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Deflections: The Unofficial Stat That Measures Success

Thursday, March 28, 2013

The Louisville Cardinals are among the teams dominating at this year's men's Division 1 NCAA basketball tournament, which resumes Thursday night. The team credits harassing, active defense for its wins.

But there's something else at work, too: deflections. The team puts a lot of stock in them, though deflections aren't ...

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Weekend Winners Move On To NCAA's Sweet 16

Monday, March 25, 2013

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One Big Lie

Friday, January 18, 2013

We now know what many have suspected for some time: Lance Armstrong is a liar and a bully and cheat. Bob talks with NPR's Mike Pesca about Oprah's questions and Armstrong's answers during his Thursday night confession on OWN, Winfrey's TV Channel. 

 

David Byrne - Glass, Concrete & Stone

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Mid-Olympics Check-In

Tuesday, August 07, 2012

NPR sports reporter Mike Pesca checks-in from London to talk about this year's Olympic trends, upsets, and the controversial New York Times article on American runner Lolo Jones.

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Badminton's 'Detrimental' Conduct Rule, And Losing On Purpose

Wednesday, August 01, 2012

If the Olympic badminton players could be faulted for anything, it's for not throwing their matches better. Manipulating the draws in tournaments has a long tradition in sport. In the...

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Overturned Judo Result Called A 'Farce' And Parody

Monday, July 30, 2012

The result of a judo men's quarterfinal bout was announced, and then reversed, Sunday. Since then, it became the source of international indignation over a perceived injustice. But th...

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Game, Set, Rap

Monday, May 14, 2012

On Friday, the internet was all abuzz with Serena Williams. Yes, she beat Maria Sharapova 6-1, 6-3 in a Madrid Open quarterfinal. But the real news was the leak from an apparently forthcoming rap track. The tennis star is just the latest athlete to get behind the mic – joining the ranks of boxer Manny Pacquiao, basketball great Shaquille O’Neal and even the ‘86 Mets. Today, NPR sports correspondent Mike Pesca joins us for a look back at what happens when athletes get into the music game. 

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Kentucky To Face Kansas In NCAA Title Game

Sunday, April 01, 2012

The national championship game in men's college basketball is set. The Jayhawks beat Ohio State in a close one and Kentucky got past Louisville.

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Mike Pesca, Stefan Fatsis, and Josh Levin Toss Around Football

Tuesday, January 10, 2012

Mike Pesca, Stefan Fatsis, and Josh Levin, the hosts of “Hang Up and Listen,” Slate’s sports podcast, talk about college football’s national championship game and the college football system. They’ll also discuss the NFL playoffs and the highlights and lowpoints of the year in football.  

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Pick Three: Boxing Edition

Thursday, January 05, 2012

NPR sports correspondent Mike Pesca joins us to share three knockout boxing songs.

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A Closer Look

Monday, September 19, 2011

Guest host Mike Pesca fills in for Leonard Lopate. We’ll speak to the lead reporters behind ProPublica’s Dollars for Docs project,  which investigates how much money pharmaceutical companies spend on training and influencing doctors. Alexandra Fuller speaks about her new memoir Cocktail Hour Under the Tree of Forgetfulness. Kevin Wilson talks about his novel The Family Fang. Plus, Joe McGinniss discusses his aggressive investigation of Sarah Palin.

The Uncommon and Common

Friday, September 16, 2011

Mike Pesca fills in for Leonard Lopate. On today’s show: Fawaz Gerges explains why he thinks the increase in homegrown terrorism in the West is a sign that al-Qaeda’s influence is on the decline. Then, master caricaturist Drew Friedman tells us about his tribute to the Borscht Belt, Even More Old Jewish Comedians. Playwright Itamar Moses and actor Karl Miller discuss the new drama “Completeness.” Plus, this week’s Please Explain is all about common sense—it's pretty common, but it's not always sensible!