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World-Record Snakehead Fish Caught In U.S.

Thursday, August 08, 2013

A Virginia man has caught the largest northern snakehead on record for a fisherman using a rod and reel, landing a 17-pound, 6-ounce specimen of the fish often called "Frankenfish" for their monster-like appearance and tenacious survival skills.

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WNYC News

A New York 'Middleman' in the Baseball Doping Scandal

Wednesday, August 07, 2013

The baseball doping scandal dominating sports headlines this week has put an employee of a prominent New York sports agency, ACES, in the spotlight. In an article in The New York Times Wednesday, Steve Eder delves into the role a so-called middleman, Juan Carlos Nunez, may have played in the unfolding scandal.

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Never Too Old To Take Gold

Wednesday, August 07, 2013

John Tatum might be 94-years-old but that didn't stop him from winning 2 gold medals at the National Senior Games this year. Tell Me More checks in on his success.

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NFL Hall of Famer Cris Carter Owes Everything To Football

Wednesday, August 07, 2013

Host Michel Martin speaks with Pro Football Hall of Famer Cris Carter about his new book Going Deep: How Wide Receivers Became the Most Compelling Figures in Pro Sports. He talks about why receivers behave badly, his own shortcomings, and why injuries shouldn't scare people away from football.

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The Brian Lehrer Show

Having the Sports Gene

Wednesday, August 07, 2013

David Epstein, senior writer at Sports Illustrated and author of the new book, The Sports Gene: Inside the Science of Extraordinary Athletic Performance, discusses the science behind the idea that athleticism is in your genes.

EVENT: David Epstein reads from and discusses his book at Le Poisson Rouge in Manhattan on Thursday, August 8 at an event hosted by Gelf Magazine

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Dick Kazmaier, 'A Honey Of A Guy'

Wednesday, August 07, 2013

Commentator Frank Deford remembers the last Ivy League football player to win the Heisman Trophy. Kazmaier, 82, died on Thursday.

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Boston Hopes Red Sox Owner Can Turn Around 'Globe'

Wednesday, August 07, 2013

In Boston, a billionaire entrepreneur is buying the Boston Globe. John Henry is currently the owner of the Red Sox baseball team. He says he isn't interest in trying to influence the news — including the baseball coverage.

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The Brian Lehrer Show

US-Russia Relations; Aging Parents; The Sports Gene

Wednesday, August 07, 2013

David Kramer, the president of Freedom House, talks about the state of U.S. – Russia relations since the Edward Snowden affair. Plus: a federal women’s prison in Danbury, CT is changing to an all-male facility; managing relationships between adult children and their older parents; and Sports Illustrated writer David Epstein on his new book The Sports Gene: Inside the Science of Extraordinary Athletic Performance

A-Rod Prepares To Battle For His Career, Reputation

Tuesday, August 06, 2013

Now that Alex Rodriguez has been hit with the biggest drug suspension in baseball history, what's next? Melissa Block to Sports Illustrated legal expert Michael McCann about his upcoming arbitration hearing and his legal options.

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The End Of Football As We Know It

Tuesday, August 06, 2013

Lawsuits, new rules, drug testing — football is going through drastic changes.

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VIDEO: Boos And A Blooper For A-Rod

Tuesday, August 06, 2013

Watch and listen as a Chicago crowd gives Yankees third baseman Alex Rodriguez the business when he returns to the lineup on the same day he was hit with a 211-game suspension (which he's appealing). A-Rod managed to pop the ball into left field for a hit.

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Major League Baseball Works To Win Fans' Trust

Tuesday, August 06, 2013

Monday was a historic one for Major League Baseball after 13 players were suspended for violating the league's drug policy. It's the largest group of players ever sanctioned at one time in an anti-doping action. Is baseball hoping the scope of this sends a message?

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Baseball Fans Divided Over Drug Suspensions

Tuesday, August 06, 2013

Major League Baseball has suspended 13 players for violating the league's drug policy. New York Yankees star Alex Rodriguez was suspended for more than 200 games, until the end of next season.

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The Takeaway

Critics: Texas Abortion Law Hurts Poor, Latina Women | Yankees' A-Rod, 12 Other Players Receive MLB Suspensions | Trial Begins for Fort Hood Army Base Shooting

Tuesday, August 06, 2013

Critics: Texas Abortion Law Hurts Poor, Latina Women | Yankees' A-Rod, 12 Other Players Receive MLB Suspensions | Trial Begins for Fort Hood Army Base Shooting | Messy Desks a Sign of Creativity | Washington Post Sale: The End of a Family Dynasty? | A Journey From Mythology to Reality: ...

The Takeaway

Yankees' A-Rod, 12 Other Players Receive MLB Suspensions

Tuesday, August 06, 2013

Yesterday, 12 players involved in the Biogenesis scandal each agreed to a 50-game suspension. Alex Rodriguez received a harsher penalty, banning him through the 2014 season, though he plans to appeal the 211-game suspension. Under league rules, he is allowed to play until an arbitrator decides the case. Jay Goldberg spent 15 years as a sports agent. He joins us to break down the consequences of the suspension for A-Rod, the MLB, and baseball fans.

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In Baseball, Punishments Often Come With An Asterisk

Monday, August 05, 2013

By suspending New York Yankees third baseman Alex Rodriguez, Major League Baseball stopped short of the lifetime ban that had been threatened. But in the league's history, even lifetime bans have sometimes translated into suspensions of less than a year.

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WNYC News

A-Rod's Background Points to Troubled Path

Monday, August 05, 2013

Judgment Day for Alex Rodriguez has arrived. Major League Baseball hit the Yankees slugger with a 211-game suspension that will keep him out the rest of this season and through 2014.  

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WNYC News

A-Rod Suspended for 211 Games

Monday, August 05, 2013

Alex Rodriguez was suspended through 2014 and All-Stars Nelson Cruz, Jhonny Peralta and Everth Cabrera were banned 50 games apiece Monday when Major League Baseball disciplined 13 players in a drug case - the most sweeping punishment since the Black Sox scandal nearly a century ago.

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Alex Rodriguez Among MLB Players Suspended For Doping

Monday, August 05, 2013

On Monday, Major League Baseball dropped the hammer on more than a dozen players for using performance-enhancing drugs. Twelve have accepted 50 game suspensions. Alex Rodriguez was suspended through 2014, pending appeal.

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The Leonard Lopate Show

Katarina Witt and "The Diplomat"

Monday, August 05, 2013

Known as “the most beautiful face of socialism,” figure skating champion Katerina Witt earned unique benefits in East Germany but also constant surveillance from the Stasi, the notorious secret police force. “The Diplomat” chronicles Witt’s fight for her future at home before and after the fall of the Berlin Wall.

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