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Gracie Gold, of the United States, leaps during a ladies practice session prior to the World Figure Skating Championships in Boston on Tuesday. (AP Photo/Charles Krupa)
Gracie Gold, of the United States, leaps during a ladies practice session prior to the World Figure Skating Championships in Boston on Tuesday. (AP Photo/Charles Krupa)
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This week in sports we'll visit the World Figure Staking Championships, taking place this year in Boston, and a look ahead to this weekend's Final Four games in the women's and men's NCAA tournament.

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Bill Littlefield, host of NPR’s Only A Game, which tweets @OnlyAGameNPR.

Shira Springer, investigative reporter for the Sports section of the Boston Globe. She tweets @ShiraSpringer.

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The Boston Globe: A skating judge walks you through the scoring system

  • "To the untrained eye, figure skating scoresheets can look like a jumble of numbers, letters, and symbols. So Wendy Enzmann, an ISU official from Stow, recently offered a primer on the system and insight into a judge’s perspective. The competitive-skater-turned-kindergarten-teacher-turned-official brings nearly 30 years experience to her rinkside responsibilities."

WBUR: Boston Hosts World Figure Skating Championships, With Events Selling Out

    • "The world’s elite figure skaters take to the ice in Boston starting Wednesday night to compete in the World Figure Skating Championships. Men and women representing 37 countries will compete in short programs, pairs and free skate — all vying for this year’s top position."

MCAA: March Madness: 15 things to like about the Final Four
  • "Final Four roll call. North Carolina, playing up to its high bar as favorite. Oklahoma, driven by an unstoppable star. Villanova, and the quest for redemption, with a hometown flavor. And, Syracuse. Just what do we call Syracuse? Unexpected, unbelievable, unsinkable?"

The Boston Globe: UConn Women are too dominant for their own good

  • "Sports don’t grow in popularity unless people watch them on TV, and I don’t know a lot of sports fans who enjoy 98-38 in a tournament game. The Huskies have no competition. Sorry, but how can this be a good thing for women’s basketball?"

This segment aired on March 30, 2016.

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