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More Sports On Stage

Thursday, June 27, 2013

Soundcheck's conversation about sports on stage continues as guest host Erin McKeown is joined by two of the people who have helped adapt these stories for the theater: Thomas Kail and D.J. Sparr.

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Sports Stories In The Theater

Thursday, June 27, 2013

David Cote, theater editor of Time Out New York, joins our guest host Erin McKeown to talk about some of the sports stories that have been adapted for the stage.

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Aaron Hernandez Tied To Second Murder Investigation

Thursday, June 27, 2013

Aaron Hernandez, the former tight end for the New England Patriots, was arrested Wednesday and charged with the murder of 27-year-old Odin Lloyd. Now he's being investigated in connection with a double murder last year. Robert Siegel talks to Pat Forde, national college columnist for Yahoo Sports.

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NFL's Aaron Hernandez Loses Appeal For Bail In Murder Case

Thursday, June 27, 2013

NFL tight end Aaron Hernandez, who was charged with first-degree murder and weapons crimes Wednesday, will not be released on bail, the Fall River Superior Court has ruled. Hernandez, 23, was released by the New England Patriots within hours of his arrest yesterday.

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Holy History: Venues As Sacred Space

Thursday, June 27, 2013

Erin McKeown reflects on the connections we have with venues: Whether its a baseball stadium, a theater, an arena or a rock club, venues transcend the sports and music they house.

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Guest Host Erin McKeown Talks Sports On Stage; Cécile McLorin Salvant Plays Live

Thursday, June 27, 2013

In this episode: In 2010, Cecile McLorin Salvant won the Thelonious Monk International Jazz Vocals Competition. She joins us to sing a few songs from her new album, Woman Child

    Plus: The lives of athletes have become the raw material for new plays, musicals, and operas. Time Out New York's David Cote talks with guest host, songwriter Erin McKeown, about sports on stage, including — no joke — a musical adaptation of the classic boxing movie Rocky.

    And: We hear from Thomas Kali, director of the NBA drama Magic/Bird, and D.J. Sparr, who composed the music for Approaching Ali, an opera about the boxer Muhammad Ali.

    Federer Loses In Wimbledon's Second Round As Upsets Continue

    Wednesday, June 26, 2013

    Roger Federer, who last year won his seventh Wimbledon title, is out of the 2013 tournament after falling to Ukrainian Sergei Stakhovsky. Maria Sharapova also lost. The upsets come two days after Rafael Nadal, who was in the same side of the bracket as Federer, was upset in the first round.

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    NFL Tight End Aaron Hernandez Charged With Murder

    Wednesday, June 26, 2013

    State and local police arrested Aaron Hernandez, 23, at his North Attleboro, Mass., home Wednesday. He was arraigned in Attleboro District Court on charges of first-degree murder and five gun-related crimes.

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    Let's Separate The Schoolin' From The Sports

    Wednesday, June 26, 2013

    We in the U.S. think, nostalgically, of athletics as integral to higher education, but perhaps they're so unusual that they should be entirely separated from the academic and turned into an honest commercial adjunct.

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    Chicago Blackhawks Stun Boston Bruins In Hockey Final

    Tuesday, June 25, 2013

    Chicago is celebrating its second Stanley Cup win in four seasons. The Blackhawks beat the Boston Bruins 3-2.

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    17 Stunning Seconds Give Blackhawks The NHL's Stanley Cup

    Tuesday, June 25, 2013

    Behind by a goal with about 80 seconds to go in the game, Chicago came back to score twice. The Blackhawks beat the Boston Bruins 3-2 and took the best-of-seven series in Game 6.

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    Chicago Blackhawks Are Stanley Cup Champs

    Tuesday, June 25, 2013

    The Blackhawks came back with two goals late in the third period to beat the Boston Bruins and win their second cup in four years. The final score of Game 6 was 3-2.

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    Rafael Nadal Loses In First-Round Upset At Wimbledon

    Monday, June 24, 2013

    After winning the French Open earlier this month, Rafael Nadal falls early at Wimbledon, losing to Belgium's Steve Darcis, ranked No. 135 in the world. It's the first loss for Nadal in the opening round of a Grand Slam.

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    Could LeBron and RGIII Help Sell The Affordable Care Act?

    Monday, June 24, 2013

    Massachusetts got young men to sign up for health insurance by enlisting the Boston Red Sox. Now HHS is angling to repeat that success by getting NFL and NBA stars to help promote federal health insurance exchanges. And if that doesn't work, they might recruit Mom.

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    New Pro League Tosses Its Disc Into The Frisbee Game

    Monday, June 24, 2013

    Major League Ultimate, the second professional Ultimate Frisbee league in the U.S., finished its first season on Sunday. But some in the Ultimate Frisbee community say the league's new rules deviate too far from the game's roots.

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    The Stanley Cup's Nostalgia Factor

    Saturday, June 22, 2013

    Weekend Edition Saturday host Scott Simon talks to NPR's sports correspondent Tom Goldman about the NBA and NHL finals, and a new record for soccer player Abby Wambach.

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    WATCH: 'NPR Sports' Parody: A Classical NBA Finals

    Friday, June 21, 2013

    A new YouTube video, reminiscent of Saturday Night Live's "Schweddy Balls" sketch, references Mozart and Ralph Waldo Emerson to poke fun at NPR's coverage of the NBA Finals.

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    Stanley Cup Finals Full Of Twists And Turns Into Game 5

    Friday, June 21, 2013

    Melissa Block talks to Yahoo! sports writer Greg Wyshynski about the 2013 Stanley Cup series thus far and this weekend's upcoming Game 5.

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    The Takeaway

    Miami Heat Wins NBA Championship

    Friday, June 21, 2013

    It's official: The Miami Heat basketball team has won back-to-back NBA Championship titles. Game 7 of the 18th NBA Finals was finished last night with the Heat winning 95-88 against the San Antonio Spurs. Joining us today to discuss the game is Joey Palacios, reporter for KSTX in San Antonio, and Tim Reynolds, sports writer for the Associated Press.

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    With Flurry Of Goals Against S. Korea, Abby Wambach Makes History

    Friday, June 21, 2013

    With her 159th goal, Wambach replaced Mia Hamm as the top female scorer in the world. She broke the record during a friendly against South Korea.

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