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60. Why Are Sports Events so Expensive?
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55. A Night Game in Sunlight
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How Sports Can Move Beyond Lip-Service Patriotism
WITH HUNDREDS OF THOUSANDS OF fans packed into stadiums across the country and millions more watching on TV, the NFL kicked off its new season on Sept. 11 with a ritual that has become a given at American sporting events: playing the national anthem.
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The Perilous Fight
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Welcome to Pride Night
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Web Startup Offers Fans Unique Experiences
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- Jan 19 20173 minutes
How Iván Rodríguez Captured An Era Of Baseball
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DIED Marni Nixon, 86, the soprano whom TIME called the Ghostest with the Mostest in 1964 for dubbing the singing voices of stars in Academy Award–winning movie musicals, including Deborah Kerr in The King and I (1956), Natalie Wood in West Side Stor
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