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4:00pm

Mon February 16, 2015
Sports

Can Anyone Beat The Kentucky Wildcats?

Originally published on Mon February 16, 2015 7:35 pm

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5:07pm

Sun February 15, 2015
My Big Break

Fake It Till You Make It, Then Come Clean: A Sportscaster's Big Break

Originally published on Sun February 15, 2015 6:20 pm

Before a Lakers game this season, Adrián García Márquez and the rest of the TWC Deportes crew tapes a pre-game intro.
Nadia Gonzalez TWC Deportes

As part of a series called "My Big Break," All Things Considered is collecting stories of triumph, big and small. These are the moments when everything seems to click, and people leap forward into their careers.

Before he called play-by-play for the Los Angeles Lakers, before he called the Olympics, before he called the World Series, before he called Monday Night Football, sportscaster Adrián García Márquez was handing out flyers and bumper stickers for a hip-hop station in San Diego.

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7:32am

Sun February 15, 2015
Sports

Phoenix Suns' Two Sets Of Brothers Redefine Sibling Rivalry

Originally published on Sun February 15, 2015 12:49 pm

Phoenix Suns forward Marcus Morris, left, congratulates his twin brother, Markieff, after he scored against the Sacramento Kings during the fourth quarter of a game on April 16, 2014.
Rich Pedroncelli AP

The most exciting moment of the NBA All-Star Game tonight just might be the first moment. Two brothers, Chicago's Pau Gasol and Memphis' Marc Gasol, will square off for the opening jump ball.

But they're not even the most surprising sibling story in the NBA. The Phoenix Suns have two sets of brothers on its roster.

Markieff and Marcus Morris both play on the Suns. They're identical twins, right down to their matching tattoos.

And then there are two guys with the name Dragić on their backs: Goran and Zoran.

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7:23am

Sat February 14, 2015
Sports

Basketball's All-Star Weekend Kicks Off

Originally published on Sat February 14, 2015 10:15 am

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6:26am

Fri February 13, 2015
Sports

3-Point Shooting Contest Recommended To Watch During All-Star Break

Originally published on Fri February 13, 2015 8:12 am

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5:50pm

Thu February 12, 2015
Sports

Tiger Woods Steps Away From Golf Amid Terrible Season

Originally published on Thu February 12, 2015 6:26 pm

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6:18pm

Wed February 11, 2015
Remembrances

Basketball Coach Jerry Tarkanian Remembered As Successful, Controversial

Originally published on Wed February 11, 2015 6:27 pm

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4:58pm

Wed February 11, 2015
Sports

Chicago Little League Team Stripped Of U.S. Championship

Originally published on Wed February 11, 2015 6:27 pm

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12:56pm

Wed February 11, 2015
The Two-Way

'The Shark' Has Died: Coach Jerry Tarkanian Was 84

Originally published on Wed February 11, 2015 10:40 pm

Head coach Jerry Tarkanian watches his UNLV Runnin' Rebels during the 1989-1990 season, when they would win the school's only NCAA men's basketball championship. Tarkanian died Wednesday at age 84.
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Famous for his ever-present white towel and what seemed to be a perpetually worried expression, former college basketball coach Jerry Tarkanian has died. He had been hospitalized in Las Vegas after fighting a string of ailments in the past year.

The coach's son, Danny Tarkanian, announced on Twitter Wednesday that his father had died.

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10:08am

Wed February 11, 2015
The Two-Way

Little League Strips Chicago's Jackie Robinson West Of U.S. Title

Originally published on Wed February 11, 2015 11:29 am

In this Aug. 27 photo, members of the Jackie Robinson West Little League baseball team participate in a rally in Chicago celebrating the team's U.S. Little League Championship. Little League International has stripped the team of its national title after finding the team falsified its boundary map.
Charles Rex Arbogast AP

Updated at 11:24 a.m.

Chicago's Jackie Robinson West team, the first all-African-American team to win the U.S. championship, has been stripped of its title after Little League International said today that the team had violated residency rules.

Patrick Smith from member station WBEZ tells our Newscast unit that Little League International says the team illegally used players from outside its geographic area.

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