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The Score On Sports With Frank Deford

Someone Got Served: Like many sports, cheerleading championships have sprung up around the world. Here, the Baika Cheerleading Club Raiders perform during the Japan Cup Cheerleading Championship in Tokyo. Koichi Kamoshida/Getty Images hide caption

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After LeBron James chose to move to the Miami Heat, the team arranged a fan-filled spectacle at its arena. Marc Serota/Getty Images hide caption

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Cincinnati Bengals wide receiver Chris Henry died on Dec. 17, 2009, from injuries he suffered after falling out of the back of a pickup truck. West Virginia University researchers say he suffered from chronic traumatic encephalopathy. Amy Sancetta/AP hide caption

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Big-Ticket Items: The new Cape Town Stadium (above, during a light test last fall) was finished at the end of 2009; King Shaka International Airport (below), which cost an estimated $1 billion, opened in May. South Africa is also completing a high-speed-train line for the World Cup. Dan Kitwood/Getty Images hide caption

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Skaters from the Tough Cookies (in blue) and the Varsity Brawlers (in purple) are seen during an L.A. Derby Dolls match last month. The teams' athletes include Agnus Die and Vik Timizer of the Varsity Brawlers and Aggro Vader and Iron Maiven of the Tough Cookies. Mark Ralston/AFP/Getty Images hide caption

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Pittsburgh Steelers quarterback Ben Roethlisberger during a recent team practice in Pittsburgh. When NFL Commissioner Roger Goodell announced the player's six-game suspension, he said Roethlisberger's behavior could not be described as "admirable, responsible or consistent with either the values of the league or the expectations of our fans." Gene J. Puskar/AP hide caption

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