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Special Olympics: Athlete Jessica Spitz Video included

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Jessica Spitz, 18, is training for one of the biggest days of her life. The Commack, Long Island, High School senior will be competing in the 2014 Special Olympics USA Games in the 100-yard dash and the shot put. From the moment Jessica joined Special Olympics last year, she was hooked. More>>

2 runners die near finish line of half-marathon

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Authorities say two runners died near the finish line of a half marathon in Raleigh.Race organizers said the mens' deaths in the 13.1-mile race Sunday morning appear to be from natural causes. More than 12,000 runners took part in either the half marathon or the full marathon. More>>

Special Olympics: Athlete Sara Chamberlain Video included

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The 2014 Special Olympics USA Games are coming to New Jersey in June. Nearly 3,500 athletes are expected to compete.As a young girl, Sara Chamberlain found it hard to talk to others because of her shyness. More>>

Just one season of hits in high school football may alter brain

Even among high school football players who've never had a concussion, a small preliminary study suggests that changes can still occur to their brains within the course of a single season. More>>

Woods has back surgery, will miss the Masters

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Tiger Woods will miss the Masters for the first time in his career after having surgery on his back. Woods said on his website that he had surgery Monday in Utah for a pinched nerve that had been hurting him for several months. He withdrew during the final round of the Honda Classic and skipped his title defense at the Arnold Palmer Invitational. More>>

'Tommy John' surgery gets major league pitchers back on the mound

So-called "Tommy John" surgery is very effective at getting Major League Baseball (MLB) pitchers back in the game, new research has found. More>>


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  • Harper back in Nationals lineup after benching

    Harper back in Nationals lineup after benching

    Sunday, April 20 2014 12:22 PM EDT2014-04-20 16:22:55 GMT
    Bryce Harper will start Sunday in for the Nationals a day after he was replaced in the sixth inning for lack of hustle.
    Bryce Harper will start Sunday in for the Nationals a day after he was replaced in the sixth inning for lack of hustle.
  • Wawrinka beats Federer to win Monte Carlo Masters

    Wawrinka beats Federer to win Monte Carlo Masters

    Sunday, April 20 2014 12:13 PM EDT2014-04-20 16:13:22 GMT
    Stanislas Wawrinka won the Monte Carlo Masters for the first time after rallying to beat Roger Federer 4-6, 7-6 (5), 6-2 in an all-Swiss final on Sunday.
    Stanislas Wawrinka won the Monte Carlo Masters for the first time Sunday, rallying to beat Roger Federer 4-6, 7-6 (5), 6-2 in a rare all-Swiss final.
  • Boxer Rubin 'Hurricane' Carter dies at 76

    Boxer Rubin 'Hurricane' Carter dies at 76

    Sunday, April 20 2014 11:52 AM EDT2014-04-20 15:52:54 GMT
    Rubin "Hurricane" Carter, the boxer whose wrongful murder conviction became an international symbol of racial injustice, has died at 76.
    Rubin "Hurricane" Carter, the boxer whose wrongful murder conviction became an international symbol of racial injustice, died Sunday. He was 76.
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