November 30, 2004 The Supreme Court hears the case of a girls basketball coach in Alabama who was fired after complaining that girls' teams received fewer resources than boys' teams. Coach Roderick Jackson's case tests the scope of the anti-discrimination law Title IX. NPR's Nina Totenberg reports.
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November 29, 2004 Sports guru George Johnson recaps the latest in sports news and controversies, and speculates on who will be named this season's National Football League Most Valuable Player. Hear Johnson and NPR's Tavis Smiley.
November 27, 2004 NPR's Scott Simon talks with Chicago Sun-Times sports columnist Ron Rapoport about the upcoming college football championships and the brawl at the Pacers-Pistons game.
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November 26, 2004 The National Hockey League's labor dispute and the resulting lockout are hurting businesses that benefit from their proximity to ice arenas. In San Jose, Calif., where the Sharks hockey team packs its downtown arena more than 41 nights each year, attempts to fill arenas with other events are not making up the income shortfall. NPR's Scott Horsley reports.
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November 26, 2004 The college football season is rolling toward late-season collisions featuring traditional rivalries, conference championships and the upcoming bowl-game schedule. Then there's the annual debate over the system used to set up a national championship game. Hear NPR's Steve Inskeep and sports commentator John Feinstein.
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November 24, 2004 Essayist Scott Huler offers this commentary about how to put out-of-work hockey players talents and strength to good use. Today marks the 70th day of a lockout of National Hockey League players.
November 24, 2004 NPR's Mike Pesca visits Queensbridge, New York, the violent neighborhood where Indiana Pacers forward Ron Artest grew up. This week, Artest was suspended for the remainder of the NBA season for fighting with fans during a game in Detroit.
November 24, 2004 In New York City debate continues about a proposal to build a new stadium for the New York Jets on the West Side of Manhattan. The conversation involves sports, politics and waterfront real estate -- a volatile mix. From member station WNYC, Andrea Bernstein reports.
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November 23, 2004 What are we to make of fan behavior in light of the ugly fight involving players and fans at the recent Indiana Pacers-Detroit Pistons basketball game? Hear NPR's Noah Adams and James Surowiecki, author of The Wisdom of Crowds.
November 23, 2004 Former Republican congressman J.C. Watts gives his take on the recent NBA melee. Watts offers his thoughts on the incident and the issue of player and fan responsibility.
November 23, 2004 The image of Friday night's ugly scrap between fans and NBA athletes highlights one of the most violent melees in U.S. sports history. NPR's Tavis Smiley discusses the issue of race and pop culture, and its relation to the recent NBA brawl, with Selena Roberts, sports columnist with The New York Times and Michael Wilbon, sports columnist for The Washington Post and co-host of Pardon the Interruption on ESPN.
November 23, 2004 Last Friday night's now infamous brawl between two NBA teams and fans has started to affect other parts of the sports world. Two college football teams who also exchanged blows this past weekend have decided to forgo any bowl games this post-season. NPR s Tom Goldman reports.
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November 22, 2004 Washington, D.C. may have announced the return of Major League Baseball, and even picked a name for the team -- but financial and political matters are far from settled. NPR's Luke Burbank reports.
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November 22, 2004 The NBA has handed down stiff penalties for what some call the worst brawl in the league's history. Commissioner David Stern said the season-long suspension of Indiana Pacers forward Ron Artest and other penalties are meant to prevent another incident like that with the Detroit Pistons Friday.
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November 22, 2004 After a violent week in sports, Day to Day slightly confused correspondent Brian Unger reports on a team that stresses having a good time. The Packers are a Pee Wee League football team in Los Angeles, and their style of play could serve as a lesson for professional athletes and fans everywhere.
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