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The 40th Iditarod

Friday, March 09, 2012

It’s the time of year when Alaskans proudly cheer, volunteer, and race in the annual Iditarod Trail Sled Dog Race. Stretching 1,049 miles, the race features teams of 12 to 16 dogs, led by a musher. This year is the race’s 40th anniversary. Early this morning the first teams crossed the half-way point in the race.

Andy Angstman is a superfan of the Iditarod and a musher since childhood. He participated in the race in 2007. He joins us from Achorage, Alaska.

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The Takeaway

Where Will Peyton Manning Play?

Thursday, March 08, 2012

After 14 years with the Indiana Colts, quarterback Petyon Manning is parting ways with the team he helped transform and lift to a 2006 Super Bowl victory. Now, the NFL's only four-time most valuable player becomes a free agent. Where will he end up? A Jets fan and a reporter following Mr. Manning give us their take.

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WNYC News

Niche Market | Ice Skates

Wednesday, March 07, 2012

New York is a city of specialists from foodies to academics, laborers to shopkeepers. Every Wednesday, Niche Market will take a peek inside a different specialty store and showcase the city's purists who have made an art out of selling one commodity. Slideshow below.

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The Takeaway

NFL To Investigate Allegations of New Orleans Saints' Bounty Fund

Monday, March 05, 2012

Former New Orleans Saints assistant coach Gregg Williams is being called to New York to discuss an alleged bounty fund he employed with his players. The fund rewarded players for game-ending injuries inflicted on an opposing team’s players, and targeted superstars such as Brett Favre and Kurt Warner. The fund reached its height in 2009, the year the Saints won the Super Bowl. Williams is alleged to have maintained when he ran the Washington Redskins’ defense as well.

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Schoolbook

Success in College Can Start on the Ballfield

Friday, March 02, 2012

The parade for the Giants' Super Bowl victory, which attracted many school-age children, brings to mind the importance of sports in shaping college-ready minds, says one principal.

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The Brian Lehrer Show

Olympic Hopefuls: Felicia Lee

Friday, March 02, 2012

Swimmer Felicia Lee talks about following her Olympic dream from Wayne, NJ, to Stanford, and then to London if she makes the team. 

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WNYC News

In Kentucky, 2015 Derby Winner Could Arrive Any Day Now

Tuesday, February 28, 2012

From January into June, about 8,000 registered thoroughbred colts and fillies will be born in Kentucky. As 3-year-olds, a few may be Triple Crown contenders. NPR's Noah Adams was there as one was born.

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The Takeaway

NBA All-Star Weekend Kicks Off

Friday, February 24, 2012

This weekend is the NBA All-Star game, the unofficial half-way mark of the NBA season. The Miami Heat overwhelmed the Knicks last night as Jeremy Lin was shut down. LeBron James is having a historic season as the team looks to win the championship. But Oklahoma City and Kevin Durant are making waves in the Western Conference. Here to give us his thoughts on the season's first half, and to tell us what he's going to be looking for in the second half, is Takeaway sports contributor Ibrahim Abdul-Matin.

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WNYC News

NBA Phenom Lin Leaves Teammate's Couch For High-Rise Condo

Thursday, February 23, 2012

The condo is on the 38th floor of the W New York Downtown Hotel and has a view of the Statue of Liberty.

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Baseball's Spring Training Begins; Opening Day Is April 4

Monday, February 20, 2012

Major League Baseball's spring training has begun, as catchers and pitchers have made their way to Florida and Arizona to prepare for the 2012 season. Stories so far include young stars Buster Posey and Stephen Strasburg returning to the Giants and Nationals, respectively.

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The Leonard Lopate Show

Harlem Globetrotters Tiny Sturgess and Flight Time Lang

Friday, February 17, 2012

Harlem Globetrotters Tiny Sturgess and Flight Time Lang talk about their basketball careers. The Globetrotters are playing in the New York area February 17-20. Flight Time Lang is an admitted reality TV junkie, and he and teammate Big Easy Lofton had an exciting ride on two seasons of the Emmy Award-winning series, “The Amazing Race.” Tiny Sturgess is the tallest professional basketball player in the world.

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The Takeaway

Movie Date: Linsanity as a Movie

Friday, February 17, 2012

This week our Movie Date podcasters talk about the most unlikely movie story of the year: Jeremy Lin and his rapid rise to stardom in the NBA. As a script, the Jeremy Lin story is perfect. Beyond breaking down the aspects of the Lin story, our team looks at the most lin-spired movies. What movies remind you of the Jeremy Lin story? As always we hear from Rafer Guzman, film critic for Newsday, and Kristen Meinzer, culture producer for the Takeaway.

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The Leonard Lopate Show

“Undefeated”

Friday, February 17, 2012

Daniel Lindsay and T. J. Martin, directors of the Oscar-nominated documentary “Undefeated,” along with coach Bill Courtney. Manassas High School in North Memphis had never won a playoff game until Courtney came along and transformed the team. For player and coaches alike, the season is not only about winning games, it’s about how they grapple with the unforeseeable events that are part of football and part of life.

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On The Media

A Strong Case of Linsanity

Friday, February 17, 2012

Linsanity is spreading like wildfire, fueled in part by the media's fascination with New York Knicks point guard Jeremy Lin's Cinderella story.  Brooke speaks to NPR sports correspondent Mike Pesca, who says that despite his over saturation, Lin's story of overlooked bench-warmer turned NBA superstar has all the elements of a great sports story.

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WNYC News

Knicks Star Jeremy Lin Captures Big Apple's Heart

Thursday, February 16, 2012

The point guard was an unknown bench warmer for the New York Knicks until a few weeks ago. But after a series of breakout performances, the Taiwanese-American Harvard graduate is the toast of the town.

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American-Born 'Linderella' Is The Pride Of China

Wednesday, February 15, 2012

Basketball fans in China are rooting for Jeremy Lin, the New York Knicks' star point guard, as one of their own. But Lin, whose parents are originally from Taiwan, was born and bred in the U.S. — unlike the Chinese NBA star Yao Ming, with whom he is often compared.

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The Takeaway

Jeremy Lin and Linsanity Continues

Wednesday, February 15, 2012

The unlikely story of Jeremy Lin continues in dramatic fashion. Knicks sensation Jeremy Lin made a tie breaking 3-pointer with less than a second to play to cap his finishing flurry of six straight points as New York rallied to beat Toronto, extending its winning streak to six games. Joining us now is Takeaway director and super fan Jay Cowit.

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WNYC News

Pro Basketball's First Asian-American Player Looks At Lin, And Applauds

Wednesday, February 15, 2012

Like Jeremy Lin, Wat Misaka is an Asian-American who became an unlikely basketball star; he also played for the Knicks. But he did it in the 1940s.

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The Leonard Lopate Show

The Science of Yoga

Tuesday, February 14, 2012

William Broad talks about yoga, a practice thousands of years old. His book The Science of Yoga describes what’s uplifting and beneficial about the practice of yoga and what’s flaky and even dangerous. He looks at the burgeoning global yoga industry, which attracts true believers and charismatic hustlers.

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The Brian Lehrer Show

Linsanity, Explained

Tuesday, February 14, 2012

Jeff Yang, contributor to It's A Free Country, the WSJ Speakeasy blog, and former "Asian Pop" columnist at the San Francisco Chronicle, and Ibrahim Abdul-Matin, Takeaway sports correspondent, comment on the meteoric rise to fame of Chinese-American Knicks player Jeremy Lin, and what it says about sports, race and culture.

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