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3:27 am
Mon November 3, 2014

Terminally Ill Player Scores First Basket Of NCAA Season

After Hill's first basket, the sold-out crowd at Cintas Center in Cincinnati went wild.
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Originally published on Mon November 3, 2014 6:41 pm

Nineteen-year-old college freshman Lauren Hill played her first game Sunday night, for a tiny, Division III college in Cincinnati.

That's not usually big news. But Hill has a rare form of brain cancer, and her first collegiate game might also be her last — which brought an unusual degree of attention to the court at Mount Saint Joseph University.

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All Tech Considered
6:36 pm
Sun November 2, 2014

New Players In The NBA: Big Data, User-Controlled Jumbotrons

This sample image from Second Spectrum shows the company's data visualizations for the NBA. They crunch game data — past and present — to show live statistics and information during games.
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The NBA ushered in the new season this past week, and fans at the Staples Center for the Los Angeles Clippers' opening game had access to some new toys.

The Clippers were the first NBA team to roll out new features for the huge monitors that hover just above the playing floor. For instance, sometimes the video replay was enhanced to show overlays of intricate new statistics, displaying the game as if viewed from the point of view of the Terminator.

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The Two-Way
5:03 pm
Sun November 2, 2014

From Bad To Worse: A Tough Day For The Washington Redskins

Protestors march outside TCF Bank Stadium before an NFL football game between the Minnesota Vikings and the Washington Redskins, on Sunday in Minneapolis.
Jim Mone AP

This hasn't been the best of days for the Washington Redskins.

First, one of the team buses crashed en route to Minnesota, where the Redskins were to play the Vikings.

ESPN says:

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The Two-Way
12:43 pm
Sun November 2, 2014

Kenyans Wilson Kipsang, Mary Keitany Take NYC Marathon Titles

Wilson Kipsang of Kenya celebrates on the finish line after winning the men's division of the 44th annual New York City Marathon in New York on Sunday.
Kathy Willens AP

Originally published on Sun November 2, 2014 3:16 pm

Two Kenyans have taken the men's and women's titles at the New York City Marathon: Wilson Kipsang with an unofficial time of 2 hours, 10 minutes, 59 seconds, and Mary Keitany finishing 2 hours, 25 minutes, 7 seconds after the start.

Kipsang, a former world-record holder, has now won in Berlin, London and New York within a 13-month span, The Associated Press says.

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Sports
7:46 am
Sun November 2, 2014

Some NBA Teams Are Bad, And Some Are Just Awful

Originally published on Sun November 2, 2014 10:04 am

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Sports
7:46 am
Sun November 2, 2014

'We Need To Talk': Sports News By Women, But Men Can Watch, Too

Originally published on Sun November 2, 2014 10:04 am

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Sports
8:11 am
Sat November 1, 2014

Despite A Royals Loss, There's Still Joy In Kansas City

Originally published on Sat November 1, 2014 2:25 pm

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That famous baseball poem "Casey At The Bat" ends on a sad note. There is no joy in Mudville. But, you know, there's still joy in Kansas City, even though they lost the World Series. Frank Morris of member station KCUR reports.

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Sports
8:11 am
Sat November 1, 2014

Ray Rice Hearing, LeBron James Playing This Week In Sports

Originally published on Sat November 1, 2014 2:25 pm

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

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Sports
5:04 pm
Fri October 31, 2014

College Football Might Not Look That Much Different Without BCS

Originally published on Fri October 31, 2014 7:41 pm

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Sports
5:04 pm
Fri October 31, 2014

Protests May Await Redskins When They Land In Minn. For Vikings Game

Originally published on Fri October 31, 2014 7:41 pm

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