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Sports Fixing: When Gambling And The Game Collide

European officials say players and referees have fixed the outcome of hundreds of soccer games in recent years. The scandal has exposed the organized crime rings that cash in on cheating and has heightened scrutiny of the ethical questions that arise at the intersection of gambling and sports.
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Chinese 'Pingpong Diplomacy' Player Dies

Zhuang Zedong's gift to an American table tennis player paved the way for President Nixon's groundbreaking visit to China. Zhuang was 73.
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Extra Overtime: Two Well-Matched College Teams Duke It Out

NPR's Mike Pesca talks with host Rachel Martin about Saturday night's college basketball.
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Alleged Fixing Of Games Rocks Soccer World

Weekend Edition Saturday host Scott Simon speaks with Declan Hill about the current international soccer fixing scandal. Hill is an investigative journalist and author of The Fix: Soccer and Organized Crime, which examines the corruption at the heart of international soccer.
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Week In Sports: NBA Season Hits Halfway Point

The NBA's All-Star Game is just next weekend, and it's a surprise which teams are hottest going into the break. In Pennsylvania, the Paterno family is gearing up to address last summer's devastating Freeh Report. Civil War-era baseball also made headlines this week. NPR sports correspondent Tom Goldman shares all this with Weekend Edition Saturday host Scott Simon.

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