Becky Sullivan

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Once Immune To Cord-Cutting, 'King Of Live Sports' Finds Throne Shaken

Sunday, July 19, 2015

Even as other channels tried to adapt to a new TV landscape, ESPN seemed to be impervious for one reason: People want to watch sports live. But ESPN has shed 3.2 million subscribers since May 2014.

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A Bar, Blackjack And Best-Sellers: One Author's Big Break

Sunday, June 28, 2015

Ben Mezrich had been a struggling author, without a regular job and knee-deep in debt. But that all changed at a dive bar in Boston, when Mezrich saw a local college student whip out a $100 bill.

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Kentucky's Karl-Anthony Towns Is No. 1 NBA Draft Pick

Thursday, June 25, 2015

The 2015 NBA Draft took place Thursday night in Brooklyn's Barclay Center. Karl-Anthony Towns from the University of Kentucky was the first pick, drafted by the Minnesota Timberwolves, a team that ended last season with a 16-66 record. Nineteen-year-old, 6-foot-11 Towns only played one year at Kentucky, but during that ...

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An Ohio Couple Would Like To Forget 'A Gronking To Remember'

Saturday, May 02, 2015

A lawsuit alleges that the popular erotica e-book — which centers on Patriots tight end Rob Gronkowski — used an engagement photo on its cover without permission.

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NFL Holds First-Ever Scouting Combine For Veteran Players

Tuesday, April 07, 2015

The NFL recently hosted its first-ever scouting combine for players with NFL experience. Just 107 players made the cut out of 2,000 applicants.

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

Sunday, March 29, 2015

We've got a Final Four.

Michigan State and Duke will join Kentucky and Wisconsin in Indianapolis next Saturday night.

In Syracuse, N.Y., Michigan State and Louisville traded leads all game. As the clock wound down, the Spartans led by one point, 65-64. But they missed their chance to extend the ...

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Kentucky Is Now Just Two Games Away From Perfect Season

Saturday, March 28, 2015

Half of the men's college basketball Final Four is set. Kentucky, still undefeated, will take on Wisconsin next Saturday night in Indianapolis.

Kentucky tacked on win number 38 in a game against Notre Dame, breaking a tie in the final 6 seconds with a 68-66 victory.

The game was tight ...

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Remembering A Golden Era Of Undefeated College Basketball Teams

Saturday, March 07, 2015

If they can pull it off, this year's Kentucky Wildcats would be the first undefeated team in almost 40 years. But back in the 1970s, flirting with perfection was practically routine.

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The Woman Behind The Oscar-Nominated Sound Of 'Unbroken'

Saturday, February 21, 2015

The film's tricky dialogue and dogfights were made possible by Becky Sullivan — the fifth woman ever nominated for the sound editing award. NPR's own Becky Sullivan met her to learn about the craft.

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Remembering The Pioneering Audiologist Who Tested Hearing At Birth

Sunday, December 28, 2014

Until the early '90s, young children often weren't tested for hearing loss until they had already missed out on a critical period for learning language. Dr. Marion Downs was determined to change that.

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7 Chaotic Hours Behind The Scenes At NFL RedZone

Sunday, December 14, 2014

On 17 Sundays every fall, millions of people tune in to this cable channel, which airs for just seven hours a week and endeavors to show each score from as many as 12 simultaneous football games.

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Lakers May Be Losing Games, But They're Still Winning Latino Fans

Sunday, November 16, 2014

The Lakers are the only NBA team with a dedicated Spanish-language TV channel and broadcast crew. And it makes sense: almost half of the 10 million people in LA County are Hispanic.

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Baseball's Best, A Hitter And A Pitcher, Are From LA

Thursday, November 13, 2014

For Mike Trout, the outfielder from the Los Angeles Angels of Anaheim, the third time was the charm. The star hitter finally won the American League's MVP Award after finishing second in the voting both last year and the year before — not too shabby for a player who just ...

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Baseball's Cy Young Awards Go To A Newcomer And A Repeat Winner

Wednesday, November 12, 2014

The National League Cy Young award goes to Los Angeles Dodgers pitcher Clayton Kershaw — the third time he's won it. He led both the American and National Leagues in wins this year and also had the lowest earned run average in the major leagues. Kershaw threw a no-hitter in ...

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Is It Too Early To Call Madison Bumgarner A Legend?

Thursday, October 30, 2014

By the looks of the Internet today, no — it's not too early at all. Last night, the San Francisco Giants pitcher delivered a performance that many are calling legendary, as the Giants beat the Kansas City Royals in Game 7 of the World Series. Even NPR's Tom Goldman said ...

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From The Stadium To Your Stereo: Behind Baseball's Biggest Sounds

Saturday, October 25, 2014

You can thank audio engineer Joe Carpenter and his 80 microphones every time you hear the crack of a bat, smack of a glove or thud of a base in this World Series.

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For The First Time, Real Tattoos Make Their Madden Debut

Sunday, August 24, 2014

Fear of lawsuits had kept tattoos out of previous editions of the video game, but San Francisco quarterback Colin Kaepernick put those worries to rest when he secured the rights to his tattoos.

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Fifty Years Of 'Farmer John': A Hit That Opened The Door For Chicano Rock

Sunday, August 10, 2014

Before the summer of 1964, major labels had little interest in Mexican-American bands. Then came The Premiers.

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In 'Fargo,' A Deaf Actor Gets His Chance To Be Wicked

Sunday, June 01, 2014

An actor since childhood, Russell Harvard always wanted to play the bad guy. In the TV show Fargo, he plays a menacing hit man whose partner interprets for him — sometimes.

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By Helping Gay Athletes, Group Hopes To Refocus On Talent

Saturday, April 12, 2014

This week, Derrick Gordon became the first openly gay player in NCAA Division 1 basketball. You Can Play, the organization that helped him through the process, wants to be irrelevant eventually.

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