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8:03am

Sat June 20, 2015
Monkey See

In 'Not A Game,' The Story Of A Star Player And A Hard Fall

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7:35am

Sat June 20, 2015
Sports

A Champion In Hoops And Another On Ice: The Week In Sports

Originally published on Sat June 20, 2015 10:40 am

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5:36pm

Fri June 19, 2015
Sports

Golfers Navigate Tricky U.S. Open Course At Chambers Bay

Originally published on Fri June 19, 2015 8:13 pm

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5:36pm

Fri June 19, 2015
Economy

Hartford, Conn., Bets On Baseball To Revive Ailing Economy

Originally published on Fri June 19, 2015 8:13 pm

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4:40pm

Fri June 19, 2015
The Two-Way

Kansas City Royals Are Running The Bases In All-Star Game Balloting

Originally published on Fri June 19, 2015 5:46 pm

Kansas City Royals' Omar Infante hits an RBI single in the second inning during a game last month against the Cincinnati Reds.
Ed Zurga AP

Could it be a virtual stuffing of the ballot box?

Major League Baseball says it is invalidating more than 60 million online ballots for the upcoming All-Star Game, citing irregularities.

Baseball fans outside Kansas City have been watching with shock and some outrage as the voting has so far placed Royals players in eight of the nine American League starting positions for the July 14 game.

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4:31pm

Fri June 19, 2015
Shots - Health News

The Neighs Have It: Horse Outruns Man, But Just Barely

Originally published on Tue June 23, 2015 11:40 am

Horses, riders and runners crossed three streams in the course of their 22-mile race through the hills of central Wales. The average finish time was the same for both species — four hours.
Ryan Kellman and Adam Cole NPR's Skunk Bear

The Man v. Horse Marathon starts out like a typical cross-country race. Hundreds of runners stream past the starting line, through the town of Llanwrtyd Wells and then up into the Welsh hills.

But 15 minutes later, a second set of competitors takes off. Fifty horses and their riders chase the runners up and down ridges, across streams, and past hundreds of bewildered sheep.

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7:17am

Fri June 19, 2015
Sports

NFL Football Involved In Deflategate Is Up For Auction

Originally published on Fri June 19, 2015 8:18 am

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7:21pm

Thu June 18, 2015
The Two-Way

Here's Why The Grass Isn't Greener At This Year's U.S. Open

Graeme McDowell, of Northern Ireland, watches his tee shot on the sixth hole during the first round of the U.S. Open golf tournament at Chambers Bay. The brown grass may seem unusual to some American golf fans.
Matt York AP

The U.S. Open kicked off today, at the Chambers Bay Golf Course in University Place, Washington. One aspect of this year's tournament is standing out already: the grass. It is quite brown in some places, an aesthetic that is almost totally in opposition to say, the lush, verdant greens of the Augusta National Golf Club, where The Masters takes place.

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5:49am

Thu June 18, 2015
Sports

Royals Fans Vote Early And Often For Their All-Star Favorites

Originally published on Thu June 18, 2015 8:05 am

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5:44pm

Wed June 17, 2015
Sports

Legendary High School Football Coach On Career: 'Athletics Is Just Like Life'

Originally published on Wed June 17, 2015 6:27 pm

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