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Rising star Koji Uehara could be the Red Sox's ace for the World Series

Pitching will be key in the World Series between the Boston Red Sox and the St. Louis Cardinals. Some fans say the Cardinals have a slight advantage when its comes to their roster of starting pitchers. But the Red Sox have an ace in the bullpen — Japanese relief pitcher Koji Uehara, with his fastball and two-fingered splitter to confound Cardinal batters in the late innings.

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How do you top winning a major marathon? Win four of them

Tatyana McFadden made history this weekend — winning the New York City marathon to take home the Gram Slam of the world's four major marathons : New York, Boston, London and Chicago. McFadden, who was born in Russia and raised in the United States, is the first person to win a marathon Grand Slam.

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Of the following US states: Connecticut, Nebraska, and California, which ones fall entirely south of Canada’s southernmost border?

Ben Leeds Carson is a composer living in Santa Cruz, California who listens to The World. He remembered a quiz that his geologist father used to ask on long cross-country drives. Here it is: Of the following US states: Connecticut, Nebraska, and California, which ones fall entirely south of Canada’s southernmost border?