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Richard Swanson, who died in Oregon Tuesday, has inspired an outpouring of condolences as his story of walking to Brazil for charity has inspired those who learn about it. YouTube hide caption

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Manchester United manager Alex Ferguson (left) and Everton manager David Moyes (right) during a match in April 2012. Moyes will succeed the retiring Ferguson at Man United. Peter Powell /EPA /LANDOV hide caption

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Manchester United manager Alex Ferguson celebrates after his team wins the English Premier League at Blackburn, England, on May 14, 2011. Tim Hales/AP hide caption

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Alex Ferguson: A Legendary Manager For An Iconic Franchise

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From the NPR Newscast: Philip Reeves reports about the retirement of Sir Alex Ferguson

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Soccer referee Ricardo Portillo died Saturday, after being struck by a player. Here, Portfillo, is seen holding a soccer ball, in a photo held by his brother-in-law, Jose Lopez, Thursday. Rick Bowmer/AP hide caption

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Even before FIFA President Joseph Blatter announced the 2018 and 2022 World Cup host countries in December, 2010, accusations of corruption were rampant. A panel meant to restore FIFA's image lost a member Monday, as Alexandra Wrage said it was accomplishing nothing. Fabrice Coffrini/AFP/Getty Images hide caption

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Javier Aquino (No. 11) of Mexico fights for the ball with DaMarcus Beasley of the U.S. during their team's match Tuesday in Mexico City. The game ended in a 0-0 tie. Miguel Tovar/Getty Images hide caption

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From 'Morning Edition': NPR's Carrie Kahn reports on the U.S.-Mexico match

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Math and sports are expressions of our controlled creativity. Above, Brazil goalkeeper Julio Cesar watches as the ball sails past for an England goal by Frank Lampard during a friendly at London's Wembley Stadium on February 6, 2013. Adrian Dennis/AFP/Getty Images hide caption

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Soccer Stars Are Paid The Best, And Indian Cricketers Out-Earn NFL Players

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