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In Winter Classic, Rangers Nip Flyers, Al Fresco

The New York Rangers rallied from two goals down to beat the Philadelphia Flyers 3-2 in the Winter Classic at Citizens Bank Park Monday. The hockey rink stretched from first base to third base at the Phillies' baseball stadium.
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How To Fix College Sports

Joe Nocera is among critics who say that college athletics are an exploitative system. In a business that takes in $6 billion in revenue annually, should players get compensation beyond their scholarships? Nocera talks with guest host Jacki Lyden about his plan to make things right.
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Sports: Eyes On The Playoffs; Showdown In Ky.

It's the last week of the NFL season, and a handful of teams are still trying to edge their way into the playoffs. The NBA season is just wrapping up its first week, but already the Miami Heat look to be steamrolling a path straight to those playoffs. Guest host Jacki Lyden is joined by ESPN's Howard Bryant to talk sports.
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College Football Bowl Preview: Compelling Matchups, Dead Ahead

College football is set to enter its final week, and that means the biggest bowl games are coming up. The first week of 2012 will feature marquee matchups like Oregon vs. Wisconsin, and Oklahoma State against Stanford.
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Emlen Tunnell: A Largely Unknown NFL Great

Emlen Tunnell was the first black player voted into the Pro Football Hall of Fame. He was also the first defensive specialist elected to the Hall of Fame, the first African American to be a scout and the first African American on a coaching staff. He played his last game 50 years ago on Saturday. And though he still ranks second all-time in interceptions, he is a casualty of the unfamiliarity football often has with its past.

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