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11:55 am
Wed March 18, 2015

Dallas Seavey Wins 3rd Iditarod In 4 Years

Volunteers help raise the Iditarod finishers banner at the burled arch finish line on Monday. Dallas Seavey won the race Wednesday morning.
Mark Thiessen AP

Originally published on Tue March 31, 2015 1:59 pm

Dallas Seavey won his third Iditarod in four years, crossing under the burled arch in Nome on Wednesday morning.

Seavey finished the 1,100-mile sled dog race in eight days, 18 hours, 13 minutes, and six seconds.

Emily Schwing of Alaska Public Media reports that Seavey "made the 22-mile run from Safety, the Iditarod's final stop before the finish line in Nome, in three hours. He finished the race with 10 dogs."

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The Two-Way
8:39 am
Wed March 18, 2015

March Madness Starts With A Bang, And A Big Comeback

Jarvis Summers of the Mississippi Rebels sits on the court in the closing seconds of his team's 17-point comeback win against Brigham Young during the first round of the 2015 NCAA Men's Basketball Tournament.
Joe Robbins Getty Images

Originally published on Wed March 18, 2015 9:44 am

Ole Miss scored 62 points in the second half last night to dig its way out of a hole and into the big bracket, on the first day of the NCAA men's basketball tournament. At the half, the Rebels were 17 points behind BYU — which had pulled off its own miracle comeback just three years ago.

BYU suffered the loss in Dayton, where it had made a historic 25-point comeback in the 2012 NCAA tournament.

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Sports
4:22 pm
Tue March 17, 2015

49ers Linebacker Chris Borland Retires Early Fearing Brain Damage

Originally published on Tue March 17, 2015 7:18 pm

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4:04 pm
Tue March 17, 2015

Bhutan One Step Closer To World Cup After Shocking Victory Over Sri Lanka

Originally published on Tue March 17, 2015 7:18 pm

Bhutan, the world's lowest-ranked soccer team, shocked the world on Tuesday when they beat Sri Lanka in a 2018 World Cup qualifier. NPR's Melissa Block speaks with Bhutanese journalist Namgay Zam in Thimphu, Bhutan, about the win.

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The Two-Way
2:21 pm
Tue March 17, 2015

Thailand Cautions Women Against 'Underboob Selfies'

Originally published on Wed March 18, 2015 4:33 pm

Citing both potential harm to society and the Computer Crimes Act, Thailand's Culture Ministry is urging women to resist what it says is a new trend of taking photos that focus on the midriff and the lower portion of their breasts.

The warning was issued Monday — and a ministry official acknowledged that in speaking out against an online trend, the agency ran the risk of drawing more attention to it.

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The Two-Way
9:57 am
Tue March 17, 2015

Bhutan, World's Lowest-Ranked Soccer Team, Advances In World Cup Qualifying

Bhutanese football player Chencho Gyeltshen controls the ball in a March 5 match against Sri Lanka. The striker hit two goals Tuesday to lead Bhutan past Sri Lanka and into the next phase of World Cup Qualifying.
Lakruwan Wanniarachchi AFP/Getty Images

Originally published on Tue March 17, 2015 10:20 am

They started the game ranked 209th out of 209 national teams — but Bhutan will progress to the second round of World Cup Qualifying after beating Sri Lanka in consecutive matches. The 2-1 victory comes less than a week after its historic first win in a World Cup qualifier.

The win puts Bhutan into the Asian group stage, where they'll gain more international experience as they play for a chance to move another step closer to the 2018 FIFA World Cup in Russia.

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The Two-Way
7:42 am
Tue March 17, 2015

49ers Linebacker Quits After 1 Season, Citing Safety Concerns

San Francisco 49ers linebacker Chris Borland (50) is seen here in a game last year against the New York Giants. Borland, who had two interceptions in that game, has announced that he is retiring from the NFL after his rookie season.
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Originally published on Tue March 17, 2015 11:56 am

Concerns about possibly incurring brain injuries have prompted Chris Borland to end his NFL career after just one season, during which he emerged as a star on the San Francisco 49ers' vaunted defense. Borland, 24, said, "I just honestly want to do what's best for my health."

Saying that he had consulted with other players, medical experts and his family, Borland stated, "From what I've researched and what I've experienced, I don't think it's worth the risk."

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4:34 am
Tue March 17, 2015

In NCAA Women's Bracket, UConn Is Easily The Top Seed

Originally published on Tue March 17, 2015 6:25 am

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The Two-Way
8:39 pm
Mon March 16, 2015

UConn, Notre Dame, South Carolina, Maryland Earn No. 1 Seeds In NCAA Women's Bracket

Members of Connecticut's women's basketball team react after their 84-70 victory over USF in an NCAA college basketball game in the finals of the American Athletic Conference tournament. UConn is the returning champ in this year's women's bracket.
Fred Beckham AP

Originally published on Tue March 17, 2015 5:40 am

The NCAA has announced the women's basketball bracket for 2015. UConn (32-1), Notre Dame (31-2), South Carolina (30-2) and Maryland (30-2) have all earned No. 1 seeds.

The NCAA also says five schools are making their first appearances in the tournament this century: New Mexico State, Ohio, Seton Hall, Tennessee State and Northwestern.

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5:08 am
Mon March 16, 2015

A Word Of Advice To Baseball Players: Sneeze Carefully

Originally published on Mon March 16, 2015 6:50 am

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