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Commentary
2:24 pm
Mon October 20, 2014

Remembering The '69 World Series And The Miracle Mets

Originally published on Mon October 20, 2014 3:01 pm

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Sports
2:24 pm
Mon October 20, 2014

Sometimes Leaving A Youth Sport Is A Family Affair

Originally published on Mon October 20, 2014 3:01 pm

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Strange News
2:59 am
Mon October 20, 2014

Don't Sing It: San Francisco Giants Will 'Never Be Royals'

Originally published on Mon October 20, 2014 5:21 am

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Sports
5:47 am
Sun October 19, 2014

Are The Royals Just Lucky? The Week In Sports

Originally published on Mon October 20, 2014 9:43 am

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Sports
5:46 am
Sat October 18, 2014

Two Wildcard Teams Meet In World Series

Originally published on Sat October 18, 2014 10:01 am

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Trade Lingo
2:51 pm
Fri October 17, 2014

In Sky Diving, A 'Whuffo' Won't 'Burble' Or Try The 'Horny Gorilla'

Originally published on Fri October 17, 2014 4:26 pm

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Sports
2:50 pm
Fri October 17, 2014

NBA Is Trying Shorter Games — Why Not A Shorter Season?

Originally published on Fri October 17, 2014 4:26 pm

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Sports
3:03 am
Fri October 17, 2014

Wild Card Teams, Giants And Royals, To Meet In World Series

Originally published on Fri October 17, 2014 6:53 am

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Sports
9:28 pm
Thu October 16, 2014

Walk-Off 3-Run Homer Sends Giants Past Cardinals To The World Series

Originally published on Fri October 17, 2014 6:57 am

As the San Francisco Giants and the St. Louis Cardinals entered the bottom of the ninth inning tied 3-3 on Thursday night, all but one run had been the result of balls smacked into the stands.

Giants leftfielder Travis Ishikawa sent a fastball from Michael Wacha into the right-field bleachers to end the game, and the National League Championship Series, in San Francisco's favor. It's the third time in five years the team has reached the World Series.

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Around the Nation
2:47 pm
Thu October 16, 2014

Cardinals' Playoff Success Dampened By Ferguson Protests

Originally published on Thu October 16, 2014 4:35 pm

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NPR Story
3:34 am
Thu October 16, 2014

Kansas City Moves On To World Series After Sweeping Baltimore

Originally published on Thu October 16, 2014 10:32 am

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And now this - the Kansas City Royals still have not lost a playoff baseball game since 1985. Of course, for 28 consecutive seasons since that World Series victory in '85, they did not have any post-season games at all.

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The Two-Way
6:02 pm
Wed October 15, 2014

Kansas City Royals Sweep Baltimore Orioles To Advance To World Series

Outfielder Alex Gordon of the Kansas City Royals celebrates the team's Game 4 win over the Baltimore Orioles, which completed a sweep of the American League Championship Series, at Kauffman Stadium in Kansas City, Mo., on Wednesday.
Jamie Squire Getty Images

Originally published on Thu October 16, 2014 5:24 am

The Kansas City Royals, who had not seen the playoffs since 1985, have swept the Baltimore Orioles, winning the American League pennant and securing a spot in the World Series.

As The New York Times puts it, right now, the Royals can do no wrong. The team has yet to lose a playoff game, stringing together eight straight victories, a feat no other team has accomplished.

Today, they perfected that run by beating Baltimore 2-1.

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Reporter's Notebook
3:44 pm
Wed October 15, 2014

Baseball, Vietnam And Coming Of Age At The 1969 World Series

A ticket for that fateful game.
Brian Naylor NPR

For me, 45 years ago today — Oct. 15, 1969 — was one of those rare days, a day you remember all your life. It was Game 4 of the World Series. Mets vs. Orioles. My Mets were up two games to one. And I was at Shea Stadium.

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NPR Story
3:01 am
Wed October 15, 2014

Football Players In Sayreville, N.J., Charged In Sexual Assault

Originally published on Thu October 16, 2014 4:45 pm

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Sweetness And Light
1:39 am
Wed October 15, 2014

Nonprofit NFL Seeks Super Bowl Volunteers, Again

Super Bowl volunteer Ben Schreiber distributes fan guides for Super Bowl XLVI festivities in 2012.
Chad Ryan CSM/Landov

Originally published on Wed October 15, 2014 12:18 pm

That familiar old preface we so often hear — usually from long-winded people — is: "To make a long story short." I've noticed lately that that expression has become more common, but, to make a long story short, it's been shortened to just "long story short." I'll even bet it's gotten initialed in the text universe to LSS.

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Sports
5:45 am
Sat October 11, 2014

Lots Of Baseball And A Little Soccer: The Week In Sports

Originally published on Sat October 11, 2014 12:20 pm

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Sports
5:42 am
Sat October 11, 2014

Despite New Sources, Europe Still Relies On Russian Oil

Originally published on Sat October 11, 2014 12:20 pm

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

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The Two-Way
3:59 am
Sat October 11, 2014

Landon Donovan Makes An Emotional, If Slightly Awkward Farewell

Donovan celebrates with fans after the match. He and teammates led a cheer of "I believe that we can win!"
Elise Amendola AP

Originally published on Sat October 11, 2014 7:14 am

He didn't want to play Friday, but in the end, U.S. soccer legend Landon Donovan was glad he did.

The setting was a farewell game to honor the retiring 32-year-old forward, a friendly game between the U.S. team and Ecuador. Donovan played only 40 minutes and didn't score — although he came close, when he bounced the ball off the goal post in the 25th minute — and the game ended in a 1-1 tie.

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Sports
2:28 pm
Fri October 10, 2014

Landon Donovan Will Leave Indelible Mark On American Soccer

Originally published on Fri October 10, 2014 4:43 pm

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The Two-Way
12:30 am
Fri October 10, 2014

Former Texas Cheerleader Behind 'Hook 'Em Horns' Dies At 78

University of Texas football coach Charlie Strong holds up the "Hook' em Horns" sign as he sings the school song following an NCAA game against North Texas on Aug. 30. Texas won 38-7.
Eric Gay AP

Originally published on Fri October 10, 2014 11:27 am

In 1955, Harley Clark was a cheerleader at the University of Texas when he introduced a hand signal that would become one of the most recognizable signs in college athletics.

At a pep rally, Clark displayed his index and pinky fingers extended, with his two middle fingers tucked under his thumb.

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Theater
2:23 pm
Thu October 9, 2014

Play, Ball: A Theatrical Look At The 'Beauty And Brutality' Of Football

Young Mike (Joseph Carlson) antagonizes Mike (Michael Patrick Thornton) during a physical therapy session with Jerry (James Whalen).
Stan Barouh Olney Theatre Center

Originally published on Fri October 10, 2014 8:15 am

Theater should be as thrilling as a football game, as far as playwright — and Chicago Bears fan — Andrew Hinderaker is concerned. In fact, Hinderaker is so fascinated with the influence of football on society, he wrote a play about it called Colossal, which opens this week in Minneapolis. Productions in Dallas, New Orleans and Boston are planned for early next year.

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Sweetness And Light
1:17 am
Wed October 8, 2014

Deford: A New Sports Talk Show By Women, But Will People Watch?

NFL sideline reporter Alex Flanagan (center) interviews Tennessee Titans quarterback Ryan Fitzpatrick last year.
Mark Zaleski AP

Originally published on Wed October 8, 2014 10:22 am

Probably the three biggest recent stories involving women in sports have been Mo'ne Davis, Michele Roberts and Becky Hammon.

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The Two-Way
11:15 pm
Tue October 7, 2014

Cardinals And Giants Advance To NLCS, Will Play Each Other Saturday

Matt Adams of the St. Louis Cardinals reacts after hitting a three-run home run in the seventh inning against the Los Angeles Dodgers in Game 4 of the National League Division Series.
Dilip Vishwanat Getty Images

Originally published on Wed October 8, 2014 10:33 am

The St. Louis Cardinals will be playing in the National League Championship Series for the fourth year in a row and the ninth time since 2000 after their 3-2 win over the Los Angeles Dodgers on Tuesday night.

First baseman Matt Adams cracked a three-run home run for St. Louis in the seventh inning off Dodgers ace Clayton Kershaw. The St. Louis Post-Dispatch's Bernie Miklasz sets the scene:

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Sports
2:27 pm
Mon October 6, 2014

Orioles General Manager Duquette: A Comeback Story Fit For Baseball

Originally published on Tue October 7, 2014 7:05 am

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The Two-Way
12:26 am
Mon October 6, 2014

Orioles, Royals Sweep Opponents In AL Division Series

The Kansas City Royals celebrate after defeating the Los Angeles Angels 8-3 to sweep the series in Game 3 of the American League Division Series at in Kansas City, Mo., on Sunday
Jamie Squire Getty Images

Originally published on Mon October 6, 2014 11:34 am

The Baltimore Orioles will meet the Kansas City Royals in the American League Championship Series beginning Friday in Baltimore.

Both teams swept their opponents in the best-of-five AL Division Series on Sunday.

The Royals only needed nine innings to put away the Los Angeles Angels 8-3.

Their two previous games went 11 innings, and their wild-card game against the Oakland Athletics went 12 innings.

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Code Switch
9:33 pm
Sun October 5, 2014

Black Women's Groups Meet With NFL On Domestic Violence

Roger Goodell, the NFL's commissioner, met last week with the National Domestic Violence Hotline. But several black women's organizations said the groups the league is working with to craft its plan to combat domestic violence don't have footholds in black communities — an oversight for a league that is mostly black.
Eric Gay AP

Originally published on Mon October 6, 2014 7:53 am

The beginning of the NFL's 2014 season has been marked by scandals around players' off-field behavior. But each time the league mustered an official response, it seemed to invite even more criticism — especially in the case of Ray Rice, the former Baltimore Ravens running back who was seen on surveillance video punching his then-fiancee and knocking her unconscious.

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Sports
8:45 am
Sun October 5, 2014

Georgia Southern Runs Over NMSU

  Kevin Ellison ran for two touchdowns, including a late fourth quarter score to lift Georgia Southern over New Mexico State 36-28 on Saturday night.

Brandon Betancourt ran for a 5-yard touchdown to pull the Aggies within 29-21. Ellison answered with a quarterback draw from 32-yards out to stretch the Eagles' lead to 36-21 with 2:34 to play. Betancourt ran for a 3-yard touchdown with 20 seconds remaining to cap the scoring.

Ellison finished with 145 yards on 16 carries, including a 7-yard score in the first quarter.

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Sports
5:57 am
Sat October 4, 2014

The Cardinals As The New Yankees: The Week In Sports

Originally published on Sat October 4, 2014 11:50 am

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This is WEEKEND EDITION from NPR News. I'm Scott Simon. You know, October isn't just for pumpkin spicy drinks, it's time for sports.

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Sports
2:29 pm
Fri October 3, 2014

Why Doesn't Anyone Want To Host The 2022 Olympics?

Originally published on Fri October 3, 2014 4:17 pm

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Media
4:03 pm
Thu October 2, 2014

Business And Journalism Collide At ESPN

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