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The Week In Sports: Spring Training, Cleveland Cavaliers

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Art Clay, 78, of Chicago takes a run in a light snowfall on Wednesday. Clay is a co-founder of the National Brotherhood of Skiers. Sonya Doctorian for NPR hide caption

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'The Black Summit' Draws African-American Skiers And Boarders To Aspen

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NBA's First Black Player Paved Way For Others In League

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Earl Lloyd, who became the first black player to play in the NBA in 1950, died Thursday at 86. He's seen here (center) being inducted into the Basketball Hall of Fame's Honors Ring in 2003. Jim Bourg/Reuters /Landov hide caption

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Val James of the Toronto Maple Leafs takes warmup prior to a preseason game against the Boston Bruins at Maple Leaf Gardens in Toronto, Ontario, Canada, in 1986. Graig Abel Collection/Getty Images hide caption

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As First Black American NHL Player, Enforcer Was Defenseless Against Racism

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Afghanistan's Shapoor Zadran celebrates as he leaves the field after guiding his team to victory against Scotland in the Pool A game of the Cricket World Cup in Dunedin, New Zealand, on Thursday. Dianne Manson/AP hide caption

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Fans hold a "Los Angeles Rams" sign during a San Diego Chargers game against the St. Louis Rams last year. Both teams are part of proposals to build new NFL stadiums in the LA area. Donald Miralle/Getty Images hide caption

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FIFA Panel Recommends 2022 World Cup Be Played In Winter

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Kurt Busch drives during the NASCAR Sprint Cup Series auto race in Fort Worth, Texas, on Nov. 2, 2014. Busch was recently suspended indefinitely amid domestic violence accusations. Larry Papke/AP hide caption

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An Uneventful Week In Sports Could Still Go Down In History

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FIFA Considers Proposal To Move 2022 Qatar World Cup To Winter

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An artist's impression of the Qatar Foundation Stadium, one of the venues for the 2022 World Cup in Qatar. A FIFA task force recommended today that soccer's showcase tournament be played from late November to the end of December. AP hide caption

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Daina Bouquin competes in the first U.S. Winter Swimming Championships on Saturday in Lake Memphremagog near Newport, Vt. The event drew swimmers from around the world to race in icy water that was below 32 degrees F. Herb Swanson for NPR hide caption

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'Cold Actually Feels Good' At The U.S. Winter Swimming Championship

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