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10:12am

Mon April 27, 2015
The Two-Way

Leave The Selfie Sticks At Home, Wimbledon Says

Originally published on Mon April 27, 2015 10:33 am

Tennis fans at this year's Wimbledon will have to take selfies the old-fashioned way, like these fans at last year's championships.
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Taking the same stance as the Kentucky Derby and other big events, the All England Lawn Tennis Club is telling ticket holders for this year's Wimbledon not to try to bring selfie sticks to matches. The club reportedly cited the devices' "nuisance value."

Large music festivals Coachella and Lollapalooza banned the photo-taking props last month, with Coachella dismissing them as "narciss-sticks." Many museums and galleries have similar policies.

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5:27pm

Sun April 26, 2015
Sports

How Will 'Off-The-Field' Issues Affect Jameis Winston's NFL Prospects?

Originally published on Sun April 26, 2015 6:34 pm

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9:50am

Sun April 26, 2015
The Two-Way

Eliud Kipchoge Edges Out Fellow Kenyans To Win London Marathon

Originally published on Sun April 26, 2015 2:57 pm

Kenya's Eliud Kipchoge (left) celebrates winning the London Marathon next to runner-up and last year's winner Wilson Kipsang, also of Kenya, on Sunday.
Facundo Arrozabalaga EPA/Landov

In his first London Marathon win, Kenya's Eliud Kipchoge edged past his countryman and defending champ Wilson Kipsang to win the distance race by five seconds, with a final time of 2:04:47. Fellow Kenyans, including the world-record holder, rounded out the third and fourth spots.

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7:59am

Sat April 25, 2015
Sports

Kansas City Royals Break Bad: The Week In Sports

Originally published on Sat April 25, 2015 12:36 pm

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And now it's time for sports.

(SOUNDBITE OF MUSIC)

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5:22am

Sat April 25, 2015
Simon Says

Pick The Perfect Profanity To Season Your Message

Originally published on Mon April 27, 2015 2:02 pm

Cincinnati Reds manager Bryan Price did not raise his voice as he delivered 77 profanities in response to a reporter's question.
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A word now about profanity. I'm in favor. Not on this show, or around children and grandparents. But I think an occasional profanity can remind us of the power of words to convey intense emotion.

This week Bryan Price, the manager of the Cincinnati Reds, who had just lost four straight games, answered a reporter's question with a 5 1/2-minute reply — a lot of people called it a rant — that featured what the Associated Press called a "common vulgarity" that begins with F.

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2:17pm

Thu April 23, 2015
The Two-Way

Dwayne Bowe, A Former Chief, Flies To Kansas City For Fan's Funeral

Originally published on Thu April 23, 2015 3:00 pm

Wide receiver Dwayne Bowe greets fans before a Kansas City Chiefs game last November. After fan Betty Johnson, known to players as "Grandma," died at 86 last week, Bowe flew back to Kansas City.
Charlie Riedel AP

He plays for Cleveland now — but when the NFL's Dwayne Bowe heard that one of the former Kansas City Chiefs' biggest fans had died, he flew to Missouri to attend the funeral of Betty Johnson, age 86.

The gesture is perhaps the most notable of several made by a team whose players called Johnson, a long-time season ticket holder and retired school-bus driver, "Grandma."

Bowe, who has been a star receiver in the NFL, spent eight seasons in Kansas City before the team released him this year. He signed a new contract with the Cleveland Browns last month.

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3:48am

Wed April 22, 2015
Sweetness And Light

Bruce Jenner's Long History Of Clearing Hurdles

Originally published on Wed April 22, 2015 9:03 am

Decathlon gold medalist Bruce Jenner throws the javelin during an Olympic competition in Montreal on July 30, 1976.
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In an interview airing Friday on ABC, Bruce Jenner is expected to announce that he is transgender, though he has made no such acknowledgment.

As the public awaits his presumed revelations, Jenner is still invariably and glibly identified by his paternal connection to the Kardashian clan. It's presented almost anecdotally that he won the gold medal for the Olympic decathlon — the 10-event classic of track and field athleticism — in 1976. But back then, he was a glorified champion and called "the world's greatest athlete."

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4:56pm

Tue April 21, 2015
Sports

MLB To Debut 'Statcast' Tracking Technology Tonight

Originally published on Tue April 21, 2015 6:25 pm

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1:25pm

Tue April 21, 2015
The Two-Way

What A Bleeping Day: Reds Manager Takes Media To Task

Originally published on Tue April 21, 2015 3:13 pm

Cincinnati Reds manager Bryan Price, seen here during a home game, has apologized for the language he used in a long tirade.
Joe Robbins Getty Images

More than 80 profanities in under six minutes. That's the statistic baseball writers are talking about today, after Cincinnati Reds manager Bryan Price aired his frustrations with both the media and his team's struggles Monday.

Price took vehement exception to journalists' attempts to report on the Reds' personnel moves and the status of All-Star catcher Devin Mesoraco, who had at that point missed six consecutive games.

Before Monday's game, Price said Mesoraco wouldn't be available. Then he was asked, again, about the slugger's status.

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6:30am

Tue April 21, 2015
Latin America

Sad And Smelly: Massive Fish Die-Off At Rio's 2016 Olympic Site

Originally published on Tue April 21, 2015 3:13 pm

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