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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 Cam Newton's eligibility and college football's Auburn-Oregon BCS title game matchup, FIFA's decision to give the 2018 and 2022 World Cups to Russia and Qatar, LeBron James' return to Cleveland, and the image rehabilitation efforts of Tiger Woods and Michael Vick.
Here are links to some of the articles and other items mentioned on the show:
Mike's NPR report on how to pronounce Qatar.
Yahoo's Dan Wetzel on the Cam Newton decision.
The USC football team had to vacate wins after the Reggie Bush scandal.
Michael Sokolove's New York Times Magazine story on Oregon's "speed-freak football."
The Stoops and Pelini brothers all attended Ohio's Cardinal Mooney high school.
Dirty Tackle's roundup of alleged FIFA chicanery.
The proposed stadium designs for the 2022 World Cup in Qatar.
Qatar says alcohol and Israel will both be allowed at the 2022 World Cup.
Scott Raab's report from last week's Cavaliers-Heat game.
The Cavs players say they weren't being overly friendly with LeBron James; LeBron says he's still friends with ex-teammate Daniel "Boobie" Gibson.
Tiger Woods' softball interview with ESPN's "Mike & Mike."
Highlights from Tiger Woods' Twitter feed.
Sports Illustrated's S.L. Price on whether it's OK to cheer for Michael Vick.
The E Street Band's Nils Lofgren says it's not OK to root for Vick.
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