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Inside: The Week In Sports

Olympic Sports
Deena Kastor won the U.S. women's marathon trials, and two other runners earned redemption with their Beijing berths • Catching up with the three U.S. men's marathon qualifiers

The Hornets are out to prove that extensive postseason experience is an overrated commodity • Three one-on-one battles that should help decide the playoff series

With the start of the Beijing Olympics less than four months away, the National Aquatics Center, known as the Water Cube, and the National Stadium, nicknamed the Bird's Nest, are being prepped for competition. Last weekend organizers unveiled the Bird's Nest with race-walk and marathon test events.


Photograph by Greg Baker/AP