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4:13 am
Thu August 21, 2014

High School Football Players Steer Clear Of Ferguson Violence

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Sports
4:07 am
Thu August 21, 2014

Female Pitcher Mo'Ne Davis Is A Hit At Little League World Series

Originally published on Thu August 21, 2014 5:36 am

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Business
6:27 am
Wed August 20, 2014

Browns Bet On Manziel, But Is He Too Much Of A Distraction?

Originally published on Wed August 20, 2014 10:52 am

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Sweetness And Light
2:33 am
Wed August 20, 2014

Deford: Frankly, Hot Dogs Best Served At The Ballpark

Between innings, racing sausages entertain Milwaukee Brewers fans.
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Originally published on Wed August 20, 2014 10:52 am

Let's boldly confront the greatest mystery in all of sport: Why do hot dogs always taste better at the ballpark?

Baseball food has, of course, taken on a much greater variety since 1908, when "Take Me Out to the Ballgame" only celebrated peanuts and crackerjack. But it is another enduring mystery of sport why fans eat during a baseball game, while the preferred mode of cuisine for football is before the game, out in the parking lot — tailgating.

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Latin America
3:19 pm
Tue August 19, 2014

Once An Object Of Reverence, Brazilian Soccer's A Punchline

Originally published on Tue August 19, 2014 6:38 pm

It's been over a month since the World Cup ended in Brazil, but the shame of the country's blowout loss remains. Once, Brazilians were welcomed in other countries with talk of Brazil's soccer dominance; now, everyone merely speaks of their historic defeat against Germany.

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Sports
4:07 pm
Sat August 16, 2014

Mo'ne Davis Throws Like A Girl — At 70 MPH

When behind the plate for one of Mo'ne Davis' 70 mph pitches, try not to blink.
Gene J. Puskar AP

Originally published on Sat August 16, 2014 4:29 pm

The Little League World Series kicked off this week in Williamsport, Pa., and one pitcher in particular has been drawing national attention. Mo'ne Davis, a 13-year-old playing for a Philadelphia team, is just one of two girls playing in this year's series — and she has already made history. On Friday night, Davis became the first female pitcher to throw a shutout in the Little League postseason.

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My Big Break
3:20 pm
Sat August 16, 2014

On The Track, The 'First Lady' Of Audi Calls The Shots

Courtesy of Audi Motorsport

Originally published on Sat August 16, 2014 4:25 pm

As part of a series called "My Big Break," All Things Considered is collecting stories of triumph, big and small. These are the moments when everything seems to click, and people leap forward into their careers.

Leena Gade is the race engineer for Audi Sport.

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Sports
6:54 am
Sat August 16, 2014

'Football' Captures Moments Of Grace And Violence

Originally published on Sat August 16, 2014 12:57 pm

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Sports
6:54 am
Sat August 16, 2014

A Little League Star, A New Commissioner: The Week In Sports

Originally published on Sat August 16, 2014 7:05 am

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Joe Mixon
6:25 pm
Fri August 15, 2014

Freshman Running Back Charged With Misdemeanor Assault

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Oklahoma freshman running back Joe Mixon, the school's top recruit, has been charged with misdemeanor assault.

The charge was handed down Friday by the Cleveland County District Attorney's office. He is accused of punching a woman during an argument, knocking her unconscious and breaking several bones in her face.

Mixon has not participated in team activities since July 25, when Norman police say a woman at a local restaurant was hit in the face by Mixon. The school has yet to make a decision regarding Mixon's eligibility.

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