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4:47 am
Thu October 23, 2014

Die-Hard And Fair-Weather Fans Alike Have A Case Of Royals Fever

Originally published on Thu October 23, 2014 7:14 am

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Sports
4:47 am
Thu October 23, 2014

World's Best Bucking Bull About To Retire

Originally published on Thu October 23, 2014 7:14 am

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Sports
4:32 pm
Wed October 22, 2014

'Curse Of The Shuttlecocks' Haunts Kansas City's Teams

Originally published on Wed October 22, 2014 9:09 pm

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Sports
4:33 am
Wed October 22, 2014

World Series Opens With A Thud For Royals

Originally published on Wed October 22, 2014 7:32 am

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Sweetness And Light
4:33 am
Wed October 22, 2014

College Football's Big Ten Conference? Try The Littler Ten

Brandon Wells of the Mississippi State Bulldogs takes the field before a game against the Ole Miss Rebels last year.
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Originally published on Wed October 22, 2014 10:24 am

Nothing in sport reflects the changing demographics of the country more than college football — most especially the decline of the Big Ten Conference and the ascendance of the Southeastern Conference.

Big Ten territory represents steel mills and coal mines, blue collars and black smoke, where America's pigskin heroes used to be weaned on frozen fields. But the SEC, in the growing Sun Belt, has completely taken over. Mississippi State is the No. 1 team in the country. Excuse me: Mississippi State? This is like Antiques Roadshow soaring to the top of television ratings.

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The Two-Way
11:37 am
Tue October 21, 2014

A Tale Of Two Cities: World Series Fever Takes Hold In SF, KC

Kauffman Stadium in Kansas City, Mo., a day before Game 1 of the 2014 World Series.
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Originally published on Wed October 22, 2014 12:27 am

Millions of baseball fans and two cities 1,500 miles apart are getting ready for tonight's big game in Kansas City, Mo. The Royals are in their first World Series in nearly three decades. They face the San Francisco Giants, who are back again after missing their chance at the series last year.

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Sports
5:15 am
Tue October 21, 2014

Going Into World Series, Giants And Royals Play Winning Baseball

Originally published on Tue October 21, 2014 8:16 am

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The San Francisco Giants are in Kansas City tonight to play the Royals. It's game one of a best-of-seven series. NPR's Tom Goldman is there. Hi, Tom.

TOM GOLDMAN, BYLINE: Hi, Steve.

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The Two-Way
4:50 am
Tue October 21, 2014

Oscar Pistorius Gets 5 Years In Prison For Killing Girlfriend

South African track star Oscar Pistorius is sentenced to five years in prison Tuesday for the fatal shooting of his girlfriend.
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Originally published on Tue October 21, 2014 9:09 am

Updated at 7:35 a.m. ET

South African Paralympic and Olympic track star Oscar Pistorius has been sentenced to five years in prison for the fatal shooting of his girlfriend, Reeva Steenkamp.

Pistorius, 27, received a verdict of culpable homicide from a judge in South Africa in September — a conviction that could have put him in prison for 15 years.

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Commentary
3:53 pm
Mon October 20, 2014

Remembering The '69 World Series And The Miracle Mets

Originally published on Mon October 20, 2014 6:03 pm

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Sports
3:53 pm
Mon October 20, 2014

Sometimes Leaving A Youth Sport Is A Family Affair

Originally published on Tue October 21, 2014 1:33 pm

Edward Munoz grew up a soccer phenom and his family invested in making him a success. School suffered, so he quit playing two years ago but only recently talked with his father about that decision.

This story is from Radio Rookies, a program at member station WNYC, and was produced by Andrew Mambo and edited by Kaari Pitkin.

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