Sports

11:49am

Sat November 16, 2013
The Two-Way

As He Retires, Cricket Superstar Gets India's Highest Honor

Originally published on Sat November 16, 2013 3:42 pm

Students in Ahmadabad, India, honored cricket superstar Sachin Tendulkar in their own way earlier this week.
Siddharaj Solanki AP

Indian cricket superstar Sachin Tendulkar has indeed left the pitch for the last time, now that his national team's match against the West Indies is over (India won easily, 495-182).

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8:03am

Sat November 16, 2013
Author Interviews

Pro Wrestling Mythology Plays Out In 'Squared Circle'

Originally published on Sat November 16, 2013 11:22 am

Transcript

(SOUNDBITE OF WRESTLING EVENT)

UNIDENTIFIED MAN #1: Welcome to the grandeur, the magnificence, the beauty and the brilliance of the greatest love event in all of entertainment. Welcome to WrestleMania.

DON GONYEA, HOST:

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8:03am

Sat November 16, 2013
Sports

Chess Superstar Battles Chess Sex Symbol

Originally published on Sat November 16, 2013 11:22 am

The World Chess Championship, underway in India, features a faceoff between the sport's heavyweights. Guest host Don Gonyea can't help but inject politics to his conversation with NPR's Tom Goldman, as this week President Obama used sports metaphors to talk about the rollout of the Affordable Care Act.

8:03am

Sat November 16, 2013
Sports

Australia Celebrates A World-Record Ocean Crossing

Originally published on Sat November 16, 2013 11:22 am

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DON GONYEA, HOST:

And now to Australia, where this weekend residents of a small seaside town are celebrating the 40th anniversary of a great maritime adventure. That voyage could be considered as challenging as Charles Lindbergh's first transatlantic flight, or as the first climb of Mount Everest. But this particular feat of human endurance remains virtually unknown. Stuart Cohen reports from the town of Ballina.

(SOUNDBITE OF MUSIC)

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6:02pm

Fri November 15, 2013
Sports

After Further Review, MLB Says OK To Instant Replay

Originally published on Mon November 18, 2013 3:58 pm

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AUDIE CORNISH, HOST:

From NPR News, this is ALL THINGS CONSIDERED. I'm Audie Cornish.

ROBERT SIEGEL, HOST:

And I'm Robert Siegel. At their winter meetings in Orlando yesterday, Major League Baseball owners decided to join other sports, and expand the use of instant replay to adjudicate calls on the field. Sportswriter Stefan Fatsis joins us now to discuss that and other off-season baseball matters. Hi, Stefan.

STEFAN FATSIS, BYLINE: Hey, Robert.

SIEGEL: It's a big step for baseball. How will it work?

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5:55pm

Fri November 15, 2013
Sports

NFL Scandal Reveals Blurry Line Between Bonding And Bullying

Originally published on Fri November 15, 2013 8:07 pm

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ROBERT SIEGEL, HOST:

Now to another big story out of Miami this week: the football saga of Dolphins lineman Jonathan Martin. He met today with the NFL lawyer who's looking into charges of locker room hazing and worse. Meanwhile, Richie Incognito, the teammate accused of being Martin's tormentor filed a grievance against the Dolphins. He's been suspended from play and claims that that suspension is unfair.

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4:19pm

Fri November 15, 2013
Code Switch

Letters From Parents To Their Kids That'll Make You Smile (Or Cry)

This week, we've seen two stories with the theme of how tough parents and tough kids struggle to express their love for one another without, well, saying it aloud.

Many of us have lived these stories. We're the children of immigrant parents, of single moms and dads whose tired sighs at the end of the day we know all too well, of grandparents who stepped in and raised us when their children couldn't, and of parents who just found it hard to share their emotions.

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2:00pm

Fri November 15, 2013
The Two-Way

2 Summer Olympic Cities Are Chasing The 2022 Winter Games

What's a few palm trees? Soaring snowcapped peaks and the aforementioned palms rise near the airport in Sochi, Russia, host of the 2014 Winter Games. Summer Olympics hosts Beijing and Stockholm are among the cities vying to win the 2022 Winter Games.
Mikhail Metzel AP

With the upcoming Winter Olympics set in a subtropical, palm tree-lined resort city on Russia's Black Sea, it's no surprise that two former Summer Olympics hosts are now seeking the 2022 Winter Games.

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10:32am

Fri November 15, 2013
The Two-Way

Mighty Sachin Has Bowed Out: It's Over For Tendulkar

A poster in Mumbai this week of Sachin Tendulkar, India's cricket superstar.
Punit Paranjpe AFP/Getty Images

Sachin Tendulkar, the "little master" who is known as India's greatest cricketer, left the pitch Friday for what's likely to be the last time.

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4:50am

Fri November 15, 2013
Sports

Kansas City Chiefs Are NFL's Only Undefeated Team

Originally published on Fri November 15, 2013 10:49 am

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RENEE MONTAGNE, HOST:

An NFL season filled with surprise and controversy is heading into its 11th weekend. Perhaps the biggest surprise of the season so far is the last remaining undefeated team. It's the Kansas City Chiefs, one of two teams with the WORST record in the league last season. Sunday, the Chiefs play the Denver Broncos in a game fans have been anticipating for weeks.

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