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Emotions Run High For Olympic U.S.-Russia Hockey Game

Saturday, February 15, 2014

Among the highlights of the weekend at the Winter Olympics: The U.S. men's hockey team faces off with the Russians on Saturday. Ice and sparks are expected to fly.

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Performance Drinks Pour Liquid Fuel Into Olympic Athletes

Saturday, February 15, 2014

Olympic athletes burn huge numbers of calories. NPR's Scott Simon talks to nutritionist Dr. Nanna Meyer about what elite athletes drink to recover from their high-intensity workouts.

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'Good As Gold': Utah's Pikus-Pace Wins Silver In Sochi

Friday, February 14, 2014

After coming out of a two-year retirement, Noelle Pikus-Pace wins a medal that long eluded her. At 31, eight years after she was first seen as an Olympics favorite, she celebrated with her two children in Sochi.

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Maybe It's The Suit: U.S. Speedskaters Swap Gear In Sochi

Friday, February 14, 2014

So far, no U.S. speedskater has finished better than seventh in Sochi while wearing a new race suit. Now the American skaters will switch back to the suit they wore during a successful World Cup season.

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Did Michael Sam Take A 'Huge Risk' To Come Out Before The Draft?

Friday, February 14, 2014

NFL hopeful Michael Sam recently announced he's gay. But is that why his draft stock has reportedly dropped? The Barbershop guys weigh in.

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Report: 'Pattern Of Harassment' Led Dolphins Player To Quit

Friday, February 14, 2014

Jonathan Martin abruptly left the NFL team last season. He said teammate Richie Incognito had made his life miserable. Investigators say Martin and two others were the targets of racial slurs and other taunting.

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Sochi Games 'Better Than Expected'; Swiss Wins Super Combined

Friday, February 14, 2014

The IOC says it's pleased with how the games have turned out so far. Meanwhile, Sandro Viletta of Switzerland took gold Friday in men's super-combined slalom, a sport American Ted Ligety had been expected to dominate.

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Why Some Olympians Load Up On Salad Instead Of Pasta

Thursday, February 13, 2014

From cross-country skiers to ski jumpers, elite athletes can have very different fueling priorities. Endurance winter athletes may need up to 5,000 calories on competition day, while ski jumpers hoping to stay light and lithe might limit themselves to 1,800 calories or less a day.

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Russian Star Plushenko Withdraws From Men's Skating

Thursday, February 13, 2014

Evgeni Plushenko wanted to compete one more time in a bid to win an individual gold before his home fans. But recurring back problems appear to have forced him to pull out of the competition. Plushenko, 31, won a gold medal in 2006 and helped his team win a gold this week.

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The Brian Lehrer Show

Goodbye Derek Jeter

Thursday, February 13, 2014

Yankee legend Derek Jeter announced yesterday that this will be his last season. George Vecsey of The New York Times discusses his career and what's to come for the post-Jeter Yankees. We take your calls and tributes to the shortstop and captain. Call 212-433-9692 or post your comment below.

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'Stomping' And 'Shredding The Gnar' — A Brief Slopestyle Glossary

Thursday, February 13, 2014

The language of slopestyle can be a little confusing. Gold medal winner Joss Christensen of Utah sat down with us to break down some of the terms.

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Substitute Racer Takes Olympic Silver In Sochi

Wednesday, February 12, 2014

Olympic athletes often endure weeks of anticipation as pressure builds toward their moment on the global stage. That wasn't a problem for Canadian Denny Morrison, who got his spot in the speedskating finals just one day ahead of the race.

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Yankees' Jeter Says 2014 Season Will Be His Last

Wednesday, February 12, 2014

"I want to start by saying thank you," New York Yankees shortstop Derek Jeter tells fans. The idea of Jeter retiring from pro ball has been a subject of debate in recent years, driven in part by his age and a nagging ankle injury.

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Winter Olympics: Empty Seats Signify Low Interest?

Wednesday, February 12, 2014

Host Michel Martin checks in on the Winter Olympics, from the athletes to security. She talks with NPR's Sonari Glinton, and McClatchy's William Douglas, who are in Sochi for the Games.

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U.S. Mayor Recalls Putting Together The First Jamaican Bobsled Team

Wednesday, February 12, 2014

The Jamaican bobsled team is always an underdog at the Olympics. Mayor George Fitch of Warrenton, Virginia put the first team together in 1988, and helped inspire the Disney film Cool Runnings. Mayor Fitch speaks with host Michel Martin about the legacy of the team and his thoughts on this year's Games.

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No Third Gold For U.S. Speedskater Shani Davis

Wednesday, February 12, 2014

Also: Canada beats Team USA in women's hockey, but the teams are likely to face again later in the gold medal game; the women's downhill ski race ends in a way that's virtually unheard of.

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Wire Fox Terrier Wins Best In Show At Westminster

Tuesday, February 11, 2014

It was the 14th time a wire fox terrier won best in show, more than any other breed since the Westminster show began in 1877.

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Erin Hamlin Sets A U.S. First With Medal In Luge

Tuesday, February 11, 2014

German Natalie Geisenberger's winning margin of 1.139 seconds was the largest at the Olympics since 1964, the sport's first year at the games. The American Hamlin says of her medal, "It's surreal, really."

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Shaun White Falls Just Short Of Three-Peat Quest In Half-Pipe

Tuesday, February 11, 2014

The top five finishers all pulled off their best runs in the second half of the competition – none more so than White, who stood in 11th place after the first run with a score of 35.

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Female Ski Jumpers Finally Make Their Olympic Debut

Tuesday, February 11, 2014

Jumpers Lindsey Van and Jessica Jerome spent a decade advocating for the event's inclusion. "There's nothing to wait for anymore," says Van. "I'm here, and it feels good." Their teammate Sarah Hendrickson, meanwhile, has another battle to fight, as she competes on a newly reconstructed knee.

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