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'Mushing Mortician' Breathes Life Into Fallen Iditarod Sled Dog

The final competitors of the Iditarod sled dog race are crossing the finish line in Nome, Alaska. Scott Janssen, a competitor they call "The Mushing Mortician," has had an unusually eventful race.

A Basketball Wrap-Up, In Verse

NPR's Mike Pesca has a recap of Friday's NCAA tournament action, in rhyme.

Heckling A Tradition At NCAA Tournament

Heckling fans are as much a part of the NCAA basketball tournament as cheerleaders or pep bands.

Trial For New York Mets Owners To Start Monday

The civil trial for the owners of the New York Mets is set to begin Monday. The outcome could hinge on the question of "willful blindness" — whether Fred Wilpon and Saul Katz should have known that the Ponzi scheme run by their friend Bernie Madoff was too good to be true.

Iowa State Defeats UConn; VCU Beats Wichita St.

In NCAA men's basketball action Thursday night, Iowa State defeated the the University of Connecticut 77-64. The Huskies were last year's champions. Also, VCU beat Wichita State 62-59 to advance to weekend play.

Early Hoops Upsets: Connecticut, Wichita State Bounced Out Of Men's Tourney

The Connecticut Huskies went from winning it all last year to being knocked out in the first round. Meanwhile, VCU — last year's Cinderella team — beat higher-seeded Wichita State.