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4:00 am
Thu November 27, 2014

Energy Boom Helps Texas Commuter School Launch Football Program

Originally published on Thu November 27, 2014 11:12 am

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NPR Story
3:42 am
Thu November 27, 2014

NFL Fans Get Their Fill With 3 Games On Thanksgiving

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.
Carlos Osorio AP

Originally published on Fri November 28, 2014 4:23 am

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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The Two-Way
8:16 am
Wed November 26, 2014

After 50 Years, An Olympic Medal Dispute Is Resolved

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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Originally published on Wed November 26, 2014 1:47 pm

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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Europe
4:39 am
Wed November 26, 2014

Tax Fraud Case In Spain Lingers Against Barcelona Soccer Star

Originally published on Wed November 26, 2014 7:15 am

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Sweetness And Light
3:15 am
Wed November 26, 2014

Be Thankful This Year For The San Antonio Spurs

San Antonio Spurs forward Tim Duncan celebrates with his teammates after defeating the Miami Heat in game five of the NBA finals in June.
Ashley Landis EPA/Landov

Originally published on Wed November 26, 2014 7:53 am

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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The Two-Way
8:36 pm
Tue November 25, 2014

Dog Follows Athletes Through Mud And Water, And Melts Hearts

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.
Krister Goransson Peak Performance

Originally published on Wed November 26, 2014 6:46 am

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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Sports
8:13 am
Mon November 24, 2014

VIDEO: OU Freshman Perine Runs For NCAA-Record 427 Yards

University of Oklahoma freshman running back Samaje Perine set a major college record by running for 427 yards in a driving rainstorm, scoring five touchdowns and leading the No. 23 Sooners over Kansas 44-7 Saturday.

A week after Wisconsin's Melvin Gordon set the mark by rushing for 408 yards against Nebraska, Perine broke it.

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Author Interviews
6:13 am
Mon November 24, 2014

Al Michaels On Great Sports Moments That He's Witnessed

Originally published on Mon November 24, 2014 12:02 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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Science
4:11 pm
Sun November 23, 2014

Could Magnets Help Lessen The Impact Of Concussions In Football?

Originally published on Sun November 23, 2014 5:23 pm

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The Two-Way
10:48 am
Sat November 22, 2014

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

The Booker High Kiowas entered the state playoffs undefeated, and with two record-setting players on its 29-man team.
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Originally published on Sat November 22, 2014 12:57 pm

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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