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5:33am

Sun November 25, 2012
Sports

Basketball Golden Boy May Be Playing His Own Sport

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

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

RACHEL MARTIN, HOST:

It's Sunday morning, so that means NPR's Mike Pesca is with us for our weekly chat about sports - and frankly, whatever else strikes our fancy. He's up in New York. Hey, Mike.

MIKE PESCA, BYLINE: Hey. Maybe woodworking.

MARTIN: Who knows?

PESCA: Scrapbooking.

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4:34am

Sat November 24, 2012
Sports

'Winningest' Coach Succeeded With Discipline

Originally published on Sat November 24, 2012 8:30 am

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SCOTT SIMON, HOST:

John Gagliardi is hanging up his clipboard. He announced his retirement this week, as the winningest coach in the history of college football. Over the course of 64 seasons - that's also a record; most of them at the St. John's University in Collegeville, Minnesota - Coach Gagliardi has racked up 489 wins, 138 losses and 11 ties. He's now 86 years old. Coach Gagliardi joins us from his home. Thanks very much for being with us.

JOHN GAGLIARDI: It's my pleasure.

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2:35am

Fri November 23, 2012
Sports

Notre Dame Tries For Undefeated Season

Originally published on Mon November 26, 2012 7:36 am

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LINDA WERTHEIMER, HOST:

Nothing goes better with a turkey sandwich than a full day of college football. The season is winding down. There's a lot at stake as teams look ahead to bowl games and to the national title. Thanksgiving weekend brings about some of the great rivalries in college football. And here to give us a preview of the weekend is Chris Dufresne, who covers college football for the L.A. Times.

Chris, welcome.

CHRIS DUFRESNE: Well, thanks for having me.

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7:21am

Wed November 21, 2012
The Two-Way

Crazy, But True: One Guy Scores 138 Points, Breaking NCAA Hoops Record

Originally published on Wed November 21, 2012 9:20 am

Going for the record: Grinnell College's Jack Taylor during Tuesday night's game, in which he scored 138 points.
Cory Hall/Grinnell College AP

We are not making this up:

Sophomore guard Jack Taylor of Iowa's Grinnell College scored 138 points Tuesday night, an NCAA record, during his team's 179-104 victory over Faith Baptist Bible College.

"I am very exhausted," he said, not too surprisingly, after the game.

Let's run some of the numbers:

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1:21pm

Mon October 22, 2012
Shots - Health News

As Cheerleading Injuries Rise, Doctors Call For Stricter Safety Rules

Originally published on Mon October 22, 2012 2:15 pm

Inglewood High School cheerleaders perform in front of the Space Shuttle Endeavour as it is transported through the streets of Inglewood and Los Angeles on October 13.
ROBYN BECK AFP/Getty Images

Cheerleading seems, well, so cheery, it's hard to associate it with skull fracture, paralysis and death.

But cheering accounts for two-thirds of catastrophic injuries among high school girl athletes, a number that hasn't decreased despite repeated attempts to make the sport less dangerous.

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