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Al Bernstein stood in front of a thousand fans as he accepted his commemorative ring, and then took the podium at the 23rd International Boxing Hall of Fame's induction ceremony on Sunday.

Behind Bernstein sat a "who's who" of boxing legends, including Sugar Ray Leonard, Marvin Hagler and Aaron Pryor. Bernstein, the noted boxing analyst for Showtime, was one of the six living members of this year's induction class, which featured the likes of Thomas "The Hitman" Hearns and Mark "Too Sharp" Johnson.

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Jun 1, 2012

Well the Thunder has put an emphatic end to the Spurs 20-game winning streak…

TNT had the coverage of Game 3 last night in Oklahoma City, Kevin Durant’s flush – two of his 22 points, helped lead the Thunder to a 102-82 dismantling of the Spurs.  Russell Westbrook added ten points, nine assists and seven boards, and Thabo Sefolosha chipped in career playoff highs of 19 points and six steals for the Thunder, who still trails in the Western Conference finals two-games-to-one.  Game 4 is tomorrow in Oklahoma City.

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May 31, 2012

Well the Celtics raced out to a 15-point first half lead… but it wasn’t enough…

ESPN had the coverage of Game 2 last night in Miami...

That Dwayne Wade three-point play, three of his 23 points, helped the Heat rally to beat the Celtics in overtime 115-111.  Lebron James poured in 34, and Mario Chalmers added 22 for Miami, who completed its biggest comeback win in franchise playoff history.  Rajon Rondo netted 44 points for the Celtics, who will host Game 3 tomorrow night in Boston. 

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May 30, 2012

Well the Spurs are in the NBA record books and halfway toward another appearance in the NBA Finals…

TNT had the coverage of Game 2 last night in San Antonio, where Tony Parker poured in 34 points, in guiding the Spurs to a 120-111 dismantling of the Thunder.  The Spurs set an NBA record with their 20th consecutive win bridging the regular season and the playoffs.  The Thunder, who trails in the series two-games-to-none, hosts Game 3 tomorrow night.

Tonight, Game 2 of the Eastern Conference finals between the Heat the Celtics.  Miami leads the series 1-0. 

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May 29, 2012

Too much Heat on Memorial Day?  Maybe for the Celtics!

Game 1 of the Eastern Conference Finals last night on the hardwood in Miami, Lebron James' alley-oop dunk, two of his game-high 32 points, helped the Heat take the conference opener from the Celtics 93-79.  Sound courtesy of ESPN.  The Heat and Celtics were tied at the half, but the Heat picked up its defensive intensity, limiting Boston to just 33 second-half points.  Kevin Garnett netted 23 for the Celtics, who’ll try to even up the series in Game 2 Wednesday. 

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May 28, 2012

Well the Spurs stunned the Thunder to take the opener of the Western Conference Finals…

On the hardwood last night in San Antonio, Manu Ginobili, who scored 11 fourth quarter points, finished  with 26, rallying the Spurs from a nine-point deficit to stun the Thunder 101-98.  Sound courtesy of TNT.  Tony Parker added 18 and Tim Duncan chipped in 16 for the Spurs, who won their 19th in a row - tying the NBA record for longest winning streak kept alive in the playoffs. Kevin Durant led all scorers with 27.  Game 2 is tomorrow night in San Antonio. 

Triple Crown hopeful I'll Have Another jogged around the 1½-mile Belmont Park oval for a second day in a row and is scheduled to resume galloping on today.  WAMC’s Dave Lucas reports…

The Kentucky Derby and Preakness winner will attempt to become the 12th Triple Crown winner in the Belmont Stakes on June 9.

The colt's assistant trainer Jack Sisterson said Thursday "he gets over the track fantastic, he looked super, his energy level is high and he's doing everything we want to see him doing."

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May 25, 2012

Well Miami is into the Eastern Conference finals…

On the court last night in South Beach, that Lebron James dunk, two of his 28 points, helped the Heat close out the Pacers in Game 6 105-93.  Sound courtesy of the ESPN. Dwayne Wade led all scorers with 41.  The Heat now awaits the winner of the Celtics-76ers series – those two tangle in Game 7 tomorrow night in Boston. 

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May 24, 2012

Well the Devils have taken a 3-2 series lead in the Eastern Conference finals…

On the ice last night in New York, Ryan Carter's tally in the waning moments of the third period helped the Devils hang on to beat the Rangers in Game 5 5-3.  Sound courtesy of NBC.  New Jersey grabbed the early lead, scoring three times in the first ten minutes, but the Rangers regrouped to tie the score at 3-3 before that Carter goal.  Zach Parise added an empty netter for the Devils, who can finish off the Rangers in Newark Friday night. 

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May 23, 2012

Well the Kings are headed to the Stanley Cup finals…

Game 5 on the ice last night in Glendale, Dustin Penner's tally at 17:42 of overtime lifted the Kings to a 4-3 series-clinching win over the Coyotes.  Sound courtesy of CBC.  Los Angeles advances to the championship series and awaits the winner of the Rangers-Devils series.  Those two skate in Game 5 tonight – their series is tied at two. 

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May 21, 2012

Well the Spurs have punched their tickets to the NBA’s Western Conference finals…

On the hardwood last night in Los Angeles, Tony Parker hit two consecutive baskets in the final two minutes, finishing with 17 points and six boards, as the Spurs rallied to knock out the Clippers 102-99.  The Spurs, who’ve won 18 straight games, advance to the conference finals where they await the winner of the Thunder-Lakers series. 

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May 18, 2012

Two blowouts last night in the NBA postseason…

On the court in Indiana, George Hill poured in 20 points, Roy Hibbert added 19 points and grabbed 18 boards, as the Pacers pasted the Heat 94-75.  Miami was again without Chris Bosh, who’s sidelined with a strained abdominal muscle, and his absence showed.  Mario Chalmers led the Heat with 25 points, Lebron James had 22, and Dwayne Wade scored just 5 points in the loss.  Indianapolis, who leads the series two-games-to-one, hosts Game 4 Sunday afternoon.

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May 17, 2012

Well the Devils have evened the Eastern Conference finals at a game apiece…

On the ice last night in New York, David Clarkson's tip-in at 2:31 of the final period proved to be the game-winner, as the Devils grabbed home-ice advantage from the Rangers, beating the Blueshirts 3-2.  Sound courtesy of NBC.  Game 3 is Saturday afternoon in New Jersey.

Joe Castiglione

May 16, 2012

We welcome radio announcer for the Boston Red Sox, Joe Catiglione.

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May 15, 2012

Well the Rangers opened the Eastern Conference Finals with a shutout win…

On the ice last night in New York, Chris Kreider ripped a snap shot past Martin Brodeur, one of three third period goals scored by the Rangers, as they shutout the Devils 3-0.  Sound courtesy of NBC.  Henrik Lundqvist made 21 saves for the Rangers, who’ll host the Devils in Game 2 tomorrow night. 

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May 14, 2012

Well the Los Angeles Clippers have won their third postseason series in 41 years – their second since relocating from Buffalo…

On the hardwood yesterday in Memphis, Chris Paul shook off a strained hip flexor to score a team-high 19 points, as the Clippers knocked out the Grizzlies in Game 7 82-72.  Los Angeles advances to take on San Antonio in the Western Conference semifinals.

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May 11, 2012

Well the Celtics have knocked out the Hawks…

Game 6 on the hardwood last night in Boston, Kevin Garnett scored 28 points, draining a go-ahead jumper with 31 seconds left, to lead the Celtics to an 83-80 series-clinching win over Atlanta.    

Boston advances to take on Philadelphia Saturday night at TD Garden.  The 76ers reached the Eastern Conference semis by becoming just the fifth No. 8 seed to knock out a No. 1 seed after eliminating Chicago 79-78.  Andre Iguodala clinched the series by knocking down a pair of free throws with 2.2 seconds left – he finished with 20. 

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May 10, 2012

Well the Rangers are heading back to New York.  The only problem?  They’re bringing the Capitals with them!

Game 6 on the ice last night in Washington D.C., Alex Ovechkin and Jason Chimera both scored and Braden Holtby made 30 saves, as the Capitals skated past the Rangers 2-1 to force a decisive Game 7 back in New York Saturday night.  The winner advances to take on New Jersey in the Eastern Conference finale. 

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May 9, 2012

Well the Hawks have forced a Game 6 against the Celtics…

On the hardwood last night in Atlanta, Al Horford netted 19 points and grabbed 11 boards, as the Hawks got by the Celtics 87-86.  Boston, who still leads three-games-to-two, will host Game 6 tomorrow night.

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May 8, 2012

Well a dramatic comeback win lifts the Rangers over the Capitals…

Game 5 on the ice last night in New York, Marc Staal's goal at 1:35 of overtime capped the Rangers’ rally as they skated past the Capitals 3-2.  Sound courtesy of the NHL.  Staal’s overtime winner came after Brad Richards tied the game with just seven seconds remaining.  The Rangers, who now lead the series 3-2, can finish off the Capitals tomorrow night in Washington D.C. 

Frank Deford

May 7, 2012

We welcome Frank Deford back to the program to talk about his latest book, Over Time: My Life as a Sportswriter.

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May 7, 2012

Well the Knicks have staved off elimination…

Yesterday Game 4 in New York, Amare Stoudemire returned to the lineup, netting 20 points, in guiding the Knicks to an 89-87 win over the Heat.  Carmelo Anthony led all scorers with 41.  The win snaps the Knicks' NBA-record 13-game postseason losing streak.  Game 5 is Wednesday. 

Game 4 in Boston, Paul Pierce dropped in 24 in just 18 minutes, as the Celtics opened up a 37-point third-quarter lead, coasting past the Hawks 101-79.  Boston, who leads three-games-to-one, can finish off Atlanta in Game 5 tomorrow. 

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May 4, 2012

Well now would be a good time to push, not punch, the panic button…

On the court last night in New York, Lebron James poured in 32 points, Dwayne Wade added 20, as the Heat rolled over the Knicks 87-70 to take a three-games-to-none series lead. The Knicks are setting all sorts of records that nobody wants, shooting a franchise-playoff record low 32 percent from the floor in dropping their 13th straight postseason game dating back to 2001.  Miami can finish off New York Sunday afternoon at the Garden.

L.A. Angels Pitcher Fires No-Hitter

May 3, 2012

Jered Weaver tossed the second no-hitter of the young baseball season by pitching the L.A. Angels past Minnesota 9-0.

Weaver struck out nine and walked one. The Twins never came close to getting a hit against the All-Star right-hander.

An 18-game winner a year ago for the Angels, Weaver joined the Chicago White Sox pitcher Phil Humber in the no-hit club of 2012. Humber tossed a perfect game against Seattle on April 21.

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May 3, 2012

Well the Rangers and Capitals needed triple overtime…

Last night in Washington, D.C., Marian Gaborik's goal at 14:41 of the third overtime lifted the Rangers to a 2-1 win and to a 2-1 lead in the series.  Sound courtesy of the NHL.

Elsewhere on the ice, Pekka Rinne made 32 saves, pitching a shutout in Nashville’s 2-0 win over Phoenix.  The Coyotes still lead the series 2-1. 

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May 2, 2012

No Rondo.  No Allen. Big problem for Boston, right?

Last night in Atlanta, with Rajon Rondo suspended and Ray Allen sidelined, the Celtics rode Paul Pierce, who poured in a game-high 36 points, as they stunned the Hawks 87-80 to even the Eastern Conference quarterfinal at one game apiece.  Sound courtesy of CSN.     

In Chicago, Jrue Holiday poured in 26 points for the 76ers, who shot a scorching 59 percent from the field, as they routed the Derrick Rose-less Bulls 109-92. This series is even at 1. 

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May 1, 2012

Well in case of an emergency, break glass!

Last night in Miami, Knicks forward Amare Stoudemire hit six of nine field goal attempts, but the last thing he hit may’ve taken him out of the Eastern Conference quarterfinals. 

Clemens Perjury Trial Resumes after Five-Day Break

Apr 30, 2012

The Roger Clemens perjury trial is resuming after a five-day break. The prosecution's first witness, congressional staffer Phil Barnett, will return to the stand Monday after beginning his testimony last Tuesday.

Clemens, a seven-time Cy Young Award winner, is accused of lying to Congress when, at a hearing and deposition that preceded it, he denied taking steroids or human growth hormone.

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Apr 30, 2012

Well the Clippers have opened their first NBA postseason in six years with an incredible comeback…

Yesterday on the court in Memphis, Nick Young drained three three-pointers during a one minute stretch to rally the Clippers, who trailed by as many as 27 points before closing on a 28-3 run, to knock off the Grizzlies 99-98.  The Clippers will play Game 2 Wednesday without Caron Butler, who broke his left hand in the second half. 

Richard Michelson joins us to talk about his new book for kids: Twice as Good: The story of William Powell and Clearview, the only golf course designed, built, and owned by an African-American.

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