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Winning Musher Is Oldest Champion In Iditarod History

Wednesday, March 13, 2013

Mitch Seavey is 53. His son Dallas holds the record as the youngest musher to win the race. He was 25 when his team finished the 1,000-mile course first in 2012.

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School Bands Should Not Be Entertainment Adjunct For Sports

Wednesday, March 13, 2013

For commentator Frank Deford, it seems unfair that students who pursue other extracurricular talents — like music — should be placed in a subsidiary position to their classmates who happen to play sports.

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The Leonard Lopate Show

Coach Bob Knight Praises Negative Thinking

Tuesday, March 12, 2013

Legendary basketball coach Bobby Knight talks about his rebuttal to Norman Vincent Peale’s The Power of Positive Thinking. In The Power of Negative Thinking: An Unconventioal Approach to Achieving Positive Results, he explains why negative thinking will actually produce more positive results, in sports and in daily life.

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The Leonard Lopate Show

Coach Bob Knight, Sex in the Arab World, "Old Hats"

Tuesday, March 12, 2013

We'll find how attitudes toward sex are shifting in the Arab World. Bill Irwin and David Shiner talk about their new show, "Old Hats." Ruth Ozeki talks about her new novel, The Tale for the Time Being. And legendary basketball coach Bob Knight talks about his career and explains the power of negative thinking.

The 'Pre-Gripe': How NCAA Seeds Its Tournaments

Sunday, March 10, 2013

March Madness bracketing will begin next Sunday when the NCAA selects the top teams to compete for the championship. NPR's Mike Pesca talks with host Rachel Martin about the flaws of that process.

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Second Claim Of Sexual Misconduct Against Former U.S. Olympic Speedskater

Saturday, March 09, 2013

The former president of US Speedskating has been accused of sexual misconduct by two former skaters, who say they were in their teens at the time. Gabel has stepped down from his positions in the sport's regulatory bodies and denies there were any incidences of abuse.

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Sports: Keeping And Losing Winning Streaks

Saturday, March 09, 2013

Basketball's Miami Heat extend their win streak by defeating the Philadelphia 76ers Friday night, but the Chicago Blackhawk's win streak was upended Friday by the Colorado Avalanche, who scored four goals in the second quarter. Host Scott Simon talks sports with NPR's Tom Goldman.

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Half Blind, All Baseball Pitcher

Saturday, March 09, 2013

In 2006, right-handed pitcher Juan Sandoval was accidentally blinded in his right eye when he was shot as an innocent bystander. Now Sandoval is back pitching, trying out for the Tampa Bay Rays. Host Scott Simon talks with him.

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Chicago Blackhawks Continue Remarkable NHL Winning Streak

Friday, March 08, 2013

It's not quite a winning streak, but what the Chicago Blackhawks have done in one half of a lockout-shortened NHL season has been remarkable. Twenty one wins and just three shoot out losses in 24 games. And, as sportswriter Stefan Fatsis tells Audie Cornish, the most amazing thing about Chicago's torrid start? It's got people paying attention to hockey again after yet another lockout almost killed then entire year.

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The Brian Lehrer Show

Finding Fossil Fuels; Work/Life Tech Balance; Washington

Friday, March 08, 2013

The push toward alternative sources of energy has been complicated by new discoveries of fossil fuels all over the world. Vince Beiser of Pacific Standard talks about oil and gas. Then, Sal Albanese on his bid to be the Democratic candidate for mayor of New York City; Joe Peta, a former Wall Street trader, talks about using his kills for sports betting. Plus: your calls on technology and the work-life balance, what you use and how you use it; and the parents whose incredible story of finding their son on the subway was featured in The New York Times tell their story, and we hear more incredible stories about families from listeners.

The Brian Lehrer Show

From Wall Street to Sports Betting

Friday, March 08, 2013

Joe Peta, Wall Street trader and sports bettor, tells how he took his hedge fund trading skills to sports betting and talks about his new book, Trading Bases: A Story About Wall Street, Gambling, and Baseball (Not Necessarily in That Order).

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Trademark Board Hears Challenge To 'Redskins' Team Name

Thursday, March 07, 2013

A group of Native Americans says the NFL's Washington Redskins should not be allowed to trademark the team name, which they say is offensive. The Trademark Trial and Appeal Board, part of the U.S. Patent Office, heard the case Thursday.

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In The Iditarod Race, 'Pee Pants' Get An Endurance Test

Thursday, March 07, 2013

It will take more than a week for Alaska's Iditarod Trail Sled Dog Race, which began Saturday, to cover nearly 1,000 miles. But every minute counts — and several mushers are trying out special pants that allow them to race without stopping for bathroom breaks.

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Making It In The Big Leagues Was A 'Long Shot' For Catcher Mike Piazza

Thursday, March 07, 2013

In a new memoir, the Major League Baseball catcher opens up about getting drafted in the 62nd round, his feud with Roger Clemens and what it's like to go into retirement. Leaving the game, he says, was "like a small death."

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With Adaptive Skiing, Disabled People No Longer Left Out In The Cold

Wednesday, March 06, 2013

As the fresh snow falls in New Mexico's ski resorts and mild temperatures welcome visitors into the region, new ski enthusiasts are making their way to the mountain tops. Some ski resorts now offer lessons to people with disabilities, and owners say not only is it a great equalizer, it's also increasing business.

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Catholic Universities See True Path To Salvation: Basketball

Wednesday, March 06, 2013

A powerful leadership group — the Catholic Seven — is stepping forward and heading in a bold new direction: basketball. These schools want out of the Big (football) East Conference.

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Green Jacket Auction Halted After Augusta National Asserts Ownership

Tuesday, March 05, 2013

Augusta National Golf Club says the jacket won by Art Wall Jr. in 1959 was later stolen; a Florida collector and a Texas auction house insist the jacket was obtained legally and can be sold to the highest bidder.

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Posthumous Pardon For Heavyweight Boxer Jack Johnson A Bipartisan Effort

Tuesday, March 05, 2013

Democratic Senators Harry Reid and Mo Cowan have joined Republicans John McCain and Representative Peter King to call for the pardon of former heavyweight boxing champ Jack Johnson. He was the first black fighter to win that title, in 1908. Another win in 1910 sparked race riots nationwide, and his relationships with white women only added to the controversy. He was convicted of taking women across state lines for "immoral purpose." Audie Cornish has more.

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New Fox Sports Network Hopes To Challenge ESPN's Cable Dominance

Tuesday, March 05, 2013

Rupert Murdoch announced on Tuesday the launch of Fox Sports 1, an all sports cable channel that will compete head to head with ESPN.

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No Obvious Favorites As NCAA Men's Basketball Tournament Starts

Tuesday, March 05, 2013

Go on, pick a favorite in this year's NCAA tournament. We dare you. There's more than a dozen legitimate contenders to pick from. And then there's all those potential Cinderella teams. Mike Pesca talks to Audie Cornish about the upcoming NCAA Men's College Basketball tournament, which is as wide open as it has even been.

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