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The Real Rutgers Women

If Don Imus had known just a little about women's college basketball and in particular, the Rutgers women team, one wonders if he would have made the offending comments. Bill Littlefield reflects on one Rutgers player's admirable call for understanding, at time when anger is the easiest response.

She's Going for Distance

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It's been 24 years since a American last won the Boston marathon. On Monday, Deena Kastor could break that drought. Kastor is just one of the American long distance runners helped by the USA Distance Project. Only A Game's Karen Given reports from Chula Vista, California on going the distance to get Americans back on the podium.

The Raptors Take Toronto

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The Toronto Maple Leafs are one of the original six NHL franchises, while the Toronto Raptors got their name from "Jurassic Park." But guess which team made the playoffs? Toronto Globe and Mail writer Stephen Brunt joins Bill to breakdown the Raptors on the court success in a town full of hockey lovers.

Coaching in the D-League

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The NBA Developmental League was created by the NBA to develop players not yet ready for pros. Yet, pro b-ball's minor league isn't just a stepping stone for players. Ben Philpott of member station KUT in Austin, Texas reveals it's also a training ground for future NBA coaches.

Imus, Duke and More with Charlie

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Charlie Pierce joins Bill to discuss the variety of off the field controversies making news and prompting debate this week, including the firing of Don Imus, the end of the Duke lacrosse scandal, and the NFL's new conduct policy.

"Opening Day"

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Jonathan Eig joins Bill from NPR's New York bureau to discuss his book "Opening Day," which documents how No. 42's play slowly transformed a nation.

This program aired on April 14, 2007.

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