Sports

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July 25, 2014 | WJCT · The Jacksonville team revamped its stadium with luxury cabanas, pools and video displays that are longer than the field. The beleaguered team is banking on drawing more fans to its games.
 

July 25, 2014 | NPR · The Washington Redskins are kicking off their training camp more than a month after the football team’s name was deemed offensive to Native Americans by the U.S. Patent and Trademark Office. Despite pressures by activists to change the name, some fans continue to stand by the team.
 

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July 25, 2014 | NPR · Tony La Russa, who won more games than any MLB manager in the past 60 years, will be inducted into the Hall of Fame. Links to steroids have kept notable players of his from getting that recognition.
 

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July 23, 2014 | NPR · Tour de France cyclists need to eat up to 9,000 calories a day to maintain their health and weight during the race. But many teams hire chefs to elevate the meals to gourmet status.
 

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July 23, 2014 | NPR · As the NFL begins training camp, Commentator Frank Deford wonders why Washington’s team keeps its contentious nickname. He suggests alternatives, like the Lobbyists, the Presidents or simply the Who.
 

July 22, 2014 | NPR · Catherine Conti will be part of the crew when Kansas plays Southeast Missouri State. The officiating supervisor says Conti got the job because she’s “darned good.”
 

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July 19, 2014 | NPR · Triathlete Tim Bomba has spent a decade helping people feel comfortable swimming in the ocean. But before he could do that, he had to overcome his own fear of the water at the age of 52.
 

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July 19, 2014 | OZY · In a sport where the average combatant weighs more than 400 pounds, Czech sumo sensation Pavel Bojar stands out at a svelte 216 pounds.
 

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July 19, 2014 | NPR · The story of Alice Coachman Davis, who died last week, offers plentiful reminders about mid-century attitudes on race and gender. But ultimately, her story is about transcending all that.
 

July 19, 2014 | NPR · TED Radio Host Guy Raz speaks with science writer and Sports Illustrated contributor David Epstein about why athletes are getting faster and stronger every year.
 

 

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News

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July 25, 2014 | NPR · Israel’s military has been the dominant Middle East force since the 1967 war. Yet for the third time in a decade, the army is bogged down in a protracted fight with Islamist militants.
 

July 25, 2014 | NPR · The storm is commonly referred to as a haboob, from the Arabic word for an intense summer dust storm. Today’s storm hit in time to complicate the Friday afternoon commute.
 

Arts & Life

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July 25, 2014 | NPR · We’ve invited Peaches Christ, Queen of San Francisco Drag Queens, to play a game called “Fuggedaboutit!”
 

Sony Pictures Classics
July 25, 2014 | NPR · Allen doesn’t rehearse, and he isn’t a big talker. But Firth pooh-poohs claims that he doesn’t direct. He says Allen was a “very involved and meticulous director” while making Magic in the Moonlight.
 

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July 25, 2014 | WBUR · At his ramen shop in Cambridge, Mass., chef Tsuyoshi Nishioka wants customers to follow their dreams. His philosophy? If you can finish a bowl of his ramen, you can accomplish anything in life.
 

Music

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July 25, 2014 | NPR · The prolific singer-songwriter showcases some of his new songs — and many others from his long and frequently glorious catalog — during a live webcast from Newport, R.I.
 

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July 25, 2014 | NPR · Despite being born blind and speaking a language that few on Earth understand, Australian singer-songwriter Gurrumul has become, as Rolling Stone puts it, the most important voice of his nation.
 

July 25, 2014 | NPR · Try your hand at our puzzler for careful listeners, this week featuring fills and intros hand-picked by Interpol drummer Sam Fogarino. Hear the fill or intro and match it to the song.
 

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