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Add 'North Korea Expert' To Dennis Rodman's Resume

Friday, March 01, 2013

Experts say that Rodman's head-to-head with North Korean leader Kim Jong Un might reveal something of value.

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Dear College Presidents: Break The NCAA's Vise Grip On Athletes

Wednesday, February 27, 2013

Student-athletes are really sucker-athletes under the organization's structure, says sports commentator Frank Deford. Will no college president speak the words that will break the organization's spell?

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Jimmie Johnson Wins Second Daytona 500; Danica Patrick Makes History Of Her Own

Sunday, February 24, 2013

Jimmie Johnson has won the Daytona 500, one day after crash during a race there injured fans. Danica Patrick, who was hoping to make history by winning, finished eighth. However, she managed to become the first woman in history to lead laps at the NASCAR race.

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Why the Allegations Against Pistorius Represent an Opportunity for South Africa

Friday, February 22, 2013

In South Africa,  the drama surrounding Oscar Pistorius — the first runner with prosthetic legs to compete alongside able-bodied sprinters in the Olympics — continues. Here's why his case could provide the impetus to finally reform the country's relationship with domestic violence.

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South African Paralympics Star Charged with Premeditated Murder

Friday, February 15, 2013

Oscar Pistorius, the South African running star and double amputee, has been charged with the premeditated murder of his girlfriend, Reeva Steenkamp.

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Olympic Runner Oscar Pistorius Charged with Murder

Thursday, February 14, 2013

In a shocking crime story for an Olympic legend, double amputee South African runner Oscar Pistorious, who became the first such runner to compete in the Olympics, has been charged with the murder of his girlfriend, 30-year-old model Reeva Steenkamp. Lydia Polgreen is the Johannesburg bureau chief for our partner, The New York Times.

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The Ghosts of Super Bowl Halftime Shows Past

Monday, February 04, 2013

Millions of viewers got to see Beyonce do her thing on the big stage at yesterday’s Super Bowl halftime show last night. But the halftime show wasn’t always a showcase for solo-artists with attitude. Once upon a time, halftime at the Super Bowl meant one thing and one thing alone: Up With People.

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Puppy Bowl!

Monday, February 04, 2013

The Super Bowl may be the most watched television event of the year, but that doesn’t mean that other networks don’t try their best to lure viewers. The most talked-about counter programming to the Super Bowl last night, the ninth Animal Planet Puppy Bowl, garnered millions of viewers.

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From Jock Jams To Super Crunk: How The Memphis Grizzlies Get Arena Music Right

Monday, February 04, 2013

From the bluesman W.C. Handy to rappers Three 6 Mafia, Memphis oozes music from its pores. Now two homegrown innovators with the Memphis Grizzlies have brought that musical culture into sports, creating the best in-game soundtrack in the NBA.

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Today's Takeaway | February 4, 2013

Monday, February 04, 2013

John Kerry's New Job | Guantanamo Judge Orders End to Government Censors in His Courtroom | The Ghosts of Super Bowl Halftime Shows Past | Puppy Bowl IX! | Will VAWA Pass the Senate? | Diagnosing Parkinson's With Some Math and a Phone Call

WNYC News

Heads or Tails? Lip Syncing or Live? Place Your Super Bowl Bets!

Saturday, February 02, 2013

There are several hundred of these prop bets, which include: what color Gatorade will be poured on the winners? Will Alicia Keys be booed during the national anthem? Who will President Obama pick to win? And what will be the highest rated commercial?

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Brother versus Brother in Superbowl 2013

Friday, February 01, 2013

This weekend, two football teams go head-to-head in the biggest sports event on the American calendar. But this year, the Superbowl isn’t just about two teams. It’s also about two brothers: Jim Harbaugh, head coach the San Francisco 49ers and John Harbaugh, head coach of the Baltimore Ravens.

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Today's Takeaway | February 1, 2013

Friday, February 01, 2013

Hillary Clinton's Legacy: Ambassador to the World? | Cutting of the Censors at Guantanamo Bay | Listeners Respond: Experiences of Beauty | New Movie Releases: 'Warm Bodies,' 'Bullet to the Head,' 'Stand-Up Guys' | From Nick and Nora to Coach and Tami: A History of Marriage Onscreen | Brother v. Brother in Superbowl 2013

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Harvard to Conduct $100 Million Study to Make Football Safer

Thursday, January 31, 2013

The N.F.L. players union is teaming up with Harvard University in a $100 million study that will be conducted over ten years, to research, treat, and attempt to prevent injuries and other long-term health problems for its members. Dr. Lee Nadler is co-director of the study.

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Could a Lawsuit Spell the End of the N.F.L.?

Thursday, January 31, 2013

The National Football League is at the center of a legal case being brought by 4,000 former football players and their wives. The claim? That the N.F.L. covered up life-altering brain injuries. Paul Barrett is covering the case, and the attorney who's arguing it, for Bloomberg Businessweek.

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Today's Takeaway | January 31, 2013

Thursday, January 31, 2013

N.F.L. Players Association and Harvard Collaborate on $100 Million Health Study | Could a Lawsuit Spell the End of the N.F.L.? | Hagel's Confirmation and the Secret Donors Out to Foil the Nomination | Meet Massachusetts's Newest U.S. Senator | Defense Industry Warns of Economic Plunge with Sequestration | The Fall of Chesapeake Energy CEO Aubry McClendon and the Future of Natural Gas

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Doping: The New Normal?

Wednesday, January 30, 2013

It seems we can’t go more than a few months, or even weeks between doping scandals. Has doping always been this prevalent in athletics? Or is it just easier to uncover? Dr. Harvey Shapiro is a physician, medical correspondent, and former doping control officer for the Olympics.

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Former NFL Quarterback Steve Bono on His Financial Life After Football

Monday, January 28, 2013

Steve Bono knows the importance of staying financially healthy after a successful career in professional sports. Bono spent roughly a decade and a half as a quarterback in the NFL, bouncing between teams, vying for playing time, and constantly worrying that he could lose his livelihood at a moment's notice. The former quarterback is teaming up with New York University for a study entitled, "The Financially Healthy Athlete."

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WNYC News

Local Advocates Weigh Decision to Open School Sports to Disabled

Friday, January 25, 2013

Children with disabilities who want to play sports must be given a chance to compete, according to a U.S. Department of Education directive issued to school districts nationwide on Friday. Advocates for children with disabilities in the region greeted the news.

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Seattle's Days Without Pro Basketball May Be Coming to an End

Tuesday, January 22, 2013

The Seattle Supersonics were snatched up in a deal that created the Oklahoma Thunder in 2008. Now the Sonic booms of basketball are being heard again above the Emerald Empire. Seattle's days of being a basketball-free zone may be coming to an end. Sara Lerner, reporter and morning host at our affiliate KUOW in Seattle, has been following the story.

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