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Athletes, Visitors Flood London's Heathrow Airport

Athletes and fans from around the world have begun to arrive in London for the Summer Olympic Games. On Monday, Heathrow saw a record number of arrivals. Meanwhile, a giant security firm failed to recruit the number of Olympic guards it promised. The London Olympics start July 27 and end Aug. 12.
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Some Athletes Reject High-Tech Sports Fuel In Favor Of Real Food

Many top athletes are rejecting the processed drinks and gels companies are squarely aiming at them. Instead, they rely on old fashioned water and healthy food to rehydrate and replenish nutrients.
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Op-Ed: 'Ban Penn State Football'

In an op-ed piece for the Daily Beast, sports columnist Buzz Bissinger writes that an "insidious culture of sports in America" helped cover up the child sex abuse scandal at Penn State. He argues that the NCAA should ban the university's football program for five years.
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Post Freeh Report, Will NCAA Sanction Penn State?

Last week's report by former FBI Director Louis Freeh confirmed what many said all along, that the Penn State child sex scandal was the biggest and most damaging in college sports history. Now that the report has been released, the focus is turning to the NCAA and what action it will take, if any.
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Bucking Bulls Draw Crowds, And Dollars

In the past 10 years, bucking bulls have become a major industry. The price of the best bloodlines can soar to a quarter of a million dollars, and competitions take place everywhere from Wyoming to Madison Square Garden.
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Unusual Outliers In Baseball

Guest host David Greene talks with NPR's Mike Pesca about his take on the baseball news of the week.
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Power To The Pedal: Sky Stands Out In Tour De France

Saturday is Bastille Day, and the Tour de France is underway. Nearly 200 cyclists have just finished a grueling three-day stretch in the mountains and are headed down to the southern coast. Host Scott Simon talks about the race and its so-called doping era with reporter Joe Lindsey of Bicycling Magazine.

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