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A Look At The NBA's Labor Troubles

Guy Raz talks with NPR sports correspondent Mike Pesca about the numbers behind the NBA's labor troubles.
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NBA Games Canceled: Anybody Care?

Maybe there won't be many long-lasting repercussions from this battle between millionaires (the players) and billionaires (at least some of the owners) over how to divide millions of dollars.
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How TV Shows Use BBFs To Appear Racially Diverse

On Network TV, there are 27 new shows and nearly all of the main leads are white actors. There is one role on television where minority characters may be on the rise: Black Best Friend. TV critic Eric Deggans says these characters need to be upgraded to well-rounded co-star.
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NBA Cancels First 2 Weeks Of Regular Season

NBA Commissioner David Stern made the announcement after owners and players failed to reach a new labor deal and end the lockout. Stern said, "The gap is so significant that we just can't bridge it at this time."
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Woods Finishes 30th After Bizarre Hot Dog Incident

The Frys.com Open brought the first PGA Tour win for Bryce Molder, who joined the tour in 2002. But the tournament was also memorable for Tiger Woods, who played well — and survived having a hot dog thrown at him on the putting green.
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Brewers Savor Post-Season Play After 29 Year Absence

The Milwaukee Brewers defeated the Saint Louis Cardinals 9-6 Sunday, as the two teams opened baseball's National League Championship Series in Milwaukee. It's been 29 years since the Brewers have been this far in the playoffs, and the team's success has brought some much needed unity to the divided state of Wisconsin.
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Weighty Challenge: A Lineman's Life After Football

Former Baltimore Ravens offensive lineman Orlando Brown was found dead last month due to complications from diabetes. Brown is one of five NFL linemen who've died in the past decade from weight-related ailments as more players find themselves pushing past 300 pounds in order to stay in the game.

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