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Real Sports With Bryant Gumbel Season 23 Episodes

12 Episodes 2017 - 2017

Episode 1

January 2017

Tue, Jan 24, 2017 60 mins

Segments include an extended profile of former NFL player Kevin Turner, who battled ALS until his death in 2016, and his son Nolan, a redshirt freshman for the Clemson Tigers. Also: lineman John Urschel, who is pursuing a Ph.D in math from MIT.

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Episode 2

February 2017

Tue, Feb 21, 2017 60 mins

Topics include a profile of Patriots owner Robert Kraft; a chat with baseball manager Joe Maddon, coming off a World Series triumph with the Cubs; a report on cockfighting; and a visit with Ashrita Furman, the world-record holder for world records, as recognized by Guinness.

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Episode 3

March 2017

Tue, Mar 21, 2017 60 mins

Segments include a report on former Maryland Terps basketball player Juan Dixon; a profile of 2004 top MLB draft pick Matt Bush; and an examination of the "yips," including a chat with former baseball player Rick Ankiel.

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Episode 4

April 2017

Tue, Apr 18, 2017 60 mins

A look at the dangers of driving in the Dominican Republic and the deaths of several MLB players in accidents; a report on domestic violence in the MMA community; and a visit with two brothers who have overcome obstacles to compete in youth triathlons.

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Episode 5

May 2017

Tue, May 23, 2017 60 mins

Segments include a report on abuse in youth soccer programs in England; a profile of the Dodgers' Spanish broadcaster Jaime Jarrin; and a visit with Robert Gagno, the autistic defending winner of the World Pinball Championships.

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Episode 6

June 2017

Tue, Jun 20, 2017 60 mins

Segments include a look at the dwindling popularity of bullfighting in Spain; profiles of American tennis up-and-comer Frances Tiafoe and Paralympian and Mount Everest climber Jeff Glasbrenner; a visit with a young man working to chronicle and assist surviving Negro League players.

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Episode 7

July 2017

Tue, Jul 18, 2017 60 mins

Segments include an interview with Chechen leader and MMA figure Ramzan Kadyrov; a look at global warming's effect on the Great Barrier Reef; a visit with MLB Hall of Famer Rod Carew, who underwent a heart and kidney transplant last December.

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Episode 8

August 2017

Tue, Aug 22, 2017 60 mins

Segments include a look at the NFL Players Association and its leader, DeMaurice Smith; a report on travel sports tourism, fueled by youth sports; a visit with notorious sports fan Zack Hample; and a revisit to the Isle of Man, which hosts one of the world's most dangerous sporting events.

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Episode 9

September 2017

Tue, Sep 26, 2017 60 mins

Segments include a profile of Formula One champion Lewis Hamilton; a report on "guarantee games" in college sports and their effect on HBCU schools; a visit with the McDonough family in sports.

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Episode 10

October 2017

Tue, Oct 24, 2017 60 mins

Segments include a visit with new Georgetown hoops coach Patrick Ewing; a report on pro sports and sports betting in Las Vegas; a profile of two mass shooting survivors and football's role in their bond; a visit with blind adventurer Erik Weihenmayer.

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Episode 11

November 2017

Tue, Nov 21, 2017 60 mins

Segments include profiles of basketball's Chris Collins and his dad Doug Collins; a visit with soccer development coach Tom Byer; a Texas high-school football teams' comeback after Hurricane Harvey; and surfer Kelly Slater's efforts with man-made waves.

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Episode 12

December 2017

Tue, Dec 12, 2017 60 mins

A roundtable review of the show's most memorable moments of 2017, with Gumbel leading the correspondents in a discussion of the most significant stories of the year. Included are segments with Chechen president Ramzan Kadyrov, pinball wizard Robert Gagno and fomer top MLB draft pick Matt Bush.

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