2015 NBA Finals: Hang Up and Listen on Cavs-Warriors, the Stanley Cup Finals, and doping accusations against Alberto Salazar.

Is America’s Most Famous Running Coach Doping His Athletes?

Is America’s Most Famous Running Coach Doping His Athletes?

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June 15 2015 5:44 PM

Hang Up and Listen: The Plus Plus Plus to Plus Plus Edition

Slate’s sports podcast on the NBA Finals, the Stanley Cup Finals, and doping accusations against running coach Alberto Salazar.

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Listen to Hang Up and Listen with Stefan Fatsis, Josh Levin, and Mike Pesca by clicking the arrow on the audio player below:

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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 talk about the NBA Finals, focusing on LeBron James’ one-man game, Stephen Curry’s stellar shots, and how this has been a perfect series. They are also joined by Grantland’s Katie Baker to discuss the remarkably even play between the Blackhawks and the Lightning in the Stanley Cup Finals. Finally, ProPublica’s David Epstein answers questions about his investigation into doping accusations against running coach Alberto Salazar.

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

Hang Up and Listen’s weekly L-Carnitine:

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Mike’s L-Carnitine: There’s a baseball scouting website that uses the word plus 587 times in its descriptions of draft prospects.

Stefan’s L-Carnitine: Although the first Women’s World Cup was not played until 1991, the earliest formal women’s games date back to Victorian England.

Josh’s L-Carnitine: Why is there an official rule about ambidextrous pitchers? Because of this 2008 standoff between switch-pitcher Pat Venditte and switch-hitter Ralph Henriquez.

On this week’s Slate Plus bonus segment, Stefan Fatsis, Josh Levin, and Mike Pesca discuss the opening week of the Women’s World Cup, including complaints from Abby Wambach that the artificial turf is to blame for weak American offense. Visit slate.com/hangupplus and try it free for two weeks.

Podcast production and edit by Mike Vuolo. Our intern is Emma Zehner.

You can email us at hangup@slate.com.