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12:19 am
Tue October 23, 2012

Giants Beat Cardinals; Head To World Series

San Francisco Giants relief pitcher Sergio Romo reacts after the final out in Game 7 of baseball's National League Championship Series against the St. Louis Cardinals on Monday in San Francisco.
David J. Phillip AP

Originally published on Tue October 23, 2012 1:05 am

It's Tigers vs. Giants at the World Series.

The San Francisco Giants came back to beat the St. Louis Cardinals 9-0 in Game 7 of the National League Championship Series Monday.

Here's more from The Associated Press:

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Sports
4:24 pm
Mon October 22, 2012

How Did Lance Armstrong Avoid Doping Prosecution?

Originally published on Mon October 22, 2012 6:25 pm

After a lengthy criminal investigation, federal prosecutors in February dropped their case against Lance Armstrong, to the surprise of many. For some insight into what may have been behind the U.S. attorney's decision not to prosecute, All Things Considered host Melissa Block talks with University of San Francisco law professor and former U.S. Attorney Kevin Ryan, who oversaw the BALCO steroid prosecution.

Sports
4:24 pm
Mon October 22, 2012

Amid Lockout, Ohio NHL Fans Cheer Virtual Team

Originally published on Mon October 22, 2012 6:25 pm

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MELISSA BLOCK, HOST:

The National Hockey League was supposed to launch its new season a week and a half ago, but a labor dispute has put that on hold. Still, that didn't stop fans of the Blue Jackets, based in Columbus, Ohio, from piling into a local bar last Friday to watch their team's home opener. Without a real game to watch, Michael Darr(ph), co-owner of Our Bar in Columbus, decided to show a video game simulation instead.

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Sports
4:24 pm
Mon October 22, 2012

Armstrong Stripped Of Titles, Banned From Cycling

Originally published on Mon October 22, 2012 6:25 pm

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MELISSA BLOCK, HOST:

From NPR News, this is ALL THINGS CONSIDERED. I'm Melissa Block.

And this is now history with an asterisk.

(SOUNDBITE OF ARCHIVED SPORTS BROADCAST)

UNIDENTIFIED MAN: Is there any stopping Lance Armstrong in this Tour de France? And the answer is, no, there is not.

BLOCK: Lance Armstrong racing there in 2004, sprinting to one of many victorious stage finishes in the Tour de France. Well, today came this announcement from bicycle racing's international governing body.

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Sports
8:11 am
Mon October 22, 2012

World Cycling Body Upholds U.S. Ruling On Armstrong

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DAVID GREENE, HOST:

Lance Armstrong became a bicycle racing legend when he won every Tour de France from 1999 to 2005. But after what happened today, there will be no official record of all those victories. Cycling's international governing body announced it will not appeal sanctions by the U.S. Anti-Doping Agency.

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How We Watch What We Watch
4:28 am
Mon October 22, 2012

For Sports Fans, A Plethora Of Platforms To Watch On

Phil Coke and Miguel Cabrera of the Detroit Tigers celebrate after beating the New York Yankees in the American League Championship Series. Through the power of modern technology, fans could experience the game even if they weren't in front of a television screen.
Jonathan Daniel Getty Images

Originally published on Mon October 22, 2012 8:11 am

While most American homes still have a television in the den, how we watch, and what we watch, is changing. Computers, tablets, smartphones, DVRs and video game consoles have redefined what television is.

Viewers have officially become a multiscreen culture. And that means the TV industry is changing, as well. Consider that 36 million Americans watch video on their phones, according to the Nielsen ratings company.

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Sports
6:32 am
Sun October 21, 2012

Basketball's Top Scorer Is Not In The NBA

Originally published on Mon October 22, 2012 8:03 am

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RACHEL MARTIN, HOST:

Some people travel a long ways to find a job, even professional basketball players. Brooklyn native Everage Richardson is playing hoops in a tiny town in Germany's Harz Mountains. Reporter Connor Donevan has his story.

CONNOR DONEVAN, BYLINE: When Everage Richardson finished his college basketball career, he was looking for somewhere to play. Somewhere turned out to be Elbingerode Germany, for the Bodfeld Baskets, a town and a team he knew next to nothing about.

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Sports
6:32 am
Sun October 21, 2012

Sports Chat: Will Armstrong Fans Continue Support?

Originally published on Mon October 22, 2012 8:03 am

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RACHEL MARTIN, HOST:

This is WEEKEND EDITION from NPR News. I'm Rachel Martin.

(SOUNDBITE OF SONG, "LIFE IS A BALL GAME")

SISTER WYNONNA CARR: (Singing) Life is a ball game, being played each day...

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Sports
6:32 am
Sun October 21, 2012

On Your Mark, Ready, Set ... Golf!

In speed golf, players run between holes carrying their clubs and often finish an 18-hole round in less than an hour.
iStockphoto

Originally published on Mon October 22, 2012 8:03 am

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Sports
6:37 am
Sat October 20, 2012

Week In Sports: A Tough One For Lance Armstrong

Originally published on Mon October 22, 2012 4:21 pm

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SCOTT SIMON, HOST:

This is WEEKEND EDITION, from NPR News. I'm Scott Simon. Time for sports.

(SOUNDBITE OF MUSIC)

SIMON: The San Francisco Giants live to play again, thanks to a pitcher thought to be past his prime. He was sure blue-ribbon last night. Lance Armstrong got a standing O last night but also heard from a few folks who might want their money back, just as major corporate sponsors might. And more NHL games are put on ice - or is that none are on the ice? NPR's Tom Goldman joins us. Morning, Tom.

TOM GOLDMAN, BYLINE: Hi, Scott.

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