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Referee Torsten Berg tried to get players from Indonesia (near court) and South Korea to try their hardest during this match at the London Olympics. The format gave some teams an incentive to lose — in order to get easier opponents in upcoming matches. That format's being changed. Adek Berry /AFP/Getty Images hide caption

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Eleven-year-old Ish Taylor is charged with protecting the NFL — and the world — from a scheming supervillain in NFL Rush Zone: Season of the Guardians. Nickelodeon hide caption

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Former U.S. Olympian Lorrie Fair hugs Zahra Mahmoudi, the captain of the Afghan women's soccer team. Sean Carberry/NPR hide caption

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Afghan Women Make Their Mark On The Soccer Field

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Despite the Big Ten's expansion, Frank Deford says the conference will struggle to compete with pro football in the Northeast. The conference announced the addition of Maryland and Rutgers earlier this month. Patrick McDermott/Getty Images hide caption

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College Football: Pro and Con(servative) Views

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Marvin Miller Changed Baseball With Free Agency

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Legacy Of Controversial Baseball Figure Marvin Miller

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