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California Chrome Wins The Kentucky Derby

Saturday, May 03, 2014

The horse was the favorite going into the 140th running of the Derby, despite quirks that set him apart from his more traditional competitors.

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All Things Considered

After Week Of Tumult, Clippers' Focus Must Turn Back To Basketball

Saturday, May 03, 2014

The Los Angeles Clippers are back to the business of basketball after a jaw-dropping week for the franchise, bound together by race, the Internet and the economics of sports.

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All Things Considered

Donald Sterling, Philanthropist: What To Do With His Donations?

Saturday, May 03, 2014

UCLA cancelled a $3 million donation from LA Clippers owner Donald Sterling, because of racist comments Sterling made in a recording. The donation was to go towards kidney research.

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What You Need To Know About the 2014 Kentucky Derby

Saturday, May 03, 2014

The 140th running of the Kentucky Derby will start after 6 p.m. ET Saturday. Here are some crucial things to know about the race, including what to drink.

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Kareem Abdul-Jabbar On Sterling: 'There's Light Now'

Saturday, May 03, 2014

The Hall of Famer calls the punishment for Donald Sterling's racist remarks wise and just, but wonders why the NBA tolerated the Clippers owner's "shameful record" for so many years.

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A Black Sheep Crashes The Kentucky Derby

Saturday, May 03, 2014

California Chrome is a flashy red horse with a big white blaze down his face. Unlike his competition, he's from humble origins, but more important than his breeding is his speed.

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NBA's Ban On Sterling: Moral Justice Or Smart Business Move?

Saturday, May 03, 2014

The NBA's ban on Clippers owner Donald Sterling has drawn approval all around. ESPN's Howard Bryant tells NPR's Scott Simon that with such heinous remarks, the league may not have had much choice.

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All Things Considered

Don't Let NBA Playoffs Get Lost In Sterling's Shadow

Friday, May 02, 2014

The saga of Donald Sterling is looming large over the opening weeks of the NBA playoffs. Even as the league moves to strip Sterling's ownership, Clippers players still have games to win on the court.

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Does 'Rich Bigot' Sterling Deserve A Break?

Friday, May 02, 2014

The NBA could push Los Angeles Clippers owner Donald Sterling to sell his team over statements he made about African-Americans. But is he being unfairly chastised? The Barbershop guys weigh in.

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Morning Edition

Columnist: Plantation Mentality Still Exists In Pro Sports

Friday, May 02, 2014

Morning Edition co-host David Greene talks to New York Times sports columnist William c. Rhoden about the Donald Sterling controversy, and the relationship between professional sports and race.

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European Soccer Tackles Racism But Slips On A Banana Peel

Thursday, May 01, 2014

European soccer fans often yell racist taunts and throw bananas at opposing players. That's not new. What is new is how one black player, Dani Alves, reacted.

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Morning Edition

Doge At 'Dega: Dogecoin Sponsors Race Car

Thursday, May 01, 2014

Back in March, when a someone posted on the social media site Reddit that NASCAR driver Josh Wise was without a sponsor, the Dogecoin community stepped in. Now the car is ready to race at Talladega.

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The Brian Lehrer Show

Why Teen Girls Might Be More At Risk for Concussions

Wednesday, April 30, 2014

Yikes. Cheerleading and other sports girls compete in - such as soccer and lacrosse - see high incidences of concussions and brain injuries.

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All Things Considered

What About Donald Sterling's Right To Privacy?

Wednesday, April 30, 2014

The racist comments made by Los Angeles Clippers owner Donald Sterling led to a lifelong ban from the NBA. But they were made in what appears to have been a private setting. Should that matter?

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All Things Considered

How The NBA Might Ensure Sterling Sells The Clippers

Wednesday, April 30, 2014

NBA commissioner Adam Silver said he'll do everything in his power to ensure that LA Clippers owner Donald Sterling sells the team. Michael McCann, director of the Sports and Entertainment Institute at the University of New Hampshire School of Law, explains the NBA rules behind this.

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V. Stiviano 'Thunderously Unintelligent' In Sterling Scandal?

Wednesday, April 30, 2014

The NBA has banned L.A. Clippers owner Donald Sterling from the league for life after tapes revealed racist comments he made to girlfriend V. Stiviano. The Beautyshop ladies weigh in.

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The Takeaway

Why Sterling's Ban is a Drop in the Bucket

Wednesday, April 30, 2014

How does the banning of one NBA owner impact the lived racism of minorities everyday? Are sports really the right arena to examine issues of racial equality and prejudice?

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The Brian Lehrer Show

Donald Sterling Is Out. Now What?

Wednesday, April 30, 2014

"It can't just be black people talking about how upset they are. It has to be white people talking about racism," says Wesley Morris of Grantland. He discusses Sterling's ban from the NBA, why it took this long to call him out, and what comes next.

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Morning Edition

Fans Rally Outside Staples Center To Support Clippers

Wednesday, April 30, 2014

LA Clippers fans have always supported their team, if not its owner Donald Sterling. We check in with people outside the Staples Center, where the Clippers played Golden State in the NBA playoffs.

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The Leonard Lopate Show

Mookie Wilson on Life, Baseball, and the 1986 Mets

Wednesday, April 30, 2014

New York Mets legend Mookie Wilson talks about being part of the Mets 1986 World Series Victory.

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