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Pacquiao's Fans Are Confident His Hard Work Will Pay Off Against Mayweather

Thursday, April 30, 2015

In the lead-up to Saturday's mega-bout between premier boxers Floyd Mayweather and Manny Pacquiao, Pacquiao is widely viewed as "the good guy." It's a role the Filipino boxer knows well.

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Morning Edition

In An Empty Camden Yards, Orioles Beat White Sox 8-2

Thursday, April 30, 2015

The Baltimore Orioles defeated the Chicago White Sox Wednesday afternoon, but the roar of the crowd played no part in the victory. That's because the game was played in a nearly empty stadium.

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All Things Considered

Floyd Mayweather's Brash Style Has Split Fan Loyalties

Wednesday, April 29, 2015

Floyd Mayweather is expected to beat Manny Pacquiao in their much anticipated fight this Saturday in Las Vegas, but many are rooting for him to lose. He is one of boxing's most polarizing figures.

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All Things Considered

Days After Riots, Baltimore Orioles Played With No Fans Present

Wednesday, April 29, 2015

The Baltimore Orioles played the Chicago White Sox Wednesday with no fans present. The Orioles moved the game time up in order to comply with the city's curfew in the wake of riots.

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Calvin Peete, Pro Golf's 'Mr. Accuracy,' Dies At Age 71

Wednesday, April 29, 2015

Peete won 12 PGA events during a long career as a professional golfer. For many years, he was the most successful black golfer in the world.

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PRI's The World

The Baltimore Orioles are just the latest team to play in an empty stadium

Wednesday, April 29, 2015

No smell of hot dogs and no plastic cups filled with flat beer — that was Camden Yards today. But while it's almost unheard of in the United States, teams in Europe and elsewhere are no strangers to playing games behind closed doors.

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Morning Edition

Boxing Fans Shift Focus To Small Men, Big Money

Wednesday, April 29, 2015

As some boxing fans await a major welterweight matchup on Saturday, it's clear that the sport is struggling to keep the attention on the boxers' athleticism rather than their riches.

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All Things Considered

NFL Announces It Will Forgo Its Tax Exempt Status

Tuesday, April 28, 2015

NPR's Robert Siegel interviews author Gregg Easterbrook, who's book The King of Sports: Football's Impact on America talks about the NFL's surprising tax status.

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NFL To End Its Tax-Exempt Status 'To Eliminate ... Distraction'

Tuesday, April 28, 2015

The move applies only to the league office. The National Football League's 32 teams already pay taxes on their profits, salaries and merchandise sales.

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The New Yorker: Out Loud

Baseball in Decline

Monday, April 27, 2015

The business side of Major League Baseball has been thriving in recent years, and yet there’s a widespread perception that the sport has drifted from the center of sports culture. On this week’s Out Loud podcast, Ben McGrath, a staff writer, and Daniel Okrent, the writer, editor, and inventor of Rotisserie League baseball, join Amelia Lester and David Haglund to assess the state of America’s national pastime. They discuss the legacy of baseball’s steroid era, how fantasy sports have change fandom, and the fact that the length of baseball games has increased by more than an hour in the past few decades.

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Leave The Selfie Sticks At Home, Wimbledon Says

Monday, April 27, 2015

Taking the same stance as the Kentucky Derby and major music festivals, the All England Lawn Tennis Club reportedly cited the devices' "nuisance value."

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All Things Considered

How Will 'Off-The-Field' Issues Affect Jameis Winston's NFL Prospects?

Sunday, April 26, 2015

NPR's Arun Rath talks with ESPN's Sarah Spain about the presumed number-one pick in next week's NFL draft.

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Eliud Kipchoge Edges Out Fellow Kenyans To Win London Marathon

Sunday, April 26, 2015

In his first win of the iconic long-distance race, Kipchoge clocked 2:04:47. Wilson Kipsang, who won last year, placed second and world-record holder Dennis Kimetto was third.

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Kansas City Royals Break Bad: The Week In Sports

Saturday, April 25, 2015

The first rounds of NBA and NHL playoffs are in full swing. NPR's Scott Simon gets an update from ESPN.com's Howard Bryant.

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Pick The Perfect Profanity To Season Your Message

Saturday, April 25, 2015

Cincinnati Reds manager Bryan Price repeated a choice curse word 77 times in a press conference. NPR's Scott Simon defends profanity, but warns it can obscure meaning if too liberally applied.

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Dwayne Bowe, A Former Chief, Flies To Kansas City For Fan's Funeral

Thursday, April 23, 2015

He plays in Cleveland now, but when Dwayne Bowe heard that Betty Johnson, his favorite fan in Kansas City, had died, he flew in to pay his respects.

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The Brian Lehrer Show

Inside Yankees Baseball

Thursday, April 23, 2015

Former Yanks pitcher & broadcaster Jim Kaat shares stories from the Yankees' inner sanctum, from negotiations with George Steinbrenner to impromptu batting practice with the NYPD. 

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The Brian Lehrer Show

OneNYC; the Quest for Cool & Jim Kaat

Thursday, April 23, 2015

The city's new environmental plan; changes to the way summons are issued in the city; strangers policing parents; the quest for cool and former Yankees pitcher and broadcaster Jim Kaat.

The Brian Lehrer Show

Mixed Martial Arts and Human Civilization

Wednesday, April 22, 2015

English professor Jonathan Gottschall spent time training in mixed martial arts, and came away with a theory about the human inclination for violence and the key to civilization.

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Morning Edition

Bruce Jenner's Long History Of Clearing Hurdles

Wednesday, April 22, 2015

As Jenner prepares for an interview in which he's expected to talk about his gender identity, commentator Frank Deford looks back at the reality TV star's days as an Olympic athlete adjusting to fame.

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