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Monday, February 4, 2013 | 11:00 AM
Super Bowl football fans walk past a several-stories tall likeness of San Francisco 49ers' Colin Kaepernick on the Audubon Nature Center along the Riverwalk, Saturday, Feb. 2, 2013, in New Orleans. (AP)

The day after the Super Bowl, politics and mega-sports. Imperial sports.

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Friday, January 18, 2013 | 11:00 AM
Lance Armstrong listens to a question from Oprah Winfrey. (AP/Harpo Productions)

Lance Armstrong takes his story to Oprah. So, what do we think about him and doping now?

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Wednesday, December 12, 2012 | 11:00 AM
Yoga teacher Kyoko Katsura demonstrates standing bow puilling, one of the poses that could be seen during the National Yoga Asana Championships in New York, Tuesday, Feb. 28, 2012. Katsura will be a competing in the national competition which will take place from March 2-4 in New York City. (AP)

We’ll explore the body and mind-bending world of competitive yoga.

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Wednesday, December 5, 2012 | 11:00 AM
Jovan Belcher killed his girlfriend Kasandra Perkins, shown here with their daughter, Zoey. (Instagram)

A murder-suicide in the NFL – Kansas City Chiefs – puts a high-profile spotlight on domestic violence. What do we see there?

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Thursday, October 25, 2012 | 11:00 AM
A Bowling Green cheerleader performs during an NCAA college football game against Massachusetts in Foxborough, Mass., Saturday, Oct. 20, 2012. (AP)

Should cheerleading be formally designated a sport? The American Academy of Pediatrics says yes, for the safety of cheerleaders.

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Wednesday, August 1, 2012 | 11:00 AM
Chinese gymnast Sui Lu performs on the balance beam during the Artistic Gymnastic women's qualifications at the 2012 Summer Olympics, Sunday, July 29, 2012, in London. (AP)

Are the Olympics open to only those born with perfect physiques? Can you win gold without Missy Franklin’s wingspan or Usain Bolt’s height?

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Tuesday, July 24, 2012 | 11:00 AM
A covering lies on top of the head of the statue of former Penn State football coach Joe Paterno before it is removed Sunday, July 22, 2012, in State College, Pa. The famed statue of Paterno was taken down from outside the Penn State football stadium Sunday, eliminating a key piece of the iconography surrounding the once-sainted football coach accused of burying child sex abuse allegations against a retired assistant. (AP)

Penn State’s fate, after the scandal. Did the NCAA get it right?

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Wednesday, June 27, 2012 | 10:00 AM
Michael Phelps, left, and Conor Dwyer swim in the men's 200-meter freestyle preliminaries at the U.S. Olympic swimming trials, Tuesday, June 26, 2012, in Omaha, Neb. (AP)

They kick off in one month. We’ll go to London and to the athletes preparing to compete.

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Monday, May 14, 2012 | 11:00 AM
Los Angeles Lakers shooting guard Kobe Bryant, right, puts up a shot as Denver Nuggets power forward Al Harrington defends during the first half in Game 5 of an NBA first-round playoff basketball game, Tuesday, May 8, 2012, in Los Angeles. The Nuggets won 102-99. (AP)

From tennis to soccer to the NBA, the surprising history of why we play ball.

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Tuesday, March 27, 2012 | 11:00 AM
Boys varsity soccer game January 7, 2011 at Basha High School, Chandler, Arizona. (nooccar/Flickr)

The fierce fight in American soccer over high school teams and the best way to go for Olympic gold.

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Sep 1, 2014
This Friday, Aug. 22, 2014 photo shows a mural in in the Pullman neighborhood of Chicago dedicated to the history of the Pullman railcar company and the significance for its place in revolutionizing the railroad industry and its contributions to the African-American labor movement. (AP)

On Labor Day, we’ll check in on the American labor force, with labor activist Van Jones, and more.

Sep 1, 2014
Pittsburgh Steelers outside linebacker Jarvis Jones (95) recovers a fumble by Carolina Panthers quarterback Derek Anderson (3) in the second quarter of the NFL preseason football game on Thursday, Aug. 28, 2014 in Pittsburgh. (AP)

One outspoken fan’s reluctant manifesto against football, and the big push to reform the game.

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Aug 29, 2014
Beyoncé performs at the 2014 MTV Music Video Awards on Sunday, August 24, 2014 in Inglewood, California. (Getty)

Sex, power and Beyoncé’s feminism. The message to young women.

 
Aug 29, 2014
Ukrainian forces guard a checkpoint in the town of Mariupol, eastern Ukraine, Thursday, Aug. 28, 2014. Ukraine's president Petro Poroshenko called an emergency meeting of the nation's security council and canceled a foreign trip Thursday, declaring that "Russian forces have entered Ukraine," as concerns grew about the opening of a new front in the conflict.  (AP)

War moves over Syria, Ukraine. Burger King moves to Canada. Nine-year-olds and Uzis. Our weekly news roundtable goes behind the headlines.

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Friday, Aug 29, 2014

On hypothetical questions, Beyoncé and the unending flow of social media.

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Drew Bledsoe Is Scoring Touchdowns (In The Vineyards)
Thursday, Aug 28, 2014

Football great — and vineyard owner — Drew Bledsoe talks wine, onions and the weird way they intersect sometimes in Walla Walla, Washington.

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Poutine Whoppers? Why Burger King Is Bailing Out For Canada
Tuesday, Aug 26, 2014

Why is Burger King buying a Canadian coffee and doughnut chain? (We’ll give you a hint: tax rates).

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