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Basketball Analyst Jack Ramsay Dies at 89

Monday, April 28, 2014

Ramsay coached the Portland Trail Blazers to an NBA title before embarking on a long career as a basketball analyst for ESPN. The Hall of Fame coach had been battling cancer.

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Morning Edition

Clippers Distances Themselves From Racist Comments

Monday, April 28, 2014

David Greene talks to ESPN's Peter Keating about racist remarks allegedly made by Donald Sterling, owner of the LA Clippers. The NBA is investigating the authenticity of the recording.

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The Leonard Lopate Show

The Duke Lacrosse Scandal and University Culture

Monday, April 28, 2014

William D. Cohan looks at what the Duke lacrosse team scandal reveals about the pressures faced by America's elite colleges and universities, and he pulls back the curtain on the larger issues of sexual misconduct, underage drinking, and bad-boy behavior prevalent on campuses across the country. The Price of Silence: The Duke Lacrosse Scandal, the Power of the Elite, and the Corruption of Our Great Universities is an account of what happens when ambition, intellectual elitism, athletic prowess, aggressive sexual behavior, racial bias, and absolute prosecutorial authority collide and on a university campus, in the justice system, and in the media.

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PRI's The World

Word of an NBA owner's alleged racist rant is shocking Italy's basketball fans

Monday, April 28, 2014

Italy has problems with racism in sports. But an Italian sportswriter says even in his country, no owner would do what L.A. Clippers owner Donald Sterling is accused of doing.

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Tribeca Film Festival Live

Iverson on 'Iverson'

Sunday, April 27, 2014

The NBA legend rose from a childhood of crushing poverty to become an 11-time All-Star. Hear a conversation with Allen Iverson and Stephen A. Smith on the new documentary, Iverson.

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All Things Considered

Cringe-Worthy Audio Has LA Clippers' Owner In Hot Water, Again

Sunday, April 27, 2014

The NBA is investigating Donald Sterling, owner of the LA Clippers. Audio has surfaced that is allegedly of Sterling telling his girlfriend not to associate with black people or post photos of them on her social media accounts.

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49ers Fan Sues NFL For $50 Million Over Seattle Playoff Tickets

Sunday, April 27, 2014

Citing limits on who could buy Seattle Seahawks playoff tickets, a San Francisco 49ers fans is suing the NFL, saying the practice amounts to "economic discrimination."

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Obama Discusses Racist Comments Attributed To Clippers Owner

Sunday, April 27, 2014

Calling racist statements allegedly made by Los Angeles Clippers owner Donald Sterling "incredibly offensive," President Obama says he is confident the NBA will resolve the controversy.

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NBA Probes 'Disturbing and Offensive' Comments Attributed To Clippers Owner

Saturday, April 26, 2014

An audio recording that allegedly captures remarks by Los Angeles Clippers owner Donald Sterling criticizing a woman for publicly "associating with black people" prompts an NBA investigation.

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Former NFL QB Earl Morrall Dies; Key Part Of Dolphins And Colts Teams

Saturday, April 26, 2014

Earl Morrall, who played an integral role in the Miami Dolphins' perfect season of 1972, died Friday at age 79. Morrall played 21 seasons in the NFL.

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Road Teams Find The Edge In NBA Playoffs

Saturday, April 26, 2014

We learn if the home court advantage is really an advantage when NPR's Scott Simon speaks with sports correspondent Tom Goldman.

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What Makes Americans Buy British Soccer Clubs?

Saturday, April 26, 2014

Soccer is a national obsession in England that's spilling over into America. NPR's Scott Simon talks to sports business writer John Ourand about why Americans are buying up the U.K.'s top teams.

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All Things Considered

Northwestern Players Cast Union Vote — But Results Will Have To Wait

Friday, April 25, 2014

Northwestern University football players are voting Thursday on whether to unionize. Earlier, the National Labor Relations Board in Chicago ruled that the athletes' team requirements essentially make them employees of the university. This, in turn, means they can form a union. The university is appealing the NLRB ruling to the full board.

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New Manchester United Skipper Vows To Make Fans Smile Again

Friday, April 25, 2014

David Moyes lasted less than a season as manager of the English football (soccer) club. Longtime star player Ryan Giggs is filling in and says this is "the proudest moment" of his life.

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Cliven Bundy, #myNYPD: Public Relations Fails?

Friday, April 25, 2014

Both rancher Cliven Bundy and the New York Police Department had a rough week in the spotlight. The Barbershop guys weigh in on the risks of talking or tweeting too much.

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Cleveland Fans Confront Racist Traditions

Friday, April 25, 2014

Native American-themed mascots are at the center of a growing national debate, including the Cleveland Indians mascot, Chief Wahoo. Sports blogger Pete Pattakkos talks about pushing for change.

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The Brian Lehrer Show

College Football on the Brink

Friday, April 25, 2014

Northwestern football players vote today on whether they want to unionize, while the NCAA met yesterday to make some key decisions about the future structure of big-money sports. We discuss a key moment for the future of college athletics with Jeremy Fowler, College Football Insider for CBSSports.com.

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Morning Edition

Northwestern Players To Vote On Historic Union Question

Friday, April 25, 2014

Football players at Northwestern University are scheduled to vote Friday on whether to unionize. The outcome of the vote won't be revealed until an appeal by the university is heard.

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WNYC News

A Baseball Pitcher Explains When It's OK to Cheat

Thursday, April 24, 2014

WNYC

Yankees pitcher Michael Pineda has been suspended ten games after getting caught using pine tar during Wednesday's game against the Red Sox. But a former MLB pitcher says the fact that Pineda cheated isn't his biggest crime. It's that he was so sloppy about it.

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All Things Considered

NCAA Directors Decide To Allow More Freedom To Wealthier Schools

Thursday, April 24, 2014

Major changes are expected for the NCAA, whose board meets Thursday. Directors will consider giving the five power conferences more autonomy, as well as changing the way scholarships are administered.

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