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Baseball's Proposed Changes Are 'Not So Good,' Says Frank Deford

Wed, 01 Mar 2017 05:10:00 -0500

Commentator Frank Deford thinks some of the proposed changes to make professional baseball more exciting won't help.

17-Year-Old Transgender Boy Wins Texas Girls' Wrestling Championship

Mon, 27 Feb 2017 11:44:00 -0500

Mack Beggs is prohibited from competing against boys, under Texas rules. His controversial win comes soon after President Trump rescinded Obama administration guidelines on transgender students.

Why Boston Red Sox Players Were Very Busy Last Week

Mon, 27 Feb 2017 08:39:00 -0500

The players tested a lot of new equipment so they'd be ready for next season. They tested mattresses, chose the perfect pillows, blankets and sheets — all to improve their dingy "sleep room."

For Basketball Player Quinn Cook, A Big Step Closer To The Dream

Sun, 26 Feb 2017 20:12:00 -0500

It's the first regular season call up to the NBA for the 23-year-old point guard. For the past season and-a-half, he's been playing in the D-League — pro basketball's minor league.

Bullying And Stereotypes In The WNBA

Sun, 26 Feb 2017 08:12:40 -0500

This past week former WNBA star Candice Wiggins claimed that she was bullied for being straight. NPR's Lulu Garcia-Navarro speaks with ESPN writer Mechelle Voepel about female stereotypes in sports.

What Makes Mira Rai Run?

Sun, 26 Feb 2017 07:00:13 -0500

She dreamed of a better life outside her village in Nepal. But she was broke and had run out of hope. Then she tried a 31-mile trail race.

Saturday Sports: Possible Changes In Baseball

Sat, 25 Feb 2017 08:28:51 -0500

NPR's Scott Simon talks to Howard Bryant of ESPN about possible rule changes for Major League Baseball that are designed to make games shorter.

Young Mexican Driver Rises To Top Of NASCAR Ranks

Fri, 24 Feb 2017 16:34:00 -0500

A young Mexican driver is making the leap to NASCAR's top level this year, and he's looking to bring more Latino fans with him. Along with the addition of Daniel Suárez, NASCAR is pursuing efforts to become more diverse.

WATCH: 2 Table Tennis Titleholders Have Epic, 766-Shot Rally

Fri, 24 Feb 2017 13:07:00 -0500

Li Jie and Hitomi Sato met at the Qatar Open on Thursday and wound up in a battle of wills that lasted more than 10 minutes and perhaps defied the average human ability to focus.

Major League Baseball Poised To Change Intentional Walk Rule

Thu, 23 Feb 2017 17:50:00 -0500

The proposed rule change would mean forgoing actually throwing four pitches. Instead, the bench would simply signal to the umpire that the manager wants to give the batter a free pass.

Go To College, Play Video Games. E-Sports Make A Play For The Big Ten

Thu, 23 Feb 2017 12:54:00 -0500

There's no prize money involved, although League of Legends maker Riot Games offers scholarships for the e-sports teams at Ohio State and competitors at other Big Ten campuses.

NBA Teams Enjoy 1 More Day Off Before All-Star Break Ends

Wed, 22 Feb 2017 05:06:00 -0500

Over the weekend, the NBA held its all-star game — which is the traditional mid-season break. In reality, the regular season already is two-thirds over. It's now a sprint to the finish.

NBA Players More Confident To Speak Out On Political Issues Than Other Sport Leagues

Sun, 19 Feb 2017 18:51:39 -0500

Recently the players, coaches and staff from the NBA have been politically and socially outspoken. Dave Zirin, sports editor of The Nation, talks about the activist culture of national sports leagues.

Government Sues Lance Armstrong, Wants $100 Million

Sun, 19 Feb 2017 07:58:02 -0500

NPR's Lulu Garcia-Navarro talks to New York Times sportswriter Juliet Macur about the government's lawsuit against cyclist Lance Armstrong, which now goes to a jury trial.

Saturday Sports: A Winning Streak And A Losing Streak

Sat, 18 Feb 2017 07:54:30 -0500

A weekly update on the world of sports! This week, a look at the women's basketball team with the most wins, and the team that hasn't won a single game all year.