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They Say It Takes Endurance To Make A Marriage Work

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If that's the case, Whitney Black and Steven Phillips should be fine. They married over the weekend at the 13-mile-mark of the Detroit marathon, which they were running.

Monday, Oct 22

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Fans Say TV Sports Announcer Jinxed Baltimore Ravens' Kicker

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Right before Justin Tucker was to kick an extra point, the announcer reminded viewers that he had never missed one. Jinx. Ticker missed the first extra point of his career and Baltimore lost.

Sunday, Oct 21

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Rae Carruth, Once A Promising NFL Star, To Be Released From Prison

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NPR's Michel Martin speaks with the Charlotte Observer's Scott Fowler about the former NFL player, who is being freed after serving 20 years for orchestrating the murder of his pregnant girlfriend.

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LA Dodgers Defeat Milwaukee Brewers To Reach World Series

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Los Angeles held off Milwaukee 5-1 in Game 7 of the National League Championship Series. The Dodgers will go to the World Series for the second year in a row, this time facing the Boston Red Sox.

Saturday, Oct 20

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Saturday Sports: Preparing For The World Series

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Howard Bryant of ESPN.com and ESPN the magazine joins NPR's Scott Simon to talk about the MLB season winding down, and the wave of women in leadership in the NBA as the basketball season begins.

Dick Fosbury Turned His Back On The Bar And Made A Flop A Success

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Fifty years ago, a lanky Oregonian stunned the sports world with a backwards flop over the high jump bar at the Mexican Olympics. He won gold, and invented a new jumping style still used today.

Friday, Oct 19

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Jenny Graham Cycles Around The World In Under 125 Days, Shattering Record

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It took just over one-third of a year for the Scottish cyclist to cover some 18,000 miles on her bike, enduring everything from flat tires and worn-out gear to being wary of bears in Canada.

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Boston Red Sox Stifle Houston Astros' Bats, Return To The World Series

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Boston's pitchers held the Astros to just five hits, and Red Sox third baseman Rafael Devers continued his surprising postseason with a three-run home run as the Red Sox won the ALCS.

Thursday, Oct 18

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'The Big Fella' Highlights Babe Ruth's Spot As First Celebrity Sports Star

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Jane Leavy tells the story of Ruth as the first baseball superstar — but also of his roles as movie star, vaudeville performer, barnstormer, pitchman for every conceivable product, and columnist.

Wednesday, Oct 17

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Mary Bono Resigns As USA Gymnastics' Interim CEO

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USA Gymnastics has yet another controversy on its hands. Mary Bono, the interim president and CEO, who was hired last week, has resigned. The group is trying to recover from a sexual abuse scandal.

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After Barrage Of Criticism, USA Gymnastics Interim President And CEO Resigns

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"My withdrawal comes in the wake of personal attacks that, left undefended, would have made my leading USAG a liability for the organization," Mary Bono said in her resignation letter on Tuesday.

Tuesday, Oct 16

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Those Raised Fists Still Resonate, 50 Years Later

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Olympic sprinters Tommie Smith and John Carlos won gold and bronze at the 1968 Mexico City Olympics. Their raised-fist salute outraged many viewers — and still resonates today.

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Bob Uecker Hopes To See Brewers In Another World Series

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The Milwaukee Brewers hold a 2-games-to-1 lead over the LA Dodgers heading into Tuesday's Game 4 of the National League Championship Series. Brewers play-by-play announcer Bob Uecker is ecstatic.

Sunday, Oct 14

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Spending The Day With The First Woman To Coach Division I College Football Full-Time

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Dartmouth College has hired Callie Brownson, a former star in the Women's Football Alliance, as an offensive assistant.

Saturday, Oct 13

The Week In Sports: MLB Playoffs, Team USA Could Win A Spot In Women's World Cup

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It's down to the Astros, the Brewers, the Dodgers and the Red Sox for the World Series. In soccer, the U.S. women play Trinidad and Tobago in CONCACAF, and a win means an automatic berth.

As Small Towns Get Smaller, High School Football Teams Reduce Their Squads

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Football is a way of life in many small towns. But as some populations shrink, teams are forced to also shrink. Reporter Emily Russell looks at the growth of small-squad high school football.

Remembrance: George Taliaferro, NFL's First Black Player

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NPR's Scott Simon recalls the life of Taliaferro, who died this week at a nursing home in Mason, Ohio. He was 91.

After Living Dozens Of Lives, Leading Stuntwoman Mimi Lesseos Has Lessons To Offer

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Stunt performers can take a punch or survive a fiery car crash. It may sound like a job for the young, but Lesseos has been at it for decades. At 54, she wants to pass on her work's rewards and snags.

Friday, Oct 12

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Puma Hits The Court In An Attempt To Get Back Into The Basketball Business

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Puma is getting back into the basketball sneaker business after 20 years. The brand has signed a mix of NBA rookies, established players and Skylar Diggins-Smith of the WNBA.

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Of Protest And Patriotism: A 1968 Gold Medalist Remembers The Games

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At the 1968 Games, some African-American athletes protested racial inequality but not all could. At StoryCorps, track star Melvin Pender recalls his teammates' demonstration with pride.

Wednesday, Oct 10

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George Taliaferro, 1st Black Player Drafted In The NFL, Dies At 91

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Trail-blazing football player George Taliaferro died Monday at the age of 91. In 1949, he became the first black player to be drafted into the National Football League.

'Sports Illustrated' Details How Some Cuban Players Make It To The U.S.

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Rachel Martin talks to Jon Wertheim of Sports Illustrated about Major League Baseball's shady recruitment practices in Latin America. Some teams reportedly broke corruption laws to sign Cuban players.

Tuesday, Oct 9

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Former NFL Player Anquan Boldin Weighs In On Political Activism By Athletes

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NPR's Mary Louise Kelly speaks with Anquan Boldin, retired NFL wide receiver and co-founder of the Players Coalition, about current athlete political activism.

Sunday, Oct 7

China And Brazil Woo Each Other With Soccer Power

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Each year Chinese youth teams send members to a Brazilian academy for 10 months of soccer coupled with regular school lessons, including classes in Portuguese.

Saturday, Oct 6

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Saturday Sports: Baseball Playoffs

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NPR's Scott Simon talks with Howard Bryant of ESPN.com and ESPN the magazine about the American League playoffs in baseball.

New York Vs. Boston Books

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This week the New York public library and the Boston public library made a friendly wager over baseball.

'Hold Your Breath,' American Flat Track Racing Mounts A Comeback

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More than 3 million people this year watched flat track motorcycle racing, thanks in large part to two unlikely characters.

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Family Of Hall Of Famer Junior Seau Settles With NFL

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Seau's family opted out of a $675 million concussion settlement covering more than 20,000 retired NFL players, and reached a separate agreement for an undisclosed sum.

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Baseball's Epic, Ancient Rivalry Is Back As Yankees Take On Red Sox In ALDS

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NPR's Mary Louise Kelly talks to ESPN baseball analyst Jessica Mendoza about the MLB playoffs and this weekend's epic matchup between the New York Yankees and the Boston Red Sox.

Friday, Oct 5

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Democratic Sen. Heitkamp Says She'll Vote 'No' On Kavanaugh

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Heidi Heitkamp is one of the most vulnerable senators up for re-election, trying to hold onto voters in a place that President Trump won big in 2016. She's under pressure over Kavanaugh's nomination.