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52:30

John McEnroe grapples with his legacy as tennis' bad boy

John McEnroe is remembered as one of the most talented — and hotheaded — tennis players of all time. Over the course of his career, he won 155 combined titles — more than any man in the game's modern era.

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21:30

Remembering NBA legend Bill Russell

Russell, who died July 31, led the Boston Celtics to 11 NBA titles. He was also the first Black head coach in the NBA and a civil rights activist. Originally broadcast in 2001.

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52:30

A brain injury cut short Briana Scurry's soccer career. It didn't end her story

After a traumatic brain injury left her in terrible pain and unable to work, the legendary goalkeeper had to pawn her Olympic gold medals. Scurry charts her pioneering soccer career and her road to recovery in My Greatest Save.

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20:25

Soccer star Megan Rapinoe says patriotism means demanding better of ourselves

Rapinoe has been an outspoken advocate for LGBTQ rights, pay equity and the Black Lives Matter movement. She was recently awarded the Presidential Medal of Freedom. Originally broadcast Nov. 9, 2020.

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30:22

Inspired by the Sixers, basketball star Dawn Staley forged her own path on the court

Staley won Olympic gold medals as a player and as a head coach. She played in the WNBA, and is now head coach of the South Carolina Gamecocks women's team, which won the NCAA championship in 2022.

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09:05

Remembering 'New Yorker' editor and renowned baseball writer Roger Angell

Angell's writing earned him a place in the Baseball Hall of Fame, when he received a career excellence award in 2014. He died May 20 at the age of 101. Originally broadcast in 2001.

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