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Skier Gus Kenworthy speaks during the 100 Days Out 2018 Pyeongchang Winter Olympics Celebration with Team USA in November. Mike Stobe/Getty Images for USOC hide caption

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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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Harrison Browne, seen here playing for the Buffalo Beauts, says he feels lucky to be part of a league that accepts him and wants him to feel comfortable. Courtesy of the National Women's Hockey League hide caption

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Ben Hansen (left) watches data on a hand-held device as Pittsburgh Pirates prospect Matt Benedict throws a ball. Benedict is wearing sensors that recorded 39 sets of measurements. Tamara Lush/AP hide caption

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What's Up Those Baseball Sleeves? Lots Of Data, And Privacy Concerns

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Frank Deford in 1991, holding a dummy copy of the final edition of The National Sports Daily, which he edited and published. It's hard to distill 37 years of Deford's sports commentaries down to a few "best of" pieces. But, before he retired, he shared some of his favorites with us. Susan Ragan/AP hide caption

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Thousands will watch the action as two teams duel with their fantasy characters and large swords during the League of Legends World Championship Finals in Los Angeles this weekend. Viewers will watch on large screens like they did during Paris Game Week. Lionel Bonaventure/AFP/Getty Images hide caption

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E-Sports Athletes Command The Game Just As Much As NBA Stars

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The triumph of victory at the Olympics. Scott Pakulski/Flickr hide caption

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Olympic Victory And Defeat, Frame By Frame

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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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Nuuk, Greenland's capital, hosted about 2,000 people for this year's Arctic Winter Games. It was the biggest event ever held in Greenland. Rebecca Hersher/NPR hide caption

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At Arctic Winter Games, Biathlons, Stick Pulls And Sledge Jumps

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Derek Jeter attends the launch party for his new website, The Players' Tribune, on Feb. 14 in New York City. The site is a platform for athletes to talk directly to fans. Timothy Hiatt/Getty Images hide caption

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Athletes Want To Talk To Fans Without Meddlesome Sports Journalists

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Making and taking a hit chest to chest, instead of skull to skull, is easier to remember if you're not wearing a helmet, say University of New Hampshire Wildcat football players. Jack Rodolico/New Hampshire Public Radio hide caption

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Football Players Drill Without Helmets To Curb Concussions

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Members of the St. Louis Rams raise their arms to protest the grand jury decision in Ferguson, Mo., before a game last month. The players faced a backlash from St. Louis police and have been asked to apologize. L.G. Patterson/AP hide caption

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Deford: What's Wrong With Pro Athletes Taking A Stand?

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Portugal's Cristiano Ronaldo takes a water break during the 2014 World Cup soccer match between Portugal and the U.S. in Manaus, Brazil, on June 22. Siphiwe Sibeko/Reuters/Landov hide caption

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Sarah Piampiano holds two energy gels, one with caffeine and one without, as she runs in this year's Ironman World Championship. Murray Carpenter for NPR hide caption

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Caffeine Gives Endurance Athletes A Third And Fourth Wind

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Lance Armstrong competes in the Ironman Panama 70.3. triathlon in Panama City, Panama. Arnulfo Franco/AP hide caption

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Triathletes begin the 1,500-meter swim (just under 1 mile) in the Hudson River as part of last year's New York City Triathlon. Two race participants died during this year's swim portion. Dario Cantatore/Getty Images hide caption

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