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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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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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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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UConn Crushes Notre Dame In NCAA Women's Championship

Wednesday, April 09, 2014

In a historic NCAA women's basketball game, two unbeaten teams vied for the national championship Tuesday night. The University of Connecticut beat Notre Dame 79-58. It's a record 9th title for UConn.

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Time To Root, Root, Root For Final Innings

Wednesday, April 09, 2014

A baseball odd couple ends their careers this year: Commissioner Bud Selig and Yankees' shortstop Derek Jeter.

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Pistorius Trial Adjourns Early For Day Amid Runner's Sobs

Tuesday, April 08, 2014

In the second day of testimony from Oscar Pistorius, the former Olympic runner broke down in sobs on the witness stand. David Smith of The Guardian was in the courtroom, and he details the testimony.

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Worst Nightmare Comes True For One Of America's Best Brackets

Tuesday, April 08, 2014

In Monday's NCAA basketball final, Connecticut beat Kentucky — which should have been a joy for UConn fan Corey Johnson. Instead, a big error in his otherwise stellar bracket made things bittersweet.

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History And Hatred In A Battle Of Basketball Unbeatens

Tuesday, April 08, 2014

Michelle Smith, a women's basketball writer for ESPNW, offers a preview of Tuesday's NCAA women's basketball final.

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Coming Out In Basketball: How Brittney Griner Found 'A Place Of Peace'

Tuesday, April 08, 2014

At 23, Griner is one of the best female basketball players in the world — and now she's also an author. In a new memoir, she discusses being bullied as a kid and coming out as a lesbian in college.

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NCAA Women's Final Matches Two Undefeated Teams

Tuesday, April 08, 2014

For the first time in history, two teams meet in the NCAA women's title game with perfect records. Not for the first time in history, two coaches face off who don't like each other.

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Oscar Pistorius Sobs On Witness Stand At His Murder Trial

Tuesday, April 08, 2014

The double-amputee runner tells the court of the moment he says he realized he shot and killed his girlfriend, Reeva Steenkamp, and not an intruder.

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How Stereotypes Explain Everything And Nothing At All

Tuesday, April 08, 2014

The early days of college hoops were dominated by flashy players who were thought to be naturally suited for the game and who saw the sport as their way out of the ghetto. They're not who you suspect.

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With NCAA Title, UConn Answers Questions About Kentucky, And Itself

Tuesday, April 08, 2014

UConn won it all, 60-54, by staying a step ahead of Kentucky's talented five starting freshmen. The Huskies also made all of their free throws, while the Wildcats struggled at the line.

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Napier's 22 Points Helps UConn Beat Kentucky In Men's Final

Tuesday, April 08, 2014

Connecticut has won its second men's NCAA basketball title in four years. Senior Shabazz Napier scored 22 points. The Huskies beat the Kentucky Wildcats 60-54 Monday night in Arlington, Texas.

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Yankees' Fans Take Nostalgia Train to Opening Day

Monday, April 07, 2014

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The MTA ran a special vintage subway train direct from Grand Central Station to Yankee Stadium to mark the opening game of the 2014 season. 

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The Latest In HD TV, From The Comfort Of Your Courtside Seat

Monday, April 07, 2014

Huge HD TV screens have changed the stadium experience, meaning that many fans who paid big bucks for a seat at the game will still be watching the action on TV.

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Men's NCAA Basketball Final Pits UConn Against Kentucky

Monday, April 07, 2014

Monday night's NCAA basketball national championship matches two teams with a knack for dramatic finishes. Neither team was in last year's tournament.

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In NCAA Finals, Two Recent Champions On Unlikely Rides

Monday, April 07, 2014

The Kentucky Wildcats and the Connecticut Huskies take the court in Monday's NCAA men's college basketball final. NPR's Tom Goldman talks to Melissa Block about what to watch for in the game.

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Oscar Pistorius Takes The Stand, Opening With Apology

Monday, April 07, 2014

In court Monday, Olympian Oscar Pistorius spoke publicly for the first time of the night he shot girlfriend Reeva Steenkamp. David Smith, the Africa correspondent for The Guardian, offers more detail.

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