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'Game Over': Mixing Sports And Politics

Athletes used to lead the charge for social change all the time, but as sports figures started making more in endorsement deals, their politics sometimes took a backseat to their pocketbooks. Sportswriter Dave Zirin's new book is about the uneasy confluence of sports and politics over the years.
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Elite 8 Take To The NCAA Courts

Host Scott Simon catches up on the week in sports with Howard Bryant of ESPN.
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No Longer In Disguise, Female Pakistani Keeps Up Squash

Pakistan's top female squash player used to have to pretend she was a boy. When Maria Toorpakai's secret was finally revealed she had to choose between the sport she loved and her family's safety. Host Scott Simon talks with Toorpakai and former world champion Jonathon Power, who is currently training her in Canada.
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The Slipper Didn't Fit: Elite Eight March On Without Cinderella

Florida Gulf Coast's run as NCAA darlings has ended, but it was an outcome the stats predicted. Michigan also rallied Friday, joining the likes of Duke and Louisville. The remaining eight teams will be vying this weekend to make the Final Four.
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All Eyes On Florida's Gulf Coast University At NCAA Tournament

The NCAA men's basketball tournament is back in action on Friday. The Cinderella squad, Florida Gulf Coast University, hits the court against its long dominant in-state rival: the University of Florida.
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Nationals, Braves, Dodgers Could Be Baseball's Teams To Watch This Season

Baseball fans and teams begin the 2013 season this weekend eager and full of hope. Robert Siegel gets the details from sportswriter Stefan Fatsis.

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