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With Steroids In Sports, It's A Case Of Who Did What

Host Rachel Martin talks with NPR's Mike Pesca about the intersection of sports and life. This week, they focus on steroids.
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Ex-NFL Player To Draft Picks: 'Your Privacy Is Gone'

Andrew Luck and Robert Griffin III are the top two picks in this year's NFL draft. Former Denver Broncos tight end Nate Jackson knows a thing or two about life in the limelight. He wrote an open letter to Luck and Griffin, and warned them that their "every breath will be a public affair."
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Sports: Real Losses And Potential Downslides

Another football tragedy this week renews questions about the safety of the game that made many stars rich, but at what cost? It may be closing time for one of the all-time greats. Plus, the hockey playoffs: Are they going Hollywood? Host Scott Simon talks with Howard Bryant of ESPN.
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Called To The Post, Derby Starters Pack 'Em In

When the gates fly open at Churchill Downs in Louisville, Ky., on Saturday, all eyes will be on the 20 racehorses that launch themselves into the 138th Kentucky Derby. That's a lot of horses, and a special challenge for the men charged with getting them into the starting gate safely.
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Alcoholidays In America: ¡Viva El Tequila Julep!

The way holidays stack up in this country, an outsider might be forgiven for thinking the United States seems like a party monster lurching from beer blast to beer blast. And this Saturday presents an unholy marriage on the same day: Cinco de Mayo and the Kentucky Derby. Call it Drinko de Mayo.
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After 30 Years, Derby's Dirt Guru Hits Finish Line

The dirt track at the hallowed Churchill Downs is known for crushing dreams and cementing equine legacies. Raymond "Butch" Lehr leads a team of dozens that carefully tends the one-mile oval. On Saturday, Lehr will end his 30-year career.

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