Sports

2:16pm

Thu August 8, 2013
Sports

Dominican Players And PED Use: Coincidence?

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MICHEL MARTIN, HOST:

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11:12am

Thu August 8, 2013
The Two-Way

World-Record Snakehead Fish Caught In U.S.

Originally published on Thu August 8, 2013 11:59 am

Caleb Newton, who lives in Spotsylvania County, Va., holds the 17-pound, 6-ounce northern snakehead fish he caught in June. The International Game Fish Association has approved a world record for his catch of the invasive predator.
Griffin Moores The Free Lance-Star

A Virginia man has caught the largest northern snakehead on record with a rod and reel, landing a 17-pound, 6-ounce specimen of the fish often called "Frankenfish" for their monster-like appearance and tenacious survival skills.

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12:06pm

Wed August 7, 2013
On Aging

Never Too Old To Take Gold

Originally published on Wed August 7, 2013 12:51 pm

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MICHEL MARTIN, HOST:

And speaking of sports, you might have heard our interview with John Tatum last month. He's the 94-year-old swimmer from Washington, D.C. who was getting ready for three events at the National Senior Games. We wanted to see how we did, so we caught up with him after the games wrapped up.

JOHN TATUM: Well, I got two gold medals and one silver medal, and I call that a successful outing. Although, I wanted to win them all.

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12:06pm

Wed August 7, 2013
Books

NFL Hall of Famer Cris Carter Owes Everything To Football

Originally published on Wed August 7, 2013 12:51 pm

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MICHEL MARTIN, HOST:

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5:24am

Wed August 7, 2013
Media

Boston Hopes Red Sox Owner Can Turn Around 'Globe'

Originally published on Wed August 7, 2013 6:52 am

In Boston, a billionaire entrepreneur is buying the Boston Globe. John Henry is currently the owner of the Red Sox baseball team. He says he isn't interest in trying to influence the news — including the baseball coverage.

1:12am

Wed August 7, 2013
Sweetness And Light

Dick Kazmaier, 'A Honey Of A Guy'

Originally published on Wed August 7, 2013 5:24 am

Dick Kazmaier of Princeton University poses with the Heisman Trophy at New York's Downtown Athletic Club before the official presentation in 1951. Kazmaier, the last Ivy Leaguer to win the Heisman Trophy, died on Thursday.
John Rooney AP

You may never have heard of Dick Kazmaier. After all, he played in the Ivy League, never went to the NFL and filled a position, tailback, in a formation, the single-wing, that has long since disappeared.

But as the years have passed, that is what makes Kazmaier so special: that he best represented another time, when there was more whimsy and capriciousness to college athletics.

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4:08pm

Tue August 6, 2013
Sports

A-Rod Prepares To Battle For His Career, Reputation

Originally published on Tue August 6, 2013 7:25 pm

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MELISSA BLOCK, HOST:

Both the boo-birds and Smartphone cameras were working overtime at Chicago's U.S. Cellular Field last night as the New York Yankee's Alex Rodriguez came to bat.

(SOUNDBITE OF CROWD BOOING)

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11:31am

Tue August 6, 2013
The Protojournalist

The End Of Football As We Know It

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The Kickoff

It happens every year — air cools, leaves change, Americans talk about the demise of football. This year there may be more talk than usual, for several reasons, such as:

1st Down

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8:13am

Tue August 6, 2013
The Two-Way

VIDEO: Boos And A Blooper For A-Rod

New York Yankees third baseman Alex Rodriguez during Monday's game in Chicago.
Brian Kersey UPI /Landov

Here's a better look and listen to what it was like Monday night in Chicago when New York Yankees third baseman Alex Rodriguez returned to the lineup on the same day he was hit with a 211-game suspension for allegedly using performance-enhancing substances (he can play while he appeals that punishment).

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5:36am

Tue August 6, 2013
Sports

Major League Baseball Works To Win Fans' Trust

Originally published on Tue August 6, 2013 6:06 am

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RENEE MONTAGNE, HOST:

So now the challenge for Major League Baseball: Winning back the trust of fans. The suspensions themselves were a start but there is a wrinkle because, as we've heard, Alex Rodriguez is appealing his 211-game ban. It means the narrative in baseball will continue to be about suspicions rather than the play on the field.

Joining us now to talk about the league and its efforts is NPR's Mike Pesca. Good morning, Mike.

MIKE PESCA, BYLINE: Hello.

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