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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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Monday, February 24, 2014
Jason Collins #46 of the Brooklyn Nets runs down the court against the Los Angeles Lakers at Staples Center on February 23, 2014 in Los Angeles, California.  (Jeff Gross/Getty Images)

Jason Collins made history last night when he signed a 10-day contract with the Brooklyn Nets and played 11 minutes against the Lakers.

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Friday, February 21, 2014
Adelina Sotnikova of Russia, centre, Yuna Kim of South Korea, left, and Carolina Kostner of Italy stand on the podium during the flower ceremony for the women's free skate figure skating final at the Iceberg Skating Palace during the 2014 Winter Olympics, Thursday, Feb. 20, 2014, in Sochi, Russia. Sotnikova placed first, followed by Kim and Kostner. (Ivan Sekretarev/AP)

The legendary former skater, skating commentator and self-described “octogenarian skating professor” joins us.

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Friday, February 21, 2014

NPR’s Tamara Keith discusses this past week’s events and what to look for as the games come to a close this weekend.

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Thursday, February 20, 2014
Emily Avery demonstrates "Standing Head To Knee," one of the seven postures required at the National Yoga Championships. (Emily Corwin/NHPR)

If the USA Yoga Federation had its way, there would be a place at the Olympics for competitive yogis.

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Wednesday, February 19, 2014
Youth inline skaters line up to practice sprint starts at Pattison's West in Federal Way, Wash. (Tom Banse/Northwest News Network)

The Seattle-area rink where short track speedskater J.R. Celski began his career turns out to be a roller rink, not an ice skating rink.

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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 15 7 Comments

4 Lamb Recipes, Plus Lamb Cooking Tips

With the weather getting warmer, Here & Now resident chef Kathy Gunst is thinking lamb. She shares recipes for Middle Eastern-style lamb meatballs and more.

April 15 14 Comments

The Problem With U.S. Tax Policies

Tax expert David Cay Johnston says it's easy to fool the IRS, but there's one catch: "you have to be rich." He says outdated tax policies are hurting the economy.

April 14 4 Comments

Lessons For News Media After Marathon Bombings

We take a look at what the news media got wrong and what can be learned for future breaking news coverage.

April 14 8 Comments

Marathon Bombing Survivor Loses Limbs But Finds New Life

A year after Jeff Bauman lost both legs in the bombing, he and his fiancée are expecting their first child.