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In this week's episode of Slate's sports podcast Hang Up and Listen, Stefan Fatsis, Josh Levin, and Mike Pesca talk about Canada's win over Team USA in the gold-medal game of the Olympic hockey tournament, the way forward for the Winter Olympics, the NFL's scouting combine, and a push for increased HGH testing by the NFL and Major League Baseball.
Here are links to some of the articles and other items mentioned on the show:
Slate's complete coverage of the 2010 Winter Olympics.
Canada beat the United States 3-2 in overtime to win Olympic hockey gold.
The Boston Globe's Kevin Paul Dupont on how the U.S. hockey team was constructed.
Brian Burke, the general manager of the American hockey team, says he's not sure NHL players will play in the 2014 Games.
Time on whether the IOC will kill women's hockey.
Sports Illustrated's Phil Taylor on the exclusion of women's ski jumping from the Olympics.
The New York Times' "Room for Debate" on how to improve the Winter Olympics.
The NFL's scouting combine started over the weekend.
LSU's Trindon Holliday failed to break Chris Johnson's combine record for the 40-yard dash.
Tim Tebow ran the 40-yard dash in 4.7 seconds and notched a vertical leap of 38.5 inches.
A list of unofficial NFL combine records.
Major League Baseball and the NFL are pushing to blood test players for human growth hormone.
Slate's Daniel Engber on the myths about human growth hormone.
Deadspin's Tommy Craggs on why leagues shouldn't test for HGH.
Hang Up and Listen's weekly "hammers":
Mike's hammer: John Branch's New York Times story on Canada's Olympic hockey gold. (Plus, Julia Mancuso's dad was a marijuana smuggler.)
Stefan's hammer: American soccer players abroad and the labor squabbles in Major League Soccer.
Josh's hammer: The decline of the number 51 in college basketball.
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Posted on March 1, by Josh Levin at 4 p.m.