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Sweetness And Light
3:38 am
Wed February 18, 2015

John Calipari Gets The Best Out Of His One-And-Done Bench

Kentucky's Aaron Harrison and coach John Calipari watch from the sideline during the second half of an NCAA college basketball game against Mississippi on Jan. 6. Kentucky won 89-86 in overtime.
James Crisp AP

Originally published on Wed February 18, 2015 9:27 am

You may have your Bill Belichick and another Super Bowl, you may salute Mike Krzyzewski and his over 1,000 college basketball wins or you may even worship at the altar of Joe Maddon, who's the latest savior ballyhooed to lead the Cubs to heaven above. Forget them all. In the here and now, there is only one coach who stands tallest.

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Sports
3:01 pm
Tue February 17, 2015

St. Louis Proposes $400 Million Plan To Keep Rams

The quality of the Rams' current stadium, the Edward Jones Dome, is at the heart of the dispute. (Kelly Martin/Wikimedia Commons)

Originally published on Tue February 17, 2015 1:13 pm

Missouri’s Governor Jay Nixon is working feverishly to keep the St. Louis Rams in the city as the football team’s owner, Stan Kroenke, threatens to return the team to Los Angeles.

With the quality of the Rams’ current stadium, the Edward Jones Dome, at the heart of the dispute, officials are touting a plan to spend potentially $400 million on a new one.

But opposition is rising as locals recall the unbalanced deal they got two decades ago when the Rams first arrived in St. Louis. The city is still making payments on the Ram’s old stadium.

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The Two-Way
1:21 pm
Tue February 17, 2015

Reduced To Her Knees, Marathoner Finishes Race In A Crawl

Kenyan runner Hyvon Ngetich didn't win the Austin Marathon — but she's being celebrated for the way she finished it.
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Originally published on Tue February 17, 2015 2:32 pm

After showing herself to be in the elite class of female runners at the Austin Marathon, Kenyan Hyvon Ngetich hit the wall — hard. She didn't win, despite leading for most of the day. But the way Ngetich finished the race is being celebrated, because she did it by crawling, refusing to quit.

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The Two-Way
12:59 pm
Tue February 17, 2015

Alex Rodriguez Says 'Sorry' As He Returns From Seasonlong Suspension

Yankees third baseman Alex Rodriguez has apologized for his mistakes.
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Originally published on Tue February 17, 2015 1:47 pm

Just as he prepares to return after a one-season suspension, Major League Baseball slugger Alex Rodriguez is saying he is sorry.

"I take full responsibility for the mistakes that led to my suspension for the 2014 season," Rodriguez says in a handwritten letter. "I regret that my actions made the situation worse than it needed to be. To Major League Baseball, the Yankees, the Steinbrenner family, the Players Association and you, the fans, I can only say I'm sorry."

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The Two-Way
8:02 am
Tue February 17, 2015

Meet The Dogs Whose Names Are Too Long To Fit In This Headline

A French bulldog waits to enter the ring at the Westminster Kennel Club dog show. Fulla Bull Soulja Boy got the nod as best of breed.
Seth Wenig AP

Originally published on Wed February 18, 2015 6:24 am

Plenty of people like to use their dog's name in their passwords. Yet, for many of the owners competing in this year's Westminster Kennel Club dog show, that might be a tough proposition. Some of these dogs may be small — but just about all of their names are big.

Take, for instance, the border terrier who answers to the name Gizmo. His real name is actually McHill's His Royal Highness Prince Gizmo House of Gremlin. Then there's the basset hound named Easthill Broxden Woodland Lettuce Entertain You.

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Law
4:17 am
Tue February 17, 2015

Lance Armstrong Ordered To Pay $10 Million In Fraud Dispute

Originally published on Tue February 17, 2015 6:58 am

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Sports
3:00 pm
Mon February 16, 2015

Can Anyone Beat The Kentucky Wildcats?

Originally published on Mon February 16, 2015 6:35 pm

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My Big Break
4:07 pm
Sun February 15, 2015

Fake It Till You Make It, Then Come Clean: A Sportscaster's Big Break

Before a Lakers game this season, Adrián García Márquez and the rest of the TWC Deportes crew tapes a pre-game intro.
Nadia Gonzalez TWC Deportes

Originally published on Sun February 15, 2015 5:20 pm

As part of a series called "My Big Break," All Things Considered is collecting stories of triumph, big and small. These are the moments when everything seems to click, and people leap forward into their careers.

Before he called play-by-play for the Los Angeles Lakers, before he called the Olympics, before he called the World Series, before he called Monday Night Football, sportscaster Adrián García Márquez was handing out flyers and bumper stickers for a hip-hop station in San Diego.

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Sports
6:32 am
Sun February 15, 2015

Phoenix Suns' Two Sets Of Brothers Redefine Sibling Rivalry

Phoenix Suns forward Marcus Morris, left, congratulates his twin brother, Markieff, after he scored against the Sacramento Kings during the fourth quarter of a game on April 16, 2014.
Rich Pedroncelli AP

Originally published on Sun February 15, 2015 11:49 am

The most exciting moment of the NBA All-Star Game tonight just might be the first moment. Two brothers, Chicago's Pau Gasol and Memphis' Marc Gasol, will square off for the opening jump ball.

But they're not even the most surprising sibling story in the NBA. The Phoenix Suns have two sets of brothers on its roster.

Markieff and Marcus Morris both play on the Suns. They're identical twins, right down to their matching tattoos.

And then there are two guys with the name Dragić on their backs: Goran and Zoran.

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Sports
6:32 am
Sat February 14, 2015

Basketball's All-Star Weekend Kicks Off

Originally published on Sat February 14, 2015 9:15 am

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