over Hitler Remark

ESPN says it won't use Hank Williams Jr. in tonight's Monday Night Footballprogram, after the singer compared President Obama to Adolph Hitler earlier today. Williams made the remark on Fox News, while talking about Obama playing golf with Speaker John Boehner.

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