Sports

Winter Olympics Preview

Wednesday, Feb 8, 2006 at 1:06 p.m.

The world's top winter athletes converge on the Italian city of Turin this month for the Winter Olympics. And American television viewers will be able to see more of the action than ever before. Join Kojo and guests for a look at the...

Sporting Views

Thursday, Jan 12, 2006 at 12:06 p.m.
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Geo-politics throws a curveball at baseball's world cup, the Redskins survive to play another week, and controversy surrounds the U.S. Winter Olympic team. It's Sporting Views, the thinking person's sports program.

The Stadium: A Field of Schemes?

Wednesday, Dec 14, 2005 at 1:06 p.m.

The debate over the District's stadium financing plan may appear unique. But those who follow say DC's experience fits neatly within national patterns. From hidden subsidies to empty threats, hear one critic's view of how sports teams...

Winter Skiing Preview

Tuesday, Dec 6, 2005 at 1:30 p.m.

It's the first snow of the season. While early school closings and dramatic weather warnings cause some to fret, skiing and snowboarding enthusiasts begin salivating at this time of year. Join us for a preview of the winter skiing season.

Sporting Views

Wednesday, Nov 23, 2005 at 12:06 p.m.
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A dressed-up NBA tries to mend its image problem with fans, while the reigning queen of the WNBA comes out of the closet. Plus, Mayor Williams weighs in on who should own the Nationals. Join Kojo for a look at how today's sports stories...

Sporting Views

Monday, Oct 3, 2005 at 1:06 p.m.
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The link between playoff baseball and unnecessary E.R. visits in Boston. Plus, after a Washington Wizard's strong comments at an anti-war rally, we ponder the intersection of sports and politics. Get the details, on Sporting Views.

Gene Doping

Monday, Sep 26, 2005 at 1:22 p.m.
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Steroids are SO five minutes ago. Scientists, physicians and athletes say the new cheating technology is "gene doping" -- injections of extra genes designed to make muscles bigger or boost endurance. A look at this emerging...

Fantasy Football

Wednesday, Sep 7, 2005 at 1:20 p.m.
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According to the Fantasy Sports Trade Association, some 15 million people are involved in fantasy sports, with about 93% of them playing fantasy football. We take a look at this Internet phenomenon that allows the average fan to become a...

Baseball's Life Lessons

Thursday, Sep 1, 2005 at 1:32 p.m.

In 1948, a brief visit by Jackie Robinson to a small town in Alabama prompted a man named Jesse Norwood to start a baseball team. He didn't know the rules of the game and had never played himself, but he saw a way to teach life's lessons...

Sporting Views

Thursday, Aug 11, 2005 at 1:06 p.m.
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It's a one-two slap for regional baseball. First the Nats fall out of first place in the National League East. Then Baltimore Orioles slugger Rafael Palmeiro is suspended for steroid use. Get beyond the statistics, on Sporting Views.

Life of Baseball Legend Casey Stengel

Wednesday, Jul 27, 2005 at 1:06 p.m.
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Nicknamed "the Old Professor," the career of baseball's Casey Stengel spanned more than fifty years. Find out how a man trained as a dentist became a legendary manager -- setting records for consecutive first-place finishes (5)...

Murderball

Wednesday, Jul 20, 2005 at 1:44 p.m.

Played by mostly men with severe spinal chord injuries, quad rugby or "murderball", combines aspects of football, basketball, hocky and rugby. A new documentary follows the life of several players and the intense rivalry between...

Tour de France Update

Monday, Jul 18, 2005 at 1:06 p.m.
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Monday is the last rest day of the Tour de France before the final week-long stretch of bicycling's greatest race. As Lance Armstrong tries for his historic seventh straight yellow jersey, join Kojo for a discussion on the personalities...

Sporting Views

Monday, Jun 20, 2005 at 1:06 p.m.
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Love of sports is more than box scores and batting averages. Go beyond the statistics on Sporting Views, the Thinking Person's sports show.

Running Without Injury

Monday, Jun 13, 2005 at 1:24 p.m.
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Twenty-four million Americans are 'runners.' But unfortunately, 65% will have some injury this year that will cause them to stop running for at least one day. Kojo talks to a nationally-ranked ultra-marathon runner and running coach...

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