Sports

6:55am

Sun January 27, 2013
Sports

How To Handle The Waiting Game In Sports

Originally published on Sun January 27, 2013 10:00 am

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RACHEL MARTIN, HOST:

And now it's time for sports.

(SOUNDBITE OF THEME MUSIC)

MARTIN: OK. This week, we are going classic, like classical. Like, really old school, you know, Rome, Cicero, Latin. We're talking Latin this week. Specifically we want to talk about interregna or interregnum, if you please, which is a fancy way of saying a gap. Because the NFL is in the middle of a big old interregnum at the moment.

And for more, we are joined by, who else, but our own Marcus Aurelius, NPR's Mike Pesca. Hey, Mike.

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5:21pm

Fri January 25, 2013
Sports

L.A. Lakers A Mess As NBA's All-Star Break Approaches

Robert Siegel talks with Mike Pesca about the NBA season. It's nearing the midway point and the Los Angeles Lakers are surprisingly bad — but a few other teams are surprisingly good.

4:50am

Fri January 25, 2013
Business

Dodgers Channel Close To Being A Reality

Originally published on Fri January 25, 2013 9:14 am

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STEVE INSKEEP, HOST:

In recent years, regional cable TV sports networks have been a financial windfall for pro sports and college teams. And now it seems to be the turn of the Los Angeles Dodgers to make a record haul here.

There are reports the Dodgers and Time Warner Cable are close to announcing a deal for a Dodgers channel that would pay the team around $7 billion over at least 20 years.

But NPR's Tom Goldman reports it may be one windfall too many in a crowded Los Angeles market.

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2:48am

Fri January 25, 2013
Planet Money

At $17.5 Million A Year, LeBron James Is Underpaid

Originally published on Fri January 25, 2013 12:29 pm

A bargain at $17.5 million a year.
Ronald Martinez Getty Images

LeBron James is arguably the best player in the NBA. His salary is $17.5 million a year. He's worth much, much more.

"He's getting hosed," says Kevin Grier, an economist from the University of Oklahoma.

James used to play for the Cleveland Cavaliers. When he left, the value of the team fell by tens of millions of dollars — and the value of his new team, the Miami Heat, rose by tens of millions. The economists I talked to said James should be making closer to $40 million a year.

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11:53am

Thu January 24, 2013
Can I Just Tell You?

Te'o Drama Is Telling In More Ways Than One

Originally published on Thu January 24, 2013 4:28 pm

Notre Dame linebacker Manti Te'o.
David J. Phillip AP

Finally, I have a word about Manti Te'o, the star Notre Dame linebacker, Heisman trophy runner up, who says he was the victim of an ugly hoax where someone — probably a male friend of his — created an online identity of a young women, with whom Te'o says he fell in love, although he never met her.

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7:23am

Thu January 24, 2013
Sports

NFL's Frank Gore Fined For Dress Code Violation

Originally published on Thu January 24, 2013 1:19 pm

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STEVE INSKEEP, HOST:

Good morning, I'm Steve Inskeep.

Frank Gore of the San Francisco 49ers had a terrible NFC championship game. Sure, he ran for two touchdowns. And yes, his team came back to win and made it to the Super Bowl. But pro football officials noticed his socks were sagging. It was his second dress code violation of the season and they fined him $10,500. Imagine what your bank account would like if your mom could do that to you.

You're listening to MORNING EDITION. Transcript provided by NPR, Copyright NPR.

4:45pm

Wed January 23, 2013
Sports

Teenager Who Beat Serena Williams Thrust Into Spotlight After Win

Originally published on Wed January 23, 2013 8:53 pm

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MELISSA BLOCK, HOST:

A stunning upset in Australia and a huge moment for a 19-year-old American tennis player. Sloan Stephens, who has never won any title, knocked out the powerhouse Serena Williams to advance to the semifinals at the Australian Open.

SLOAN STEPHENS: This morning when I got up, I was like, look, dude, like, you can do this. Like, just go out and play and do your best.

BLOCK: That's Sloan Stephens after the match in Melbourne.

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1:47pm

Wed January 23, 2013
The Two-Way

A Tennis Tale: Once Famous, 'Gorgeous Gussie' Dies In Obscurity

Originally published on Thu January 24, 2013 10:10 am

Gertrude Moran, "Gorgeous Gussie," playing at Wimbledon in 1949. Her attire, which included a bit of lace, shocked some.
George W. Hales Getty Images

8:45am

Wed January 23, 2013
The Two-Way

Manti Te'o Says He Lied After Learning 'Girlfriend' Was A Hoax

Originally published on Wed January 23, 2013 11:19 am

Manti Te'o during his interview with Katie Couric.
ABCNews.go.com

ABC News is beginning to release bits of Katie Couric's conversation with Notre Dame football star Manti Te'o, and the first highlight the network is spotlighting is this:

"Manti Te'o briefly lied to the media and the public after discovering his online girlfriend did not exist ... he admitted in an exclusive interview with ABC News' Katie Couric."

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5:14am

Wed January 23, 2013
Sports

L.A. Lakers Broadcast In Korean To Draw New Fans

Originally published on Wed January 23, 2013 8:13 am

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RENEE MONTAGNE, HOST:

There are a dozen NBA teams that broadcast in Spanish, but now the Los Angeles Lakers have become the first to broadcast every game in Korean. The goal is to draw new fans from the estimated 300,000 Koreans who live in greater-L.A., the area's largest minority group behind Hispanics.

Ben Bergman of member station KPCC met with the Lakers' new broadcasters.

BEN BERGMAN, BYLINE: When Paul Lee was named the Lakers first Korean-language color commentator this season, his friends all wanted to know one thing.

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