• 10:05am Jan 18, 2013
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    The Manti Te'o Story: Why The News Media Let Its Guard Down

    The media lionized the football star amid stories of his perseverance after the death of his girlfriend. Now the girlfriend's existence has been called into question, casting an unflattering light on the practices of the media.
  • 5:59am Jan 16, 2013
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    Who Are The Real Victims Of The NHL Lockout?

    The NHL season is expected to start Saturday. A lockout cut in half the number of games to be played and many worried it would cause economic hardship. But that is not necessarily the case.
  • 12:08pm Jan 12, 2013
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    Making Sense Of The NFL Playoffs

    Host Scott Simon talks to NPR's Tom Goldman about the NFL playoffs and how this exciting time of year for football fans has been somewhat overshadowed by talk of concussions.
  • 8:35am Jan 11, 2013
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    Major League Baseball Enacts Anti-Doping Policies

    The new policies are being hailed as unprecedented in American professional sports. Starting next year, the league will be fighting the use of human growth hormone and testosterone, two allegedly popular banned substances.
  • 6:26pm Jan 10, 2013
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    Washington Redskins Fans Blame Coach For Quarterback's Injuries

    Audie Cornish talks to sportswriter Stefan Fatsis about news in the National Football League. They cover the injury of Washington Redskins' quarterback Robert Griffin III, new information about brain damage sustained by the late linebacker Junior Seau, and a preview of the weekend's playoff games.
  • 5:17pm Jan 09, 2013
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    When Coaches Risk A Player's Health For A Win

    Washington Redskins quarterback Robert Griffin III had surgery today to repair damage to his right knee. Griffin initially injured his knee during a December matchup with the Baltimore Ravens, but continued to take the field. NPR's Mike Pesca discusses the decision that's sparked a national debate.