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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 Team USA's win over Turkey at the world basketball championships and the first week of the NFL season. June Thomas also joins the show to talk about the U.S. Open and ESPN's documentary Unmatched on the rivalry between Chris Evert and Martina Navratilova.Here are links to some of the articles and other items mentioned on the show:
The blog The Painted Area recaps Team USA's win over Turkey at the World Basketball Championships.
ESPN.com's Chris Sheridan recaps the United States' title run.
Kevin Durant's postgame interview with NBA TV.
Adrian Wojnarowski praises Durant and attacks LeBron James.
In Slate, Tommy Craggs argues that "the sports media celebrate Kevin Durant for being someone he isn't."
Serbia's Miloš Teodosić was one of the tournament's unsung stars.
The rule that disallowed Calvin Johnson's potential game-winning catch for the Detroit Lions.
FanHouse's roundtable discussion on the Johnson "catch."
A fumble right before halftime cost the Cowboys against the Redskins.
The Philadelphia Inquirer's Phil Sheridan questions the Eagles' decision to let Kevin Kolb and Stewart Bradley play with concussions.
Slate's NFL dialogue, featuring Josh, Stefan, Tom Scocca, and ex-Denver Bronco Nate Jackson.
Kim Clijsters dominated Vera Zvonareva in the women's U.S. Open final.
John McEnroe says women's tennis players "shouldn't be playing as many events as the men."
The Bryan brothers beat the "Indo-Pak express" in the men's doubles final.
Novak Djokovic beat Roger Federer in a classic men's semifinal.
Unmatched, the ESPN documentary on Chris Evert and Martina Navratilova.
Lisa Lax and Nancy Stern, the producer/directors of Unmatched.
Hang Up and Listen's weekly swells:
Mike's swell: The new "bring the wood" nose bumpers on the University of Wyoming's football helmets.
Stefan's swell: Chaos in Women's Professional Soccer and an uplifting tale from girls' youth soccer.
Josh's swell: The demise of the trapezoidal lane in international basketball. (Here's Pete Newell on how the trapezoid changed the game.)
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