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3:55am

Sat May 25, 2013
Sports

Sports: Playoff Time In The NBA

Originally published on Sat May 25, 2013 11:21 am

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SCOTT SIMON, HOST:

This is WEEKEND EDITION from NPR News. I'm Scott Simon and any time I get a little low I think, hmm, time for sports.

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SIMON: Intense Heat can't slow the Pacers. How do you like that new cliche? We're deep into the NBA playoffs. Also last night, the WNBA season began. NPR's Tom Goldman joins us. Hi there, Tom.

TOM GOLDMAN, BYLINE: Good morning, Scott.

SIMON: Don't the Indiana Pacers know they're supposed to be losing? They won last night.

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5:00am

Fri May 24, 2013
Sports

What To Expect At This Year’s BolderBOULDER

BolderBOULDER store employee Adam Palley helps runner Callie Doherty
Grace Hood KUNC

An estimated 50,000 from across the country will be in Boulder Monday to participate in the annual 10K race. Casting a shadow on everything from race security to the event’s annual Memorial Day tribute is April’s Boston Marathon bombing.

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8:04pm

Tue May 21, 2013
Sweetness And Light

Backing Becks: Don't Knock The Soccer Star's Talents

Originally published on Wed May 22, 2013 7:29 am

David Beckham spent six years in the U.S. with the LA Galaxy before returning to Europe earlier this year.
Fred Dufour AFP/Getty Images

The most unforgiving criticism in sport is directed at any athlete who fans believe is celebrated too excessively above his true talent level — especially those stars who are gloried because they're such pretty people.

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9:39am

Tue May 21, 2013
The Two-Way

U.S. Speedskating Body Sees Big Changes But Scandals Linger

Originally published on Tue May 21, 2013 10:56 am

Speedskaters practiced for the U.S. Single Distance Short Track Speedskating Championships in Kearns, Utah, last year.
Rick Bowmer AP

Rebellious athletes, drained budgets, dysfunctional management and a string of embarrassing scandals forced a major reorganization of U.S. Speedskating over the weekend.

The group governs a sport that has produced 85 Winter Olympic medals for the United States — more than any other sport. But persistent turmoil threatened continued success in the next Games, just nine months away in Sochi, Russia.

The changes leave USS with a smaller board and without numerous committees that have permitted parochial interests to meddle in the governance of the sport.

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1:08am

Tue May 21, 2013
Author Interviews

Courtside Chemistry: How NBA's Phil Jackson Won 'Eleven Rings'

Originally published on Tue May 21, 2013 9:13 am

Phil Jackson is famous not only for coaching stars — Michael Jordan and Scottie Pippen with the Chicago Bulls, Kobe Bryant and Shaquille O'Neal with the L.A. Lakers — but also for his distinctive "zen" approach to basketball. He introduced his teams to yoga and meditation, and regularly assigned his players books to read.

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