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Monday, April 21, 2014
Rubin "Hurricane" Carter is pictured in February 2010. (Paul Kane/Getty Images)

We remember the boxing champion, who was twice wrongly convicted of murder, with his longtime friend and defender.

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Monday, April 21, 2014
Peter Sagal and Erich Manser are pictured about an hour before the start of the Boston Marathon. (@Peterruns/Twitter)

For the second year in a row, the host of NPR’s “Wait Wait… Don’t Tell Me” is running with a legally blind athlete.

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Monday, April 21, 2014
Meb Keflezighi, of San Diego, Calif., left, and Rita Jeptoo of Kenya, right, won this year's Boston Marathon. (Charles Krupa/AP)

Meb Keflezighi is the first American man to win since 1983 and Rita Jeptoo of Kenya set a course record.

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Friday, April 18, 2014
The finish line of the Boston Marathon, located on Boylston Street, is seen on April 16, 2014 in Boston, Massachusetts. (Alex Trautwig/Getty Images)

One of the biggest fields ever will assemble in Hopkinton, Mass., for the 118th Boston Marathon on Monday morning.

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Friday, April 18, 2014
A mural in MGH’s pediatric cancer clinic tells the story of the hospital’s marathon team, which was founded by Dr. Howard Weinstein, chief of MGH’s pediatric hematology-oncology program, in 1998. (Courtesy of MGH)

For young cancer patients, teaming up with a Boston Marathon runner this year means more than ever.

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Thursday, April 17, 2014
In 2012, a female Florida State freshman alleged star quarterback Jameis Winston had raped her. The local prosecutor decided there was insufficient evidence, but a New York Times report has uncovered possible flaws in the investigation (Kevin C. Cox/Getty Images)

FSU star quarterback Jameis Winston was accused but not charged with rape after the local prosecutor deemed the evidence insufficient.

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Wednesday, April 16, 2014
Runner (Jim Larson/Flickr)

Runners observing Passover have to forgo basic staples like bagels, oatmeal and pasta. A rabbi – who is also a runner – offers alternatives.

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Friday, April 11, 2014
Rick and Dick Hoyt, Boston Marathon stalwarts since 1981, by the Hamilton Reservoir behind their home in Holland, Mass. (Jesse Costa/WBUR)

For years, some spectators have come out just to see them. After not being able to finish last year, Team Hoyt is running one final time.

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Monday, April 7, 2014
The Kentucky Wildcats celebrate after defeating the Wisconsin Badgers 74-73 in the NCAA Men's Final Four Semifinal at AT&T Stadium on April 5, 2014 in Arlington, Texas. Kentucky will face UConn in the finals. (Tom Pennington/Getty Images)

Mike Pesca previews the championship game between Kentucky and UConn tonight.

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Friday, April 4, 2014
Charles Denler performs a piano rendition of "Take the Field," the theme music he composed for the Colorado Rockies. The baseball team will debut the piece during its home opener on April 14. (Corey H. Jones/Colorado Public Radio)

The Colorado Rockies MLB team has commissioned the Colorado Symphony to compose the team’s own original theme music.

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Thursday, April 3, 2014
Connecticut, Kentucky, Wisconsin and Florida are preparing to face off in the NCAA Men's Final Four at AT&T Stadium on in Arlington, Texas on Saturday. (Ronald Martinez/Getty Images)

We take a look at the Final Four matchups this Saturday in the 2014 NCAA men’s basketball tournament.

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Friday, March 28, 2014
Russian billionaire and Brooklyn Nets owner Mikhail Prokhorov has announced plans to transfer ownership of the basketball team to one of his Russian companies, but it's unclear whether or not the NBA will allow it. (Kathy Kmonicek/AP Photo)

It’s unclear if the NBA will allow Nets owner Mikhail Prokhorov to transfer ownership of the team to one of his Russian companies.

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Thursday, March 27, 2014
Kain Colter (#2) led the Northwestern University football team's effort to win the right to unionize. The National Labor Relations Board granted the players' request yesterday. The university plans to appeal the decision. ((John Gress/Getty Images)

Northwestern University, the NCAA and the Big Ten Conference have criticized the National Labor Relations Board’s decision to let players unionize.

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Wednesday, March 19, 2014

Get your brackets ready. The men’s NCAA Basketball Tournament gets underway tomorrow. Slate’s Mike Pesca previews the action.

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Friday, March 14, 2014
The Louisville Cardinals celebrate after they won 82-76 against the Michigan Wolverines during the 2013 NCAA Men's Final Four Championship on April 8, 2013. (Andy Lyons/Getty Images)

Get your brackets ready because we have some advice from an expert on the NCAA college basketball teams to watch.

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Thursday, March 13, 2014

On Sunday night, the field of 68 teams that will play in this year’s NCAA men’s basketball tournament will be revealed.

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Friday, March 7, 2014
Bobby Cremins told Here & Now's Alex Ashlock, "We could have really done something special for coach McGuire, for the city of Columbia, for South Carolina. We really had something really really special going on." (Courtesy of South Carolina Athletics media relations)

Forty-four years ago tonight, North Carolina State beat South Carolina in the ACC men’s college basketball tournament.

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Friday, March 7, 2014

“I’m not making any excuses, but I’m not a big fan of the jerseys,” LeBron James said after his team’s loss to the Spurs.

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Friday, March 7, 2014

A former girlfriend of Oscar Pistorius testified Friday at the double-amputee runner’s murder trial that he always carried a firearm.

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Monday, March 3, 2014
Tyler Andrews is pictured running a world record-setting half marathon at Boston's Marathon Sports store. (Karyn Miller-Medzon)

Tyler Andrews, 23, has set a new world record for the treadmill half marathon, running the 13.1-mile race in 1:07:18.

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Robin and Jeremy

Robin Young and Jeremy Hobson host Here & Now, a live two-hour production of NPR and WBUR Boston.

April 21 Comment

Remembering Rubin ‘Hurricane’ Carter

We remember the boxing champion, who was twice wrongly convicted of murder, with his longtime friend and defender.

April 21 2 Comments

‘Wait Wait’ Host Peter Sagal Runs Boston Marathon As Guide

For the second year in a row, the host of NPR's "Wait Wait... Don't Tell Me" is running with a legally blind athlete.

April 18 12 Comments

When Your Life Is On Fire, What Would You Save?

Erik Kolbell's new book asks what's most important to us in life -- loved ones, possessions, personal beliefs and more.

April 18 3 Comments

Adrianne Haslet-Davis Becomes Advocate For Amputees

The professional ballroom dancer reflects on the struggles and triumphs of the year since the marathon bombing.