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'Calico Joe': A Would-Be Legend Rediscovered

Joe Castle, from Calico Rock, Ark., came up to the Chicago Cubs in the summer of 1973, played in 38 games, and hit an astonishing .488, including 21 home runs. He played only those games before being struck by a pitch. Scott Simon speaks with author John Grisham about his new baseball-themed novel, Calico Joe.

Tiger Woods Returns To Masters Tournament

Audie Cornish talks with Tom Goldman about this year's Masters golf tournament, and the return of Tiger Woods to the top of the leader board.

Long-Distance Runner Was 'Indomitable Seeker'

Long-distance runner Micah True's body was found in a remote, rugged area near the Gila Wilderness in New Mexico on Saturday. He had been missing for four days after heading out for a morning jog. True is perhaps best known by his nickname "the white horse," in Christopher McDougall's 2009 nonfiction bestseller, Born to Run. Audie Cornish has more.

Collegiate 'Boat Race' A British Institution

On Saturday, Britain's two most celebrated universities meet up for a battle that will be viewed by thousands — the annual Boat Race. It will be the 158th race, which was kicked off in 1829 when a Cambridge student wrote to a friend at Oxford proposing the showdown. The event takes place over a 6.8 kilometer stretch of the tidal Thames.
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Capitals Make Playoffs, Could Still Win Division

The Washington Capitals clinched a playoff berth Thursday, and with another win could take the Southeast Division for the fifth year in a row.


Behind The Plate, A Baseball Catcher Tells All

Brad Ausmus has been called one of the best catchers in baseball. He spent 18 seasons in the big leagues, playing for teams like the Dodgers and the Padres. He details what it's like to crouch behind home plate, deal with umps and make pitching calls.

Check It Out: St. Louis Keeps Adding To Its Chess Prowess

Already home to the World Chess Hall of Fame and the national chess championships, the city has now attracted an entire collegiate championship team.