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5:14am

Mon October 29, 2012
Sports

Giants Sweep Tigers For World Series Title

Originally published on Mon October 29, 2012 6:51 am

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STEVE INSKEEP, HOST:

Please take a chance if you can and send condolences to NPR's Don Gonyea, one of the nation's more prominent Tigers fans. The San Francisco Giants are the World Series champions, completing a four-game sweep last night and beating the Detroit Tigers 4-3 in 10 innings. Few people expected a sweep, but then again the Giants were a surprise team this baseball season. NPR's Mike Pesca reports that the San Francisco's pitching and defense dominated this series.

MIKE PESCA, BYLINE: Baseball, it's a strange game. It's a quirky game.

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6:21am

Sun October 28, 2012
Sports

Week In Sports: Giants Set Stage For Series Sweep

Originally published on Sun October 28, 2012 10:58 am

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RACHEL MARTIN, HOST:

Time now for sports - but no time for music this week, because today we want to get right to the latest in the World Series. And this morning, the San Francisco Giants and their fans are celebrating a 2-0 win over Detroit and a 3-0 lead in the World Series. NPR's Mike Pesca joins us for the latest. Hey, Mike.

MIKE PESCA, BYLINE: Hey.

MARTIN: Where does this leave the series?

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7:00am

Sat October 27, 2012
Sports

World Series Heats Up; NBA's Commish Retires

Originally published on Sat October 27, 2012 11:18 am

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SCOTT SIMON, HOST:

This is WEEKEND EDITION from NPR News. I'm Scott Simon. Time for sports.

(SOUNDBITE OF MUSIC)

SIMON: Baseball comes to Motown for game three of the World Series. But, will Detroit's heavy hitters show up? The International Cycling Union says none of the above, or below, won the Tour de France in the years that Lance Armstrong copped the title and it plans for some organizational soul-searching. NPR's Tom Goldman joins us.

Morning, Tom.

TOM GOLDMAN, BYLINE: Hi, Scott.

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4:55pm

Fri October 26, 2012
Sports

NBA Commissioner Stern Helped League Grow

Originally published on Fri October 26, 2012 5:57 pm

Audie Cornish talks to sportswriter Stefan Fatsis about National Basketball Association commissioner David Stern, who has announced he will step down in early 2014.

4:43pm

Fri October 26, 2012
Remembrances

Surfer Takayama Was An Innovator In Board Design

Originally published on Fri October 26, 2012 5:57 pm

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AUDIE CORNISH, HOST:

One of the great American surfers and great shapers of surfboards has died: Donald Takayama. He entered the scene young, a hard-scrabble kid in Waikiki making his own boards out of scrap materials and skipping school to surf.

CORI SCHUMACHER: He would go from his mom's house, and he'd paddle down the Alawai, that dirty little canal in the Waikiki. You paddle all the way down it, pop out and then go surfing all along Waikiki.

MELISSA BLOCK, HOST:

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4:41pm

Fri October 26, 2012
The Two-Way

Suspended Speedskating Coach Still In Demand As Sabotage Probe Expands

Originally published on Sat October 27, 2012 10:28 am

Short track speedskating coach Jae Su Chun, shown here in May 2010 at a state dinner for Mexican President Felipe Calderon.
Alexis C. Glenn UPI /Landov

The suspension of Jae Su Chun, the former head coach of the U.S. Short Track Speedskating Team, hasn't stopped some skating clubs from wanting to hire the embattled coach, even as an investigation expands into the most serious allegation against him.

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11:43am

Fri October 26, 2012
The Two-Way

No One Gets The Tour De France Titles Lance Armstrong Lost

Lance Armstrong, in the yellow leader's jersey, during the 2002 Tour de France. Now, there's no winner of that race or the six others in which he finished first.
Mike Powell Getty Images

Declaring that they have "listened to the world's reaction to the Lance Armstrong affair," leaders of the international governing body for cycling today said that no one will be awarded the seven Tour de France titles that have been stri

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5:07am

Fri October 26, 2012
Sports

Detroit Tigers Look To Regroup In World Series

Originally published on Fri October 26, 2012 6:33 am

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RENEE MONTAGNE, HOST:

The San Francisco Giants are one more win closer to a World Series title. Last night at home the Giants reverted to their preferred small ball style of play, scratching out hits and runs. They beat the Detroit Tigers 2-0, giving them a two-games-to-none lead as the series shifts back to Detroit. NPR's Tom Goldman has our report.

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8:26am

Thu October 25, 2012
The Two-Way

Boom, Boom, Boom! 'Kung Fu Panda' Joins Elite Club With Three Homers

San Francisco Giants third baseman Pablo Sandoval rounding the bases after one of his three home runs last night.
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  • Tom Goldman on 'Morning Edition'

For those like us who can't stay up late to watch the World Series, here's a cheat sheet on what happened in Game 1 last night.

The San Francisco Giants beat the Detroit Tigers 8-3, but the amazing part of the story is that for the second year in a row a player hit three home runs in one World Series game.

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7:05am

Thu October 25, 2012
Sports

Giants' Sandoval Joins Home Run Elite In 8-3 Win

The San Francisco Giants hosted the Detroit Tigers in Game 1 of the World Series on Wednesday night. The well-rested Tigers couldn't stop the Giants, who were riding their momentum from a thrilling Game 7 playoff victory. The Giants won, 8-3.

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