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Underdogs Shine In Early Stages Of NBA Playoffs

Weekend Edition Sunday host Rachel Martin talks with NPR's Mike Pesca for his take on the sports news of the week, including how the NBA playoffs are taking shape.

Week In Sports: Red Sox's Good Week A Bright Spot For Boston

Weekend Edition Saturday host talks with and ESPN Magazine contributor Howard Bryant about the how the baseball seasons is going for a few teams and also how the NBA playoffs are shaping up.

Pat Summerall Was The 'Voice Of Football,' Says John Madden

Known for his succinct style on the air, the broadcaster was teamed with the exuberant Madden for years on CBS and Fox. He was also the voice of the Masters golf tournament and U.S. Open tennis. Summerall died Tuesday. He was 82.

The Pitch For More No. 42s

There's more buzz than usual this year around baseball legend Jackie Robinson, who made his major league debut on April 15, 1947. But commentator Frank Deford says there isn't enough buzz in college athletics to help shape the Robinsons of the future.

Boston Globe Columnist: 'A Little Bit Of Freedom Taken Away'

Sports columnist Dan Shaughnessy talks with Fresh Air's Terry Gross about Monday's events at the Boston Marathon, the place the marathon holds in the life of the city, its importance in the international world of running, and the history of attacks at sporting events.

Africans Win At Boston Marathon

Kenya's Rita Jeptoo won the women's race. It's her second victory at Boston. Ethiopia's Lelisa Desisa won on the men's side. It's his first victory at Boston.