Will Paul George’s Leg Injury Push the NBA Away from International Tournaments?

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Aug. 4 2014 5:22 PM

Hang Up and Listen: The Breaking News Edition

Slate’s sports podcast on Paul George’s gruesome injury, sexual assault and college athletics, and the baseball trade deadline.

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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 Paul George’s stomach-turning leg injury and whether it should change anything about future international basketball competitions. They also talk with Slate’s Emily Bazelon about shocking allegations against Air Force Academy athletes and how universities and athletic departments should address sexual assault. Finally, they interview Baseball Prospectus editor-in-chief Sam Miller about the Major League Baseball trade deadline, the implications for this year’s playoff race, and what the big trades show us about how teams value assets.

Here are links to some of the articles and other items mentioned on the show:

Hang Up and Listen’s weekly Agajanians:

Mike’s Agajanian: Making the case for Derek Jeter’s value to Red Sox fans

Stefan’s Agajanian: Boban Jankovic and the legacy of the most horrific stanchion injury in history.

On this week’s Slate Plus bonus segment, Stefan Fatsis, Josh Levin, and Mike Pesca talked about the NFL’s preseason experiment with 33-yard PATs and what, if anything, can be done to make the extra point excitingSlate 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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