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5:22pm

Mon May 18, 2015
Remembrances

Dean Potter, Pioneering Extreme Athlete, Dies In Wingsuit Flight

Originally published on Mon May 18, 2015 10:32 pm

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2:07pm

Mon May 18, 2015
The Two-Way

Labor Groups Blast Working Conditions In Qatar Ahead Of World Cup

Originally published on Mon May 18, 2015 4:10 pm

In this photo taken May 3 during a government-organized media tour, Kuttamon Chembadnan Velayi from Kerala, India, speaks to journalists while sitting on his bed in a room he shares with seven other Indian laborers in Doha, Qatar. The housing facility has been cited by Qatari labor officials for substandard conditions.
Maya Alleruzzo AP

Worker-rights groups are calling labor conditions in Qatar "horrific" and urging FIFA sponsors to take responsibility ahead of the 2022 soccer World Cup. Their call comes on the same day the BBC said a reporting crew spent two nights in a Qatari jail for trying to film migrant workers who are building the infrastructure for the sporting event.

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11:15am

Mon May 18, 2015
The Two-Way

2 BASE Jumpers Die On Wingsuit Flight In Yosemite

Originally published on Mon May 18, 2015 11:41 am

Dean Potter, seen here in 2012, died this weekend along with Graham Hunt while they were attempting a wingsuit flight in Yosemite National Park in California.
Hao Tongqian Xinhua /Landov

The world of climbing lost a daring innovator Saturday when Dean Potter, 46, died during a wingsuit flight from Yosemite National Park's Taft Point. Potter was killed along with Graham Hunt, 29, as they attempted to soar above Yosemite Valley and El Capitan.

The pair attempted their wingsuit flight on Saturday around dusk — a time that National Geographic says many athletes choose for BASE jumping, which is illegal in all of America's national parks. They were found Sunday by a search and rescue helicopter.

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8:19am

Sun May 17, 2015
Sports

U.S. Women's Soccer Team Prepares For World Cup

Originally published on Sun May 17, 2015 10:44 am

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6:35pm

Sat May 16, 2015
The Two-Way

American Pharoah Wins Preakness Stakes, Has Shot At Triple Crown

Originally published on Sat May 16, 2015 10:27 pm

American Pharoah, ridden by Victor Espinoza, crosses the soggy finish line to win the 140th running of the Preakness Stakes at Pimlico Race Course on Saturday.
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American Pharoah is the king of the nation's horse races this month: in a driving rain, the Kentucky Derby winner took home top prize at the Preakness Stakes Saturday.

Ridden by Victor Espinoza, he left the other horses at Pimlico Race Course eating his mud; with an unofficial time of 1:58.46, he led by an impressive seven lengths.

If he can win the Belmont Stakes on June 6, he'll be the first Triple Crown winner since 1978.

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7:59am

Sat May 16, 2015
Sports

Preakness Stakes Run In The Wake Of Baltimore Riots

Originally published on Sat May 16, 2015 11:23 am

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The recent unrest in Baltimore put the city's grimaced profile on display. Today's running of the famed Preakness Stakes is a welcome diversion. Donna Marie Owens reports.

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7:58am

Sat May 16, 2015
Sports

Basketball Playoffs And Preakness: The Week In Sports

Originally published on Sat May 16, 2015 11:23 am

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11:08am

Fri May 15, 2015
It's All Politics

Mitt Romney To Fight Evander Holyfield. You Read That Right

Originally published on Fri May 15, 2015 11:34 am

Former Republican presidential nominee Mitt Romney and former heavyweight boxing champion Evander Holyfield face each other during an official weigh-in Thursday, ahead of their charity fight Friday.
Rick Bowmer AP

Mitt Romney is a glutton for punishment.

After losing the 2012 presidential election as the Republican presidential nominee, Romney may be gearing up for a beating of another kind.

The 68-year-old former Massachusetts governor will step into the boxing ring on Friday to fight former world heavyweight champion Evander Holyfield.

Yes, you read that right.

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6:32pm

Thu May 14, 2015
Sports

ESPN Documentary Explores Allegations Of Corruption Within FIFA

Originally published on Thu May 14, 2015 9:35 pm

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4:58pm

Thu May 14, 2015
The Two-Way

Tom Brady Appeals 'Deflategate' Suspension

New England Patriots quarterback Tom Brady is appealing his four-game suspension in connection with the "deflategate" scandal.

The NFL Players Association filed the appeal today on Brady's saying:

"Given the NFL's history of inconsistency and arbitrary decisions in disciplinary matters, it is only fair that a neutral arbitrator hear this appeal.

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