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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 discuss the British Open and Tiger Woods' poor form, the Tour de France and the dark cloud over Lance Armstrong, and the legacy of Yankees owner George Steinbrenner.
Here are links to some of the articles and other items mentioned on the show:
South African Louis Oosthuizen won the 2010 British Open.
Tiger Woods struggled with his putting.
After three rounds, Woods ditched his new Nike putter and returned to his old Scotty Cameron model.
Golf Digest interview with Woods' former coach Hank Haney.
Bill Gifford's Slate piece on Lance Armstrong's poor Tour de France and the doping allegations against the seven-time champ.
Floyd Landis has alleged that Armstrong and his cycling teams systematically used performance-enhancing drugs.
Armstrong and former champ Greg LeMond are having a war of words. (LeMond has been subpoenaed as part of the new federal investigation into cycling and drugs.)
The New York Times' Juliet Macur on the Armstrong PR machine at work in France.
A 2009 Harris Poll of America's most popular athletes.
Buster Olney's New York Times piece on George Steinbrenner's insecurities.
The NYT's Joe Nocera on whether Steinbrenner was lucky or good as a businessman.
In Slate, former Yankees bat boy Matthew McGough remembers Steinbrenner's generosity.
Jonathan Mahler's book about the Yankees and New York in the 1970s, Ladies and Gentlemen, the Bronx Is Burning.
Hang Up and Listen's weekly Haudenosaunee:
Mike's Haudenosaunee: Chris Webber's interview with Minnesota Timberwolves General Manager David Kahn.
Stefan's Haudenosaunee: S.L. Price's Sports Illustrated feature about the Iroquois Nationals lacrosse team.
Josh's Haudenosaunee: the sports journalism of David Grann, including a 2002 feature on Barry Bonds and a 2005 feature on Rickey Henderson. (You can listen to Grann talk about his New Yorker story "The Mark of a Masterpiece" on Slate's Culture Gabfest.
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