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    Opening Day

    Jonathan Eig talked about his book Opening Day: The Story of Jackie Robinson’s First Season, published by Simon and Schuster. The author contended that Robinson was not the best player in the Negro…

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    2017 Super Bowl Champions White House Visit

    President Trump welcomed and congratulated the New England Patriots for their Super Bowl win in February 2017. The Patriots beat the Atlanta Falcons 34 to 28. Quarterback Tom Brady wasn’t…

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    New England Patriots News Conference

    Members of the New England Patriots team spoke to reporters following their meeting with President Trump at the White House.

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    Dust Bowl Girls

    Lydia Reeder talked about her book, Dust Bowl Girls: The Inspiring Story of the Team That Barnstormed Its Way to Basketball Glory. She spoke at the 5th annual San Antonio Book Festival.…

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    National Football League and Concussion Technology

    Ira Boudway talked about emerging technologies designed to detect concussion and chronic traumatic encephalopathy (CTE) and what this means for the National Football League (NFL). He spoke via video…

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    Sexual Abuse and Young Athletes

    The Senate Judiciary Committee held a hearing on the Protecting Young Victims from Sexual Abuse Act. The bill, intended to prevent the sexual abuse of minors and amateur athletes, was…

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    Title IX and Gender Discrimination in School Sports

    Sarah Fields talked about the impact of Title IX on equity in school sports and the prevention of gender discrimination. This interview took place at the American Historical Association’s…

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    Jesse Owens and the 1936 Berlin Olympics

    Historians talked about about Jesse Owens and his legendary performance in the 1936 Berlin Olympics and how black athletes confronted Nazi white supremacy propaganda during the games.

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    International Anti-Doping Efforts

    U.S. Olympic athletes Michael Phelps and Adam Nelson were among the witnesses at a hearing on ways to improve and strengthen the international anti-doping system. Mr. Phelps voiced…

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    Playing Through the Whistle

    S.L. Price talked about his book Playing Through the Whistle: Steel, Football, and an American Town, in which he looks at the death of the steel industry and the subsequent issues that…

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    Teddy Roosevelt and American Football

    John Miller recounts President Theodore Roosevelt’s involvement in the re-imagining of football, which saved the sport from being banned and ultimately led to the creation of the National…

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    2016 World Series Champions

    President Obama welcomed the Chicago Cubs to the White House to honor them for their 2016 World Series victory. He talked about the loyalty of the fans who had waited over 100 years for the…

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    Washington Ideas Forum, Ezra Edelman and David Chang

    Filmmaker Ezra Edelman talked about the making of his ESPN documentary, O.J.: Made in America. He was interviewed by Ta-Nehisi Coates. A video clip was shown. Then chef David Chang…

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    Muhammad Ali Memorial Service

    An interfaith public memorial service for Muhammad Ali was held in his hometown of Louisville, Kentucky, in the KFC Yum! Center. He died June 3, 2016, at age 74. Many notable dignitaries from the…

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    TechCrunch Disrupt Conference, David Marcus and Jason Robins

    David Marcus, Facebook’s former vice president for messaging products, was interviewed. Then, Jason Robins was interviewed about the recent criminal investigation into employee gambling at his daily fantasy sports…

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    Sport and Race in the 1980s

    Matthew Andrews talked about how the racial tensions of the 1980s were reflected in the sports of the era, particularly when white and black athletes faced off in boxing matches and…

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    Interview with Cyd Zeigler

    Cyd Zeigler talked about his book Fair Play: How LGBT Athletes Are Claiming Their Rightful Place in Sports, in which he reports on LGBTQ athletes in organized sports. He was interviewed at…

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    Mixed Martial Arts Industry

    Neurologist Dr. Ann McKee and representatives of the mixed martial arts (MMA) community testified at a hearing on the future of MMA, including regulation of the sport, marketing efforts,…

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    Sports and Social Justice

    The AFL-CIO hosted a panel discussion analyzing the role of professional athletes in advocating for racial and social justice. Speakers included NFL Players Association counsel Joe Briggs,…

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    2016 NBA Champions

    President Obama welcomed the Cleveland Cavaliers to the White House to honor the team and their 2016 NBA Championship.

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