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Few Surprises In NCAA Men And Women's Final Four

If you rooted for the Empire in Star Wars, thought David over Goliath was a fluke, and hate the movie Hoosiers, this is a dream weekend of college basketball. Both the men and women's final fours are on tap and there's not an upstart to be found anywhere. Audie Cornish talks to sportswriter Stefan Fatsis about a very blue blood end to college hoops season.
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Defending Kentucky's Coach Calipari: Not A Tough Assignment

John Calipari's detractors argue that he's less of a head coach and more of a head recruiter. But his success rests on the fact that he can honestly tell his potential players that he will prepare them for success in college — and then success in the NBA.
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In Saturday's Final Four, Expect A Kentucky Showdown And Lots Of Emotion

NCAA basketball's Final Four teams will play in New Orleans Saturday, to decide who will play in Monday night's title game. The first match-up pits Louisville against No. 1 Kentucky. In the second game, Ohio State will face the University of Kansas.
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What's The Extreme Sports Rivalry In Your Life?

The Louisville Cardinals will face the University of Kentucky Wildcats in the Final Four of the 2012 men's NCAA tournament. The long-time rivalry between these two Kentucky teams is just one example of conflicting team loyalties that can divide families, friends and neighbors for generations.
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Sold: Dodgers Get New Owners

The Los Angeles Dodgers have been sold for a record $2 billion. The new owners are led by long-time baseball executive Sam Kasten and include NBA great Magic Johnson. NPR's Karen Grigsby Bates has details of the transaction and reaction from fans.
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The 'Illegal Procedure' Of Paying College Athletes

For years, former sports agent Josh Luchs provided money and other benefits to college athletes, in clear violation of NCAA and NFL Players Association rules. He comes clean in a new memoir, Illegal Procedure.

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