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4:15 pm
Sat May 9, 2015

Beyond 'Deflategate,' Other Examples Of Cheating

Originally published on Sat May 9, 2015 7:21 pm

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Sports
7:20 am
Sat May 9, 2015

A Cup's Adventures And Oddities On Ice: 140 Years Of Hockey Trivia

An ice hockey match between the U.S.A. and Canada in February 1936, during the Winter Olympics at Garmisch-Partenkirchen.
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Originally published on Mon May 11, 2015 2:31 pm

The Stanley Cup Playoffs are well underway. Fans of the Winnipeg Jets are heartbroken; Chicago Blackhawk lovers are feeling great.

But you don't need to be an NHL superfan to find something fascinating about hockey. A.J. Jacobs, an editor-at-large for Esquire and a professional know-it-all, joined NPR's Scott Simon to talk about quirky facts from the sport's past and present.

How much hockey trivia do you know? Take a guess at which of the facts below are true, then hit "play" to see if you were right.

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Sports
6:37 am
Sat May 9, 2015

Deflategate — Or Ballghazi? — Throws Shade On The Week In Sports

Originally published on Sun May 10, 2015 5:29 am

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Sports
6:37 am
Sat May 9, 2015

'Fairytales Exist': Migrants Get A Football Team Of Their Own

Originally published on Sun May 10, 2015 5:29 am

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Goats and Soda
3:34 pm
Fri May 8, 2015

How Bicycles Are Helping To Heal Rwanda

Adrien Niyonshuti of Rwanda heads down a field during the men's mountain bike race in the 2012 Olympics.
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Originally published on Sat May 9, 2015 11:37 am

This weekend, Rwanda will host the Africa Mountain Bike Tour, an Olympic-qualifying championship race.

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Sports
6:43 am
Fri May 8, 2015

Shaq Encourages Fans To Meme His Fall

Originally published on Fri May 8, 2015 7:22 am

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The Two-Way
5:33 pm
Thu May 7, 2015

No Goooaaal? Spain's Soccer Federation Suspends Season In Row Over Law

FC Barcelona plays Getafe in Barcelona, Spain, on May 3. Spain's soccer federation says it will halt all professional games "indefinitely" starting May 16, to protest a new law regulating the sale of television game rights. Spain's professional soccer league opposes the planned suspension, but the players union supports it.
Manu Fernandez AP

Originally published on Thu May 7, 2015 5:59 pm

Fans of Spanish soccer may see their beloved pastime cut short this season.

Spain's soccer federation says it will halt all professional games "indefinitely" starting May 16, to protest a new law regulating the sale of television game rights. But Spain's professional soccer league said today it had begun legal proceedings to prevent the games from being canceled.

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Sports
4:19 pm
Thu May 7, 2015

Tom Brady's Agent Slams NFL Report On 'Deflategate'

Originally published on Thu May 7, 2015 6:31 pm

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The Two-Way
12:26 pm
Thu May 7, 2015

Cavaliers' Playoff Video Is Called 'Tone-Deaf,' 'Awful'

A screen grab of a promotional video shown by the Cleveland Cavaliers.
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Originally published on Thu May 7, 2015 1:39 pm

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The Two-Way
10:23 am
Thu May 7, 2015

Agent For Patriots' Tom Brady Fires Back At 'Deflategate' Report

New England Patriots quarterback Tom Brady waves during a parade in Boston in February. Brady is among those singled out in a new report on "Deflategate."
Steven Senne AP

Originally published on Thu May 7, 2015 7:21 pm

Update, 8:17 p.m. ET

During a live interview at an Patriots-fan-filled event in Salem, Mass., New England Patriots quarterback Tom Brady refused to comment on the NFL's report, saying he hadn't had time to digest it yet.

Brady did tell the audience that the controversy hadn't detracted from his enjoyment of the Patriots' Super Bowl win this past February, and that the team fairly earned "everything we got this year."

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