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The Secret History Of Black Baseball Players In Japan

Decades before Jackie Robinson broke American baseball's color line, a long-standing camaraderie between black and Japanese players would shape the future of baseball in Japan.
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Ultramarathoner Finishes The Appalachian Trail In Record Time

It took Scott Jurek 46 days, 8 hours and 7 minutes to make the 2,189-mile hike from Springer Mountain, Ga., to the top of Maine's Mount Katahdin.
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Djokovic Beats Federer To Hold On To Wimbledon Title

The Serbian bested his Swiss rival 7-6, 6-7, 6-4, 6-3. It was the 40th time the two men had met on the court.
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Baseball In Skirts, 19th-Century Style

For Victorian athletes in America, the game on the diamond gave them a chance to compete against men — and win. Re-enactment teams offer the same opportunity to modern women.
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Wimbledon 1980: Wooden Racquets, Short Shorts And The Ultimate Showdown

On July 5, 1980, the stage was set for the greatest rivalry in tennis: Iceman Björn Borg versus hothead John McEnroe. The match lasted four hours — and was one of the best in Wimbledon history.
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Serena Williams Wins 21st Grand Slam Title At Wimbledon

For Williams, it leaves her one shy of Steffi Graf and at third place for the all-time women's Grand Slam record.
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Winning Is For Losers: The Great Stories Of The Guys Who Finish Last

Author Max Leonard says that, when it comes to the Tour de France, the riders in the back often have far more interesting stories than the riders in the front. His new book is called Lanterne Rouge.
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Wimbledon, Golf And The Week In Sports

From DeAndre Jordan's NBA snub to Jordan Spieth's Grand Slam ambitions, NPR's Wade Goodwyn talks sports with NPR's Tom Goldman. And all eyes are on Serena Williams as she plays in the Wimbledon final.
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Fans Gather In New York City To Honor U.S. Women's Soccer Team

Crowds turned out to honor the U.S. women's soccer team with a ticker tape parade in New York City Friday. The team defeated Japan to win the World Cup on Sunday. It's been more than half a century since a female athlete was honored with a parade in New York. The team's victory will also be commemorated with a granite marker in Lower Manhattan.
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Women's Soccer Team Earns Ticker-Tape Parade In NYC — And A Return To No. 1

It's the first time any women's team has been celebrated in New York's famed Canyon of Heroes: Thousands attende a parade honoring the U.S. women's national soccer team's World Cup title.

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