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Remembering Legendary NBA Announcer 'Hot Rod' Hundley

Hundley, who died last week at age 80, was one of the first former NBA players whom the Basketball Hall of Fame honored for calling games.
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College Football Teams Use Girlfriends As Recruiting Tools

David Greene talks to Bloomberg View sports writer Kavitha Davidson, who recently wrote about the problems she sees in colleges: using women to recruit male athletes.
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Supporters Work To Reclaim Legacy Of Penn State Coach Joe Paterno

A campaign is underway to repair former Penn State football coach Joe Paterno's legacy after a child sex abuse scandal involving former assistant coach Jerry Sandusky tarnished his image.
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Uphill Skiing Gains Traction In Colorado

There's a growing trend of hiking up mountains — in skis. Though it's banned at some resorts for safety reasons, enthusiasts in Aspen want make the town a hub for the emerging sport.
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Michigan State, Duke Join Kentucky, Wisconsin In The Men's Final Four

A missed free throw sent Michigan State-Louisville to overtime, where the Cardinals couldn't hang on. Gonzaga hung with Duke but couldn't quite keep up.
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Kentucky Is Now Just Two Games Away From Perfect Season

It was down to two final free throws, but the Wildcats finally overcame Notre Dame's upset bid in a 68-66 win. They'll go on to face the Wisconsin Badgers in a rematch from last year's Final Four.
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The Cautionary Tale Of A Big-Time Bracket Bust

In 2010, police arrested a New Jersey man running a football pool — with a payout totaling nearly $900,000. If you're the one holding money in your office's college basketball pool, take heed.
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Oil Can Boyd And Shoeless Joe: Legends Of Baseball

Baseball season begins next weekend, and to mark the occasion NPR's Scott Simon talks to Howard Bryant of ESPN about his new book, Legends: the Best Players, Games and Teams in Baseball.
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In Regulating Outdoor Dancing, China Tells Seniors How To Bust A Move

China's sports bureaucracy threatened this week to standardize dancing in public squares.
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Australia Defeats India To Advance To Cricket World Cup Final

Australia advanced to the Cricket World Cup final Thursday after defeating defending champions India. A look at the disappointed, cricket-obsessed nation.

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