August 31, 2011 After co-founding a famed local band and serving prison time for drug charges, Derrick McCrae believes he has found his passion. For the past 17 years, McCrae has been coaching Little League baseball in one of Washington D.C.'s toughest neighborhoods. Host Michel Martin speaks with McCrae about what he has learned and how he teaches his players to succeed on and off the baseball diamond.
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The sun sets over Coors Field in Denver. While summer nights are perfect for baseball, late-season games can get a little chilly.
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August 31, 2011 Baseball's season is just too long — or at least, that's the opinion of Frank Deford, who provide some suggestions for improvement. One idea: Let more teams into the playoffs.
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Miami quarterback Jacory Harris answers questions during media day in Coral Gables, Fla. on Aug. 27, 2011.
August 30, 2011 The NCAA handed down the punishments after a convicted Ponzi schemer said he provided impermissible benefits to 72 student athletes.
August 30, 2011 Huntington Beach, Calif., welcomed home its Little League champions Monday night. Parents, friends and supporters turned out at a city park to celebrate their team's victory over Japan.
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Michael Vick, quarterback of the Philadelphia Eagles, earlier this month.
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August 30, 2011 Just a little more than two years ago, Vick was finishing up an 18-month prison term after being convicted on charges related to dog fighting. What's your reaction to this huge deal?
August 30, 2011 Allegations that a University of Miami football booster showered players with unauthorized gifts are only the latest in a string of charges against college football programs nationwide. The NCAA has investigated or sanctioned almost 20 teams since 2010.
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August 30, 2011 College football gets underway this week but on-field play will likely be overshadowed by a scandal that's rocking the University of Miami. A former booster says he showered players on the schools football and basketball teams with lavish gifts. NCAA President Mark Emmert tells David Greene the allegations are "nothing short of shocking."
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August 29, 2011 After being crushed by Manchester United 8-2, the club has apologized to fans who traveled to see the match. And it's offering them free tickets to another away game. Imagine the Red Sox doing that after a loss to the Yankees.
August 27, 2011 Host Laura Sullivan speaks to ESPN Magazine writer Ryan McGee about the latest trend in NASCAR: tandem racing, a technique in which two cars are able to race as a team, much like bikers do in the Tour de France — but it's increasingly controversial among drivers and fans.
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August 27, 2011 In the Pacific Northwest, there's a 197-mile, 30-hour relay race called the "Hood to Coast." Host Scott Simon talks with Christoph Baaden, director of the eponymous documentary, which details four teams' experience running the race.
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August 27, 2011 The bright lights and raucous crowds of the U.S. Open are here, but this year, the talent isn't shining. In baseball, the front-runners are pulling ahead of the also-running, just before the last month of the season. Host Scott Simon talks sports with Howard Bryant of ESPN.com and ESPN the Magazine.
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August 27, 2011 You know the old adage, "If at first you don't succeed, try, try again?" Well, Pat Gallant-Charette certainly does. Last Monday, on her third attempt since 2008, the 60-year-old from Westbrook, Maine, swam across the English Channel in less than 16 hours. Host Scott Simon talks with Gallant-Charette, who is now the oldest American woman to swim the English Channel.
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August 26, 2011 Tennis's U.S. Open begins on Monday, weather permitting, in New York. Robert Siegel previews the U.S. Open with sports writer Stefan Fatsis.
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August 26, 2011 The Yanks' Robinson Cano, Curtis Granderson and Russell Martin each cleared the bases in a 22-9 pasting of the Oakland A's. No Major League team had ever hit more than two grand slams in one game.
Taiwan's Yani Tseng is a big deal in Asia, but not in the U.S., despite having won five majors. She's learning English, in part to connect more with Americans and feel more comfortable on the golf course.
August 26, 2011 World No. 1 Yani Tseng of Taiwan has been powering and smiling her way around golf courses — and making history. She has already done something that no one who has swung a golf club has done before: At the relatively tender age of 22, Tseng has won five major championships.
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