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Remembering Joe Frazier And An Epic Boxing Rivalry

The man nicknamed "Smokin' Joe" was one of the greatest heavyweights in history, and his three fights in the 1970s with bitter rival Muhammad Ali are part of boxing lore. Frazier died Monday in Philadelphia at age 67.
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Boxer Joe Frazier, Who Beat Ali In The 'Fight Of The Century,' Has Died

Frazier and Muhammad Ali fought three classic bouts in the early '70s. In the first, Frazier won. Ali came back to win the next two.
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Some Local Businesses Hurting Without NBA Assist

The NBA's ongoing lockout affects the hometown cities in different ways. While most large cities with a professional basketball team can attract fans with other professional sports, in places like Oklahoma City, businesses suffer as a result. Economists estimate each lost game is a million-dollar hit to the city's economy.
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2 Penn State Officials Leave Amid Sex Abuse Scandal

Two top Penn State officials charged with covering up allegations of a child sex abuse scandal have stepped down after Sunday's emergency meeting of the university's Board of Trustees. Former defensive coordinator Jerry Sandusky was charged over the weekend with sexually abusing eight boys over 15 years.
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2 Penn State Officials Resign Amid Sex-Abuse Scandal

Athletic Director Tim Curley and school administrator Gary Schultz have stepped down amid allegations of an explosive child-sex abuse scandal and cover-up in State College, Pa.
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College Football's Big Game; NBA's Stalled Start

College football's two top-ranked teams, Alabama and Louisiana State University, play for the No. 1 spot Saturday night. Howard Bryant of ESPN talks with host Scott Simon about the game, the end of baseball season and the stalled beginning of the NBA season.

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