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Sports: Strikeouts And Curveballs This Week

Guest host David Greene gets NPR's Mike Pesca's take on the changing nature of strikeouts.

Experience Pays In The NBA: Old Stars Get Big Bucks

There's been a paradigm shift in the NBA: Older players are signing huge new contracts. This week was the most recent example, with Steve Nash and Kevin Garnett signing huge deals even though they're approaching 40 years old.

Sports: Big Weekend For Tennis

Host Scott Simon talks sports with NPR's Tom Goldman. On the docket Saturday: Wimbledon.

'Super Mario' Challenges The Idea Of Who's An Italian

The star of Italy's Euro 2012 team is the Sicilian-born son of Ghanaian immigrants, raised by an adoptive, white Italian family. Mario Balotelli has been subjected to racism on and off the field. Now, his success is prompting a rethink in a country that's notorious for its hostility to immigrants.

Sizing Up Major League Baseball's All Star Game

Robert Siegel talks to sportswriter Stefan Fatsis about the Major League Baseball's All Star game.

Coldplay Sharpens Fencer's Game

World class fencer Ibtihaj Muhammad talks about the music that keeps her sharp for competition for Tell Me More's series, "In Your Ear." Muhammad and the rest of the U.S. women's team recently won gold at the Korfanty Sabre World Cup competition.