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PRI's The World

He's a towering 7'5" — and now he's the first Indian to play in the NBA

Thursday, April 02, 2015

Sim Bhullar has landed a 10-day contract with the Sacramento Kings, making him the first player of Indian descent in the NBA. It's a big chance for the big man to prove his worth after earning success in college and the NBA's Development League.

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Morning Edition

College Football Teams Use Girlfriends As Recruiting Tools

Wednesday, April 01, 2015

David Greene talks to Bloomberg View sports writer Kavitha Davidson, who recently wrote about the problems she sees in colleges: using women to recruit male athletes.

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Morning Edition

Remembering Legendary NBA Announcer 'Hot Rod' Hundley

Wednesday, April 01, 2015

Hundley, who died last week at age 80, was one of the first former NBA players whom the Basketball Hall of Fame honored for calling games.

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All Things Considered

Supporters Work To Reclaim Legacy Of Penn State Coach Joe Paterno

Tuesday, March 31, 2015

A campaign is underway to repair former Penn State football coach Joe Paterno's legacy after a child sex abuse scandal involving former assistant coach Jerry Sandusky tarnished his image.

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The Takeaway

Voters Could Decide Boston’s Bid for 2024 Olympics

Monday, March 30, 2015

The private group behind the effort to bring the 2024 Olympics to Boston is calling for the voters of Massachusetts to decide whether the city should bid to host the Games.

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Morning Edition

Uphill Skiing Gains Traction In Colorado

Monday, March 30, 2015

There's a growing trend of hiking up mountains — in skis. Though it's banned at some resorts for safety reasons, enthusiasts in Aspen want make the town a hub for the emerging sport.

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Michigan State, Duke Join Kentucky, Wisconsin In The Men's Final Four

Sunday, March 29, 2015

A missed free throw sent Michigan State-Louisville to overtime, where the Cardinals couldn't hang on. Gonzaga hung with Duke but couldn't quite keep up.

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Kentucky Is Now Just Two Games Away From Perfect Season

Saturday, March 28, 2015

It was down to two final free throws, but the Wildcats finally overcame Notre Dame's upset bid in a 68-66 win. They'll go on to face the Wisconsin Badgers in a rematch from last year's Final Four.

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All Things Considered

The Cautionary Tale Of A Big-Time Bracket Bust

Saturday, March 28, 2015

In 2010, police arrested a New Jersey man running a football pool — with a payout totaling nearly $900,000. If you're the one holding money in your office's college basketball pool, take heed.

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Oil Can Boyd And Shoeless Joe: Legends Of Baseball

Saturday, March 28, 2015

Baseball season begins next weekend, and to mark the occasion NPR's Scott Simon talks to Howard Bryant of ESPN about his new book, Legends: the Best Players, Games and Teams in Baseball.

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All Things Considered

In Regulating Outdoor Dancing, China Tells Seniors How To Bust A Move

Friday, March 27, 2015

China's sports bureaucracy threatened this week to standardize dancing in public squares.

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All Things Considered

Did You Place Your Bet? March Madness Betting Could Surpass Superbowl

Thursday, March 26, 2015

The American Gaming Association estimates that Americans will bet $9 billion over the course of this year's March Madness tournament, more than double what they bet on the Super Bowl.

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All Things Considered

Australia Defeats India To Advance To Cricket World Cup Final

Thursday, March 26, 2015

Australia advanced to the Cricket World Cup final Thursday after defeating defending champions India. A look at the disappointed, cricket-obsessed nation.

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PRI's The World

Once thwarted by the Boston bombings, this marathoner prepares for the Paris Marathon post-Charlie Hebdo

Thursday, March 26, 2015

Mackenzie Loy was stopped before the finish line after the Boston Marathon bombings, so she ran and finished last year. Now she's running the first Paris Marathon to take place after the Charlie Hebdo attacks — but that hasn't shaken her resolve.

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Schoolbook

Students Claim City Sports Program Discriminates Against Small Schools

Thursday, March 26, 2015

WNYC
Student athletes protested at a City Council hearing — they say city funding favors big schools with more white students.
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Morning Edition

'Hamburglar' Pulls Off Spellbinding NHL Cinderella Story

Thursday, March 26, 2015

Andrew the "Hamburglar" Hammond is a goalie for the Ottawa Senators, and he's on a winning streak. David Greene talks to Roy MacGregor, a columnist for Canada's The Globe and Mail newspaper.

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PRI's The World

'They didn't just see a wrestler die, they watched a superhero die'

Wednesday, March 25, 2015

Perro Aguayo, Jr. was a hero in Mexico, a beloved, larger-than-life figure in the country's wildly popular wrestling. So after Aguayo's death in the ring during a match broadcast across the country, many Mexicans are taking the news hard.

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Radiolab

Cut and Run

Wednesday, March 25, 2015

Kenyans have long-dominated long-distance running; breaking records, winning Olympic medals, and stupefying sports gurus along the way. So what is it that makes Kenyans so darn fast?

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Morning Edition

John Urschel Balances Math Career With Pro Football Risks

Wednesday, March 25, 2015

John Urschel is an offensive linesman for the Baltimore Ravens, and he's also a published mathematician. He talks to David Greene about his love of math and why he plays in the NFL.

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Morning Edition

'Borland Effect' A Fumble For Football? Deford Says It Will Pass

Wednesday, March 25, 2015

San Francisco 49ers player Chris Borland is retiring from the NFL after a single season to avoid potential brain injuries. Some see this as the beginning of the end of football's popularity.

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