Sports

11:32am

Wed November 6, 2013
The Two-Way

Splattered Flag-Themed Football Uniforms Have Many Seeing Red

Originally published on Wed November 6, 2013 2:01 pm

Part of the special design to be worn by Northwestern University football players on Nov. 16.
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Special uniforms that Northwestern University's football team will wear on Nov. 16 have sparked controversy because of red streaks across the flag-themed patterns that look like blood to many observers.

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9:33am

Wed November 6, 2013
The Two-Way

Astrodoomed? Famed Houston Stadium May Fall To Wrecking Ball

Originally published on Wed November 6, 2013 1:46 pm

An interior shot of the Houston Astrodome taken in 1990. The stadium was "the first fully air-conditioned, enclosed, domed, multipurpose sports stadium in the world," according to the Texas Historical Association.
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Voters in Houston on Tuesday rejected a bond referendum that would have allowed Harris County, Texas, to borrow $217 million that it could then spend on turning the Astrodome into one very large convention and exhibition hall.

The vote was 53 percent against the referendum, to 47 percent in favor.

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4:42am

Wed November 6, 2013
Sports

NFL To Probe Culture Of Hazing, Harassment

Originally published on Wed November 6, 2013 8:23 am

The National Football League is investigating reports of harassment by members of the Miami Dolphins. The team suspended lineman Richie Incognito indefinitely for "conduct detrimental to the team." That conduct is tied to allegations of continued harassment made by teammate Jonathan Martin, who abruptly left the team last week.

3:02am

Wed November 6, 2013
Sweetness And Light

Root, Root, Root For The Home Team?

Originally published on Wed November 6, 2013 9:01 am

"In our world of global entertainment ... passports don't matter and ... taste trumps nationalism," says Frank Deford.
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Does a citizen of any country, not just the good ole U.S. of A., have an obligation to support its national teams? For goodness sake, it's just a game, not Horatius at the Bridge standing between us and national defeat.

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4:02am

Tue November 5, 2013
Sports

Sacramento Kings Look To India To Attract New NBA Fans

Originally published on Tue November 5, 2013 5:24 am

Last year, Sacramento Kings fans were saying goodbye, expecting the NBA team to move to Seattle. But new ownership came together just in time, and the Kings stayed put. The new management plans to build the Kings into a contender, and a big part of that blueprint involves building up a fan base in — believe it or not — India.

5:53pm

Mon November 4, 2013
The Two-Way

Miami Dolphins Suspend Richie Incognito Over Slurs, Threats

Jonathan Martin, seen here during an NFL rookies' camp in 2012, allegedly received threatening texts and voice mails from teammate Richie Incognito that included racial slurs.
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The Miami Dolphins have suspended a veteran player indefinitely, after he allegedly sent threatening messages that included racial slurs to a younger teammate. The NFL is investigating what is being called a case of hazing and harassment.

Veteran guard Richie Incognito is alleged to have left intimidating messages and texts on the phone of second-year offensive tackle Jonathan Martin, who left the team last week. The Dolphins had not previously provided details to explain Martin's absence.

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5:46pm

Mon November 4, 2013
Sports

Miami Suspends Player As NFL Investigates Bullying Allegations

Originally published on Mon November 4, 2013 7:42 pm

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MELISSA BLOCK, HOST:

The Miami Dolphins have indefinitely suspended one of their starting players. They've accused offensive lineman Richie Incognito of conduct detrimental to the team. This, after Incognito's fellow lineman Jonathan Martin abruptly left the team last week. Martin filed a complaint prompting the Dolphins and the NFL to investigate allegations of bullying and hazing. NPR's Mike Pesca joins me to talk about developments.

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4:31pm

Mon November 4, 2013
All Tech Considered

Sportvision Wants To Take You (Home) To The Ballgame

Originally published on Tue November 5, 2013 3:26 pm

Sportvision uses helicopter and water-based platforms to superimpose the national flags of competing teams over broadcasts of the America's Cup sailing competitions.
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These days, you'd be forgiven if you're more excited about watching the "big game" — whether that's football, basketball, hockey — on TV rather than from inside a sports arena. At least, that's a trend that the Chicago-based sports graphics company Sportvision is banking on.

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9:22am

Sun November 3, 2013
The Two-Way

Kenyans Mutai, Jeptoo Win New York City Marathon

Originally published on Sun November 3, 2013 2:52 pm

Runners cross the Verrazano Bridge as they race in the New York City Marathon on Sunday.
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This Post Was Last Updated At 12:06 p.m. ET.

Two Kenyans running similarly tactical races came from behind to win the New York City Marathon on Sunday, marking the third time Kenyans have won both the men's and women's 26.2-mile road race.

Geoffrey Mutai, of Kenya, stayed pretty quiet for the first 20 miles. He nestled in the pack, shielding himself from the wind, then, as the toughest part of the race began, he accelerated past the pack and never looked back, winning the race in 2:08:24.

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7:11am

Sun November 3, 2013
Sports

Can A World Series Win Help Boston's Healing?

Originally published on Sun November 3, 2013 12:18 pm

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RACHEL MARTIN, HOST:

Time now for sports.

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MARTIN: Well, if you didn't see it live, you've probably heard it 100 times from all of the displaced Bostonians in your life - the Red Sox won the World Series last week. NPR's Mike Pesca was in Boston for the Series. He joins us now to talk about what the game did and didn't achieve for the great city of Boston. Good morning, Mike.

MIKE PESCA, BYLINE: Hello.

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