May 29, 2004 NPR's Scott Simon speaks with Laura Hillenbrand, author of Seabiscuit, about Smarty Jones, the horse that has won both the Kentucky Derby and the Preakness. If Smarty Jones wins the Belmont Stakes on June 5 he would be the first Triple Crown winner since 1978.
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May 29, 2004 The Tampa Bay Lightning and the Calgary Flames are fighting for the Stanley Cup this week. Game three is Saturday night... but will anyone outside Florida and Alberta watch? Hear NPR's Scott Simon and Chicago Sun-Times sports columnist Ron Rapoport.
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May 27, 2004 In Las Vegas, close to 2,600 hopeful card sharks have entered the World Series of Poker, playing rounds of a game called Texas Hold 'Em. Older poker players are marveling at the new crop of players, and the loads of fresh money at stake: The winner stands to rake in a $5-million jackpot. NPR's Mike Pesca reports.
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May 26, 2004 A lawyer for track superstar Marion Jones is presenting evidence purporting to show that Jones has not committed any doping infractions, proof that he says should clear her to compete for the U.S. Olympic team. U.S. anti-doping officials may seek to bar Jones from Athens even though she has not tested positive for steroids. NPR's Tom Goldman reports.
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May 26, 2004 Commentator Frank Deford is tired of summing up each year's sports highlights in top 10 lists. Instead, he suggests looking at sports history the way this summer's cicadas do: in 17-year cycles.
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February 11, 2004 In the wake of the Janet Jackson Super Bowl half-time show controversy, commentator S. Pearl Sharp takes us back to through the history of the brassiere.
October 22, 1999 Our series Lost & Found Sound remembers the explosion of transistors radios for the first time in the early 1960s. Washington lawyer Jonathan Cuneo recalls how every kid had to have one when they first became small enough to carry around in a pocket. With portable radios, sports like the World Series could be listened to in school - and on the school bus ride home. Cuneo tells how the final game of the 1960 World Series was a highlight of his life -- thanks to his transistor and where he heard the game.
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