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The Big East Conference: What's In A Name?

Athletic conferences don't make much sense anymore. Commentator Frank Deford remarks on how the Big East conference is no longer as big or as east as it used to be.

Our Mistake: We Missed The Ball On Reporting Baseball's 500,000th Error

Shortstop Jose Reyes of the Miami Marlins bobbled the ball and made the record books.

US Medalist Makes No Apologies For Mexican Flag

Leo Manzano became the first American since 1968 to win an Olympic medal in the men's 1500 meter run in the London Games this summer. But he got a lot of criticism for carrying both Mexican and American flags during his victory lap. For Hispanic Heritage Month, Manzano speaks with host Michel Martin.

Famed Barcelona Footballers Will Only Fly With Female Flight Attendants

Lionel Messi and his teammates are tired of being asked for autographs by male members of Turkish Airlines' crews, the club says. So, the soccer team has asked that only women be on board with the team. The airline — the team's official carrier — has agreed.

Short Track Speedskating Coach Put On Leave Amid Abuse Allegations

Jae Su Chun has been accused by 19 current or former athletes of physical, verbal and psychological abuse. He disputes the allegations.

Reading The Baseball Tea Leaves

Guest host Linda Wertheimer talks with NPR's Mike Pesca about his analysis of unusual baseball statistics, ahead of playoff season.