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Every Kid Wins

Monday, June 03, 2013

Jeff Ourvan, author of How to Coach Youth Baseball So Every Kid Wins, discusses his guidelines for making the game a constructive and fun experience for all players.

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Lautenberg Death; Bill Thompson; Israel's Deputy Defense Minister; Judge Kaye

Monday, June 03, 2013

In Washington, lawmakers are debating the rates for government subsidized student loans. Wall Street Journal reporter Elizabeth Williamson discusses. Plus: Mayoral candidate Bill Thompson; Israeli Deputy Defense Minister Danny Danon; the former chief judge of New York state Judith Kaye; and youth sports where everyone wins.

Sports Chat: NBA, NHL Zero In On Finals Matches

Sunday, June 02, 2013

Weekend Edition Sunday host Rachel Martin talks to NPR's Mike Pesca about the week in sports.

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Week In Sports: Who Will Face The Spurs For The NBA Title?

Saturday, June 01, 2013

ESPN sports commentator Howard Bryant talks to Weekend Edition Saturday host Scott Simon about the week's top sports stories, including the NBA conference finals, the NHL, and Serena Williams' dominance at the French Open tennis championships.

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What A Lawsuit Against The Redskins Could Mean For The Brand

Friday, May 31, 2013

Native American groups are challenging the exclusive trademark protection for the Washington Redskins, saying the NFL team's name is a racial slur. If the judge rules in the groups' favor, the team could lose millions of dollars from the sale of licensed merchandise.

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Baseball's 'Doc' Gooden Pitches A Cautionary Tale

Friday, May 31, 2013

Dwight Gooden, blessed with a blazing fastball and knee-buckling curve, was the king of New York by the time he was 21 years old. Everyone expected the Mets phenom to be one of the best pitchers in baseball history.

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Weekend Hockey Finals To Be A Battle Of Champions

Friday, May 31, 2013

If you're looking for a feel-good story of an upstart underdog, don't watch the NHL conference finals this weekend. But if you want to see a match up between the past four Stanley Cup champions, you won't want to miss this weekend's dropping of the puck. Sportswriter Stefan Fatsis joins Robert Siegel for a preview.

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Olympian Bestowed 9-Year-Old Gold Medal

Friday, May 31, 2013

NPR's Tom Goldman reports on an elusive award for Olympian Adam Nelson. Thursday, he officially became the gold-medal winner for shot put in the 2004 Olympics. The International Olympic Committee stripped the medal from the original winner for doping violations.

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Should Journalists Attend Holder's Off-The-Record Meeting?

Friday, May 31, 2013

Some news organizations are saying 'thanks, but no thanks' to an off-the-record meeting with U.S. Attorney General Eric Holder. He offered to discuss guidelines involving the Justice Department's investigation of security leaks to the press. Host Michel Martin checks in with the Barbershop guys.

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The Brian Lehrer Show

The Politics of Sports

Friday, May 31, 2013

This interview originally aired live on May 31st, 2013. An edited version was re-broadcast as part of a special best-of episode timed for Labor Day on September 2, 2013.

In his new book, Roger I. Abrams, professor of law at Northeastern University and author of Playing Tough: The World of Sports and Politics (Northeastern2013) discusses the intersection of sports and politics throughout history.

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Hurricane Forecasting; Storm Surges; Sports + Politics

Friday, May 31, 2013

Hurricane season kicks off June 1 and forecasters predict a big storm season. James Franklin, chief forecaster at the National Hurricane Center, explains how meteorologists forecast hurricanes and what was learned during Sandy. Plus: a look at past and possible future plans to protect the city from storm surges; how to prolong life in an era of limited resources; and the common ground between sports and politics.

U.S. Shot Putter Awarded Gold, Years After 2004 Olympics

Thursday, May 30, 2013

U.S. shot putter Adam Nelson has been awarded a gold medal from the 2004 Athens Olympics, after his rival at those games, Yuriy Bilonoh of Ukraine, was stripped of the victory last December for violating doping rules. International sporting officials formally made the change Thursday.

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Paterno Family Sues NCAA To Reverse Sandusky Sanctions

Thursday, May 30, 2013

The family of late football coach Joe Paterno says it will file a lawsuit in Pennsylvania today, seeking the reversal of NCAA sanctions against Penn State that resulted from the Jerry Sandusky child sex abuse scandal.

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Blackhawks Beat Wings, Will Meet Kings In NHL Conference Final

Thursday, May 30, 2013

The Chicago Blackhawks were on the verge of elimination from the National Hockey League playoffs. But in overtime Wednesday night, they came back to beat the Detroit Red Wings 2-1 in Game 7 of their second-round playoff series.

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The Takeaway

Young Athletes & Predatory Coaches in USA Swimming

Wednesday, May 29, 2013

The issue of rampant sexual abuse within the military has been back in the headlines in recent weeks, but a similar story of abuse within a big American institution is getting less play in the news. Just last week former USA Swimming coach Rick Curl was convicted of sexually abusing Kelly Currin, one of his swimmers. Currin alleges that officials within U.S. swimming knew about the abuse and did nothing. Katherine Starr, Olympic Swimmer and Founder and President of Safe4Athletes, weighs in.

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Did Rutgers Athletic Director Cross The Line?

Wednesday, May 29, 2013

Host Michel Martin continues her conversation with the women writers and commentators of the Beauty Shop. They turn to allegations that Rutgers University's new athletic director verbally abused her team. NPR's Jennifer Ludden, Time Magazine's Rana Foroohar, and policy analyst Michelle Bernard join in on the conversation.

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Soundcheck

Four Sports Musicals I'd Pay To See (Or Write)

Wednesday, May 29, 2013

Musician Erin McKeown has been delving into musical theater for a new project and dreams up a few sports-related shows she'd love to see.

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One More Swing: 'Casey At The Bat'

Wednesday, May 29, 2013

Frank Deford puts aside his gripes this week to pay tribute to the poem by Ernest Lawrence Thayer, first published in the San Francisco Examiner 125 years ago June 3.

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Nike Is Cutting Ties To The Livestrong Charity

Tuesday, May 28, 2013

Cycling superstar Lance Armstrong founded the cancer charity in 1997. After years of denials, he admitted in January that he used performance-enhancing drugs during his career. Nike earlier cut ties with Armstrong. Now it is parting ways with the foundation.

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Rutgers Stands Behind New Athletic Director

Tuesday, May 28, 2013

Rutgers was rocked by the verbal and physical abuse that a since-fired coach heaped on his players. Its athletic director had to step down. Now, questions have been raised about his replacement's past conduct. Julie Hermann says she's learned from her mistakes. The school says she's right for the job.

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