Women’s World Cup 2015: Hang Up and Listen on the USWNT quarterfinal win, the increase in MLB pitcher injuries, and proposed changes to the NBA draft.

How Will the U.S. Counter Germany’s Offensive Might in the World Cup Semifinals?

How Will the U.S. Counter Germany’s Offensive Might in the World Cup Semifinals?

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June 29 2015 4:59 PM

Hang Up and Listen: The Other People’s Podcasts Edition

Slate’s sports podcast on the USA’s quarterfinal victory in the World Cup, the increase in MLB pitcher injuries, and proposed changes to the NBA draft.

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United States midfielder Megan Rapinoe (15) and forward Amy Rodriguez (8) celebrate during the second half of the semifinals of the FIFA 2015 Women's World Cup against Germany at Olympic Stadium.

Photo by Michael Chow-USA TODAY Sports via Reuters

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In this week’s special episode of Slate’s sports podcast Hang Up and Listen, Mike Pesca introduces segments from three other sports podcasts. In Howler magazine’s podcast DUMMY, host George Quraishi is joined by U.S. defender/midfielder Kelley O’Hara and FiveThirtyEight’s Allison McCann to talk about lineup changes in the quarterfinals in the Women’s World Cup as well as plans for the upcoming semifinals. Then, hosts Ben Lindbergh and Sam Miller of Baseball Prospectus’ podcast Effectively Wild discuss the rise in Tommy John surgeries in the MLB. Finally, Chad Matlin, Kate Fagan, Neil Paine, and Jody Avirgan talk about potential changes to the NBA draft structure on FiveThirtyEight’s podcast Hot Takedown.               

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

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