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Stephen Strasburg Making 2011 Debut

After missing the entire season recovering from "Tommy John" surgery, Nationals pitching phenom Stephen Strasburg is poised to start Tuesday.

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A 'Showdown' That Changed Football's Racial History

Much of the NFL integrated in the 1940s. The Washington Redskins held out until 1962. In a new book, historian Thomas G. Smith writes about how it took an ultimatum from the Kennedy administration to allow blacks into pro football in the nation's capital.
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In Your Ear: Zina Garrison

Tennis great Zina Garrison shares some of the music that inspires her. Garrison was the first black woman to reach the Wimbledon finals since Althea Gibson did it in the 1950s. She ranked No. 4 in the world in 1990, the year she won the French Open.
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After Scandal, Ohio State To Hit Football Field

In Ohio, college football enters a new era. Scandal forced a coaching change, and a number of players are benched at Ohio State for breaking NCAA rules. The Buckeyes' situation is providing a good case study for those interested in making big changes to college sports.
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After Scandal, Ohio State To Hit Football Field

In Ohio, college football enters a new era. Scandal forced a coaching change, and a number of players are benched at Ohio State for breaking NCAA rules. The Buckeyes' situation is providing a good case study for those interested in making big changes to college sports.
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61-Year-Old Kicker Debuts At Ala. University

It's that time of year when college football begins again. Athletes have spent the past few months practicing and gearing up for the season. But for one athlete in particular, the return to the gridiron is extra special for a kicker almost old enough to get social security.
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Barbershop: Jobs Plan Scuffle, MLK, Jr. Quote

John Boehner refuses Barack Obama's request for a joint session of Congress next Wednesday to discuss jobs. CBC members exchange heated comments about the Tea Party. Poet Maya Angelou criticizes the quote engraved on the MLK, Jr. Memorial. The Barbershop guys weigh in.

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