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Tiny Costa Rica Is A World Cup Surprise — Even To Its Own Fans

Thursday, July 03, 2014

Costa Rican fan Ericka Mora speaks with Melissa Block from San Jose about the World Cup excitement in the country's capital.

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PRI's The World

Why Colombia's capital is cracking down on alcohol after World Cup deaths

Thursday, July 03, 2014

In Colombia, World Cup celebrations turned rowdy — and deadly. Nine deaths and widespread arrests led some cities to ban alcohol while Colombia is playing, which has saved lives but devastated some businesses.

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WNYC News

Heads Up! Former U.S. Soccer Player Says Headers Are Bad for Kids

Thursday, July 03, 2014

WNYC

The U.S. may be out of the World Cup, but a former soccer pro is calling attention to concussion risks for kids.

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Is Robin Thicke Just A 'Creepy Crooner'? The 'Shop' Guys Weigh In

Thursday, July 03, 2014

From fireworks to singer Robin Thicke's new album falling flat, the Barbershop guys weigh in the week's happenings.

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The Brian Lehrer Show

You Should Root for Costa Rica Now That the U.S. Is Out of the World Cup

Thursday, July 03, 2014

There's plenty of room on the bandwagon. You might even be able to get shotgun.

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VIDEO: A 4-Year-Old With A Crossover Dribble

Thursday, July 03, 2014

Basketball player Josiah Brown can dribble with either hand; he has a spin move and he regularly hits shots from outside the lane. But he's still just 4.

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Morning Edition

Traded MLB Pitchers Meet For The First Time During Bathroom Break

Thursday, July 03, 2014

Ernesto Frieri of the Anaheim Angles was traded to the Pittsburgh Pirates for Jason Grilli. During a layover in Chicago, they both decided to hit the bathroom. Same terminal. Same bathroom.

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Morning Edition

World Cup Play Helps Colombian Team Shed Bad Reputation

Thursday, July 03, 2014

For the first time, Colombia is in the quarter-finals of the World Cup. The team's winning streak is helping Colombian soccer emerge from a history of disappointment and drug-fueled violence.

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The Leonard Lopate Show

Mookie Wilson on Life, Baseball, and the 1986 Mets

Thursday, July 03, 2014

New York Mets legend Mookie Wilson talks about being part of the Mets 1986 World Series Victory.

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The Leonard Lopate Show

Inequality, Indecency, and an Inside Look at The Mets

Thursday, July 03, 2014

Matt Taibbi talks about the intersection of two troubling trends in America today—growing income inequality and mass incarceration. Bob Saget takes us behind the scenes of “Full House” and “America’s Funniest Home Videos” and of his notoriously profane stand-up act. AJ Mass, who’s a former Mr. Met, takes us into the sweaty world of sports mascots. And the legendary Mookie Wilson looks back at the 1986 World Series and what it was like being part of the Amazin’ Mets.

The Brian Lehrer Show

Pledge Your Allegiance

Thursday, July 03, 2014

ISIS says it has set up a caliphate in parts of Iraq and Syria, and wants to be called "the Islamic State". Fawaz Gerges, the director of the Middle East Centre at the London School of Economics, explains the history of the caliphate and ISIS’ plans. Plus: New York real estate may be the new “Swiss bank account,” where foreign buyers park their money in the form of expensive apartments; how Airbnb and sites like it have disrupted the summer rental market in the Hamptons; and now that Team USA is out of the running, what team will you be cheering on for the remainder of the World Cup? 

The Brian Lehrer Show

What's Your Favorite Non-USA World Cup Team?

Thursday, July 03, 2014

We break down the strengths and weaknesses of the players and the teams headed to the quarterfinals.

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The Leonard Lopate Show

Inside the Weird, Woolly World of Sports Mascots

Thursday, July 03, 2014

In 1994 AJ Mass became the first person to put on the Mr. Met suit since the mascot was retired in the 1960s, and he played Mr. Met through the 1997 season. His book Yes, It’s Hot in Here: Adventures in the Weird, Woolly World of Sports Mascots he describes life inside the suit and explores the entertaining history of the sports mascot from its roots in Renaissance society.

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All Things Considered

The Brutal Race That Asks Runners To Go Up A Mountain And Back Down

Wednesday, July 02, 2014

Melissa Block speaks with Christy Marvin, the 2013 women's winner of the Mount Marathon race in Seward, Ala. One of the oldest races in North America, it traces an arduous course up and down the mountain, and it's set to happen again this year on July 4.

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All Things Considered

From Missiles To The Pitch: The Story Behind World Cup Tech

Wednesday, July 02, 2014

Brian Kopp of STATS LLC explains how technology first developed by the Israeli military is now being used in athletics.

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PRI's The World

The US lost to Belgium, but soccer won plenty of new fans

Wednesday, July 02, 2014

Belgium knocked the USA out of the World Cup on Tuesday with a dramatic 2-1 victory. But while the Americans are no longer in the World Cup, soccer has won the hearts and minds of many back home.

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WNYC News

Pick Me, Carmelo! Pick Me!

Wednesday, July 02, 2014

WNYC

Several NBA teams are making lofty proposals to superstar player Carmelo Anthony in hopes of luring him to their franchise.

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Soundcheck

My World Cup Vacation Ends; America’s Too

Wednesday, July 02, 2014

For two weeks, Soundcheck host John Schaefer went down the rabbit hole that is the World Cup. But as he returns to work, the improbable and courageous run of the U.S. comes to an end as well. Schaefer reflects on the game, Tim Howard's exceptional performance, and what it means for the USMNT's chances going forward.

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The Takeaway

Has American Soccer Finally Won?

Wednesday, July 02, 2014

Belgium defeated the U.S. Tuesday evening in a heartbreaker, knocking the team out of World Cup competition. But despite the loss, the U.S. may have won something bigger - Americans may finally have fallen in love with soccer.

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Tim Howard Emerges As Hero In U.S. World Cup Loss

Wednesday, July 02, 2014

After a wrenching loss to Belgium, fans are touting the play of goalkeeper Tim Howard, Photoshopping his head onto U.S. currency and (briefly) naming him secretary of defense on Wikipedia.

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