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Chuck Bednarik, Philly's 'Concrete' Player, Dies At 89

Saturday, March 21, 2015

The pro football Hall of Famer was known for his toughness and was one of the sport's last two-way players. In his 14-year career with the Eagles, he only missed three games.

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The Week In Sports: March Basketball, December World Cup

Saturday, March 21, 2015

The Oklahoma City Thunder may have lost Kevin Durant for the season. Scott Simon talks with NPR's Tom Goldman about the week in sports.

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Ex-Boxing Champ Steps Back Into Spotlight As A Face Of Addiction

Saturday, March 21, 2015

Mexican boxer Julio Cesar Chavez rarely fell in the ring, but alcohol and drugs knocked him down for decades. He's clean now and telling his story to help fellow Mexicans get clean too.

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The Takeaway

The Invention That Changed March Madness

Saturday, March 21, 2015

Welcome to The Takeaway Weekender Podcast!

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The Takeaway

Some Prefer Their Run with a Side of Barbed Wire and Electrocution

Friday, March 20, 2015

Last year, an estimated 4 million people participated in races like the Tough Mudder, which combines running with electric shocks and mud crawls. What's the draw, exactly?

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John Urschel, Ravens Offensive Lineman, Publishes Math Paper

Friday, March 20, 2015

"A Cascadic Multigrid Algorithm for Computing the Fiedler Vector of Graph Laplacians" was published in the Journal of Computational Mathematics. It's not Urschel's first paper.

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All Things Considered

March Madness 2015: Winners And Losers

Friday, March 20, 2015

NPR's Tom Goldman talks to Don Gonyea about the latest upsets and advancements in the men's NCAA college basketball tournament. The women's tournament gets underway Friday, too.

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All Things Considered

For Davidson College, Success On The Court Comes In Part From Math, Analytics

Friday, March 20, 2015

Tiny Davidson College in North Carolina received its first-ever at-large bid to the NCAA men's basketball tournament after a surprising and unexpected season. The team plays Iowa on Friday.

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Morning Edition

March Madness Kicks Off With High Drama

Friday, March 20, 2015

March Madness began in earnest Thursday with 16 games, and there were buzzer-beaters and big upsets — two No. 3 seeds went down. But overall No. 1 seed Kentucky won easily as did another top seed, Villanova.

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Morning Edition

From Skid Row To Rome: The Story Of An Unusual Running Club

Friday, March 20, 2015

A Los Angeles criminal court judge has organized a running club made up of residents from Skid Row's Midnight Mission. This weekend, the club is running far away from home.

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All Things Considered

Among NCAA Contenders, Belmont University Outsmarts Them All

Thursday, March 19, 2015

A private university in Nashville, Tenn., may have one of the smartest teams in this year's NCAA tournament. Off the court, they lead the NCAA in academic rankings.

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All Things Considered

100 Issues Of 'Who's Who In Baseball'

Thursday, March 19, 2015

NPR's Don Gonyea talks with baseball historian Marty Appel about the appeal of of "Who's Who in Baseball," which celebrates its 100th issue this year.

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Qatar To Host Final Of Soccer's 2022 World Cup On Dec. 18

Thursday, March 19, 2015

FIFA, soccer's governing body, also said the tournament will be played over "a reduced timeframe." Separately, FIFA announced that France will host the 2019 Women's World Cup.

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The Brian Lehrer Show

When Hoop Dreams Become Nightmares

Thursday, March 19, 2015

The demand for college basketball talent in the U.S. has led to human trafficking in countries like Nigeria. Alexandra Starr reports on a Nigerian teenager who got caught up in it.

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The Takeaway

The Mobile Tool for NCAA Maniacs: Nailbiter Bot

Thursday, March 19, 2015

Sign up for the Nailbiter Bot to get alerts when a men's or women's NCAA tournament game is close with under 3:00 left.

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The Brian Lehrer Show

Melissa Mark-Viverito; Hoop Dreams; Science Qs & the Office Fridge

Thursday, March 19, 2015

City Council Speaker Melissa Mark-Viverito; partisan battles over Loretta Lynch; office fridge politics; the AsapSCIENCE guys answer your questions & college basketball and trafficking.

The Takeaway

Today's Takeaways: A Two State Illusion, NCAA Maniacs, and Bad Habits

Thursday, March 19, 2015

The Takeaway looks at the Israeli-Palestinian conflict, a new digital tool for sports fans, and why bad habits come back to bite us.

All Things Considered

First Round Of NCAA College Basketball Tournament Underway

Wednesday, March 18, 2015

In this first round of the tournament, smaller schools are vying for advancement to more competitive rounds.

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Dallas Seavey Wins 3rd Iditarod In 4 Years

Wednesday, March 18, 2015

The 28-year-old Seavey finished the race early Wednesday. He completed the 1,100-mile sled dog race in eight days, 18 hours, 13 minutes and six seconds.

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The Takeaway

Mush! Champion Dog Sledders Cross The Iditarod Finish Line

Wednesday, March 18, 2015

Mushers from around the world converged in Alaska to compete in the 1,000-mile Iditarod Trail Sled Dog Race before crossing the finish line in Nome this morning.

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