Sports

9:59am

Wed February 4, 2015
The Two-Way

From Caddy To Pro: Golfer Charlie Sifford Dies At 92

Originally published on Wed February 4, 2015 10:34 am

Charlie Sifford works out at a course in Los Angeles in 1957 after winning $11,500 in the Long Beach Open. Sifford helped break the color barrier in the PGA.
Harold P. Matosian AP

He started out in golf as a caddy, earning handfuls of change as a boy. Decades later, Charlie Sifford was named to the World Golf Hall of Fame, after a career marked by talent, character and the drive to change his sport. Sifford, the first black golfer to hold a PGA Tour card, has died at age 92.

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3:42am

Wed February 4, 2015
Sweetness And Light

Dear Aging Athletes: Say Hello To Goodbye

Originally published on Wed February 4, 2015 9:13 am

Tiger Woods on the ninth hole during the second round of the Phoenix Open last Friday, in Scottsdale, Ariz. Woods, who'll turn 40 this year, is making Frank Deford wonder: How does an athlete know when to retire?
Rick Scuteri AP

When Fred Astaire was 69, he gave up dancing, explaining: "At my age, I don't want to disappoint anyone, including myself." All great athletes should keep that quotation up on their bathroom mirror.

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5:13pm

Mon February 2, 2015
The Two-Way

Super Bowl XLIX Was Most Watched Show In TV History

Originally published on Mon February 2, 2015 6:34 pm

Tom Brady of the New England Patriots celebrates with the Vince Lombardi Trophy after defeating the Seattle Seahawks 28-24 to win Super Bowl XLIX at University of Phoenix Stadium on Sunday in Glendale, Arizona.
Christian Petersen Getty Images

Super Bowl XLIX, a thrilling contest that came down to an unbelievable interception in the fourth quarter, has become the most watched show in television history.

According to numbers released by the ratings agency Nielsen, 114.4 million Americans tuned in to watch the Patriots beat the Seahawks 28 to 24 on Sunday.

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4:19pm

Mon February 2, 2015
Sports

Low Draft Picks, No-Names Stand Out At Super Bowl

Originally published on Mon February 2, 2015 6:30 pm

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4:19pm

Mon February 2, 2015
Education

White House May Close Loophole That Sends Billions To For-Profit Schools

Originally published on Mon February 2, 2015 6:30 pm

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3:07pm

Mon February 2, 2015
Monkey See

The Super Bowl, Shark Attacks And Monday Morning Quarterbacks

Originally published on Mon February 2, 2015 3:37 pm

Katy Perry dances with a couple of sharks during the Super Bowl halftime show.
Christopher Polk Getty Images Sport

As longtime PCHH listeners know, Stephen Thompson hosts a Super Bowl party every year that keeps him hopping and keeps us from discussing the game in real time as we otherwise would. Therefore, we sat down Monday morning to catch up about the game, including the phenomenon of concluding you've witnessed an inexplicable play call from someone who knows much, much more about football than you do. We also talk about the Katy Perry halftime show, the surprisingly sentimental ads and lots more.

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10:31am

Mon February 2, 2015
The Two-Way

After The Game, Looking Back At 'The Worst Call In Super Bowl History'

Originally published on Mon February 2, 2015 3:47 pm

Dejected Seahawks fans watch Super Bowl XLIX in Seattle on Sunday. The New England Patriots defeated the Seahawks 28-24.
Ted S. Warren AP

It's the Monday morning after the Super Bowl. What better time for Monday morning quarterbacking? And what better play to go over than the one that sealed the New England Patriots' victory Sunday night over the Seattle Seahawks?

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8:43am

Mon February 2, 2015
Monkey See

Watch The Super Bowl Or We'll Kick This Dog: The Saddest Ads Ever

Originally published on Mon February 2, 2015 11:12 am

A stranded puppy sits in the rain. Don't worry, though: He's saved by horses.
YouTube

7:20am

Mon February 2, 2015
Sports

Twitter: Biggest Virtual Sports Bar In The World

Originally published on Mon February 2, 2015 8:28 am

Copyright 2015 NPR. To see more, visit http://www.npr.org/.

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DAVID GREENE, HOST:

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7:16am

Mon February 2, 2015
The Two-Way

WATCH: The Interception That Won The Super Bowl

Originally published on Mon February 2, 2015 8:41 am

Malcolm Butler (right) of the New England Patriots intercepts a pass intended for Ricardo Lockette of the Seattle Seahawks late in the fourth quarter of Super Bowl XLIX on Sunday.
Timothy A. Clary AFP/Getty Images

"Return to Glory" — that's the celebratory headline The Boston Globe is using to describe Sunday night's remarkable fourth-quarter comeback by the New England Patriots, who defeated the Seattle Seahawks 28-24 to win Super Bowl XLIX.

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