Wisconsin's Traevon Jackson at practice for the 2014 NCAA men's college basketball tournament. Commentator Frank Deford says that, despite NCAA claims to the contrary, most college players are not typical students — "their job is to play a sport." Jae C. Hong/AP hide caption

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Picasso's The Blue Room, painted in 1901, hung in the Phillips Collection for decades. AP hide caption

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Remodeling the National Stadium Mane Garrincha in Brasilia, Brazil, for the FIFA World Cup cost the Brazilian government $900 million. Eraldo Peres/AP hide caption

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A U.S. soldier walks the halls of an American military base set up in one of Saddam Hussein's former palaces in Tikrit, 2003. Ivan Sekretarev/AP hide caption

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In a recent Pew Reseach Center poll, 61 percent of Brazilians said hosting the World Cup, which begins Wednesday in Sao Paulo, is bad for the country, because it has diverted money from public services. Nelson Almeida /AFP/Getty Images hide caption

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Even if California Chrome wins Saturday's Belmont Stakes, most Americans are too disconnected from horses to flock to the race track, says commentator Frank Deford. Al Bello/Getty Images hide caption

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Can I Just Tell You?

Choosing To Stay When 'Tell Me More' Ends

Host Michel Martin reflects on the mission of Tell Me More as the program prepares to end production in August.

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Referee Mendy Rudolph officiates a Knicks-Pistons game in 1971. Refs often say it's best to go unnoticed, but an official who "makes a call with vigor and elan is really a beautiful part of the game," says Frank Deford. AP hide caption

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Newscaster Barbara Walters prepares for her debut on ABC's evening news on October 4, 1976. ASSOCIATED PRESS hide caption

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International Olympic Committee President Thomas Bach and Comcast Corp. chairman Brian Roberts signed an agreement this month that secures U.S. broadcast rights for NBC Universal through 2032. Arnaud Meylan/AP hide caption

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If Match.com and MLB's new collaboration works out, more couples could be rounding first base on the kiss cam. Jeff Roberson/AP hide caption

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Simon Says

Love Your Profile, Take Me Out To The Ball Game?

Major League Baseball and Match.com have a new joint venture to connect fans looking for romance. But can they make lovers out of those with a passion for baseball?

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