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Pacquiao, Mayweather Fight Sparks Hopes Of Boxing Revival

Friday, March 06, 2015

Boxing's hold on American sports fans has waned over the years, but there's a movement to recapture mass interest. Hoping to capitalize on buzz from the upcoming super bout between Manny Pacquiao and Floyd Mayweather on May 2, NBC is launching bouts to be broadcast on Saturdays.

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Morning Edition

Hockey Great Slava Fetisov Featured In 'Red Army' Documentary

Friday, March 06, 2015

David Greene talks to Slava Fetisov about the state of hockey following worsening relations with Russia. Fetisov played for the national Red Army team whose players were in the Soviet military.

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A 'Black Tax' At Charlotte's Ritz-Carlton?

Thursday, March 05, 2015

Everyone knows people who attend the CIAA basketball tournament have cash to burn. So why did a Charlotte hotel go out of its way to make sure they spent it?

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Is Fighting Racism In Soccer 'A Lost Cause'? FIFA President Says No

Wednesday, March 04, 2015

Racism in soccer has been making headlines again, and FIFA President Sepp Blatter is now talking about relegating teams.

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Morning Edition

Alex Rodriguez Is Back, For Better Or Worse

Wednesday, March 04, 2015

As Major League Baseball's exhibition season begins, commentator Frank Deford says the Yankees' Alex Rodriguez is unlikely to be able to overcome his fall from grace, at least in the eyes of the fans.

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All Things Considered

'Minnie Monoso,' First Black Latin Professional Baseball Player, Dies

Tuesday, March 03, 2015

NPR's Robert Siegel talks with Roberto González Echevarría, author of The Pride of Havana, about baseball player Minnie Minoso (as he was known in the U.S.). Minoso died Sunday.

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Minnie Miñoso, Major League Baseball's First Black Latino Star, Dies

Sunday, March 01, 2015

Miñoso, known as the Cuban Comet and Mr. White Sox, was a seven-time All-Star and three-time Gold Glover whose major league career spanned five decades.

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A 'Show Boat' With An Asian-American Cast Hits The Rocks

Saturday, February 28, 2015

Racial tensions between blacks and whites are at the heart of the "Ol' Man River" musical. Asian-American actors say it doesn't make sense to get on board.

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The Week In Sports: Spring Training, Cleveland Cavaliers

Saturday, February 28, 2015

It's still winter, but baseball spring training has already begun. NPR's Scott Simon talks to Howard Bryant of ESPN.com from Arizona, where teams are busy practicing before the season kicks off.

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'The Black Summit' Draws African-American Skiers And Boarders To Aspen

Saturday, February 28, 2015

Participants in winter sports are predominantly white, but the National Brotherhood of Skiers has been trying to change that for 42 years. More than 50 regional clubs came to this year's gathering.

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All Things Considered

NBA's First Black Player Paved Way For Others In League

Friday, February 27, 2015

Earl Lloyd, the NBA's first black player, has died. He was 86. He first played for the Washington Capitals and helped the Syracuse Nationals win the title in 1955.

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5 Quotes From Earl Lloyd, The First Black Player In The NBA

Friday, February 27, 2015

Earl Lloyd, who died Thursday, once recalled telling a young man who thanked him for blazing a trail, "Man, you owe me absolutely nothing."

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Studio 360

Five Things You Had to See Online This Week

Friday, February 27, 2015

Seinfeld vs Limp Bizkit, FiveThirtyEight's fantasy football, a Power Rangers fan film, and Tig Notaro won the internet this week.
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All Things Considered

As First Black American NHL Player, Enforcer Was Defenseless Against Racism

Thursday, February 26, 2015

Val James became the first American-born black player in the NHL in 1982. He faced vicious racism, including fans throwing bananas on the ice. After 30 years in silence, he is talking about it now.

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WNYC News

A Motivational Speaker's Advice for A-Rod and the Yankees

Thursday, February 26, 2015

After serving a season-long suspension, Alex Rodriguez (and the accompanying drama) has returned to the New York Yankees locker room. 

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The Brian Lehrer Show

Baseball, Politics, and All the Scandals in Between

Thursday, February 26, 2015

The ever-lively Mike Lupica, Daily News sports and politics writer, weighs in on the return of A-Rod, Little League controversies, and Rudy Giuliani's recent tour through the headlines.

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Afghans Make History, Winning Thriller Against Scotland In Cricket's World Cup

Thursday, February 26, 2015

The win in Dunedin, New Zealand, is a first for Afghanistan at the World Cup. The victory spurred Afghans to celebrate on the streets of Kabul.

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Fishko Files

Ida Lupino

Thursday, February 26, 2015

Sara Fishko can't stop thinking about a certain Ida Lupino film...in this edition of the Fishko Files

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The Brian Lehrer Show

Mayor de Blasio in Albany; SCOTUS Update and Parks & Rec

Thursday, February 26, 2015

The mayor goes to Albany; SCOTUS update; Daily News columnist Mike Lupica; our family biz series continues with Laird's Distillery; and TV club convenes to say goodbye to Parks & Rec. 

PRI's The World

If you're looking for a good time, try a ride down Bolivia's 'road of death'

Wednesday, February 25, 2015

In Bolivia, bicyclists are drawn to a dirt road that is known as the "road of death." It's windy, narrow and edged out of the side of a mountain. So off the road is a steep, deadly drop. Sound great, right?

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