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4:53 am
Fri October 24, 2014

Giants Fans Prepare For World Series To Hit City By The Bay

Originally published on Fri October 24, 2014 7:03 am

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Education
4:31 pm
Thu October 23, 2014

UNC Chancellor: Report Reveals 'Shocking Lack' Of Checks And Balances

Originally published on Thu October 23, 2014 6:35 pm

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Now a conversation with UNC's Chancellor Carol Folt. I began asking by her about the accusation you just heard - that this report is a whitewash.

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Education
4:31 pm
Thu October 23, 2014

New Details Revealed In University Of North Carolina Academic Scandal

Originally published on Thu October 23, 2014 6:35 pm

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The Two-Way
4:01 pm
Thu October 23, 2014

Report Says UNC Grade-Boosting Scandal Involved Fake Classes

University of North Carolina system President Tom Ross and UNC Chapel Hill Chancellor Carol L. Folt talk during a special joint meeting of the UNC Board of Governors and the UNC Chapel Hill Board of Trustees on Wednesday.
Gerry Broome AP

Originally published on Thu October 23, 2014 4:51 pm

Fake classes, inflated grades and one academic department that facilitated it all. Those are all detailed in a newly released report on grade-fixing at the University of North Carolina, Chapel Hill.

The scandal came to light in 2011, but the report out Wednesday offers the most wide-sweeping look yet at how some school staff members boosted the grades of more than 3,000 students — nearly half of them athletes — over nearly 20 years.

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Sports
4:47 am
Thu October 23, 2014

Die-Hard And Fair-Weather Fans Alike Have A Case Of Royals Fever

Originally published on Thu October 23, 2014 7:14 am

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Sports
4:47 am
Thu October 23, 2014

World's Best Bucking Bull About To Retire

Originally published on Thu October 23, 2014 7:14 am

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The Two-Way
11:55 pm
Wed October 22, 2014

5 Giants Pitchers Give Up 5 Runs In 6th As Royals Even World Series

San Francisco Giants pitcher Hunter Strickland watches Wednesday as Kansas City Royals Omar Infante runs around the bases after hitting a two-run home run during the sixth inning of Game 2 of baseball's World Series Wednesday
Matt Slocum AP

Originally published on Thu October 23, 2014 1:58 pm

After the Royals' postseason winning streak was snapped Tuesday and the Giants led off Wednesday's game with a home run, one could excuse Royals fans for thinking the glow around this season was finally dimming.

But Kansas City quickly recovered, and had the game even, 2-2, before tearing through Giants pitcher after Giants pitcher in the sixth inning and handing the ball to their dominant bullpen. The 7-2 win evened the World Series at one win per team.

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Sports
4:32 pm
Wed October 22, 2014

'Curse Of The Shuttlecocks' Haunts Kansas City's Teams

Originally published on Wed October 22, 2014 9:09 pm

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Sports
4:33 am
Wed October 22, 2014

World Series Opens With A Thud For Royals

Originally published on Wed October 22, 2014 7:32 am

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Sweetness And Light
4:33 am
Wed October 22, 2014

College Football's Big Ten Conference? Try The Littler Ten

Brandon Wells of the Mississippi State Bulldogs takes the field before a game against the Ole Miss Rebels last year.
Stacy Revere Getty Images

Originally published on Wed October 22, 2014 10:24 am

Nothing in sport reflects the changing demographics of the country more than college football — most especially the decline of the Big Ten Conference and the ascendance of the Southeastern Conference.

Big Ten territory represents steel mills and coal mines, blue collars and black smoke, where America's pigskin heroes used to be weaned on frozen fields. But the SEC, in the growing Sun Belt, has completely taken over. Mississippi State is the No. 1 team in the country. Excuse me: Mississippi State? This is like Antiques Roadshow soaring to the top of television ratings.

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Sports
4:30 pm
Tue October 21, 2014

Don't Let History Of Kansas City Royals' Name Steer You Wrong

Originally published on Wed October 22, 2014 10:01 am

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Sports
4:30 pm
Tue October 21, 2014

World Series A Matchup Of Two Post-Season Upstarts

Originally published on Wed October 22, 2014 7:01 am

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The Two-Way
11:37 am
Tue October 21, 2014

A Tale Of Two Cities: World Series Fever Takes Hold In SF, KC

Kauffman Stadium in Kansas City, Mo., a day before Game 1 of the 2014 World Series.
Rob Carr Getty Images

Originally published on Wed October 22, 2014 12:27 am

Millions of baseball fans and two cities 1,500 miles apart are getting ready for tonight's big game in Kansas City, Mo. The Royals are in their first World Series in nearly three decades. They face the San Francisco Giants, who are back again after missing their chance at the series last year.

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Sports
5:15 am
Tue October 21, 2014

Going Into World Series, Giants And Royals Play Winning Baseball

Originally published on Tue October 21, 2014 8:16 am

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The San Francisco Giants are in Kansas City tonight to play the Royals. It's game one of a best-of-seven series. NPR's Tom Goldman is there. Hi, Tom.

TOM GOLDMAN, BYLINE: Hi, Steve.

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The Two-Way
4:50 am
Tue October 21, 2014

Oscar Pistorius Gets 5 Years In Prison For Killing Girlfriend

South African track star Oscar Pistorius is sentenced to five years in prison Tuesday for the fatal shooting of his girlfriend.
Themba Hadebe AFP/Getty Images

Originally published on Tue October 21, 2014 9:09 am

Updated at 7:35 a.m. ET

South African Paralympic and Olympic track star Oscar Pistorius has been sentenced to five years in prison for the fatal shooting of his girlfriend, Reeva Steenkamp.

Pistorius, 27, received a verdict of culpable homicide from a judge in South Africa in September — a conviction that could have put him in prison for 15 years.

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Commentary
4:02 pm
Mon October 20, 2014

Remembering The '69 World Series And The Miracle Mets

Originally published on Mon October 20, 2014 6:03 pm

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Sports
4:02 pm
Mon October 20, 2014

Sometimes Leaving A Youth Sport Is A Family Affair

Originally published on Tue October 21, 2014 1:33 pm

Edward Munoz grew up a soccer phenom and his family invested in making him a success. School suffered, so he quit playing two years ago but only recently talked with his father about that decision.

This story is from Radio Rookies, a program at member station WNYC, and was produced by Andrew Mambo and edited by Kaari Pitkin.

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Strange News
4:59 am
Mon October 20, 2014

Don't Sing It: San Francisco Giants Will 'Never Be Royals'

Originally published on Mon October 20, 2014 7:21 am

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Sports
7:47 am
Sun October 19, 2014

Are The Royals Just Lucky? The Week In Sports

Originally published on Mon October 20, 2014 11:43 am

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Sports
7:46 am
Sat October 18, 2014

Two Wildcard Teams Meet In World Series

Originally published on Sat October 18, 2014 12:01 pm

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Trade Lingo
4:51 pm
Fri October 17, 2014

In Skydiving, A 'Whuffo' Won't 'Burble' Or Try The 'Horny Gorilla'

Originally published on Tue October 21, 2014 9:57 am

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And speaking of flights of fantasy, meet our next guest.

MICHAEL SNIVELY: Full-time, I design speakers, but part-time and on weekends, I am a skydiving instructor.

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Sports
4:50 pm
Fri October 17, 2014

NBA Is Trying Shorter Games — Why Not A Shorter Season?

Originally published on Fri October 17, 2014 6:26 pm

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Sports
5:03 am
Fri October 17, 2014

Wild Card Teams, Giants And Royals, To Meet In World Series

Originally published on Fri October 17, 2014 8:53 am

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Sports
11:23 pm
Thu October 16, 2014

Walk-Off 3-Run Homer Sends Giants Past Cardinals To The World Series

Originally published on Fri October 17, 2014 8:57 am

As the San Francisco Giants and the St. Louis Cardinals entered the bottom of the ninth inning tied 3-3 on Thursday night, all but one run had been the result of balls smacked into the stands.

Giants leftfielder Travis Ishikawa sent a fastball from Michael Wacha into the right-field bleachers to end the game, and the National League Championship Series, in San Francisco's favor. It's the third time in five years the team has reached the World Series.

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Around the Nation
4:26 pm
Thu October 16, 2014

Cardinals' Playoff Success Dampened By Ferguson Protests

Originally published on Thu October 16, 2014 6:35 pm

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Sports
6:58 am
Thu October 16, 2014

Kansas City Moves On To World Series After Sweeping Baltimore

Originally published on Thu October 16, 2014 12:32 pm

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And now this - the Kansas City Royals still have not lost a playoff baseball game since 1985. Of course, for 28 consecutive seasons since that World Series victory in '85, they did not have any post-season games at all.

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The Two-Way
7:40 pm
Wed October 15, 2014

Kansas City Royals Sweep Baltimore Orioles To Advance To World Series

Outfielder Alex Gordon of the Kansas City Royals celebrates the team's Game 4 win over the Baltimore Orioles, which completed a sweep of the American League Championship Series, at Kauffman Stadium in Kansas City, Mo., on Wednesday.
Jamie Squire Getty Images

Originally published on Thu October 16, 2014 7:24 am

The Kansas City Royals, who had not seen the playoffs since 1985, have swept the Baltimore Orioles, winning the American League pennant and securing a spot in the World Series.

As The New York Times puts it, right now, the Royals can do no wrong. The team has yet to lose a playoff game, stringing together eight straight victories, a feat no other team has accomplished.

Today, they perfected that run by beating Baltimore 2-1.

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Reporter's Notebook
5:44 pm
Wed October 15, 2014

Baseball, Vietnam And Coming Of Age At The 1969 World Series

A ticket for that fateful game.
Brian Naylor NPR

For me, 45 years ago today — Oct. 15, 1969 — was one of those rare days, a day you remember all your life. It was Game 4 of the World Series. Mets vs. Orioles. My Mets were up two games to one. And I was at Shea Stadium.

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NPR Story
5:01 am
Wed October 15, 2014

Football Players In Sayreville, N.J., Charged In Sexual Assault

Originally published on Thu October 16, 2014 6:45 pm

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Sweetness And Light
3:39 am
Wed October 15, 2014

Nonprofit NFL Seeks Super Bowl Volunteers, Again

Super Bowl volunteer Ben Schreiber distributes fan guides for Super Bowl XLVI festivities in 2012.
Chad Ryan CSM/Landov

Originally published on Wed October 15, 2014 2:18 pm

That familiar old preface we so often hear — usually from long-winded people — is: "To make a long story short." I've noticed lately that that expression has become more common, but, to make a long story short, it's been shortened to just "long story short." I'll even bet it's gotten initialed in the text universe to LSS.

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