Bill James was working at a Kansas cannery when he came up with an idea that would transform baseball. The movie Moneyball tells the story of that idea and how the Oakland Athletics ran with it. James talks about the film and how his idea changed baseball.
Kenya's Patrick Makau averaged about 4 minutes, 43 seconds per mile over the 26.2-mile course in Berlin. The previous record holder, Ethiopia's Haile Gebrselassie, had to stop because of exercise-induced asthma.
Mike Danton served five and a half years in prison after he was convicted in a murder-for-hire scheme. After getting out, he joined a professional hockey team in Sweden. When a player collapsed during a recent game, Danton helped save his teammate's life using first-aid skills he learned in prison.
The Arizona Diamondbacks, the Milwaukee Brewers and the Texas Rangers all won division titles Friday night. But in New England, the Boston Red Sox have been falling like leaves from a mighty oak in the race for the American League wild card spot. Host Scott Simon talks sports with sports commentator Howard Bryant about this story and more.
New York Gov. Andrew Cuomo has signed on to daredevil Nik Wallenda's request to walk a tightrope across Niagara Falls. Cuomo signed a bill Friday that would permit Wallenda to attempt a feat that would otherwise be illegal. Wallenda would walk on a 2-inch thick wire stretching about 1,800 feet.
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