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Supporters of former Penn State head football coach Joe Paterno have launched a campaign to reclaim his legacy, including an initiative to have his statute returned to the university grounds. Gene J. Puskar/AP hide caption

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Supporters Work To Reclaim Legacy Of Penn State Coach Joe Paterno

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Raise your hand if you're not bored with winning: Connecticut's Breanna Stewart and teammates celebrate their 91-70 victory Monday over Dayton during a regional final game in the NCAA women's college basketball tournament in Albany, N.Y. The victory sent the team to its eighth straight Final Four, where it will pursue its third straight title. Mike Groll/AP hide caption

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For a more invigorating workout, nonprofit worker Chris Lane uphill skis near Aspen four times a week. Marci Krivonen/Aspen Public Radio hide caption

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Uphill Skiing Gains Traction In Colorado

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Oklahoma's Buddy Hield (right) and Denzel Valentine of Michigan State played in Friday's East Regional Semifinal of the 2015 NCAA tournament in Syracuse. If you've got money riding on this year's NCAA tournament, you might want to hear about what happened to John Bovary's football pool. Maddie Meyer/Getty Images hide caption

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The Cautionary Tale Of A Big-Time Bracket Bust

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Oil Can Boyd And Shoeless Joe: Legends Of Baseball

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Did You Place Your Bet? March Madness Betting Could Surpass Superbowl

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Australia Defeats India To Advance To Cricket World Cup Final

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'Hamburglar' Pulls Off Spellbinding NHL Cinderella Story

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John Urschel Balances Math Career With Pro Football Risks

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San Francisco 49ers linebacker Chris Borland, center, during an NFL football game in Santa Clara, Calif. Borland announced that he will retire after just one season to protect himself from brain injuries. Marcio Jose Sanchez/AP hide caption

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'Borland Effect' A Fumble For Football? Deford Says It Will Pass

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Bowling's First 900 Score Still Disputed After 30 Years

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Yoan Francisco, a rookie for the Havana Industriales, warms up before a game at Havana's Latin American Stadium. Cuban baseball has been facing hard times, but improved diplomatic relations with the U.S. have raised the possibility of increased cooperation and new opportunities. Eyder Peralta/NPR hide caption

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With Improved Relations, Are The U.S. And Cuba Ready To Play Ball?

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