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'Undefeated' scores rare Oscar win for sports docs

Updated: February 27, 2012, 7:33 AM ET
By Patrick Dorsey

Moneyball lost, but sports still scored a big win at Sunday's Academy Awards.

"Undefeated," which chronicles the journey an inspiring high school football team in an impoverished part of Memphis, scored the Oscar for Best Documentary Feature -- becoming the first overtly sports-themed documentary since 1996 ("When We Were Kings") and only the fifth ever to take home that award, which dates to 1942. ("Hoop Dreams," cited by the filmmakers as their favorite doc, ...

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