Sports

2:05pm

Tue August 21, 2012
Sports

Olympians Are Faster And Stronger, But How?

Originally published on Tue August 21, 2012 2:54 pm

The Olympic motto says it all. It translates to: "Faster, Higher, Stronger." But as athletes come up against the limits of human potential, writer Emily Sohn wondered, how do they continue to improve? The answer, she found, has to do with technology, psychology and access to a range of sports.

1:08pm

Tue August 21, 2012
The Two-Way

Roger Clemens Returns To Pro Baseball Saturday; Majors Next?

Roger Clemens in 2007, as he was throwing batting practice for the Houston Astros. Could he be back in an Astros' uniform next month?
David J. Phillip AP

The Rocket is going to be pitching again Saturday night.

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4:48am

Tue August 21, 2012
Around the Nation

Rice, Moore Invited To Join Augusta National Gulf Club

Originally published on Wed August 22, 2012 9:01 am

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STEVE INSKEEP, HOST:

Change comes slowly at Augusta National. Study the 80-year history of the golf course, and you'll find dramatic finishes at the Masters tournament, but not all that much else. Occasionally, the club adds a couple of sand traps, but they don't lightly change the azaleas, the sense of tradition or the exclusive private club membership: not until now has the club admitted women members. A South Carolina banker and former Secretary of State Condoleezza Rice become the first. NPR's Kathy Lohr reports.

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4:28pm

Mon August 20, 2012
Sports

Augusta National to Add First Two Female Members

Originally published on Mon August 20, 2012 6:02 pm

For the first time in its 80-year history, the Augusta National Gold Club has admitted women to become members. The home of the Masters says former Secretary of State Condoleezza Rice will be one of two women admitted.

4:20pm

Mon August 20, 2012
Sports

Giant Cabrera Used Fake Website To Bolster Defense

Originally published on Mon August 20, 2012 6:02 pm

San Francisco Giant Melky Cabrera is serving a 50-game suspension after testing positive for performance-enhancing drugs. Over the weekend, the New York Daily News reported that Cabrera had set up a fake website to bolster a story that he didn't know what he was taking. All Things Considered host Audie Cornish talks with NPR's Mike Pesca about the story.

11:17am

Mon August 20, 2012
The Two-Way

Famed Augusta National Golf Club Adds First 2 Female Members

Originally published on Mon August 20, 2012 1:06 pm

The 16th green at Augusta National — framed by some of the course's famed azaleas — in 2001.
Roberto Schmidt AFP/Getty Images

Breaking news from The Associated Press about a historic day for one of the nation's most historic sporting venues:

"For the first time in its 80-year history, Augusta National Golf Club has female members.

"The home of the Masters has invited former Secretary of State Condoleezza Rice and South Carolina financier Darla Moore to become the first women in green jackets when the club opens for a new season in October. Both women have accepted."

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6:21am

Sun August 19, 2012
Sports

In Baseball, Managers Come And Go

Originally published on Sun August 19, 2012 2:41 pm

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(SOUNDBITE OF SONG, "LIFE IS A BALL GAME")

SISTER WINONA CARR: (Singing) Life is a ball game being played each day. Life is a ballgame...

LINDA WERTHEIMER, HOST:

The Olympics are over and we're all readjusting our focus to sports closer to home. A jet-lagged Mike Pesca is doing the same and he joins us now.

Hi, Mike.

MIKE PESCA, BYLINE: Hello.

WERTHEIMER: So, there's really only one major league sport in full swing in the middle of August, and that is baseball. I hear the Red Sox manager is raising some eyebrows?

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5:01pm

Sat August 18, 2012
Author Interviews

Soccer Star Hope Solo On Loving Lost Parents

Originally published on Mon August 20, 2012 1:46 pm

Goalkeeper Hope Solo competes against China in Chester, Penn., on May 27. Solo took a gold medal home from this summer's London Games.
Drew Hallowell Getty Images

Hope Solo is generally regarded as the best women's goalkeeper in the world. Fresh off winning her third-straight Olympic gold medal with the U.S. national team, Solo has been as busy off the field as on it, releasing an autobiography titled Solo: A Memoir of Hope.

The memoir details her rise as an international celebrity, but it also focuses on the complicated relationship she had with her father, who taught her to play soccer.

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6:31am

Sat August 18, 2012
Sports

Preparing For The 2012 Paralympic Games In London

Originally published on Sat August 18, 2012 3:03 pm

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SCOTT SIMON, HOST:

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6:31am

Sat August 18, 2012
Sports

Week In Sports: The Nationals And Steven Strasbourg

Originally published on Sat August 18, 2012 9:58 am

Weekend Edition Saturday host Scott Simon speaks with Howard Bryant about sports this week and the Nationals' plans for star pitcher Steven Strasbourg.

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