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All Things Considered

Chess Grandmaster Caught In High-Tech Cheating Scheme

Wednesday, April 15, 2015

NPR's Robert Siegel speaks with Tony Rich, chief arbiter for the U.S. Chess Championship and International Arbiter for the World Chess Federation.

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All Things Considered

Former NFL Player Aaron Hernandez Sentenced To Life In Prison

Wednesday, April 15, 2015

Former New England Patriot Hernandez was sentenced to life in prison Wednesday after being found guilty of first degree murder in 2013.

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Former NFL Star Aaron Hernandez Gets Life Sentence For Murder

Wednesday, April 15, 2015

In 2013, the New England Patriots tight end was accused of killing the boyfriend of his fiancee's sister. A jury found him guilty of first-degree murder Wednesday.

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WNYC News

NBA Player Blames NYPD for Season-Ending Injury

Wednesday, April 15, 2015

Atlanta Hawks forward Thabo Sefolosha sustained a fractured leg and ligament damage while being arrested outside a Manhattan nightclub.

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Judge Orders V. Stiviano To Return Millions In Assets To Shelly Sterling

Wednesday, April 15, 2015

A judge has ruled that Stiviano, the onetime companion of former Los Angeles Clippers owner Donald Sterling, must return a Ferrari, a Bentley and a million-dollar home, among other things.

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Morning Edition

As American Sports Skew More Armcentric, Throwing Injuries Rise

Wednesday, April 15, 2015

Baseball players' arms are becoming more like football players' heads — subject to frequent injury and in need of immobilizing surgery.

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All Things Considered

Jordan Spieth's Masters Win Signifies Bright Future For American Golf

Monday, April 13, 2015

NPR's Robert Siegel talks to golf writer Ron Sirak about 21-year-old Jordan Spieth, whose record-breaking win at the Masters Sunday is causing many to call him the next Tiger Woods.

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The Takeaway

Georgia Golf Course Claims History in Civil Rights Movement

Monday, April 13, 2015

In 1961, the Charles L. Bowden Golf Course became the first place in Macon, Georgia to integrate. Decades later, it's becoming a national historic landmark.

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Golf Celebrates Its New Hero: Masters Winner Jordan Spieth

Monday, April 13, 2015

The New York Times is calling Spieth, 21, "a composite of several of the best golfers the United States has produced."

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Morning Edition

NHL Aims To Include More Minority Players To Expand Fan Base

Monday, April 13, 2015

The National Hockey League is by far the least diverse of the four major pro sports leagues in the U.S. The numbers of minority players is on the rise, but barriers still remain.

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Morning Edition

21-Year-Old Jordan Spieth Wins Masters Golf Tournament

Monday, April 13, 2015

Jordan Spieth was in the lead after every round in the tournament — a feat last achieved in 1976. David Greene talks to Christine Brennan, sports columnist with USA Today.

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Jordan Spieth, 21, Cruises To Masters Victory, 18 Under Par

Sunday, April 12, 2015

Spieth was in the lead after every round in the tournament — a feat last achieved in 1976. His score tied with the record set by Tiger Woods in 1997.

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Women Join Men On Oxford-Cambridge Boat Race Day

Saturday, April 11, 2015

For the first time in the Oxford and Cambridge University Boat Race history, the women's event will be held on the same day as the men's. Tamara Keith speaks with American rower Caryn Davies.

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Compression Clothes' Advantage Could Be Placebo Effect

Saturday, April 11, 2015

Manufacturers claim compression clothes improve athletic performance, but there is little scientific evidence to back that up. This story first aired March 30 on Morning Edition.

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Baseball's Beginning, Basketball's Ending: The Week In Sports

Saturday, April 11, 2015

NPR's Tamara Keith and ESPN's Howard Bryant talk about the start of baseball season, the end of basketball season, and the short but inspirational life of 19-year-old basketball player Lauren Hill.

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The Takeaway

Ballpark Figures: The Unsung Heroes of Baseball

Saturday, April 11, 2015

Welcome to The Takeaway Weekender Podcast! 

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All Things Considered

Lauren Hill, NCAA Basketball Player Who Battled Cancer, Dies

Friday, April 10, 2015

The 19-year-old freshman at Mount St. Joseph University died Friday from brain cancer. Her nonprofit foundation has helped to raise more than $1.5 million for cancer research.

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PRI's The World

Mourning 'the voice of cricket' — even if you don't know the game

Friday, April 10, 2015

For decades, one Australian has been the "voice of cricket." His name was Richie Benaud, a star of the sport who became a legendary cricket commentator familiar to fans across the world.

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The Takeaway

Ballpark Figures: This Ballpark Organist Balances Twitter and Tradition

Friday, April 10, 2015

In our final installment of Ballpark Figures, organist Matthew Kaminski shares how he crowdsources musical taunts for the opposing team while keeping ballpark traditions alive.

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WNYC News

Hockey Hub Bids Fans Adieu

Friday, April 10, 2015

As the NY Islanders decamp from the Nassau Coliseum to The Barclays Center, a deeply felt fan culture is about to fade away.

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