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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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Defending Champs Advance In NHL, NBA Series

Saturday, May 17, 2014

The conference championships in hockey and basketball are coming up, and this year, both of the defending champions are the teams to beat! NPR's Scott Simon speaks to Howard Bryant of ESPN.

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Oprah Winfrey's Channel Calls Off Michael Sam Series

Saturday, May 17, 2014

OWN had planned a documentary series to feature the first openly gay NFL player in his bid to earn a spot on the St. Louis Rams. The network backed off to give him space "to achieve his dreams."

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A Worldwide Voyage To Prove Stars, Wind And Waves Are Enough

Saturday, May 17, 2014

An ambitious journey by canoe gets underway in Hawaii on Saturday: Two double-hulled vessels will set sail on a three-year journey around the world.

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All Things Considered

FIFA President On Qatar's World Cup: 'Of Course, It's An Error'

Friday, May 16, 2014

The World Cup in Brazil starts in less than a month, but it's the World Cup eight years from now that's grabbing headlines. Sportswriter Stefan Fatsis discusses the doubts around Qatar's World Cup.

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The Leonard Lopate Show

Willie Randolph, Yankees Player and Coach

Friday, May 16, 2014

The Legendary Yankee talks about his ups and downs on the field and in the dugout, as well as his time as manager of the Mets.

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The Leonard Lopate Show

Guest Picks: Willie Randolph

Friday, May 16, 2014

Former Yankees second baseman and former Mets manager Willie Randolph was on the Leonard Lopate Show, talking about his life in baseball. He also told us about his love of fishing. Find out what else he's a fan of!

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That Darn Cat: 'Hero' Feline Will Throw Out First Pitch At Game

Friday, May 16, 2014

The cat that saved a young boy from an attacking dog became an Internet star this week. Next week, we'll see how Tara the cat does on the ball field.

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Is It Donald Sterling's Right To Fight For His Team?

Friday, May 16, 2014

LA Clippers owner Donald Sterling will reportedly fight the NBA to keep his team. The Barbershop guys weigh in on that feud, and Solange and Jay-Z's elevator dust-up.

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Morning Edition

U.S. Men's Soccer Team Tries To Jell Before World Cup

Friday, May 16, 2014

In one month, the U.S. Men's national soccer team plays Ghana, in the first of three tough opening round games at the World Cup in Brazil. A pre-World Cup camp opened this week at Stanford University.

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Morning Edition

Brazilians Use Lead Up To World Cup To Protest Grievances

Friday, May 16, 2014

Protests against June's World Cup — soccer's biggest tournament — swept across host country Brazil on Thursday. Twelve Brazilian cities saw demonstrations as well as many labor strikes.

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The Leonard Lopate Show

Everyday Toxins and Willie Randolph on His Life in New York Baseball

Friday, May 16, 2014

We start today’s show with a Please Explain look at the chemicals we come in contact with every day, how they affect our bodies and our health, and how to limit our exposure to toxins. Then Willie Randolph tells us about his years with the Yankees—first as a player, then as a coach—and his time managing the Mets.

Morning Edition

The Olympics: A Modern Day World's Fair (And Money Magnet)

Wednesday, May 14, 2014

World's Fairs still exist, but just two cities bid to host the 2017 Expo. In contrast, seven U.S. cities are vying for the 2024 Olympics, and the games just signed a $7.75 billion deal with NBC.

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Soundcheck

The Soundcheck Guide To Brazil: Amazonian Pop

Wednesday, May 14, 2014

Soundcheck begins an occasional series exploring the vast musical landscape of Brazil, this year's World Cup host. John Schaefer speaks with Marlon Bishop, editor of a new book about Brazilian music, about a resurgence of pop music from Brazil's northern state of Pará.

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Morning Edition

Time Warner, DirecTV Squabble Over Dodgers TV Network

Tuesday, May 13, 2014

The Dodgers launched a network to carry their games. But a dispute over broadcast fees and whether the network should be offered ala carte has kept it dark in 70 percent of the Los Angeles market.

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