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No Love For November, Sports' Drama-Free Month

For commentator Frank Deford, there's not a lot of excitement in the sports world these days — a feeling he chalks up to the November doldrums.

A Final Resting Place On The Green, But No Mulligans

A cemetery in Washington is now offering cremation spots under a putting green for the avid golfer. There's a sand trap that can also accommodate ashes. "The one unique thing about Sunset Hills is that we guarantee you that everyone here finishes six under," says the man who came up with the idea.

Cardinals' La Russa To Retire

After 16 seasons, the Tony La Russa era in St. Louis is over. The Cardinals announced that their skipper has decided to retire. La Russa took the Cardinals to the playoffs nine times, made it to the World Series three times and won it all twice, including this season. Now, the organization and its fans have to figure out how to move on without the man who has become their backbone. St. Louis Public Radio's Rachel Lippmann reports.

St. Louis Cardinals Manager Announces Retirement

St. Louis Cardinals skipper Tony La Russa is retiring after 33 seasons as a manager — and three World Series championships. Robert Siegel talks with NPR sports correspondent Mike Pesca about La Russa's decision and his career in baseball.