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Happy New Year From The Takeaway!
Wednesday, January 01, 2014
The year ahead is full of promise and pitfalls, and The Takeaway is there to make sense of it every step of the way.
What’s in store this year for the U.S. economy? Will unemployment fall back down to pre-recession levels? Will we see a soaring stock market and stabilized ...
After A Big Year, Is 2014 American Soccer's Shining Moment?
Monday, December 30, 2013
It's been a strong year for soccer in America. But is it enough to raise the profile of the game and gain popularity here in the States? Grant Wahl, senior writer for Sports Illustrated, weighs in.
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Will Brazil Be Ready for the World Cup?
Monday, December 30, 2013
Brazil has faced a myriad of problems in preparing for the World Cup. Hoping to raise revenue for city infrastructure for the World Cup, the Brazilian government raised taxes on bus and train fares last summer, triggering massive protests in Rio and across the country. New construction has also proved problematic. Bruce Douglas, a Brazil-based freelance journalist, examines the country's preparation for the 2014 World Cup and beyond.
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Cricket Legend Sachin Tendulkar to Retire
Thursday, November 14, 2013
Today, Indian cricket legend Sachin Tendulkar played the start of his 200th and final test match—the match that marks the coming close of his 24-year career.The “Little Master,” as he’s sometimes called, is a sports icon like no other. In 2011, he led India to a cricket World Cup victory but long before that, he captured the heart of the country with his exploits. Rahul Tandon, BBC Cricket reporter in Mumbai, reflects on day the first day of Tendulkar's last match.
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Disabled Athlete Tatyana McFadden Completes Marathon Grand Slam
Thursday, November 07, 2013
On Sunday at the New York City Marathon, disabled athlete Tatyana McFadden became the first person to complete a marathon Grand Slam after winning races in Boston, London, Chicago and New York all in the same year—a feat never done by anyone before. McFadden joins The Takeaway to discuss her remarkable achievements and the next steps in her career.
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1967: The Year that Changed College Football
Wednesday, October 23, 2013
In the world of civil rights, 1967 was a historic year. Though slightly more modest, the college football field also made civil rights history in 1967. Samuel Freedman is the author of the new book “Breaking the Line: The Season in Black College Football that Transformed the Sport and Changed the Course of Civil Rights."
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St. Louis Vs. Boston: A Tale of Two Cities
Wednesday, October 23, 2013
When it comes to the 2013 World Series, it is really a tale of two cities—St. Louis and Boston. These team stories you may already know if you are a baseball fan, but as St. Louis and Boston gear up to face off in baseball's biggest event, The Takeaway looks past the game to compare the cities themselves. Our mission is to pit the two cities against each other in an effort to hear from passionate fans that are headed into the World Series.
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Health Care Policy: Past, Present and Future | Caribbean Nations Sue Europe for Slavery Reparations | St. Louis Vs. Boston: A Tale of Two Cities
Wednesday, October 23, 2013
Federal Health Care Policy: Past, Present and Future | Diplomatic Rift Grows Between Saudi Arabia and U.S. | Iran: A Look at a Century | St. Louis Vs. Boston: A Tale of Two Cities | Caribbean Nations Sue Europe for Slavery Reparations | 1967: The Year that Changed College Football
The NFL: America's Favorite Nonprofit Entity?
Monday, September 23, 2013
The NFL gives fans around the nation something to cheer about for several months each year. But the NFL doesn’t just give, they also receive—in some cases millions of dollars in subsidies and tax exemptions. Gregg Easterbrook, contributing editor at The Atlantic, investigates the strange financial operations of the NFL in his new book, “The King of Sports: Football’s Impact on America.”
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N.F.L. Agrees to $765 Million Settlement in Concussion Lawsuit
Friday, August 30, 2013
The N.F.L. has agreed to a $765 million settlement with 4,500 retired players in a concussion-related lawsuit. It's a symbolic victory for a lot of players and their families who have been personally affected by the consequences of head trauma. Lisa McHale is the widow of Tom McHale, an offensive guard in the N.F.L. from 1987 to 1995 who was diagnosed with Chronic Traumatic Encephalopathy and passed away in 2008. 
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Kerry: "High Confidence" Syria Used Chemical Weapons | N.F.L. Agrees to $765 Million Settlement in Concussion Lawsuit | The Dreams of the Undocumented Community
Friday, August 30, 2013
New Snowden Leak Reveals Secret "Black Budget" for U.S. Intelligence | As U.S. Considers a Syria Response, Echoes of Iraq Reverberate | New Movie Releases of The Week: Our Nixon, Closed Circuit, One Direction: This Is Us | "Our Nixon" Documentary Gives Inside Look at 37th President | N.F.L. Agrees ...
Greening The Sports Industry
Tuesday, August 27, 2013
To make everyone winners regardless of their team allegiance or political outlook, the sports industry is going green. The National Green Sports Alliance is holding it's annual convention in New York City, the city of the upcoming Super Bowl in 2014. Martin Tull, the executive director of the alliance, says being green is a team color in all sports these days.
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Greg Louganis on Russia's Anti-Gay Laws & The 2014 Olympics
Tuesday, August 13, 2013
Greg Louganis is a gay athlete who won a total of four gold medals in 1984 and 1988 Summer Olympic Games for diving. He also has personal experience with Olympic boycotts. Back in 1980, he was favored to win two gold medals in the Moscow games, but was unable to compete due to the boycott. Louganis joins The Takeaway to discuss Russia's stance against LGBTQ people and whether or not that could hurt the games in 2014.
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Critics: Texas Abortion Law Hurts Poor, Latina Women | Yankees' A-Rod, 12 Other Players Receive MLB Suspensions | Trial Begins for Fort Hood Army Base Shooting
Tuesday, August 06, 2013
Critics: Texas Abortion Law Hurts Poor, Latina Women | Yankees' A-Rod, 12 Other Players Receive MLB Suspensions | Trial Begins for Fort Hood Army Base Shooting | Messy Desks a Sign of Creativity | Washington Post Sale: The End of a Family Dynasty? | A Journey From Mythology to Reality: ...
Yankees' A-Rod, 12 Other Players Receive MLB Suspensions
Tuesday, August 06, 2013
Yesterday, 12 players involved in the Biogenesis scandal each agreed to a 50-game suspension. Alex Rodriguez received a harsher penalty, banning him through the 2014 season, though he plans to appeal the 211-game suspension. Under league rules, he is allowed to play until an arbitrator decides the case. Jay Goldberg spent 15 years as a sports agent. He joins us to break down the consequences of the suspension for A-Rod, the MLB, and baseball fans.
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U.S. Extends Closure of Some Embassies & Diplomatic Posts | TVs Stay Dark Amid Time Warner, CBS Dispute | Messy Desks a Sign of Creativity
Monday, August 05, 2013
U.S. Extends Closure of Some Embassies & Diplomatic Posts | U.S. May End Drone Strikes in Pakistan | McConnell Faces Off With Tea Party, Democratic Candidates at Fancy Farm | Post-Traumatic Stress Disorder: A Biography | TVs Stay Dark Amid Time Warner, CBS Dispute | Messy Desks a Sign of Creativity |
The Fastest Man in the World? Doping and the Future of Usain Bolt
Wednesday, July 17, 2013
Before Usain Bolt captured the title of world’s fastest man, fellow Jamaican Asafa Powell held the title in the 100 meter. And when she won the 2008 Olympic silver medal in the women’s 100, Jamaican track star Sherone Simpson was just shy of the fastest. But this past Sunday, Powell and Simpson admitted that they had tested positive for performance enhancing drugs. How will these revelations affect the future of the celebrated Jamaican track and field team? Ellis Cashmore, author of "Making Sense of Sports," weighs in.
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Olympians Of A Certain Age
Friday, July 05, 2013
Many of us see our golden years as a time when we can sit back, relax, and leave our strenuous days behind us. But for the athletes featured in the new documentary, "Age of Champions," the retirement years are anything but retiring. Profiling five athletes, "Age of Champions" celebrates swimmers, tennis players, basketball players, and pole vaulters, all of whom are between the ages of 72 and 100 years-old, as they compete in the National Senior Olympic Games.
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Tulsa 2024: The Real Plan to Make OK the Home of the Summer Olympic Games
Tuesday, July 02, 2013
Tokyo, Rio, Athens, London and Sydney: What do these cities have in common? They’ve all hosted the modern Olympic games. And if Tulsa (yes, that Tulsa—the one in Oklahoma) has its way, it will soon join this prestigious list. Neil Mavis is spearheading the effort to make Tulsa the home of the 2024 Summer Olympic Games. And as he sees it, Tulsa isn’t just up for the task, it has more to offer than any other city in the world.
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Miami Heat Wins NBA Championship
Friday, June 21, 2013
It's official: The Miami Heat basketball team has won back-to-back NBA Championship titles. Game 7 of the 18th NBA Finals was finished last night with the Heat winning 95-88 against the San Antonio Spurs. Joining us today to discuss the game is Joey Palacios, reporter for KSTX in San Antonio, and Tim Reynolds, sports writer for the Associated Press.
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