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Indy 500 Winner Dies After Massive Crash In Vegas

Dan Wheldon's car became ensnarled in a fiery 15-car pileup on lap 13, flew over another vehicle and landed in a catch fence just outside turn 2. Three other drivers, including championship contender Will Power, were hurt in the pileup.
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Cryotherapy: Why Pro Athletes Like It Chilly

Elite athletes are turning to a cool new therapy to refresh exhausted muscles. The concept is similar to an ice bath, but the benefits, many athletes say, are far better.
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Baseball's New Bling Is Made For Believers

If you watch this year's playoffs, you may notice many baseball players are wearing a certain necklace. It's actually a "metal-infused wellness product," but mostly it's a reminder that baseball is a superstitious enterprise.
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Sports: Baseball Playoffs And An NFL Game To Watch

Baseball playoffs are heating up with pennants on the line. Over in the NFL, the game everyone's watching this week is a battle of rising teams. Meanwhile, the NBA is still locked out, and if it stays that way, it could mean no Christmas games. Host Scott Simon and NPR's Tom Goldman talk sports.
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117 Years Of Race Stats Put To Pasture At The Track

The Keeneland racetrack in Lexington, Ky., holds a vast collection of the Daily Racing Form, the newspaper of the thoroughbred industry. It doesn't have enough financial resources yet, but the library is working on preserving and digitizing the paper, in print since 1894 — and still printing.
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Being Bartman: 'Catching Hell' Tells Cubs Fan's Story

Steve Bartman deflected a foul ball during a playoff game in 2003. The Chicago Cubs went on to lose that game, and Bartman's fellow fans vilified him. A new documentary asks whether Bartman can forgive those fans for making him a scapegoat.

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