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1:53pm

Sun March 18, 2012
Sports

After Ownership Drama, Dodgers Want To Play Ball

Originally published on Sun March 18, 2012 3:50 pm

Matt Kemp of the Los Angeles Dodgers hits a RBI single against the Oakland Athletics during a spring training game at Camelback Ranch on March 8 in Glendale, Ariz.
Christian Petersen Getty Images

Things are looking pretty good at the Dodgers spring training complex in Glendale, Ariz. They have Cy Young Award winning Clayton Kershaw anchoring their pitching staff and at the plate, the National league MVP runner-up, Matt Kemp.

"Hopefully, we can start out the way we finished last year and be consistent throughout the whole year," Kemp said.

Everyone has had enough of what's been happening off the field.

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6:00am

Sun March 18, 2012
Sports

NCAA Madness Marches On

Indiana forward Will Sheehey takes the game-winning shot against Virginia Commonwealth in the second half of an NCAA college basketball tournament third-round game in Portland, Ore., on Saturday. Indiana won 63-61.
Rick Bowmer AP

The madness marches on. Sunday holds eight more games in the NCAA Division 1 men's basketball tournament. On Saturday, thankfully, there were no major rip-up-your-bracket upsets. That is, if your bracket was in still in one piece. But there was plenty of drama. Two of the most exciting games were at the sub-regional in Portland, Ore.

March Madness isn't just screaming crowds and grown men and women chanting things like the University of New Mexico's "Everyone's a Lobo, woof, woof, woof." In fact, sometimes there's drama in hushed silence.

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4:34am

Sun March 18, 2012
Wait Wait ... Don't Tell Me!

'Mushing Mortician' Breathes Life Into Fallen Iditarod Sled Dog

Iditarod Trail Sled Dog Race rookie Scott Janssen, known as the "Mushing Mortician," of Anchorage, Alaska, poses for a photo with one of his pet dogs.
Mark Thiessen AP

From our "How To Do Everything" podcast:

Scott Janssen crossed the finish line of the Iditarod sled dog race on Friday afternoon, one dog short. He had hoped Marshall, who'd been with Janssen since he was a puppy, would be there.

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6:00am

Sat March 17, 2012
NPR Story

A Basketball Wrap-Up, In Verse

Originally published on Sun March 18, 2012 8:07 am

Transcript

JACKI LYDEN, BYLINE: Every school invited to the NCAA basketball tournament has had a chance to play. So we thought we'd bring you details of every game. Well, maybe not details, but at least a mention from NPR's Mike Pesca. And what he lacks in specifics, he makes up for in rhyme.

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6:00am

Sat March 17, 2012
Sports

Of Huskies And Sleds

The Burled Arch in Nome, Alaska, the finish line of the Iditarod race as pictured in 2007
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It is the beginning of March and a quiet madness sweeps parts of our country that has nothing to do with basketball. Rather, it is all about dogs, sleds and the hearty men and women who brave whatever Mother Nature has in store for them.

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