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June 25, 2019

On the Latest Real Sports

Real Sports explores the fast growing and controversial sports media brand Barstool Sports, profiles basketball Hall-of-famer Don Nelson, and tells the remarkable story of a surfer who survived a shark attack and returned to the sport.

Previously on Real Sports

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May 2019

Bernard Goldberg uncovers the racehorse death toll in America and the reasons for the thousands of horses that die racing in the United States every year.

Real Sports with Bryant Gumbel Series HBO episode 265
April 2019

David Scott examines whether government officials in Michigan gave a sweetheart arena deal to the wealthy Ilitch family despite Detroit facing an 18 billion-dollar bankruptcy — the largest of any city in U.S. history.

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March 2019

John Frankel visits Austria to explore Hahnenkamm downhill -- skiing’s most harrowing race.

Real Sports With Bryant Gumbel

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Real Sports Honored With 32nd Emmy Award

Real Sports with Bryant Gumbel has won its 32nd Sports Emmy Award, it's fourth consecutive victory in the Sports News Anthology category.

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Donald Trump’s Golf Resort Gone Awry

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Chris Rock on the Disappearing Black Baseball Player

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