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  • Ruth Ann Steinhagen, then-19, in the Cook County Jail after she shot Philadelphia Phillies first baseman Eddie Waitkus in 1949. On the table: a photo of Waitkus taken in the hospital where he was recovering from his bullet wound. The story of his shooting
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    5:54pm Mar 18, 2013
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    Stalker Who Inspired 'The Natural' Dies; Lived Real Life In Obscurity

    Ruth Ann Steinhagen was 19 when she shot Eddie Waitkus, a Philadelphia Phillie. She had been obsessed with him, and lured Waitkus to a Chicago hotel room. Initially judged to be insane, she was never tried. For about 60 years, she lived a quiet life in Chicago.
  • 12:38pm Mar 18, 2013
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    Selection Sunday Sets NCAA Tournament Brackets

    The top seeds for the Men's Division I basketball tournament include Kansas, Louisville, Indiana and Gonzaga. The games begin Tuesday in Dayton, Ohio, with the "First Four" games — pitting the four lowest-seeded "at large" teams against the four lowest-seeded automatic qualifiers.
  • 7:46am Mar 16, 2013
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    Bright Beginnings, Sad Endings In Sports News

    Spring's around the corner, and baseball's back in full swing with spring training and the World Baseball Classic entering the elimination stage. While the Miami Heat have been on a tear, Grambling State just completed the opposite: a winless season at 0-28. Host Scott Simon is joined by Howard Bryant of ESPN.
  • 6:03pm Mar 08, 2013
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    Chicago Blackhawks Continue Remarkable NHL Winning Streak

    It's not quite a winning streak, but what the Chicago Blackhawks have done in one half of a lockout-shortened NHL season has been remarkable. Twenty one wins and just three shoot out losses in 24 games. And, as sportswriter Stefan Fatsis tells Audie Cornish, the most amazing thing about Chicago's torrid start? It's got people paying attention to hockey again after yet another lockout almost killed then entire year.
  • Tilghman Logan and his instructor, Craig Stagg, do some practice turns using sit skis. Some ski resorts have created opportunities for people with disabilities to participate in snow sports.
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    11:18am Mar 06, 2013
    Sports Sports National Economy

    With Adaptive Skiing, Disabled People No Longer Left Out In The Cold

    As the fresh snow falls in New Mexico's ski resorts and mild temperatures welcome visitors into the region, new ski enthusiasts are making their way to the mountain tops. Some ski resorts now offer lessons to people with disabilities, and owners say not only is it a great equalizer, it's also increasing business.
  • 8:45am Mar 06, 2013
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    A Shifting Tide For Gay Athletes In Professional Sports?

    Two professional football players asked the Supreme Court to support same-sex marriage in February. This was an unusual moment for the NFL. No professional athlete in the four major leagues has come out of the closet during their career. Many say that's likely to change soon.
  • 6:20pm Mar 05, 2013
    Sports Sports National Politics & Government

    Posthumous Pardon For Heavyweight Boxer Jack Johnson A Bipartisan Effort

    Democratic Senators Harry Reid and Mo Cowan have joined Republicans John McCain and Representative Peter King to call for the pardon of former heavyweight boxing champ Jack Johnson. He was the first black fighter to win that title, in 1908. Another win in 1910 sparked race riots nationwide, and his relationships with white women only added to the controversy. He was convicted of taking women across state lines for "immoral purpose." Audie Cornish has more.