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Houston Astros starting pitcher Justin Verlander was traded from the Detroit Tigers in a move that that experts estimate netted the Astros about $10 million, though no money changed hands between the two teams. Jeff Roberson/AP hide caption

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Tax Change Delivers A Blow To Professional Sports

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Doma Hyolmo, 15, carries skis during her first attempt at skiing in Kalinchowk, a village in the mountains of Nepal. While a few adventure tourists come to ski in Nepal, most Nepalese haven't tried the sport. Danielle Preiss for NPR hide caption

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A Nation With Some Of The World's Highest Mountains Is Finally Starting To Ski

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Speedskaters Elise Christie of Great Britain gets by Kim Boutin of Canada and Andrea Keszler of Hungary as they fall during the Ladies' 500m quarterfinal on Feb. 13. "If the pass is gonna be close or tight," says U.S. speedskater J.R. Celski, "we usually say 'bombs,' like 'Uh-oh, something's gonna blow up!' So it's like an explosion. It most likely means people are falling." Richard Heathcote/Getty Images hide caption

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From 'Bonk' To 'Bombs' And 'Fly Swat': A Guide To Olympic Slang

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ESPN columnist Jemele Hill attends ESPN The Party on Feb. 5, 2016 in San Francisco. Robin Marchant/Getty Images hide caption

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ESPN's Jemele Hill On Race, Football And That Tweet About Trump

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Utah Jazz player Rodney Hood injured his ankle during a game against the Minnesota Timberwolves earlier this year. Pain management in sports sometimes involves medications and their attendant risks. Hannah Foslien/Getty Images hide caption

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Investigating Pain Management In Sports

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Michael Rapaport watches the action during a BIG3 basketball game at the BOK Center in Tulsa, Okla., on July 9. Icon Sportswire/Icon Sportswire via Getty Images hide caption

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Actor Michael Rapaport On Sports Highs, Lows And LeBron

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Members of the San Francisco 49ers kneel during the national anthem prior to a game against the Arizona Cardinals at University of Phoenix Stadium on Oct. 1. Matt Kartozian/USA Today Sports/Reuters hide caption

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Your Questions About Activism In Sports, Answered

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Then-San Francisco 49ers quarterback Colin Kaepernick kneels during the national anthem in a game against the Dallas Cowboys last year. Thearon W. Henderson/Getty Images hide caption

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We Want Your Questions On Activism In Sports

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Frank Deford is shown here in 1984, four years into his gig as sports commentator on Morning Edition. Bob Child/AP hide caption

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Frank Deford: A Career Spent Bringing 'Something New' To Sports

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President Barack Obama laughs with Frank Deford as he awards him the 2012 National Humanities Medal for transforming how we think about sports, during a ceremony in the East Room of White House on July 10, 2013. Carolyn Kaster/AP hide caption

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Deford Says Thanks For A Good Game, Drops Mic

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Cleveland Cavaliers forward LeBron James is one of many NBA figures who's recent comments have veered into current politics. Nick Wass/AP hide caption

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With Politics, NBA Speaks Its Mind

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Megan Rapinoe kneels during the national anthem before the match between the United States and the Netherlands at the Georgia Dome on Sept. 18. Kevin C. Cox/Getty Images hide caption

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Player Protests: When Athletes Stand Up (Or Kneel) For Social Justice Issues

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New England Patriots quarterback Tom Brady sits on the bench during the fourth quarter of an NFL football game against the Kansas City Chiefs, in Kansas City, Mo., on Sept. 29, 2014. Brady will be forced to sit for the first four games of 2016 serving his "Deflategate" suspension. Charlie Riedel/AP hide caption

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Sports Need A Better Playbook For Suspensions

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This statue of tennis great Arthur Ashe by sculptor Paul Di Pasquale was unveiled on Monument Ave. in Richmond, Va., almost 20 years ago, on July 10, 1996. Steve Helber/AP hide caption

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Statues Of Sports Stars Help Us Remember Them As Larger Than Life

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Serbia's Novak Djokovic kisses the trophy after winning the final of the French Open tennis tournament against Britain's Andy Murray in four sets 3-6, 6-1, 6-2, 6-4, at the Roland Garros stadium in Paris, Sunday. Michel Euler/AP hide caption

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