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After Scandal, Barcelona Football Club Banned From Trades

Sunday, April 06, 2014

The Barcelona soccer club has been banned from trading for 14 months for signing overseas players under 18 years old, against FIFA rules. NPR's Rachel Martin speaks with soccer reporter Ashish Sharma.

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UConn To Face Kentucky In NCAA Final

Sunday, April 06, 2014

The matchup is set for Monday's men's NCAA basketball championship. The Connecticut Huskies will take on the Kentucky Wildcats.

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Kentucky To Play UConn In NCAA Final

Saturday, April 05, 2014

The eighth-seeded Wildcats will face the seventh-seeded Huskies in an unlikely NCAA title matchup Monday with the highest combined rankings in tournament history.

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NCAA Men's Final Four: Showdown In Texas

Saturday, April 05, 2014

There are only four teams left in the men's NCAA bracket, as Kentucky, Connecticut, Florida, and Wisconsin vie for spots in Monday night's title game.

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Final Four Fans Bedeck Themselves In Team Colors

Saturday, April 05, 2014

The men's Final Four in college basketball is Saturday in North Texas. With the teams come fans, some rabid in their love for for all things Huskies, Gators, Badgers and Wildcats.

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Golf Digest Puts A Woman On The Cover — A Model, Not A Golfer

Saturday, April 05, 2014

The last time a professional woman golfer appeared on the cover of Golf Digest was 2008. This month's cover is a woman, but she's a model. NPR's Scott Simon gets details from ESPN's Howard Bryant.

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Radiolab

Radiolab to take on the NCAA championship, on Twitter

Friday, April 04, 2014

For a new twist on March Madness, how about watching the game, live, with Radiolab, while on twitter? Jad'll be there (in his pajamas). 

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Racing's Michael Schumacher Has 'Moments Of Consciousness'

Friday, April 04, 2014

The Formula One driving legend suffered a severe head injury while skiing in December. Doctors started to bring him out of a medically induced coma in late January. He is hospitalized in France.

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Morning Edition

Chicago Celebrates A Century Of Baseball At Wrigley Field

Friday, April 04, 2014

It's been the home of the Cubs since 1916, and in all that time, the team has never won a World Series. So why do fans keep showing up? Locals say Wrigley's hallowed status isn't just about baseball.

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An Interview With A Hypothetical Super-Independent Athlete Baby

Thursday, April 03, 2014

We traveled into the imaginary future to find out what it might be like to talk to the kinds of babies that some sports commentators argue don't need their fathers to have parental leave.

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All Things Considered

Should The NCAA Change Its Rules To Pay For Play?

Thursday, April 03, 2014

Arguments over money and big-time college athletics are more fiery than usual these days. We asked Donna Shalala, president of the University of Miami, and our readers if athletes should be paid.

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All Things Considered

Basketball Prep Schools: A World Of Their Own, And Recruiting Worldwide

Thursday, April 03, 2014

Many promising high school basketball players don't attend traditional schools; instead, they play for "prep schools" exempt from the usual rules. One of these schools — Our Savior New American on Long Island — draws players from around the world.

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Morning Edition

Labor Ruling May Be Tipping Point For College Sports

Thursday, April 03, 2014

Last week, a National Labor Relations Board ruling gave football players at Northwestern University the right to unionize. Northwestern is challenging the decision. The NCAA supports the appeal.

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Morning Edition

Hockey Players Suspended But Not For Fighting

Wednesday, April 02, 2014

It looked like two players in the Federal Hockey League were going to fight. Instead, they hugged and pulled out a beer. Cool stunt, except for the league suspended them.

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Why Aren't Asian-Americans Getting Their 'One Shining Moment'?

Wednesday, April 02, 2014

There were more than 5,000 Division I men's basketball players last year, according to the NCAA. Only 15 were Asian-American. What accounts for the hugeness of that disparity?

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Morning Edition

Deford: Paying College Athletes Would Level The Playing Field

Wednesday, April 02, 2014

The sports commentator renders his verdict on the recent National Labor Relations Board ruling that Northwestern University's football players are employees and have the right to unionize.

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Red Sox Rock The White House With Flag Jacket And Presidential Selfie

Tuesday, April 01, 2014

When the team was honored by President Obama on Tuesday, colorful outfielder Jonny Gomes came decked out in a red, white and blue flag jacket. The Sox gave the commander in chief a matching jacket.

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Tiger Woods Will Miss The Masters After Back Surgery

Tuesday, April 01, 2014

The golf star has been experiencing back pain in recent weeks. He had surgery Monday to relieve pressure on a spinal nerve. The Masters tournament begins next week.

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Too French? Nike Rolls Out U.S. World Cup Soccer Uniforms

Tuesday, April 01, 2014

The new jerseys feature a familiar U.S. badge on the chest. But they depart from the previous uniforms by using thick bands of the national flag's three colors.

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When Politics Is Really Hardball — Baseball's Opening Day

Monday, March 31, 2014

There aren't many other political photo ops that scream out patriotism, tradition and fun than throwing the ceremonial first pitch.

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