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January 01, 1990 - January 30, 2013 + The Score

NASCAR Nation Fades listen Download

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The NASCAR season ends this weekend with the final chase for the Spring Cup race in Homestead-Miami. The stands aren't nearly as crowded and rowdy as...

Obama's Moment listen Download

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Naïve of me, leading up to Tuesday, not to have foreseen the emotional moment that would come with a black man winning the presidential election. With millions...

New York City Marathon listen Download

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The New York City Marathon runs this Sunday and it's an odd thing. It's odd that, while the event has grown hugely in participant numbers (some...

Jack Kelly a Diamond listen Download

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his past weekend marked the annual Head of the Charles Regatta. When I saw some photos of the 8,000 rowers in various boats, gliding down the Charles...

A League of Their Own listen Download

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A League of Their Own was the popular 1992 Penny Marshall movie, basically a comedy, based on the real-life All-American Girls Professional Baseball League. While...

Clutch listen Download

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It's one of the magical monikers of sports. "Mr. October." It came about thirty-one years ago, during the sixth game of the World Series between the...

FedExCup Faulty listen Download

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Since the Yankees aren't playing post season this year, I'm not avidly rooting for any one team but I must say that it would be...

ARod in Stripes listen Download

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Let's start with the all-Sunday-long farewell to Yankee Stadium. From Paul Simon to Henry Kissinger to Babe Ruth's 92-year old daughter, fans and players of...

Phelps Post-Games listen Download

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Let's check in with Michael Phelps, shall we? How's his life going nearly a month after winning his historic eight gold medals at the Beijing...

US Open Finale listen Download

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I've said it before and I'll say it again. Now that the U.S. Open has ended, so should the professional tennis season. The last Grand...

Beijing Summed Up listen Download

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Murmurs had been growing louder over the past decade or so that the mystique of the Olympic Games had lost its luster. Widespread drug busts of such...

Olympic Pride listen Download

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Those who have been privy to the dress rehearsals for the Opening Ceremonies of the Beijing Olympic Games, to get under way for real tomorrow,...

Too Young for Games listen Download

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Swimming and Track & Field are the marquee sports of every summer Olympic Games but gymnastics is known as the jewel of the whole spectacle--notably women's gymnastics....

A Drug-Free Beijing? listen Download

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I've often wondered how former Olympic athletes feel right about this time, on the eve of yet another Olympic Games. Do they wallow in nostalgia, national anthems...

Where Have You Gone, Joe DiMaggio? listen Download

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One of sport's hallowed temples, one of America's cultural cathedrals, showcased gloriously at this week's All-Star classic, is closing down at the end of the season. I'm...