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Hobie Alter, The Henry Ford Of Surfboards, Dies At 80

Surfboard pioneer Hobie Alter has died. He was the first to mass-produce foam surfboards, which helped popularize the sport. He went on to change sailing with his low-cost "Hobie Cat" catamaran.
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Freshmen Wildcats Step Easily Into Storied Tradition

The Kentucky Wildcats are headed to the Final Four in the NCAA men's college basketball tournament. It's the third time in five years the team has made the semifinals — all under coach John Calipari.
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Hobie Alter, A Legend In Surfing And Sailing, Dies At 80

His innovations helped thousands of people enjoy life on and in the water. Alter helped perfect a foam-core surfboard in the 1950s. Then he designed an iconic catamaran.
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Martina Hingis Wins Doubles Title, First Since 2007

Martina Hingis and Sabine Lisicki had entered the Sony Open near Miami, Fla., on a wild card granted by organizers.
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Arizona Fans Riot After Close March Madness Loss

Students and fans hurled beer and fireworks at police after an overtime defeat Saturday night. The police responded with dozens of rounds of pepper balls and force.
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76ers Win To Avoid Setting A New NBA Losing-Streak Record

"It's over," declared the headline at the Philadelphia Inquirer. After weeks filled with nothing but losses, the Philadelphia 76ers finally won a basketball game Saturday night.
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Warren Buffett Gets To Keep His Perfect-Bracket Billion

No one managed to predict a perfect bracket for the NCAA tournament. Warren Buffett had promised to give $1 billion to anyone who guessed them all. Lucky for him, he won his bet.
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For Women, Being A Jock May Also Signal Political Ambition

Women who play competitive sports in college are more likely to go into politics, a study says, suggesting that increased opportunities for women under Title IX may help boost interest public office.
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NCAA's Elite 8 Is Set; A Listing Of Weekend Games

Kentucky came back to beat defending champ Louisville, and Michigan State upset Virginia Friday night, as the NCAA men's basketball championship finalized its Elite Eight lineup.
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March Madness And Labor Relations: The Week In Sports

There were some big games Friday night, including Kentucky vs. Louisville. NPR's Tom Goldman talks March Madness with NPR's Scott Simon.

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