NFL opening weekend, Sloane Stephens, and sign-stealing on Hang Up and Listen.

Introducing Sloane Stephens, Your Delightful U.S. Open Champion

Introducing Sloane Stephens, Your Delightful U.S. Open Champion

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Sept. 11 2017 5:52 PM

Hang Up and Listen: The Shack Atop a Telegraph Pole Edition

Slate’s sports podcast on NFL opening weekend, Sloane Stephens, and baseball sign-stealing.

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In this week’s episode of Slate’s sports podcast Hang Up and Listen, Stefan Fatsis and Josh Levin are joined by Mark Leibovich of the New York Times to discuss the NFL’s opening weekend, and whether NFL owners are ready to dump Commissioner Roger Goodell. Caitlin Thompson of Racquet and the Main Draw podcast also joins to talk about the rise of the American women at the U.S. Open, where Sloane Stephens beat Madison Keys in the final. And Mike Pesca of The Gist comes on the show to discuss the Boston Red Sox’s sign-stealing scheme.

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

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Hang Up and Listen’s weekly Rougarou:

Stefan’s Rougarou: In praise of Green Bay Packers running back Ty Montgomery, who didn’t change his jersey number.

Josh’s Rougarou: Prodigy’s killer app: sending death threats to baseball players.

On this week’s Slate Plus bonus segment, Stefan and Josh talk with Caitlin Thompson about her Deadspin story, “I Doped Like Maria Sharapova and It Was Actually Pretty Great.” Visit slate.com/hangupplus and try it free for two weeks.

Podcast production and edit by Patrick Fort.

You can email us at hangup@slate.com.