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Sat February 23, 2013

Week In Sports: The NFL Begins Hunt For New Talent

Originally published on Sat February 23, 2013 9:55 am



This is WEEKEND EDITION from NPR News. I'm Don Gonyea. Time now for sports.

It is officially springtime in the world of sports. Baseball is back. And the NFL Combine has commenced, plus the justice department makes a big move in the case against disgraced cycling star Lance Armstrong. NPR Sports correspondent, Tom Goldman, joins me now. Good morning, Tom.

TOM GOLDMAN, BYLINE: Hi Don, how are you?

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Sun February 10, 2013

Super Bowl CSI: Dissecting The NFL's Big Game

Originally published on Sun February 10, 2013 9:37 pm




A whole lot of college basketball went down last night and it seemed like most of it was played by Notre Dame and Louisville. The two colleges went toe-to-toe last night for five overtimes until they had a winner. Notre Dame claimed the victory in the end.

NPR's Mike Pesca caught the whole thing and he joins us to talk about it. Hey, Mike.

MIKE PESCA, BYLINE: Hey, how are you doing?

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Thu February 7, 2013
The Two-Way

NFL's Gregg Williams, Who Orchestrated Bounty Program, Is Reinstated

Originally published on Thu February 7, 2013 8:16 pm

Gregg Williams, then a coach with the New Orleans Saints, in August 2011.
Bill Haber AP

Less than a year after orchestrating a bounty program in Saint Louis, Gregg Williams will be back in the NFL next season. The Tennessee Titans have hired the former Saints defensive coordinator as a senior assistant coach.

Back in May of last year, Williams was suspended indefinitely for being part of a scheme in which he set up cash rewards for hits that knocked opponents out of games.

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Mon February 4, 2013
The Two-Way

Lights Out, It Was A Memorable Super Bowl

Originally published on Mon February 4, 2013 9:45 am

Baltimore Ravens linebacker Terrell Suggs waits on the field after the half the lights went out in the third quarter of Sunday's Super Bowl against the San Francisco 49ers in New Orleans.
Mike Segar Reuters /Landov
  • From 'Morning Edition': NPR's Mike Pesca on the Super Bowl

There was a 108-yard kickoff return for a touchdown.

A last-minute drive that could have won the game for San Francisco.

An MVP performance by Ravens quarterback Joe Flacco.

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Mon February 4, 2013
The Two-Way

Book News: Myanmar Celebrates As Censorship Recedes; And Oh Those Seussian Hats

Originally published on Mon February 4, 2013 10:56 am

A sea of Seuss hats at an event at the Library of Congress in 2010.
Mark Wilson Getty Images