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Was golf better back in the day? In the new book Men in Green, acclaimed Sports Illustrated writer, Michael Bamberger, goes on a quest to find out.

The result is a candid, nostalgic, and intimate portrait of golf’s greatest generation then and now. Bamberger fell for the game of golf as a teenager in the 70s; he spent years caddying, playing, and writing about the sport. He joins The Roundtable to discuss living legends, secret legends, and the upcoming generation.


In the NBA, Boston topped Detroit 113-103, Indiana bested New York 102-86, and Atlanta won against Brooklyn 114-111. Elsewhere Orlando beat Chicago 105-103, Toronto bested Charlotte 92-74, Cleveland trumped Milwaukee 104-99, Memphis defeated New Oreleans 110-74, San Antonio beat Houston 110-98, Denver topped the Lakers 119-101, Utah routed Sacramento 103-91, Dallas squeaked by Phoenix 107-104, and it was Portland over Minnesota 116-91.

Ann Liguori

When you watch or listen to a sports broadcast nowadays, it’s not uncommon to hear a woman doing play-by-play, color commentary or especially sideline reports. But it wasn’t always that way, and even today, women make up only a small percentage of the sportscasting ranks.

The Union men’s hockey team defeated Boston College last night 5-4 and will go on to face Minnesota in the NCAA National Championship Saturday at 7:30 p.m. on ESPN. Daniel Ciampiani scored Union’s first hatrick in over two years leading the skating Dutchmen to their first national championship game. 

Justin Holl scored a short-handed goal with 0.6 seconds left to give Minnesota a 2-1 victory against North Dakota on Thursday night in the NCAA semifinals.


UMass basketball player Derrick Gordon has come out as gay, the first NCAA Division I men's basketball player to do so. In a press conference, Gordon said he was comfortable being a trail-blazing role model.

WAMC Morning Edition Sports Update

Apr 15, 2013
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In golf, Adam Scott holed a 12-foot birdie putt on the second playoff hole to beat Angel Cabrera and win the Masters. Scott and Cabrera birdied the final hole of regulation and parred the first sudden-death hole. Cabrera almost pulled out his third Major title, but his birdie try on the first extra hole just missed the cup. It’s the first time an Australian has won the Masters.

WAMC Morning Edition Sports Update

Apr 11, 2013
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In baseball, Baltimore beat the Red Sox 8-5 last night. Manny Machado's three-run homer capped a five-run ninth inning for Baltimore. Boston couldn’t hold the lead on a night when their nearly 10-year and 820 game home sellout streak ended.

Elsewhere in the American League, the Yankees-Indians game in Cleveland was rained out. Toronto beat Detroit 8-6. Tampa Bay shut out Texas 2-0. Kansas City beat Minnesota 3-0. Oakland cruised ahead of the Angels 11-5 and Houston bested Seattle 8-3.