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8:24am

Sun December 1, 2013
Sports

A Big Week For NBA News

Originally published on Sun December 1, 2013 2:25 pm

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RACHEL MARTIN, HOST:

This is WEEKEND EDITION from NPR News. I'm Rachel Martin.

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MARTIN: It's Thanksgiving weekend - a time for food, family and football, of course. Did you see that game last night? Auburn beat Alabama in an unbelievable last-second play in the Iron Bowl. I am serious - it was an amazing game. But NPR's Mike Pesca, he likes to go against the grain, so to speak. So, we're not talking about football this morning. We're talking about basketball.

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5:22pm

Sat November 30, 2013
The New And The Next

Bickering In Bangladesh; Curling; Glow-In-The-Dark Tattoos

Originally published on Sat December 7, 2013 3:31 pm

Courtesy of Ozy.com

The online magazine Ozy covers people, places and trends on the horizon. Co-founder Carlos Watson joins All Things Considered regularly to tell us about the site's latest discoveries.

This week, Ozy deputy editor Eugene Robinson fills in for Carlos to tell NPR's Arun Rath about two dueling divas in Bangladeshi politics, the rising popularity of an obscure winter sport, and tattoos that you can wear to work.

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7:31am

Sat November 30, 2013
Sports

The Case Against Big Data In Sports

University of Miami professor Robert Plant is starting to wonder if big data is ruining sports. He talks with host Scott Simon about how crunching the numbers is changing — and has already changed — the games we love to watch.

7:31am

Sat November 30, 2013
Sports

Front-Runners Emerge In NFL Playoff Race

Originally published on Sat November 30, 2013 10:51 am

Now that Thanksgiving has come and gone, the playoff battle in the NFL is heating up. And in hockey, 10 former players have filed suit against the NHL for failing to protect players from concussions. ESPN's Howard Bryant fills in the details with host Scott Simon.

5:10am

Fri November 29, 2013
Sports

College Football Winds Down Ahead Of Final BCS Championship

Originally published on Fri November 29, 2013 11:42 am

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DAVID GREENE, HOST:

Well, this is rivalry week in college football. It's that annual period when the cheering and the insults get noticeably louder. And this weekend there's some extra spice as games from Alabama to Florida to Michigan could all have an impact on which two teams end up playing for the national championship. This is the last year of the so-called BCS Championship, the Bowl Championship Series.

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3:05am

Thu November 28, 2013
Parallels

After 50 Years, Cuba Says Its Baseball Players Can Go Abroad

Originally published on Thu November 28, 2013 4:45 am

A player for Havana's Industriales baseball team winds up to throw a ball during a training session in Havana on Sept. 27. Cuba recently lifted a ban on its athletes' signing contracts to play overseas professionally.
Ramon Espinosa AP

Baseball season is over in the United States, but it's just getting started in Cuba. It's the first season since Communist authorities lifted a 50-year-old ban on players' signing professional contracts abroad.

The move could bring even more Cuban defections to the U.S. major leagues, but fans on the island aren't booing the change.

Going to a baseball game at Havana's Latin American stadium is a little different from the typical experience in the U.S.

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5:18pm

Wed November 27, 2013
Sports

Give Thanks For Delicious Football Matchups

Originally published on Mon December 2, 2013 10:04 am

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AUDIE CORNISH, HOST:

From NPR News, this is ALL THINGS CONSIDERED. I'm Audie Cornish. And Thanksgiving means family, turkey, maybe a stint on the couch and, of course, some football. Last year, the NFL's three Thanksgiving games averaged 25 million viewers and this year, millions are expected to tune in again. NPR's Mike Pesca is with us to talk about this three-course feast. Hey there, Mike.

MIKE PESCA, BYLINE: Hello.

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12:51pm

Wed November 27, 2013
The Two-Way

Workers Killed In Collapse At Brazilian World Cup Stadium

Originally published on Wed November 27, 2013 7:27 pm

A metal structure atop the Corinthians Arena is seen after a collapse Wednesday in Sao Paulo. The stadium is slated to host the 2014 World Cup opener.
Nelson Antoine AP

A large portion of a nearly completed soccer stadium has collapsed in Sao Paulo, Brazil, killing at least two people and injuring others. A crane that was installing a large metal structure apparently buckled at the Corinthians Arena, which is slated to host the opening game of the 2014 World Cup.

NPR's Lourdes Garcia-Navarro filed this report for our Newscast unit:

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12:29pm

Wed November 27, 2013
Books

A Year Inside The New York Jets

Originally published on Thu November 28, 2013 9:17 am

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10:58am

Wed November 27, 2013
Music

Music Is Motivation For Olympian John Carlos

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