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For the Nets, the Playoffs. For the Knicks, a Reckoning

Thursday, April 17, 2014

The Brooklyn Nets, despite numerous injuries and a rookie coach, are heading to the playoffs.

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Morning Edition

Brazil Has A Lot Riding On Its World Cup Team's Outcome

Thursday, April 17, 2014

Brazil is the spiritual home of soccer and a world powerhouse in the sport. It's woven into the Brazilian psyche. Wins and losses have had repercussions in other realms — including politics.

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All Things Considered

From Cuba To LA Baseball Diamond, Yasiel Puig's Dangerous Odyssey

Wednesday, April 16, 2014

Yasiel Puig has been a star for the Los Angeles Dodgers, but equally remarkable was his perilous journey from Cuba to the major leagues. Jesse Katz told the story recently in Los Angeles Magazine.

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Morning Edition

NBA's Regular Season Ends Wednesday, NHL Playoffs Begin

Wednesday, April 16, 2014

The National Hockey League playoffs start Wednesday night, and the National Basketball Association playoffs begin Saturday. We run down the post-season picture for both sports.

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Morning Edition

Despite Everything, Tiger Will Always Be No. 1

Wednesday, April 16, 2014

Tiger Woods hasn't won a major in six years, and at 38, says commentator Frank Deford, he's past even a golfer's prime years. Still, no one can touch the reigning king of golf.

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Boston Stronger: City Marks One Year Since Marathon Bombings [Updated]

Tuesday, April 15, 2014

On this April 15, Americans are thinking about the Boston Marathon bombings of one year ago. A moment of silence was observed at 2:49 p.m. ET, the time of the first explosion.

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Runner Returns To Boston With A New Outlook On Life

Tuesday, April 15, 2014

Demi Clark was just feet from finishing the 2013 Boston Marathon when her life changed forever as a bomb went off next to the course. Now she's back for another go and a chance to inspire others.

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Swimming Superstar Michael Phelps Emerges From Retirement

Monday, April 14, 2014

Phelps, who has won 22 Olympic medals, including 18 gold, plans to compete in Arizona later this month.

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The Takeaway

Tufts Marathoners Finish What They Started

Monday, April 14, 2014

36,000 athletes will compete in this year’s Boston Marathon. The Takeaway talks with the director of the Tufts Marathon Team and one of the runners who is coming back this year to finish what she started.

 

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Bubba Watson Dons Green Jacket For Second Time At Masters

Sunday, April 13, 2014

After a blustery final round at Augusta National, Bubba Watson earned his second win at the prestigious Masters golf championship on Sunday.

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In Jordan Spieth, Golf World Looks For Its Next Tiger — Again

Sunday, April 13, 2014

Even Tiger Woods didn't make the cut at the Masters when he was 20, but Jordan Spieth was tied for the lead with Bubba Watson at 5 under par going into Sunday's final round.

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All Things Considered

By Helping Gay Athletes, Group Hopes To Refocus On Talent

Saturday, April 12, 2014

This week, Derrick Gordon became the first openly gay player in NCAA Division 1 basketball. You Can Play, the organization that helped him through the process, wants to be irrelevant eventually.

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All Things Considered

What You May Have Missed: The Week's Sports Wrapup

Saturday, April 12, 2014

The Masters is well under way and A Martinez from member station KPCC is here to talk golf with guest host Tess Vigeland. Plus, Kentucky coach John Calipari's new book and the future of the NCAA.

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PGA Puts On A Masters Without Tiger

Saturday, April 12, 2014

This week saw an unfortunate late-season swoon for the Pacers and the first Masters tournament without Tiger Woods in 20 years. NPR's Scott Simon talks to sports correspondent Tom Goldman.

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All Things Considered

On The Road Back To Boston, Two Runners Tell Their Stories

Friday, April 11, 2014

For the last 10 weeks, NPR has followed eight runners in their preparations for the Boston Marathon. Two members of the group, which is dubbed the NPR 8, offer snippets from their audio diaries.

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All Things Considered

NBA Commish Wades Into Debate Over Paying College Players

Friday, April 11, 2014

New NBA commissioner Adam Silver made news by suggesting the league's willingness to pay college basketball players. Sportswriter Stefan Fatsis explains what might mean for professionals and students.

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Poetic Take On Black Boxer Lands Punches With Broad Appeal

Friday, April 11, 2014

Boxing has long laid bare American tensions around race. Artists like Adrian Matejka, whose latest book of poetry is based on the life of Jack Johnson, take the conversation outside the ring.

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All Things Considered

A Year After Bombings, Some Say 'Boston Strong' Has Gone Overboard

Thursday, April 10, 2014

The slogan is plastered on cars, cut into the grass at Fenway, tattooed on arms, bedazzled on sweatshirts and printed on T-shirts (and everything else). But some wonder whether it's time to retire it.

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All Things Considered

Gymnast Racks Up Tens On The Floor — And Thousands On YouTube

Wednesday, April 09, 2014

LSU gymnast Lloimincia Hall is creating buzz with routines that have earned perfect tens and a unique style spawning viral videos. Journalist Dvora Meyers talks about Hall and collegiate gymnastics.

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UConn Women Win, Making School Center Of College Hoops World

Wednesday, April 09, 2014

Both the men's and women's teams are Division I basketball champions this year. Only once before has a school done that in the same year: UConn, in 2004.

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