Light heavyweight Dewey Bozella won his first professional bout this week, at a time of life when most men are fighting male pattern baldness. Host Scott Simon takes note of the boxer, who made his professional debut at age 52 after spending a quarter-century in prison for a crime he didn't commit.
Injury and ineptitude forced several NFL teams to make a change of quarterback this week. Minnesota, Oakland and Washington all have new starters at the position. But the change that has most football fans talking is in Denver. Robert Siegel and sportswriter Stefan Fatsis talk about the NFL — and the Rugby World Cup.
The president of the NCAA is meeting with the Knight Commission on Intercollegiate Athletics on Monday. Commission Co-Chair Brit Kirwan tells Michel Martin that efforts to commercialize college sports have generated enormous revenues, and that is endangering the integrity of higher education. He adds that a large portion of that money is going into coaches' salaries.
The second game of the World Series came down to the ninth inning Thursday night, as the Texas Rangers used base hits, sacrifices and a stolen base to beat the St. Louis Cardinals, 2-1. The series is now tied, 1-1.
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