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May 27 2014 5:09 PM

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Slate’s sports podcast on the NBA playoffs, Landon Donovan’s omission from the U.S. World Cup roster, and the plague of the yips.  

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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 NBA officiating, trash talk, medical staff decisions, and other playoffs news. They also talk to documentary filmmaker Jonathan Hock about his new ESPN series, Inside: U.S. Soccer’s March to Brazil, and the controversy surrounding Jürgen Klinsmann’s decision to leave Landon Donovan off of the World Cup roster. Finally, they examine David Owen’s New Yorker piece on the yips, an affliction that affects golfers, baseball players, and even musicians.

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On this week’s Slate Plus bonus segment, Stefan Fatsis, Josh Levin, and Mike Pesca talked about the latest violation of baseball’s unwritten rulesSlate Plus members get an ad-free version of this podcast with bonus segments. Visit slate.com/hangupplus and try it free for two weeks.

Podcast production and edit by Mike Vuolo. Links compiled by Chris Laskowski.

You can email us at hangup@slate.com.

Stefan Fatsis is the author of Word Freak and A Few Seconds of Panic, a regular guest on NPR's All Things Considered, and a panelist on Hang Up and Listen

Josh Levin is Slate's executive editor.

Mike Pesca is the host of the Slate daily podcast The Gist. He also contributes reports and commentary to NPR.

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