There are just two weeks until Selection Sunday, the day the teams and seeds of the NCAA men's basketball tournament are announced. Before then, three pairs of age-old rivals will play what might be their last games ever.
One of baseball's best young stars has his drug ban overturned, but why isn't Major League Baseball celebrating? Also, a tough outing in Miami tempered the Linsanity, and another big Tiger Woods putt rolled away. Host Scott Simon talks with NPR's Tom Goldman for news on the sports of the week.
Baseball spring training is getting under way. One of the biggest stories of players returning is National League MVP Ryan Braun of the Milwaukee Brewers. On Thursday, he won an appeal after failing a drug test. Audie Cornish talks to sportswriter Stefan Fatsis for more about that story and what else to expect during the training season.
The Daytona 500, considered NASCAR's biggest race, takes place in Florida this weekend. Sixteen-year-old Annabeth Barnes aims to win that race someday. She's featured in the new PBS documentary Racing Dreams. Barnes talks with host Michel Martin about why she loves the sport and how being a minority on the track doesn't stop her ambition.
The sport — yes, sport — of monster truck driving has come a long way. What started in the late '70s as intermission entertainment for tractor-pulling competitions is now a multimillion-dollar industry that tours the world. "We are a show," says veteran Rod Schmidt, "but yet we're racers."
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