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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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All Things Considered

Greyhound Racing May Be Headed For The Finish Line

Monday, March 31, 2014

Today, only seven states still have the sport, and most of the dog tracks are in Florida. A bill in the Florida Legislature could kill greyhound racing there — and possibly nationwide.

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All Things Considered

Freshmen Wildcats Step Easily Into Storied Tradition

Monday, March 31, 2014

The Kentucky Wildcats are headed to the Final Four in the NCAA men's college basketball tournament. It's the third time in five years the team has made the semifinals — all under coach John Calipari.

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All Things Considered

Hobie Alter, The Henry Ford Of Surfboards, Dies At 80

Monday, March 31, 2014

Surfboard pioneer Hobie Alter has died. He was the first to mass-produce foam surfboards, which helped popularize the sport. He went on to change sailing with his low-cost "Hobie Cat" catamaran.

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Hobie Alter, A Legend In Surfing And Sailing, Dies At 80

Monday, March 31, 2014

His innovations helped thousands of people enjoy life on and in the water. Alter helped perfect a foam-core surfboard in the 1950s. Then he designed an iconic catamaran.

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The Brian Lehrer Show

Play Ball!

Monday, March 31, 2014

Hall of Fame umpire Doug Harvey, who officiated over 4,000 games and is the co-author (with Peter Golenbock) of They Called Me God: The Best Umpire Who Ever Lived (Gallery Books, 2014), talks baseball on the day of the Mets home opener.

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Martina Hingis Wins Doubles Title, First Since 2007

Sunday, March 30, 2014

Martina Hingis and Sabine Lisicki had entered the Sony Open near Miami, Fla., on a wild card granted by organizers.

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Arizona Fans Riot After Close March Madness Loss

Sunday, March 30, 2014

Students and fans hurled beer and fireworks at police after an overtime defeat Saturday night. The police responded with dozens of rounds of pepper balls and force.

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76ers Win To Avoid Setting A New NBA Losing-Streak Record

Sunday, March 30, 2014

"It's over," declared the headline at the Philadelphia Inquirer. After weeks filled with nothing but losses, the Philadelphia 76ers finally won a basketball game Saturday night.

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Warren Buffett Gets To Keep His Perfect-Bracket Billion

Sunday, March 30, 2014

No one managed to predict a perfect bracket for the NCAA tournament. Warren Buffett had promised to give $1 billion to anyone who guessed them all. Lucky for him, he won his bet.

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All Things Considered

For Women, Being A Jock May Also Signal Political Ambition

Saturday, March 29, 2014

Women who play competitive sports in college are more likely to go into politics, a study says, suggesting that increased opportunities for women under Title IX may help boost interest public office.

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NCAA's Elite 8 Is Set; A Listing Of Weekend Games

Saturday, March 29, 2014

Kentucky came back to beat defending champ Louisville, and Michigan State upset Virginia Friday night, as the NCAA men's basketball championship finalized its Elite Eight lineup.

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March Madness And Labor Relations: The Week In Sports

Saturday, March 29, 2014

There were some big games Friday night, including Kentucky vs. Louisville. NPR's Tom Goldman talks March Madness with NPR's Scott Simon.

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Batter Up: Baseball Just Got Its Most Decorated Corn Dog

Saturday, March 29, 2014

The latest expression of over-the-top stadium food is a $25 bat-shaped corn dog packed with cheddar cheese, bacon and jalapeños. Its creator says he's game for some competition between teams.

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Would March Be Less Mad If Players Were Paid?

Saturday, March 29, 2014

A ruling this week that football players at Northwestern University could join a union has prompted dire warnings, but the most popular college sports probably wouldn't change much at all.

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All Things Considered

American Pastime's Season Starts Off, In Australia

Friday, March 28, 2014

The Major League Baseball regular season began last week in Sydney, Australia. As sportswriter Stefan Fatsis explains, it resumes with one game on Sunday and a full slate on Monday.

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The Brian Lehrer Show

Vick to the Jets; College Athletes as Employees?

Friday, March 28, 2014

Jane McManus, reporter for ESPN New York, takes calls from Jets fans on a controversial new member of Gang Green: Michael Vick. The quarterback, who served prison time on charges related to running a dog-fighting ring, has displayed good behavior of late. Plus, we talk about the implications of the ruling by the National Labor Relations Board that football players at Northwestern University are employees of the school and can form a union and bargain collectively.

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$292M For Baseball's Miguel Cabrera? Let's Dig Into That Number

Friday, March 28, 2014

Detroit's star will earn nearly $30 million a season for the next 10 years if he keeps playing. How much more is he paid than most major leaguers? How does his deal compare with those in other sports?

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Poll Finds Big Racial Gap On Compensating College Athletes

Thursday, March 27, 2014

On one of the oldest, thorniest questions in college sports — should student-athletes be paid? — white people are overwhelmingly opposed to the idea, while a majority of people of color support it.

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