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College Basketball Championship Games Expected To Be Close

Monday, April 06, 2015

Men's and women's college basketball seasons are over except for the championships. Wisconsin plays Duke Monday for the men's title, and UConn and Notre Dame play Tuesday for the women's title.

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Morning Edition

Pirates' McCutchen: Baseball Is Dying In Economically Challenged Communities

Monday, April 06, 2015

David Greene talks to Andrew McCutchen, centerfielder for the Pittsburgh Pirates, about the future of baseball in America's inner cities.

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All Things Considered

Connecticut, Notre Dame Will Meet In Women's Championship Game

Sunday, April 05, 2015

Basketball powerhouse UConn has a chance at their 10th title after beating Maryland 81-58. They'll meet Notre Dame, who defeated South Carolina by one point earlier Sunday, in Tuesday's finals.

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All Things Considered

Strongwoman Shoulders The Weight Of A Male-Dominated Sport

Sunday, April 05, 2015

Brittany Diamond, 22, wants to challenge what you might think you know about strong women. "My sport has nothing to do with aesthetics," she says.

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Wisconsin's Dramatic Defeat Of Kentucky Is A Case Of Role Reversal

Sunday, April 05, 2015

The Kentucky Wildcats will not finish the college basketball season undefeated. Last night at the final four event, Wisconsin beat Kentucky in a dramatic showdown between number-one seeds.

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Wisconsin Upsets Kentucky, Faces Duke In Championship

Sunday, April 05, 2015

In a down-to-the-wire showdown, Wisconsin beat Kentucky in the men's final four basketball tournament. NPR's Rachel Martin gets a preview of the upcoming games from Mike Pesca of Slate.com.

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Kentucky Falls Short Of Perfect: Wisconsin To Face Duke At Championship

Saturday, April 04, 2015

The Badgers bested the Wildcats in a 71-64 Final Four victory Saturday, ending Kentucky's unbeaten season. Wisconsin advances to meet the Duke Blue Devils in Monday's final game.

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Can Anyone Stop Kentucky? The Week In Sports

Saturday, April 04, 2015

Only three games left in the NCAA men's basketball tournament. NPR's Linda Wertheimer speaks with sports correspondent Tom Goldman about who will remain standing.

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All Things Considered

Undefeated Kentucky Vies For Perfection As It Enters Final Four

Friday, April 03, 2015

The NCAA men's basketball Final Four begins Saturday with No. 1 Kentucky facing Wisconsin. Kentucky hopes a championship will bring it a perfect season.

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NFL Is Reportedly Hiring Its First Female Full-Time Official

Friday, April 03, 2015

Sarah Thomas has officiated football games in the NCAA and for the NFL's preseason and training camps. For the 2015 NFL season, she'll reportedly work full time at the game's highest level.

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Morning Edition

Bracket Madness Marches Into April With Basketball's Final 4

Friday, April 03, 2015

On Saturday, the Kentucky Wildcats take on the Wisconsin Badgers and the Michigan State Spartans play Duke's Blue Devils. The winners will play Monday for the NCAA men's basketball championship.

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The Takeaway

Send Us Your Ballpark Memories!

Friday, April 03, 2015

Next week, the 2015 baseball season will officially kick off. To celebrate America's pastime, we'll be talking to some unsung baseball heroes, but we also want to hear from you.

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WNYC News

Yankees and Mets Set to Take the Field for Opening Day

Thursday, April 02, 2015

After several seasons marked by mediocrity, do New York baseball fans have anything to be excited about this year?

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PRI's The World

He's a towering 7'5" — and now he's the first Indian to play in the NBA

Thursday, April 02, 2015

Sim Bhullar has landed a 10-day contract with the Sacramento Kings, making him the first player of Indian descent in the NBA. It's a big chance for the big man to prove his worth after earning success in college and the NBA's Development League.

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Morning Edition

College Football Teams Use Girlfriends As Recruiting Tools

Wednesday, April 01, 2015

David Greene talks to Bloomberg View sports writer Kavitha Davidson, who recently wrote about the problems she sees in colleges: using women to recruit male athletes.

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Morning Edition

Remembering Legendary NBA Announcer 'Hot Rod' Hundley

Wednesday, April 01, 2015

Hundley, who died last week at age 80, was one of the first former NBA players whom the Basketball Hall of Fame honored for calling games.

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All Things Considered

Supporters Work To Reclaim Legacy Of Penn State Coach Joe Paterno

Tuesday, March 31, 2015

A campaign is underway to repair former Penn State football coach Joe Paterno's legacy after a child sex abuse scandal involving former assistant coach Jerry Sandusky tarnished his image.

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The Takeaway

Voters Could Decide Boston’s Bid for 2024 Olympics

Monday, March 30, 2015

The private group behind the effort to bring the 2024 Olympics to Boston is calling for the voters of Massachusetts to decide whether the city should bid to host the Games.

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Morning Edition

Uphill Skiing Gains Traction In Colorado

Monday, March 30, 2015

There's a growing trend of hiking up mountains — in skis. Though it's banned at some resorts for safety reasons, enthusiasts in Aspen want make the town a hub for the emerging sport.

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Michigan State, Duke Join Kentucky, Wisconsin In The Men's Final Four

Sunday, March 29, 2015

A missed free throw sent Michigan State-Louisville to overtime, where the Cardinals couldn't hang on. Gonzaga hung with Duke but couldn't quite keep up.

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