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Two Of Four: Syracuse, Wichita State Headed To Atlanta

In a surprising upset, No.9-seeded Wichita State defeated No. 2 Ohio State 70-66 to cement their place in the Final Four tournament in Atlanta. Earlier in the day, Syracuse dominated Marquette 55-39.
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Charging Toward Men's Final Four

Half of the Final Four in the men's NCAA tournament is set, and four other teams play Sunday. Host Rachel Martin talks to NPR's Mike Pesca about what it took a couple of these teams to get here.
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Defending Women's Champs Baylor To Battle Cardinals' Tough Defense

The two NCAA women's college basketball teams face off Sunday for a spot in the Elite Eight. Baylor has been one of the most successful women's programs in the nation, but Louisville has its own strengths. "We understand we're going up against a great team," says Baylor point guard Odyssey Sims.
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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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