Sports

7:45am

Sat March 15, 2014
Code Switch

Before The NBA Was Integrated, We Had The Black Fives

Originally published on Sat March 15, 2014 1:22 pm

This 1943 publicity photo promoted the Washington, D.C., Bears basketball team.
Claude Johnson Courtesy of the New-York Historical Society

Most people have heard of the Negro Leagues in baseball and of Jackie Robinson breaking the color barrier in the late 1940s — but relatively few people have heard of the Black Fives, the African-American basketball teams that played up until the NBA was integrated in 1950.

An exhibit at the New-York Historical Society aims to rectify that.

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4:06pm

Fri March 14, 2014
Sports

This Is Trust: Paralympian Skier Guided By Husband At 70 MPH

Originally published on Fri March 14, 2014 6:33 pm

Melissa Block talks to U.S. Paralympian Danelle Umstead, a visually impaired skier, and her guide and husband, Rob.

5:03am

Fri March 14, 2014
Sports

'Requiem For The Big East' Honors Basketball Rivalries

Originally published on Fri March 14, 2014 11:27 am

Transcript

DAVID GREENE, HOST:

The Big East basketball tournament is underway at Madison Square Garden in New York City. For many fans it is nothing like it used to be. In the 1980s, even up until recently, this was a marquee event for college basketball and for New York.

(SOUNDBITE OF MOVIE, "REQUIEM FOR THE BIG EAST")

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3:40am

Thu March 13, 2014
Sports

Who's The Best In College Basketball? Let's Look At The Numbers

Originally published on Thu March 13, 2014 9:22 am

In just a few days, college basketball fans will celebrate the sport's biggest day: Selection Sunday. As soon as the bracket unveiling ends, the speculation will begin over who will be this year's Cinderella.

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4:21pm

Wed March 12, 2014
News

In Oscar Pistorius Trial, All Eyes Turn To A Battered Door

Originally published on Wed March 12, 2014 8:14 pm

Robyn Dixon has been covering the trial of former Olympian Oscar Pistorius for the Los Angeles Times. She explains the latest details, as well as what's different about South African trials.

1:54pm

Wed March 12, 2014
World

Paralympics In Full Swing In Sochi

Originally published on Wed March 12, 2014 3:19 pm

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MICHEL MARTIN, HOST:

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1:52pm

Wed March 12, 2014
Code Switch

For Player At Center Of NFL Bullying Story, A New Opportunity

Originally published on Wed March 12, 2014 3:52 pm

Jonathan Martin watched USC take on Stanford, his alma mater, after he abruptly walked away from the Miami Dolphins. Martin said that he left after he was relentlessly bullied by another Dolphins offensive lineman, Richie Incognito.
Mark J. Terrill AP

When Jonathan Martin abruptly left the Miami Dolphins in the middle of last season after alleging harassment by his teammate, Richie Incognito, it sparked media discussions about everything from the use of the word "nigger" in N.F.L. locker rooms to the construction of masculinity.

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3:44am

Wed March 12, 2014
Sweetness And Light

In Sports, There's No Such Thing As A Bad Hustle

Originally published on Wed March 12, 2014 7:32 am

Pete Rose swings for the Cincinnati Reds in the 1985 season. Rose, aka "Charlie Hustle," famously ran to first base even when he was given a walk.
Stephen Dunn Getty Images

Surely, "hustle" is the single most beloved word associated with sport. As color is to rainbows, as chocolate to the palate, as sweet nothings to love, hustle is to sport.

Hear it now:

Hustle up!
Hustle down the line!
Show us more hustle!

And oh, my, how often are you gonna hear this in the weeks ahead during March Madness: They gotta hustle back on defense. That, apparently, is the only way human beings can properly get back on defense.

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11:05am

Tue March 11, 2014
The Two-Way

Dallas Seavey Wins Iditarod Despite Lack Of Snow, High Winds

Originally published on Tue March 11, 2014 11:12 am

Dallas Seavey with his lead dog Beatle after crossing under the burled arch in Nome, Alaska, to win the 2014 Iditarod Trail Sled Dog Race on Tuesday.
Bob Hallinen MCT /Landov

Dallas Seavey was the first musher to slip under the famed burled arch finish line in Nome, Alaska, winning his second Iditarod Trail Sled Dog Race after a 1,000-mile slog from Willow.

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4:02pm

Mon March 10, 2014
Sports

After A Marathon Game, Two Hockey Teams Split One Trophy

Originally published on Mon March 10, 2014 7:59 pm

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ROBERT SIEGEL, HOST:

From NPR News, this is ALL THINGS CONSIDERED. I'm Robert Siegel.

MELISSA BLOCK, HOST:

And I'm Melissa Block.

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