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FIFA Considers Proposal To Move 2022 Qatar World Cup To Winter

Tuesday, February 24, 2015

FIFA is considering a proposal to move the 2022 World Cup in Qatar to winter, but the change would would cause major disruption to the Premiere Leagues schedule.

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PRI's The World

Brace yourselves: A Winter World Cup is coming

Tuesday, February 24, 2015

FIFA has proposed playing soccer's 2022 World Cup in the winter to avoid the dangerous summer heat in Qatar. Professional soccer leagues don't like the change, but fans could see a definite upside.

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FIFA Panel Backs Winter World Cup In Qatar In 2022

Tuesday, February 24, 2015

Soccer's World Cup is typically played over the summer, but temperatures in Qatar during that season can exceed 110 degrees. A winter tournament would coincide with the European club season.

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All Things Considered

'Cold Actually Feels Good' At The US Winter Swimming Championship

Monday, February 23, 2015

Last weekend, more than 40 swimmers from around the country competed in the inaugural U.S. Winter Swimming Championship in northern Vermont. They swam in a two-lane pool cut into an icy lake.

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12 Feet: A Soaring New Broad Jump Record Is Set At NFL Combine

Monday, February 23, 2015

If you're ever standing near Byron Jones when he jumps, you might want to stay well back. On Monday, the cornerback flew more than 12 feet from a standing start.

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Chilean Cyclist Nearing Record Killed By Truck In Rural Thailand

Sunday, February 22, 2015

Juan Francisco Guillermo, 47, had been hoping to set a Guinness record by cycling more than 155,000 miles on five continents over five years.

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The Week In Sports: 76ers On A Rebuilding Spree

Sunday, February 22, 2015

NPR's Rachel Martin speaks with Slate's Mike Pesca to find out what's up with the Philly 76ers trading away all their best players, and we'll hear the news around the track. The Daytona 500 is today.

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NASCAR Hall-Of-Famer Helped Open The Track For Black Drivers

Saturday, February 21, 2015

In 1963, Wendell Scott became the first African-American to win a race in NASCAR's top division. No other black driver has won a top NASCAR race since, but the sport is starting to diversify.

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NASCAR And Mayweather Vs. Pacquiao: The Week In Sports

Saturday, February 21, 2015

The fight of the millennium is on! Floyd Mayweather Jr. and Manny Pacquiao will meet later this spring. And it's NASCAR opening day. NPR's Scott Simon talks to Tom Goldman about the latest in sports.

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All Things Considered

Play Ball ... And Hurry Up: MLB Changes To Speed Up The Game

Friday, February 20, 2015

Major League Baseball will launch a series of changes this season to speed up the game.

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Batter Up, Already: MLB Tries To Speed Up The 2015 Season

Friday, February 20, 2015

In the 2015 season, baseball fans can expect to see new clocks ticking down the seconds in MLB stadiums — and for batters to keep at least one foot in the batter's box more often.

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The Brian Lehrer Show

Cricket 101: Covering All the Bases (There Are Two)

Friday, February 20, 2015

The Cricket World Cup is happening now in Australia and New Zealand. Here's what you need to know about the world's second most popular sport, and the tournament.

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At Baseball's Spring Training, Giants' Bochy Has Heart Surgery

Friday, February 20, 2015

For defending champions the San Francisco Giants, the excitement of spring training is tempered by concern for manager Bruce Bochy, who underwent heart surgery Thursday.

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Morning Edition

Daytona 500 Kicks Off NASCAR Sprint Cup Season

Friday, February 20, 2015

The race comes amid big rules changes on the track, and plenty of personal drama off the track. David Greene talks to NBCSports.com lead NASCAR writer Nate Ryan, who is covering the race.

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All Things Considered

NASCAR Enters New Season After Shifting Gears To Bump Viewership

Thursday, February 19, 2015

Though admissions lagged behind pre-recession levels and stadium seats are being torn out, 2014's new playoff model and speedway brawls made for one of the most thrilling seasons in the past decade.

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Morning Edition

Captivated Afghans Watch Cricket Team's World Cup Debut

Thursday, February 19, 2015

In Afghanistan, an unlikely sport has grabbed the nation's attention. Cricket only took root there a few decades ago, and only took off after the fall of the Taliban in 2001.

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Poll Shows Bloom Has Fallen Off Olympic Bid For Most Bostonians

Thursday, February 19, 2015

Opposition to the Olympics has grown by 13 percent since Boston was chosen by the U.S. Olympic Committee to be the American bid for 2024.

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Morning Edition

John Calipari Gets The Best Out Of His One-And-Done Bench

Wednesday, February 18, 2015

Commentator Frank Deford analyzes the University of Kentucky men's basketball team's winning streak.

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Reduced To Her Knees, Marathoner Finishes Race In A Crawl

Tuesday, February 17, 2015

Kenyan runner Hyvon Ngetich didn't win the Austin Marathon, despite leading for most of the race. Now she's being celebrated for the way she crossed the finish line.

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Alex Rodriguez Says 'Sorry' As He Returns From Seasonlong Suspension

Tuesday, February 17, 2015

The legendary slugger, suspended for drug use, denied for a long time that he had done anything wrong. Now, in a handwritten letter, he tells fans he takes "full responsibility" for his mistakes.

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