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China's 'Great Wall' Takes A Hit At U.S. Heavyweight Boxing

At 6 feet 11 and 285 pounds, Taishan Dong hopes to be the next big heavyweight fighter in a boxing class that's hurting for stars.
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For The First Time, Real Tattoos Make Their Madden Debut

Fear of lawsuits had kept tattoos out of previous editions of the video game, but San Francisco quarterback Colin Kaepernick put those worries to rest when he secured the rights to his tattoos.
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Bob Motley, Last Surviving Negro League Ump, Recalls Baseball History

The 91-year-old former Marine went from borrowing a mask at an Okinawa hospital to umpiring in the Negro League, where he made calls against legends like Satchel Paige, Hank Aaron and Willie Mays.
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Giants, 49ers Lack Pre-Season Spark: The Week In Sports

NPR's Linda Wertheimer talks to Mike Pesca of Slate.com about the week's sports news.
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Little League And College Football: The Week In Sports

NPR's Tom Goldman previews the Little League World Series final games, and looks forward to the college football season.
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Little League Phenom Takes Her Exit, But The Series Goes On

There has been no bigger sports star lately than Mo'ne Davis. The 13-year-old pitcher charmed — and dominated — on the mound in the Little League World Series. But her Little League journey ended Thursday, when her underdog squad lost to a team from Chicago. Sportswriter Stefan Fatsis offers his take.
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Remembering Hashim Khan, A Titan Of The Squash Court

Hashim Khan was a legendary squash player who started out as just a ball boy, practicing the game barefoot when others left the courts in Pakistan. He went onto become an internationally renowned player and began a Khan dynasty in the sport. Khan died on Monday, believed to be 104 years old. James Zug writes for Squash magazine, and he speaks of Khan.
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Female Pitcher Mo'Ne Davis Is A Hit At Little League World Series

Mo'ne Davis has dazzled at this year's World Series. The 13-year-old pitching sensation is already throwing in the 70s, as in miles per hour. Some believe she could be an elite pitcher.
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High School Football Players Steer Clear Of Ferguson Violence

At McCluer High School, 30 varsity football players — all black, mostly from Ferguson — practice. David Greene talks to Sports Illustrated writer Robert Klemko about his story, "Football in Ferguson."
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Deford: Frankly, Hot Dogs Best Served At The Ballpark

Forget peanuts and Cracker Jack. Sausages are the food most closely linked to the national pastime, says Frank Deford.

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