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5:20am

Thu November 27, 2014
Sports

NFL Fans Get Their Fill With 3 Games On Thanksgiving

Originally published on Fri November 28, 2014 5:23 am

Jerry Dockery checks his frying turkey as he tailgates at Eastern Market before an NFL football game between the Detroit Lions and the Chicago Bears in Detroit on Thursday.
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Updated With Final Scores:

The Detroit Lions won handily over the Chicago Bears 34-17. Detroit is now 8-4 for the season.

The Philadelphia Eagles routed the Dallas Cowboys 33-10. The Eagles are now 9-3 and lead the NFC East by one game over the Cowboys.

The Seattle Seahawks beat the San Francisco 49ers 19-3. Seattle is one game ahead of San Francisco for second place in the NFC West.

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5:09am

Thu November 27, 2014
Around the Nation

Energy Boom Helps Texas Commuter School Launch Football Program

Originally published on Thu November 27, 2014 12:12 pm

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9:16am

Wed November 26, 2014
The Two-Way

After 50 Years, An Olympic Medal Dispute Is Resolved

Originally published on Wed November 26, 2014 2:47 pm

American sibling skaters Ronald and Vivian Joseph perform the "death spiral" on Oct. 26, 1963, at the World Championships. The International Olympic Committee announced this week that the Josephs, who originally placed fourth in the 1964 Winter Games in Innsbruck, Austria, were in fact the bronze medalists.
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American figure skaters Vivian and Ronald Joseph placed fourth in the 1964 Winter Games in Innsbruck, Austria. But a couple of years later, the International Olympic Committee determined that the West German silver medalists, Marika Kilius and Hans-Jurgen Baumler, had signed a professional contract before the games and stripped them of their medals (the IOC took such things seriously in those days).

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5:39am

Wed November 26, 2014
Europe

Tax Fraud Case In Spain Lingers Against Barcelona Soccer Star

Originally published on Wed November 26, 2014 8:15 am

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4:15am

Wed November 26, 2014
Sweetness And Light

Be Thankful This Year For The San Antonio Spurs

Originally published on Wed November 26, 2014 8:53 am

San Antonio Spurs forward Tim Duncan celebrates with his teammates after defeating the Miami Heat in game five of the NBA finals in June.
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Has there ever been a team in any sport in the United States that everybody loves as much as the San Antonio Spurs? Sure, there have been popular teams — the Yankees, the Dodgers, the Cowboys when they were America's team and not Jerry Jones' team, Notre Dame — but all those teams engendered almost as much hate as love.

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9:36pm

Tue November 25, 2014
The Two-Way

Dog Follows Athletes Through Mud And Water, And Melts Hearts

Originally published on Wed November 26, 2014 7:46 am

The story of Arthur, a stray who adopted a team of Swedish athletes competing in Ecuador, spread quickly after he refused to be left behind.
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After a stray dog in Ecuador met a team of Swedish adventure athletes, he grew so attached to the squad that he ran for miles and swam along to keep up with them. Now Arthur the dog is world-famous — and it all started with a meatball.

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7:13am

Mon November 24, 2014
Author Interviews

Al Michaels On Great Sports Moments That He's Witnessed

Originally published on Mon November 24, 2014 1:02 pm

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OK, pick a moment in sports - a big moment - over the past four decades, and our next guest - he was probably there.

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5:11pm

Sun November 23, 2014
Science

Could Magnets Help Lessen The Impact Of Concussions In Football?

Originally published on Sun November 23, 2014 6:23 pm

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11:34am

Sat November 22, 2014
The Two-Way

Tiny Texas Town Sees School's Record-Setting Football Season End

Originally published on Sat November 22, 2014 1:57 pm

The Booker High Kiowas entered the state playoffs undefeated, and with two record-setting players on its 29-man team.
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A football dream ended in Texas last night, as the little town of Booker saw its high school team lose for the first time this year, eliminating them from the state playoffs. But Booker High School has plenty to celebrate — the 29 players on its team include the state's all-time leading passer and leading receiver.

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7:55am

Sat November 22, 2014
Sports

Cavaliers, Lakers Lagging: The Week In Sports

Originally published on Sat November 22, 2014 11:21 am

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