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Major League Baseball Changes Home-Plate Rules

Monday, February 24, 2014

Runners trying to reach home plate — and the catchers who often try to block them — will have to follow new rules that are meant to cut the risk of injuries from collisions in the 2014 season.

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Olympics: Goodbye Sochi, Hello Brazil

Monday, February 24, 2014

Host Michel Martin gets a wrap of the winter Olympics in Sochi. Plus, Brazil gears up to host the summer Olympics and the World Cup, but there are already concerns about corruption.

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Now That The Games Are Over, What Will Happen To Sochi?

Monday, February 24, 2014

The giant venues will need to be used somehow if Russia's $51 billion investment — the most in Olympics history — is to pay off. If previous games any are guide, the prospects aren't great.

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VIDEO: Warm Reception As NBA's Jason Collins Makes History

Monday, February 24, 2014

The first openly gay man to play for a team in one of the nation's four major professional sports, Collins has joined the Brooklyn Nets. There was applause and some fans stood when he played Sunday.

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Morning Edition

TV Replay Confuses Daytona 500 Watchers

Monday, February 24, 2014

Dale Earnhardt Jr. won Sunday's Daytona 500. But during a rain delay, Fox Sports showed a replay of the 2013 race won by Jimmie Johnson. Thousands of fans took to Twitter to congratulate Johnson.

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Morning Edition

Winter Olympic Closing Ceremony Held In Sochi

Monday, February 24, 2014

The closing ceremony included all the pomp and pageantry you'd expect from the games. South Korea will host the Winter Olympics in 2018.

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Morning Edition

Jason Collins Joins Nets, Is NBA's First Openly Gay Player

Monday, February 24, 2014

Jason Collins signed with the NBA's Brooklyn Nets on Sunday. With the deal, he becomes, not only the NBA's first gay player, but the first openly gay athlete active in U.S. major professional sports.

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With Nets, Jason Collins Will Be NBA's First Openly Gay Player

Sunday, February 23, 2014

Jason Collins, who signed a 10-day contract with the Brooklyn Nets on Sunday, will be the first active openly gay player in NBA history when he takes to the floor with the team.

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All Things Considered

Sochi Olympic Flame Is Extinguished

Sunday, February 23, 2014

The last big games of the Olympics, including the gold medal hockey game and four-man bobsled, concluded Sunday. After the closing ceremony, thousands headed for Sochi's tiny airport. NPR's Robert Smith provides a roundup of highlights.

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Olympic Photo Of The Day: This Is The End

Sunday, February 23, 2014

Fireworks explode around the Fisht Olympic Stadium at the end of the Closing Ceremony of the Sochi Winter Olympics on Sunday at the Olympic Park in Sochi.

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Flame Goes Out In Sochi, Torch Passes To Pyeongchang

Sunday, February 23, 2014

After 17 days of the world's highest-level competition in winter sports, Sochi puts on one last extravaganza to mark the end of the 2014 Winter Olympics.

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Russia, With Home-Field Advantage, Wins Sochi Medal Race

Sunday, February 23, 2014

Russia racks up 33 medals, with 13 gold, 11 silver and 9 bronze. Team USA will finish with 28 medals, 9 gold, 7 silver and 12 bronze.

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Is Olympic Hockey Worth The Price For The NHL?

Sunday, February 23, 2014

Hockey is a mainstay of the Winter Olympics, but its timing conflicts with the NHL calendar. Some suggest it should join the Summer Olympics. NPR's Rachel Martin talks to Mike Pesca of Slate.com.

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Suitgate And Extreme Sports: An Olympic Wrapup

Sunday, February 23, 2014

The Winter Olympics are officially drawing to a close. NPR's Robert Smith, Tamara Keith and Sonari Glinton join NPR's Rachel Martin to talk about how the games have gone.

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Olympic Photo Of The Day: Read. Aim. Fire!

Saturday, February 22, 2014

Sean Doherty of the United States competes during the Men's 4 x 7.5 km Relay on Saturday at the Sochi 2014 Winter Olympics at Laura Cross-country Ski & Biathlon Center in Sochi, Russia.

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U.S. Men's Hockey Team Loses Bronze To Finland

Saturday, February 22, 2014

There will be no medal from the Sochi Winter Olympic Games for Team USA. Finland routed the U.S. in the bronze-medal match Saturday 5-0.

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Getting Technical: Questions And Answers About The Winter Olympics

Saturday, February 22, 2014

We've been sifting through the questions people ask about the Sochi Games on the knowledge-sharing site Quora. Here are some of our favorites.

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U.S. Olympic Officials: It Wasn't Suits That Hurt Speed Skaters

Saturday, February 22, 2014

U.S. Olympic Committee CEO Scott Blackmun praised U.S. athletes for their performance at Sochi and said that the problem with US Speedskating wasn't the Under Armour suits.

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Ukrainian Olympic Skier's Stand Is A Sacrifice For Her Country

Saturday, February 22, 2014

A Ukrainian skier has pulled out of the Olympics to show solidarity with protesters back home. While the impact of her move is unclear, forgoing a chance at a medal is a powerful symbol.

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Ukrainian Olympic Skiier Goes Home In Defense Of Freedom

Saturday, February 22, 2014

Olympic skier Bogdana Matsotskas was scheduled to compete on Friday, but she withdrew after unrest in Ukraine took a violent turn. She hopes her absence from the slopes will draw attention home.

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