Sports

4:39pm

Fri April 17, 2015
The Salt

Running A Marathon? How To Eat and Drink So You Don't Hit The Wall

Originally published on Fri April 17, 2015 4:58 pm

Performance nutrition experts recommend stopping at all the hydration stations for a quick fill-up of a sports drink to replenish the glycogen that's being burned during a marathon.
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Elite runners know the drill. When you run a marathon, you've got to consume extra amounts of carbohydrate — either from food or energy gels or energy drinks — in order to go the distance.

And if you don't fuel up enough? You may hit the wall during the big event, which, believe me, is pretty miserable.

The wall comes on abruptly. Suddenly your legs feel like lead. And then you're woozy.

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2:38pm

Fri April 17, 2015
The Two-Way

#NPRreads: From The Hell Of The North To 'Trash' Food

#NPRreads is a new feature we're testing out on Twitter and on The Two-Way. The premise is simple: Correspondents, editors and producers throughout our newsroom will share pieces that have kept them reading. They'll share tidbits on Twitter using the #NPRreads hashtag, and on occasion we'll share a longer take here on the blog.

This week, we share with you five reads.

From Ina Jaffe, a correspondent on NPR's National Desk:

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2:11pm

Fri April 17, 2015
The Two-Way

Can Top Slugger Joining Cubs End 106 Years Of Sadness?

Originally published on Fri April 17, 2015 3:14 pm

Top prospect Kris Bryant of the Chicago Cubs will bat fourth in his debut Friday against the San Diego Padres. Bryant hit 43 home runs in the minors last season.
Chris Carlson AP

The wait is over for Cubs fans.

Well, not the more than 106-year wait for a World Series Championship, but the wait for arguably the most exciting young slugger in baseball to join their club.

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9:59am

Fri April 17, 2015
The Two-Way

ESPN Suspends Reporter Over Rant Recorded By Towing Company

Originally published on Fri April 17, 2015 12:10 pm

An image from a video in which ESPN reporter Britt McHenry berates a tow company employee. ESPN says McHenry has been suspended for one week.
LiveLeak

A string of insults aimed at a woman who works at a towing company were recorded by a surveillance camera. Now they've come back to sting sports reporter Britt McHenry. After the video emerged of McHenry, 28, dishing out profane verbal abuse, ESPN announced she'll be punished.

"Britt McHenry has been suspended for one week effectively immediately," the media company said.

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6:20am

Fri April 17, 2015
Sports

Golden State's Stephen Curry Perfects 3-Pointers

Originally published on Fri April 17, 2015 7:35 am

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4:07pm

Thu April 16, 2015
The Two-Way

Adrian Peterson To Be Reinstated By NFL

Originally published on Thu April 16, 2015 6:15 pm

Minnesota Vikings running back Adrian Peterson (center) is seen following a court appearance last year in Conroe, Texas.
David J. Phillip AP

Updated at 4 p.m. ET

The NFL has announced that Minnesota Vikings running back Adrian Peterson will be reinstated Friday as "an active NFL player and may participate in all scheduled activities with the Vikings."

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10:39am

Thu April 16, 2015
The Two-Way

With Quad Cork 1800, Snowboarding Twists To New Heights

Originally published on Thu April 16, 2015 2:47 pm

The British snowboarder Billy Morgan on his way to landing a Backside 1800 Quadruple Cork. Before this week, the trick was a subject of debate — including the question of whether it could be performed.
Red Bull

If you're new to this area of winter sports, we'll reassure you: The Quad Cork 1800 is not a drink. Instead, it's a big deal in the sport of snowboarding, where Billy Morgan is being hailed as a hero for pulling off a trick that some had thought impossible.

The British snowboarder accomplished the feat on a slope at the Mottolino Resort in Livigno, Italy, where a special wedge of snow was built to provide enough speed and lift for Morgan to perform four off-axis flips and five full rotations while in the air.

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5:06am

Thu April 16, 2015
Around the Nation

In Record Drought, California Golf Course Ethically Keeps Greens Green

Originally published on Sat April 18, 2015 12:17 pm

A bio-filtration basin, pictured during installation in 2007, captures water runoff from the Pelican Hill golf club's maintenance facility. The water is filtered through grass, gravel, sand, soil and filter fabric into an underground drainage system.
Pelican Hill

In drought-stricken California, golf is often seen as a bad guy — it can be hard to defend watering acres of grass for fun when residents are being ordered to cut their usage and farmers are draining their wells.

But golf is a $6 billion industry in the state and employs nearly 130,000 workers, according to the California Golf Course Owners Association. So while the greens are staying green, some golf courses are saving every drop of water they can.

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6:17pm

Wed April 15, 2015
Sports

Chess Grandmaster Caught In High-Tech Cheating Scheme

Originally published on Wed April 15, 2015 6:52 pm

NPR's Robert Siegel speaks with Tony Rich, chief arbiter for the U.S. Chess Championship and international arbiter for the World Chess Federation, about how a chess grandmaster was accused of cheating using an iPhone on Saturday. Other grandmasters have bemoaned the effect of technology, particularly smartphones, on their sport and criticized the World Chess Federation's lack of effective punishment for cheaters.

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4:19pm

Wed April 15, 2015
Law

Former NFL Player Aaron Hernandez Sentenced To Life In Prison

Originally published on Wed April 15, 2015 7:46 pm

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