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NFL Draft's First Round: Manziel Slides, No Running Backs Taken

Friday, May 09, 2014

The Houston Texans used the NFL draft's No. 1 pick to take Jadeveon Clowney. The story of the night was how the Cleveland Browns wound up with a new quarterback, Heisman winner Johnny Manziel.

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Morning Edition

NFL Draft To Begin, Houston Texans Have No. 1 Pick

Thursday, May 08, 2014

The annual NFL draft of players starts Thursday with the first round at New York's Radio City Music Hall. The Houston Texans, by virtue of their 2-14 record last season, will have the first pick.

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PRI's The World

Why they're dyeing local sheep pink as the Giro d'Italia gets underway

Thursday, May 08, 2014

The Giro d'Italia is one of the world's biggest races after the Tour de France. It gets underway Friday. 198 riders will cover nearly 1,990 miles over 21 stages. They'll cross the finish line in the Italian port city of Trieste. But can you name the city where the race begins?

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A Foldable Bike Helmet You'll Just Happen To Have In Your Bag

Wednesday, May 07, 2014

This week's featured innovation is a full-size helmet that collapses in half for easy stowage between rides — something urban bike-share cyclists might find especially appealing.

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Morning Edition

Sterling Expected To Fight Forced Sale Of LA Clippers

Wednesday, May 07, 2014

It's been more than a week since the Donald Sterling scandal erupted. The NBA players union, legal experts and others say anything short of a Sterling exile could have long-term consequences.

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Morning Edition

Draft Season: All-American, Twisted And Downright Infectious

Wednesday, May 07, 2014

Commentator Frank Deford discusses what he considers the fifth major sports season — the two-month period when pro football, basketball, baseball and hockey all hold their drafts.

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PRI's The World

Ukraine's government tells soccer teams they'll finish their season in empty stadiums

Wednesday, May 07, 2014

As political unrest continues in Ukraine, the government there has called for all soccer matches to be held without spectators. That's in addition to the cancellation of the country's Premier League matches and the cup final, which were planned to be held in eastern cities and on the Crimean peninsula.

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LA Clippers President To Take Indefinite Leave, NBA Says

Tuesday, May 06, 2014

Andy Roeser will step down effective immediately. His leave comes a week after Clippers owner Donald Sterling was banned for life from the league for making racist comments.

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All Things Considered

Brewskee-Ball Founders Refuse To Be Sidelined By Trademark Case

Tuesday, May 06, 2014

Brewskee-Ball has built a league of competitive Skee-Ball players, but the owners of the name Skee-Ball are not amused. They're suing for trademark infringement, but the league isn't rolling over.

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All Things Considered

Veteran Horse Trainer Sets Sights On Triple Crown

Tuesday, May 06, 2014

California Chrome won the 104th Kentucky Derby on Saturday. Melissa Block speaks with Art Sherman, the horse's veteran trainer, about his long career and the three-year-old colt.

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All Things Considered

With Faith And Focus, Mariano Rivera Became Baseball's 'Closer'

Tuesday, May 06, 2014

The New York Yankees relief pitcher is revered both for what he did and what he didn't do — behave scandalously, pick fights, take drugs or chase big contract offers to other cities.

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A Faster Human: Are We Unique In Our Ability To Get Better?

Tuesday, May 06, 2014

For decades, the speed of racehorses and dogs has stagnated. But humans keep getting faster. On the 60th anniversary of the first time a human ran a mile in under 4 minutes, we ponder why.

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On Your Mark, Get Set, No! A List Of Inadvisable Ways To Run A Mile

Tuesday, May 06, 2014

On the 60th anniversary of Roger Bannister's sub-4-minute mile, we pause to appreciate some lesser-known, far more nauseating mile achievements: the beer mile, the burrito mile and the naked mile.

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Controversy Over Title IX Protecting Transgender Students

Tuesday, May 06, 2014

The Department of Education declared that transgender students are protected under Title IX. But there are questions about how that will work on campuses, and what the legal complications might be.

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Morning Edition

Can Student Journalists Ban 'Redskins' From Their School Paper?

Tuesday, May 06, 2014

A Pennsylvania school board will decide this month whether students are allowed to ban "Redskins" from their paper. Student editors say it's a racist term and are ready to bring the case to court.

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The Takeaway

The 1998 NFL Draft: History's Biggest Sports Flop?

Monday, May 05, 2014

In 1998, the Colts picked Payton Manning and Ryan Leaf went to the Chargers. The draft produced one of the greatest busts in history. What have we learned about the science of evaluating human talent?

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Morning Edition

Blessed Be Thy Bicycle: New York Riders Roll Into Church

Monday, May 05, 2014

The Cathedral of St. John the Divine held its 16th annual ceremony to bless the city's bikes and cyclists on Saturday. Some come for God's help; others are just hoping for "a little extra mojo."

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PRI's The World

At this Filipino gun club, shooting is just part of the heritage

Monday, May 05, 2014

It's rare to see an Asian gun club. Most gun owners in the US are white males. Yet Filipino immigrants in the Norco Running Gun Club of California say guns are part of Filipino culture, and part of the intertwined history of the Philippines and the US.

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Sixty years ago, a Brit astounded the world by sprinting a mile in under four minutes

Monday, May 05, 2014

There's something about the mile sprint that captures the imagination. It's equivalent to running 15 miles per hour or 24 kilometers per hour. And when Roger Bannister ran it in under four minutes, the world took note.

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All Things Considered

Why Michael Sam Might Not Be Drafted

Sunday, May 04, 2014

One of the big names at this week's NFL Draft is Michael Sam, the SEC's co-Defensive Player of the Year who came out as gay. Some around the NFL think there's a chance he will go undrafted for reasons other than his sexual orientation.

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