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A Knuckleball No More: World Cup Soccer Ball Gets A Redesign

Tuesday, April 22, 2014

John Eric Goff, the chair of the physics department at Lynchburg College, explains the science of the 2014 World Cup soccer ball.

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Before And After Photos: 8 Runners In The Boston Marathon

Tuesday, April 22, 2014

NPR followed eight runners on their journey to the 118th Boston Marathon. Here is what it looks like to stare 26.2 miles in the face, and finish.

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Studio 360

Jay Z vs. Drake: The NBA Playoffs Fuel a Rap Beef

Tuesday, April 22, 2014

As the Brooklyn Nets and Toronto Raptors meet in the NBA playoffs tonight, their most famous fans are in a battle of their own that could take hip-hop to a new level.

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The Baseball Project: Honoring And Skewering The National Pastime

Tuesday, April 22, 2014

Hear the baseball-themed rock band, built around Steve Wynn, Scott McCaughey and Linda Pitmon, perform songs from its latest album, 3rd.

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All Things Considered

A Year From Tragedy, Boston Marathon Laurels Go To American

Monday, April 21, 2014

The Boston Marathon is back, over one year since bombs rocked its finish line. NPR's Jeff Brady discusses the race, its heightened security and Meb Keflezighi, the first American to win it since 1983.

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All Things Considered

By Waiting Just A Second Too Long, Gomez Steps On An Unwritten Rule

Monday, April 21, 2014

Beyond baseball's numerous explicit rules, there are plenty of unwritten rules of etiquette, as well — one of which Carlos Gomez apparently violated recently. Jonah Keri of Grantland explains.

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Hunger Games: College Athletes Make Play For Collective Bargaining

Monday, April 21, 2014

The NCAA council approved new rules allowing student athletes unlimited snacks and meals after a star athlete complained about his hunger. But student advocates say they're still waiting to unionize.

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America's Meb Keflezighi Wins An Emotional Boston Marathon

Monday, April 21, 2014

In the men's field, Keflezighi ended a 31-year drought for U.S. runners after pulling away from Wilson Chebet of Kenya late in the race.

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WNYC News

Knicks Fire Woodson and Staff

Monday, April 21, 2014

WNYC

The Knicks missed the playoffs this season and ended with a 37-45 record. During his tenure as head coach, Mike Woodson had an overall record of 109-79.

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Live Blog: American Wins 118th Running Of The Boston Marathon

Monday, April 21, 2014

The twin bombings of 2013 cast a long shadow on Monday's race. But the crowds basked in the sunshine today, as American Meb Keflezighi ended a 31-year drought for U.S. runners in the Boston Marathon.

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The Boston Marathon Through The Eyes Of Two Men Who Love It

Monday, April 21, 2014

The 117-year-old road race is full of lore and rich with history. We talk to two men who likely know the marathon better than anyone else on the course today.

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It's Time To Run Again In Boston: Here's The Schedule

Monday, April 21, 2014

More than 36,000 runners and an estimated 1 million spectators are going to be on and along the streets for the 118th marathon — the first since last year's bombings.

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Morning Edition

Boxer Rubin 'Hurricane' Carter Dies At 76

Monday, April 21, 2014

The former fierce middleweight prizefighter became an international symbol after he was convicted twice for a 1966 triple murder. Carter's conviction was eventually overturned by a federal judge.

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PRI's The World

The mood was still good at the Boston Marathon, despite tighter security

Monday, April 21, 2014

Police and security personnel put on a show of force at this year's Boston Marathon, in what's likely to be a sign of the new normal. But the crowds near the finish line, where two bombs went off during last year's race, were big and enthusiastic.

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PRI's The World

Why the Boston Marathon bombing made me watch mixed martial arts

Monday, April 21, 2014

The Tsarnaevs trained at the mixed martial arts gym under reporter Andrea Crossan's home. And, it turns out, that some of the best fighters in MMA come from the Caucasus region that also produced the Tsarnaevs.

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How NBA Players Get Rest In An 82-Game Season

Sunday, April 20, 2014

At the end of a long season, a team's games are even more important. NPR's Rachel Martin talks with Slate.com's Mike Pesca about how teams strategize about players' performances.

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Top Teams Sitting Out Of NBA Playoffs

Saturday, April 19, 2014

Some of the NBA's hottest teams missed the cut for this year's playoffs. And to what lengths will Cuban athletes go for a chance to play in the MLB? ESPN.com's Howard Bryant tells NPR's Wade Goodwyn.

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NCAA Beats 'Strategic Retreat' On Food Rules For Student Athletes

Saturday, April 19, 2014

The NCAA is facing scrutiny for how it treats student athletes. NPR's Wade Goodwyn talks to New York Times columnist Joe Nocera about changes the organization made this week.

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All Things Considered

Welcome, Spring — And More Importantly, Playoff Hockey

Friday, April 18, 2014

Among NHL fans, there's a favorite adage: "There's nothing like playoff hockey." The start of this year's playoffs has been no exception. Sportswriter Stefan Fatsis comments on the first few games.

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Baseball's Demographic Shifts Bring Cultural Complexities

Friday, April 18, 2014

The percentage of black Major League Baseball players is steadily declining, Pew reports. Meanwhile, a growing percentage of Latino players such as Yasiel Puig bring interesting stories to the game.

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