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Reports: Clippers Owner Sterling Agrees To Sell Team

Friday, May 23, 2014

Donald Sterling has agreed to let his wife negotiate a deal to sell the Los Angeles Clippers, according to reports. Sterling was banned for life by the NBA for making racist remarks.

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Did Dallas Mavericks Owner Drop The Ball On Sterling Controversy?

Friday, May 23, 2014

Critics took Dallas Mavericks owner Mark Cuban to task for sharing his thoughts on hoodies and tattoos. But Cuban says said that everyone has some prejudice. Is he right? The Barbershop guys weigh in.

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Morning Edition

Spanish Soccer Fans Rejoice, 2 Madrid Teams In European Final

Friday, May 23, 2014

Every year, Europe's top soccer teams compete to win the Champions League title. This year, for the first time in history, Saturday's final is between two teams from the same city: Madrid.

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PRI's The World

The US World Cup team is announced, with one star noticeably absent

Friday, May 23, 2014

US soccer superstar Landon Donovan won't be on US Soccer's National Team for the 2014 World Cup. Fans are angry, but there are some good reasons, explains Grantland's Men in Blazers co-host Roger Bennett.

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U.S. Soccer Star Landon Donovan Fails To Make World Cup Cut

Thursday, May 22, 2014

Donovan, 32, is the team's all-time leader in scoring and assists. Twenty-three players were named to the roster for the tournament, which starts next month in Brazil.

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Senate To NFL: Change The Redskins' Name

Thursday, May 22, 2014

Fifty senators signed a letter to NFL Commissioner Roger Goodell pushing for a name change for Washington's professional football team, a sign the issue isn't going away.

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Norman Rockwell Painting 'The Rookie' Sells For $22.5 Million

Thursday, May 22, 2014

The 1957 Norman Rockwell painting of Boston Red Sox players in a locker room was sold Thursday by Christie's auction house. The work first appeared on a magazine that sold for 15 cents.

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The Brian Lehrer Show

The World Cup Around the World

Thursday, May 22, 2014

New York Times sports columnist George Vecsey reports on the world's most popular sports in his new book Eight World Cups: My Journey Through the Beauty and Dark Side of Soccer. Vecsey explains the emotional connections between fans and teams and the various business and government interests at play in each of the last eight tournaments. 

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All Things Considered

For Physicians, The Ethics Of Treating Athletes

Wednesday, May 21, 2014

Robert Siegel interviews orthopedist Michael S. George, co-author of a study about the ethics in sports medicine and also a former team doctor.

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Morning Edition

Don't Judge Exceptional Players By The Company They Keep

Wednesday, May 21, 2014

Many of sports history's greatest athletes never led their teams to a championship victory. So why should it be a requirement for basketball stars today?

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North Carolina Union Seeks To Enlist College Athletes

Tuesday, May 20, 2014

The move comes two months after a National Labor Relations Board ruling that athletes at Northwestern University are school employees and therefore are entitled to form a union.

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Can Donald Sterling Save Himself From The NBA?

Tuesday, May 20, 2014

The NBA is taking official steps to kick the LA Clippers owner out of the league. ESPN's Pablo Torre talks about Sterling's legal options and whether this story is overshadowing the playoff games.

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Schoolbook

An Unlikely Sport Opens Doors for Bronx Student

Tuesday, May 20, 2014

BBC

Growing up in the Bronx, Katiria Sanchez had never heard of squash. Now she's on the team at Trinity College in Connecticut.

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PRI's The World

Bolivia's president is going to play professional soccer, and maybe win over a few voters

Tuesday, May 20, 2014

What if President Obama joined the NBA's Washington Wizards? Obama might want to consider that, after he hears what Bolivian President Evo Morales is up to. Morales has just been offered a contract to play professional soccer in Bolivia's first division.

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California Chrome To Run In Belmont, Nasal Strips And All

Monday, May 19, 2014

There was concern the winner of the Kentucky Derby and the Preakness would not be allowed to wear nasal strips at the June 7 Belmont Stakes, the third leg of thoroughbred racing's Triple Crown.

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PRI's The World

Saying goodbye to the man who built his very own Formula One race car, and drove it to victory

Monday, May 19, 2014

Sir Jack Brabham pushed a racecar to victory, won a title in a car he built himself, and took Formula One to new levels and faster speeds. The 'colossus of the sport' died Monday the age of 88.

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All Things Considered

Softballers Face A Fielder's Choice: When To Wear A Face Mask?

Sunday, May 18, 2014

Softball is among the safest high school sports, but injuries do happen, especially from line drives. One Texas district is making some girls put on face masks before they step on the field.

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NBA Refs See Mistakes, But Can't Fix Them, With Instant Replay

Sunday, May 18, 2014

Instant replay allows referees to look back at what happened, but not to call fouls retroactively. NPR's Lynn Neary talks to Slate.com's Mike Pesca about how the replay has affected the NBA playoffs.

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California Chrome Wins Preakness; On Course For Triple Crown

Saturday, May 17, 2014

If California Chrome wins the Belmont Stakes in June, he will become the 12th Triple Crown winner and the first since 1978.

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All Things Considered

No One Wants To Be With The Marlboro Man: Terry Crews On 'Manhood'

Saturday, May 17, 2014

Actor Terry Crews has an NFL physique that's perfect for action films, but it's his sense of humor that's won over fans. Crews' revealing new memoir is called Manhood.

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