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5:36 am
Fri July 17, 2015

2-4-6-8, A 401(k) Would Be Great: Calif. Law Makes Cheerleaders Employees

Originally published on Fri July 17, 2015 7:55 am

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Shots - Health News
12:11 pm
Thu July 16, 2015

Webcast: Sports And Health In America

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Originally published on Fri July 17, 2015 3:05 pm

The vast majority of kids in America play sports.

But while about three-quarters of adults played sports when they were younger, only 1 in 4 still plays sports today. Among them, men are more than twice as likely as women to play.

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Shots - Health News
5:02 am
Thu July 16, 2015

Why We Play Sports: Winning Motivates, But Can Backfire, Too

Lorenzo Gritti for NPR

Originally published on Fri July 17, 2015 5:08 pm

Playing sports has always been important to 31-year-old Erik Johanson, a city planner in Philadelphia. Johanson thrived in baseball and ice hockey as a kid, he says — "one of the best players on the team in high school."

Today, Johanson is married and expecting his first child but is still passionate about ice hockey — and about winning. He plays on a highly competitive team of guys who got together after college and still play weekly in an adult league; they hope to take the crown this year.

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The Two-Way
12:49 am
Thu July 16, 2015

Caitlyn Jenner At ESPYs: Transgender People 'Deserve Your Respect'

Caitlyn Jenner accepts the Arthur Ashe Courage Award onstage during the 2015 ESPYs at Microsoft Theater on Wednesday in Los Angeles.
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Originally published on Thu July 16, 2015 10:30 am

Caitlyn Jenner is on a mission. Accepting the Arthur Ashe Courage Award at the ESPYs Wednesday night, she said she will be turning to advocating for transgender people.

"Trans people ... deserve your respect," she told the gathering of famous athletes.

In a video produced for the award ceremony, Jenner said she had come to a "revelation": "Out of all the things that I have done in my life, that maybe this is my calling." She added, "Maybe I can bring understanding on this subject. It's time that I do my best."

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Goats and Soda
2:19 pm
Wed July 15, 2015

They're The First Black Africans To Ride In The Tour De France

Eritrea's Daniel Teklehaimanot competes in a 13.8 km individual time trial, the first stage of the 102nd edition of the Tour de France cycling race, on July 4 in Utrecht, The Netherlands.
Eric Feferberg AFP/Getty Images

Originally published on Thu July 16, 2015 8:13 am

Few places are as rich in cycling lore as the Col du Tourmalet, the brutal 6,939-foot pass in the French Pyrenees that has been a mainstay of the Tour de France since 1910. This is where history is written and legends are made.

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Sports
5:08 am
Wed July 15, 2015

Spieth Looks To Win Year's Third Major, Where Golf Legends Have Fallen

Originally published on Wed July 15, 2015 8:25 am

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Sweetness And Light
4:00 am
Wed July 15, 2015

For Women's Sports To Soar, Female Fans Must Show Support

Head coach Jill Ellis of the United States celebrates with fans after the USA's 5-2 victory against Japan in the FIFA Women's World Cup Canada 2015 Final in July.
Kevin C. Cox Getty Images

Originally published on Wed July 15, 2015 8:52 am

Soccer owns sports nationalism. There are world championships and continental championships in all kinds of sports, but when it comes to countries playing against each other, soccer's tournament is more spectacular than all the others put together. Hey, win the World Cup, baby, you're ticker tape on Broadway.

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The Two-Way
12:32 am
Wed July 15, 2015

American League Wins All-Star Game, World Series Home-Field Advantage

American League All-Star Mike Trout slides home Tuesday night during the 86th MLB All-Star Game at the Great American Ball Park in Cincinnati.
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Originally published on Wed July 15, 2015 8:50 am

The American League started the 86th All-Star Game with a home run and ended with home-field advantage for the World Series — for the third year in a row. The final score at Cincinnati's Great American Ball Park Tuesday night: 6-3.

AL's Mike Trout started the game with a bang, hitting a home run in the first at-bat.

"It was the fourth homer to lead off an All-Star Game in the event's history and the first since Joe Morgan in 1977," MLB.com reports.

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Sports
4:31 pm
Tue July 14, 2015

MLB All Stars Mark Changing Perception Of Performance Enhancing Drugs

Originally published on Tue July 14, 2015 7:18 pm

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Sports
4:31 pm
Tue July 14, 2015

Ultramarathoner Hikes Appalachian Trail In Record Time

Originally published on Thu July 16, 2015 12:40 pm

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We are about to hear from a record-breaker. Scott Jurek's record time was 46 days, eight hours and seven minutes. That's how long it took the ultra-marathoner to hike the 2,189 miles of the Appalachian Trail, which passes through 14 states.

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