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100 Issues Of 'Who's Who In Baseball'

Thursday, March 19, 2015

NPR's Don Gonyea talks with baseball historian Marty Appel about the appeal of of "Who's Who in Baseball," which celebrates its 100th issue this year.

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Qatar To Host Final Of Soccer's 2022 World Cup On Dec. 18

Thursday, March 19, 2015

FIFA, soccer's governing body, also said the tournament will be played over "a reduced timeframe." Separately, FIFA announced that France will host the 2019 Women's World Cup.

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The Brian Lehrer Show

When Hoop Dreams Become Nightmares

Thursday, March 19, 2015

The demand for college basketball talent in the U.S. has led to human trafficking in countries like Nigeria. Alexandra Starr reports on a Nigerian teenager who got caught up in it.

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The Takeaway

The Mobile Tool for NCAA Maniacs: Nailbiter Bot

Thursday, March 19, 2015

Sign up for the Nailbiter Bot to get alerts when a men's or women's NCAA tournament game is close with under 3:00 left.

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The Brian Lehrer Show

Melissa Mark-Viverito; Hoop Dreams; Science Qs & the Office Fridge

Thursday, March 19, 2015

City Council Speaker Melissa Mark-Viverito; partisan battles over Loretta Lynch; office fridge politics; the AsapSCIENCE guys answer your questions & college basketball and trafficking.

The Takeaway

Today's Takeaways: A Two State Illusion, NCAA Maniacs, and Bad Habits

Thursday, March 19, 2015

The Takeaway looks at the Israeli-Palestinian conflict, a new digital tool for sports fans, and why bad habits come back to bite us.

All Things Considered

First Round Of NCAA College Basketball Tournament Underway

Wednesday, March 18, 2015

In this first round of the tournament, smaller schools are vying for advancement to more competitive rounds.

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Dallas Seavey Wins 3rd Iditarod In 4 Years

Wednesday, March 18, 2015

The 28-year-old Seavey finished the race early Wednesday. He completed the 1,100-mile sled dog race in eight days, 18 hours, 13 minutes and six seconds.

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The Takeaway

Mush! Champion Dog Sledders Cross The Iditarod Finish Line

Wednesday, March 18, 2015

Mushers from around the world converged in Alaska to compete in the 1,000-mile Iditarod Trail Sled Dog Race before crossing the finish line in Nome this morning.

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Obama Picks Kentucky To Win NCAA Tournament, Mixes In Politics

Wednesday, March 18, 2015

President Obama predicts Kentucky will be crowned college basketball champion and cap off a perfect season. He also picks three top seeds and one No. 2 seed to make the Final Four.

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March Madness Starts With A Bang, And A Big Comeback

Wednesday, March 18, 2015

Ole Miss scored 62 points in the second half last night to dig its way out of a hole and into the big bracket, on the first day of the NCAA men's basketball tournament.

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Morning Edition

News From The Charity Stripe

Wednesday, March 18, 2015

NCAA basketball fans often strive to rattle free throw shooters — but, for commentator Frank Deford, few efforts match Arizona State's Curtain of Distraction, which he sums up as: "shock and awful."

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The Takeaway

A Dangerous Game: The Dark Side of Golf

Wednesday, March 18, 2015

The new film "A Dangerous Game" looks at luxury golf courses, and how they negatively affect both their environments and the people who live in them.

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All Things Considered

49ers Linebacker Chris Borland Retires Early Fearing Brain Damage

Tuesday, March 17, 2015

After a successful rookie year, Borland has decided to retire from football citing concerns about the damage playing the sport can inflict on the brains of players.

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All Things Considered

Bhutan One Step Closer To World Cup After Shocking Victory Over Sri Lanka

Tuesday, March 17, 2015

Bhutan, the world's lowest-ranked soccer team, shocked the world on Tuesday when they beat Sri Lanka in a 2018 World Cup qualifier.

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Thailand Cautions Women Against 'Underboob Selfies'

Tuesday, March 17, 2015

Citing both potential harm to society and a 2007 law, Thailand's Culture Ministry warns women to resist a trend of taking photos that focus on the midriff and the lower portion of their breasts.

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Bhutan, World's Lowest-Ranked Soccer Team, Advances In World Cup Qualifying

Tuesday, March 17, 2015

It had been ranked 209th out of 209 national teams — but Bhutan will now progress to the second round of World Cup Qualifying, after beating Sri Lanka in consecutive matches.

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49ers Linebacker Quits After 1 Season, Citing Safety Concerns

Tuesday, March 17, 2015

Worries about possibly incurring brain injuries prompted 24-year-old Chris Borland to end his NFL career after one season. "I just honestly want to do what's best for my health," he said.

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Morning Edition

In NCAA Women's Bracket, UConn Is Easily The Top Seed

Tuesday, March 17, 2015

The NCAA has selected the teams for the women's basketball championships and, no surprise, UConn is the No. 1 seed. Some say all the other contenders are just playing for second place.

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UConn, Notre Dame, South Carolina, Maryland Earn No. 1 Seeds In NCAA Women's Bracket

Monday, March 16, 2015

Though Princeton is the only undefeated team in the championship, the school enters as eighth seed. The tournament begins March 20.

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