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12:19pm

Fri August 23, 2013
Barbershop

Are There 'Blurred Lines' Over Summer's Hottest Song?

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12:19pm

Fri August 23, 2013
Arts & Life

Blindness Didn't Keep Voice Over Artist From Success

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11:46am

Fri August 23, 2013
The Two-Way

Vin Scully Says He'll Return To Dodgers' Booth For 65th Year

Legendary broadcaster Vin Scully has told the Los Angeles Dodgers that he'll return for his 65th year. Here, he waves to the crowd before throwing out the first pitch before a game last season.
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Broadcaster Vin Scully has been the voice of the Los Angeles Dodgers for longer than the Dodgers have been in California. And he'll return for his 65th season next year, the team said Friday, extending a streak that includes 25 World Series and the Brooklyn Dodgers' lone title, from 1955.

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10:41am

Fri August 23, 2013
The Two-Way

Outfielder Ryan Braun Issues An Apology But Skimps On Details

Originally published on Fri August 23, 2013 1:40 pm

Ryan Braun, the former league MVP who has been suspended for the remainder of the 2013 season, issued an apology for his actions Thursday.
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One month after he accepted a 65-game suspension that ended his season, Milwaukee Brewers outfielder Ryan Braun has issued a statement in which he apologizes for his actions. But the note, posted online by the Brewers, falls far short of the full disclosure many fans and analysts say they expect from the 2011 National League Most Valuable Player.

You can read Braun's full statement here.

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4:21am

Fri August 23, 2013
Middle East

Coach Insists Soccer Can Unite Egyptians

Originally published on Fri August 23, 2013 7:25 am

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DAVID GREENE, HOST:

Our next guest says the only thing that can unite all Egyptians is soccer. American Bob Bradley is coach of Egypt's national soccer team. They're closing in on a spot in next year's World Cup, something Egypt hasn't done since 1990. We reached Coach Bradley earlier in Cairo. Good morning to you, Coach, thanks for coming on the program.

BOB BRADLEY: No problem. It's good to be with you.

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5:08pm

Thu August 22, 2013
Sports

Ichiro Suzuki Joins Two Other Baseball Greats With 4,000th Hit

Ichiro Suzuki got his 4000th hit on Wednesday, joining Ty Cobb and Pete Rose as the only baseball players to reach that milestone.

12:07pm

Thu August 22, 2013
Movies

Film Shows Ali's Battles Outside The Ring

Originally published on Thu August 22, 2013 12:26 pm

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CELESTE HEADLEE, HOST:

We turn now to another film, also about fighting, but this time, in and out of the ring. A new documentary celebrates one of the most recognizable athletes of all time, three-time heavyweight champion Muhammad Ali. He was as known for his gift of gab, as for his gift of jab.

(SOUNDBITE OF MOVIE, "THE TRIALS OF MUHAMMAD ALI")

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2:38pm

Wed August 21, 2013
The Protojournalist

Quick Question: Can Baseball Stop Retaliation?

Originally published on Thu October 3, 2013 11:37 am

New York Yankee Alex Rodriguez is hit by a pitch in a game against the Boston Red Sox in Boston on Sunday.
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Could Major League Baseball abolish retaliation if it chose to?

A recent Protojournalist Instant Conversation, Baseball Danger, addressed the perils of a Major League Baseball pitcher hurling hard balls at a batter in retaliation for some action – a stolen base, a home run, etc. It has long been accepted behavior.

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2:06pm

Wed August 21, 2013
The Two-Way

Jayhawks And Tigers: A Sports Rivalry Born Of Blood

Originally published on Wed August 21, 2013 4:15 pm

This illustration depicts the bloody sacking of Lawrence, Kansas by the Quantrill Raiders on Aug. 21, 1863.
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Would you go to a bar to celebrate a massacre? That's a choice people in Kansas City are facing.

Wednesday marks the 150th anniversary of Quantrill's Raid, a notorious killing and burning spree in Lawrence, Kan., the present-day home of the University of Kansas. It was the worst atrocity in a decade's worth of Kansas-Missouri border fighting between abolitionists and pro-slavery forces.

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12:37pm

Wed August 21, 2013
The Two-Way

No Positive Tests For Doping At This Year's Tour De France

There were no positive doping tests during the 2013 Tour de France, officials say. Here, Chris Froome, the overall winner, steps into the anti-doping control bus after a stage in the race.
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Hundreds of samples taken from riders in this summer's Tour de France found no signs of doping, officials say. The epic race, which was put on for the hundredth time in 2013, has been at the center of recent doping scandals.

Anti-doping officials say they took 202 blood and urine samples before the race began, and an additional 419 during competition. Nearly 200 of those samples were taken with the goal of creating a "biological passport" for riders, to establish a baseline of their body chemistry.

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