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False Idol (formerly Crushed)

English, Sports, 4 seasons, 37 episodes, 17 hours, 44 minutes
Oscar Pistorius, the double-amputee sprinter from South Africa, was once considered the greatest Paralympian of all time. Running on carbon-fiber legs, he racked up gold medals, broke world records, and became known simply as The Blade Runner. He inspired millions of people around the world, and was celebrated as a hero in his home country. In 2012, he made history as the first amputee sprinter to compete at the Olympic Games. Then, just six months later, he shot and killed his girlfriend, Reeva Steenkamp.   False Idol re-examines Pistorius’ rise and fall, telling the story through the eyes of the people whose lives he irrevocably changed along the way. Journalist Tim Rohan traces Pistorius’ path to infamy, deconstructs his heroic image, and remembers the life of Reeva Steenkamp, as he tries to understand how a tragedy like her death could have happened.
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ROS Presents: Elena Delle Donne on In The Moment with David Greene

Two-time MVP Elena Delle Donne is considered one of the best to ever play in the WNBA. In 2019, she led the Washington Mystics to their first WNBA championship in franchise history. Playing through three herniated discs, a broken nose and a knee injury, Delle Donne managed to dominate in the winner-takes-all Game 5 putting up 21 points, 10 rebounds and five assists. “I was given all the warnings. I was told, like, this isn't the greatest way to go about this,” Delle Donne told In the Moment’s David Greene, “but I wasn't gonna listen.” Delle Donne’s decision to ignore warnings from team doctors and play through her injuries helped the Mystics cement the win. She credits her mindset about playing through the pain to her older sister, Lizzie, who has cerebral palsy and was born deaf and blind. “The things she has to overcome is way more than any of the pain that I had to deal with in Game 5,” Delle Donne said. In The Moment’s David Greene sat down with Delle Donne at the Mystics practice facility in Washington, D.C. to discuss that game and how her close relationship with her sister helped shape her uncommon career path in the WNBA. Find out about upcoming guests and other news by following Religion of Sports on Twitter or Instagram. Subscribe to our newsletter for more sports news.
4/27/202335 minutes, 6 seconds
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ROS Presents: Carli Lloyd on In The Moment with David Greene

In the 2011 FIFA Women’s World Cup final, the USWNT suffered a devastating loss to Japan after the 2-2 match went to penalty kicks. In 2015, the two teams faced each other again in the final and this time, Carli Lloyd and the USWNT had something to prove. Lloyd went on to become the first woman in FIFA World Cup history to record a hat trick in a final in their 5-2 win over Japan. Lloyd sat down with David Greene for a special live taping of In the Moment to relive her historic hat trick.
4/6/202333 minutes, 8 seconds
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IN THE MOMENT: A Conversation with NFL Great Larry Fitzgerald (and an announcement...)

Larry Fitzgerald is considered one of the best wide receivers of all time, and is expected to be a first ballot NFL Hall of Famer. He’s also executive chair for the Arizona Super Bowl LVII Host Committee. In his 17 seasons with the Arizona Cardinals, he made it to the Super Bowl just once. In 2009, the Cardinals were the underdogs against the Pittsburgh Steelers. They were behind Pittsburgh most of the game until the last few minutes of the fourth quarter. That’s when Arizona quarterback Kurt Warner connected with Fitzgerald, who avoided two safeties to make a 64-yard touchdown. With 2:37 left in the game, Fitzgerald thought the Cardinals were on their way to victory. Then came the play that still haunts Fitzgerald: Ben Roethlisberger hits Santonio Holmes for the final touchdown ending the game with a Steelers win. You can still hear the pain in Fitzgerald’s voice more than ten years later. “Uhhh man, it's just like pure heartbreak,” Fitzgerald told In the Moment’s David Greene. “It's a feeling of despair [and] hurt that’s really hard to even express.” Fitzgerald last played in 2020. He says he’s now focused on supporting his community as executive chair of the Arizona Super Bowl Host committee. He’s also a minority owner of the Phoenix Suns and in 2005 launched The Larry Fitzgerald Foundation in honor of his mother, who passed away as a result of breast cancer in 2003. The ROS audio team also has an exciting announcement about what’s coming up next. Stay tuned..
2/9/202334 minutes, 42 seconds
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MLB Hall of Famer Pedro Martínez relives "Who's Your Daddy" rivalry

When the Yankees lost the ALCS to the Astros this week, Hall of Famer Pedro Martínez turned an old insult back on the Yankees and their fans. "I have one question for all of New York: New York, who’s your daddy now?" he said. The former Red Sox ace was calling back to the 2004 ALCS when Yankees fans mercilessly chanted that phrase at him. This week, we share an exclusive interview from In the Moment with David Greene. Martínez talks to Greene about that historic season and how he was able to draw fuel from the Yankees taunts. “Little did they know that chanting ‘Pedro, Pedro’ worked to my advantage,” he said. Martínez also reveals how he would pitch against current sluggers like Aaron Judge, and insists that his era of pitching was the toughest ever. Subscribe for free to In the Moment with David Greene to hear the full episode.
10/25/20227 minutes, 16 seconds