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The U.S. Team Survives on 'Endurance, Strength and Youth'

Tuesday, June 17, 2014

The U.S. beat Ghana 2-1 in its World Cup debut last night. We discuss the game with George Vescey sports columnist for The New York Times and author of the new book Eight World Cups: My Journey through the Beauty and Dark Side of Soccer (Times Books, 2014), what it says about the US chances, and take calls from fans of the US and others about how the first round fared.

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World Cup Fever: Despite Protests, Partying Mood Takes Over Brazil

Tuesday, June 17, 2014

The World Cup is in full swing and American fans are celebrating victory over Ghana. Host Michel Martin gets the latest — both on and off the field — from Ricardo Zuniga of the Associated Press.

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O.J. And Oscar Trials: A 'Combination Of Celebrity, Wealth And Murder'

Tuesday, June 17, 2014

O.J. Simpson's Ford Bronco was chased by police 20 years ago, marking the start of what was dubbed the "trial of the century." But how does its coverage compare with the Oscar Pistorius trial?

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The Takeaway

Ghana Vs. Team USA: A Misguided Prediction

Tuesday, June 17, 2014

Robert Asare-Akoto, a Ghanaian soccer fan living in New York City, offered The Takeaway a misguided prediction about the World Cup. He explained that Ghana was going to destroy Team USA—just hours before Clint Dempsey broke his heart.

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Morning Edition

Third Time's A Charm: U.S. Beats Ghana In World Cup Match

Tuesday, June 17, 2014

The U.S. Men's National Team has beaten Ghana in the group stage of the World Cup in Brazil. The score was 2-1. The U.S. team had lost to Ghana in the previous two World Cups.

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The Brian Lehrer Show

A Different Spin on Things: Leslie Gelb; R.A. Dickey

Tuesday, June 17, 2014

As Iraq dissolves into chaos, Leslie Gelb, the president emeritus of the Council on Foreign Relations and a Daily Beast contributor explains his idea for how the country could be split along sectarian lines. Plus: Starbucks announced plans to pay for its employees’ online education at Arizona State University; and The Mets’ former all-star knuckleballer and Cy Young Award winner R.A. Dickey on his new children's book, which has an anti-bullying message.  

The Brian Lehrer Show

The Knuckleball Saves the Day

Tuesday, June 17, 2014

This segment originally aired live on June 17, 2014. An edited version was included in a best-of episode of The Brian Lehrer Show on August 15th. The unedited audio can be found here. 

R. A. Dickey, the first knuckleballer to win the Cy Young Award when he played for the Mets in 2012, now with the Toronto Blue Jays, and the author of the children's book Knuckleball Ned (Dial, 2014) illustrated by Tim Bowers, talks about his new illustrated book for preschoolers featuring a knuckleball named Ned and an anti-bullying message.

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All Things Considered

With Win Over Ghana, U.S. Is Off On The Right Foot In Brazil

Monday, June 16, 2014

On Monday night, the U.S. soccer team accomplished a feat it failed to achieve in the past two World Cups: beat Ghana. With a 2-1 victory, the Americans position themselves well for the games to come.

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Sweet Revenge: U.S. Bests Ghana, 2-1, In Its World Cup Opener

Monday, June 16, 2014

U.S. captain Clint Dempsey scored just 29 seconds after the starting whistle, one of the fastest goals in World Cup history. The U.S. lost to the West African nation in the previous two World Cups.

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All Things Considered

U.S. Soccer Hopes To Shake Shadow Of Recent History Against Ghana

Monday, June 16, 2014

The U.S. starts World Cup play Monday with a match against Ghana. Ghana has eliminated the U.S. from the two previous World Cups, but American fans watching the game in Natal, Brazil, remain optimistic.

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All Things Considered

Baseball Loses One Of The Game's Greatest, As 'Mr. Padre' Passes

Monday, June 16, 2014

Hall of Fame baseballer Tony Gwynn has died. Gwynn, nicknamed "Mr. Padre," played for the San Diego Padre for 20 years and was considered by some to be the league's greatest hitter since Ted Williams.

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All Things Considered

Brazil's Opening Victory Gets A Raucous Reception

Monday, June 16, 2014

Brazil kicked off the 2014 World Cup in Sao Paulo with a convincing win over Croatia. NPR's Russell Lewis watched with fans at a samba school, and he tells Melissa Block about the celebrations.

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U.S. To Face Ghana As 'Group Of Death' Play Begins

Monday, June 16, 2014

Ghana has booted the U.S. team from the past two World Cups. The game in the Brazilian city of Natal is a critical one for the Americans to have any hope advancing out of Group G.

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Tony Gwynn, San Diego Padres Hall Of Famer, Dies

Monday, June 16, 2014

Gwynn, known as "Mr. Padre," flirted with a .400 batting average in 1994. Over his career, he earned eight National League batting titles and had 3,141 hits. He was 54.

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Formula One Great Michael Schumacher Comes Out Of Coma

Monday, June 16, 2014

The racing legend left a French hospital for a facility in Switzerland where he will continue his rehabilitation. A skiing accident in December left Schumacher in a coma.

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Morning Edition

U.S. World Cup Team To Take The Field Against Ghana

Monday, June 16, 2014

After months of analysis about America's chances in Brazil, it's time for the U.S. men's soccer team to play. Monday's game against Ghana begins a U.S. campaign through the so-called group of death.

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PRI's The World

In a Scotland village, skipping rocks is more than just a hobby. It’s a tourist attraction

Monday, June 16, 2014

The picturesque village of Ermatingen in northern Switzerland has acquired a reputation for being a boring holiday resort. So the locals decided to liven things up a bit by holding a "world stone skimming championship." Only problem was, an island in Scotland already holds an annual competition by that name, and it has a limitless supply of skimming stones.

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The Takeaway

NYC Immigrant on Team USA World Cup Rivalry

Monday, June 16, 2014

The rivalry between the U.S. and Ghana will be reignited again when these two teams face off tonight at the World Cup. Some fans like Ghanaian immigrant and New Yorker Robert Asare-Akoto, have been left feeling divided.

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Spurs Beat The Heat To Take Home NBA Title

Sunday, June 15, 2014

The San Antonio Spurs handily defeated the Miami Heat 104-87 on Sunday night, bringing the two-year title reign of King James and the Heat to an end.

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All Things Considered

U.S. Faces Long Odds In First World Cup Match

Sunday, June 15, 2014

NPR's Arun Rath speaks with sports correspondent Tom Goldman about the U.S. national team's first game of the World Cup. The team faces off against Ghana in what promises to be a tough match for the Americans.

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