Mushers can bring up to 20 dogs to the Iditarod but can start the race with only 16. In the days before the competition, the animals are taken to the Iditarod headquarters in Wasilla, Alaska, for pre-race exams. Russell Lewis/NPR hide caption

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In Alaska's Iditarod Sled Race, Vets Are A Dog's Best Friend

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Gay Athletes Face Discrimination In Professional Sports

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Sportscaster Jon Miller Plays Not My Job

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Pete Rose holds the record for all-time hits, but he was banned from baseball in 1989 for gambling on the game. Now, his records — but not his name — appear on Topps baseball cards. Otto Greule Jr/Getty Images hide caption

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Pete Rose: A Living Legend, Off The Record

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Dear College Presidents: Break The NCAA's Vise Grip On Athletes

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After Lockout, Chicago Team Has Best Season Start In NHL History

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NASCAR Under Fire After Crash Injures Dozens Of Fans

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The Media Frenzy Surrounding Oscar Pistorius

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Jimmie Johnson Wins Daytona 500 For 2nd Time

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Jimmie Johnson celebrates in victory lane after winning the NASCAR Sprint Cup Series Daytona 500 at Daytona International Speedway on Sunday in Daytona Beach, Fla. Chris Graythen/Getty Images hide caption

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For Cubs Fans, A Little Hope And A Lot Of Patience

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