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Exonerated Boxer Fights His First And Last Bout

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.

Rangers, Cardinals Tied Going Into Game 3

The World Series moves to Texas on Saturday, with the Rangers hosting the Cardinals for game 3. Scott Simon talks with NPR's Mike Pesca about what to expect.

'Klitschko': Brothers And Boxers Who Fight Hard, But Never Each Other

Scott Simon talks to the champion boxers at the center of a new documentary about them — in addition to both being title-holders, they also happen to be brothers.

Several NFL Teams Switch Quarterback Starters

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.

Big Bucks Compromising Athletes' Education?

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.

Kinsler Steals Second, And Rangers Take Game 2 In St. Louis

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.