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6:34 pm
Sun December 14, 2014

7 Chaotic Hours Behind The Scenes At NFL RedZone

Inside the control room, dozens of monitors allow the production team to keep an eye on the live games and the available replays and graphics.
Becky Sullivan NPR

Originally published on Mon December 15, 2014 12:17 pm

Today, like every Sunday in the fall, millions of Americans are tuning in to watch some of the country's most popular sport: football.

And for several million of them, your regular ol' football game isn't fast-paced enough: They're tuning in to NFL RedZone.

NFL RedZone is the frenetic channel run by the NFL Network that, for seven hours straight, switches between football games in an endeavor to show every single score of as many as 12 simultaneous games.

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Sports
6:47 am
Sun December 14, 2014

The Week In Sports: The NFL Rewrites Its Conduct Code

Originally published on Sun December 14, 2014 11:18 am

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The Two-Way
8:20 pm
Sat December 13, 2014

Oregon Quarterback Marcus Mariota Wins Heisman Trophy

University of Oregon quarterback Marcus Mariota is the winner of this year's Heisman Trophy by a landslide. It's the first win for the Ducks.

The Associated Press reports:

"A pinpoint passer with wide-receiver speed, Mariota came into his junior the season as the favorite to win the Heisman and delivered a performance that turned the presentation ceremony into a foregone conclusion.

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Sports
7:12 am
Sat December 13, 2014

Olympic Reforms, Cubs Gain Lester: The Week In Sports

Originally published on Sat December 13, 2014 1:21 pm

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Sports
4:16 pm
Fri December 12, 2014

How Good Can Young NFL Quarterbacks Really Be?

Originally published on Fri December 12, 2014 5:16 pm

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Sports
4:18 am
Fri December 12, 2014

In The NFL's 'Factory Of Sadness,' All Hope Rests On Johnny Football

Originally published on Fri December 12, 2014 6:02 am

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Goats and Soda
3:35 pm
Thu December 11, 2014

As Ebola Cases Drop, Liberia's Soccer Fans Are Back In The Zone

At the Arsenal video club, men sit shoulder to shoulder. But some still say it's too dangerous to go in because of Ebola.
John W. Poole NPR

Originally published on Thu December 11, 2014 6:13 pm

The sun has set in Liberia's eastern border town of Ganta, and the red dirt roads are humming with motorbikes and boomboxes.

As Ebola starts to lose ground in the West African country, life is slowly returning to normal. Liberia's nightlife, which stalled after officials declared a state of emergency in early August, is gradually picking up. And the hangouts where Liberians pay a small fee to watch soccer are once again packed with fans.

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Sports
10:58 am
Thu December 11, 2014

Judge Rules Disputed Oklahoma High School Football Game Won't Be Replayed

A screen capture from the Nov. 28 Douglass-Locust Grove high school football playoff game that ended in controversy.
NewsOK.com YouTube

Oklahoma County District Judge Bernard Jones has denied a request by Douglass High School in Oklahoma City to replay a disputed playoff game against Locust Grove.

In his ruling Thursday morning, Jones said even though Douglass’s request was rooted in equity, it’s impossible to make sure that replaying any part of the Nov. 28 game would be fair to all involved.

There is simply no way to fully and completely replicate the events and conditions of the disputed quarterfinal in such a way that would alleviate any and all anxiety or question of fairness.

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Sports
3:55 am
Thu December 11, 2014

NFL Owners OK Stiffer Penalties For Domestic Violence, Other Crimes

Originally published on Thu December 11, 2014 7:13 am

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The Two-Way
8:26 pm
Wed December 10, 2014

A Toilet No More: NBA Team Changes Arena Plan After Jokes Swirl In

A rendering of the planned Golden State Warriors arena drew ridicule from people who said it resembled a toilet.
Golden State Warriors

The Golden State Warriors have revised their new arena's design, after critics said that from overhead, at least, the building looked just like a toilet with the seat and lid down.

In the latest change in a high-profile move from Oakland to a spot near the Golden Gate Bridge, the Warriors released images of a new design today.

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