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Last Build Date: Sat, 24 Sep 2016 10:07:00 -0400

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#NPRreads: Get Below The Surface This Weekend With These 3 Stories

Sat, 24 Sep 2016 10:07:00 -0400

Correspondents, editors and producers from NPR's newsroom share the pieces that have kept them reading, using the #NPRreads hashtag.

The Week In Sports

Sat, 24 Sep 2016 08:47:00 -0400

Football season has begun and there's plenty to talk about. Howard Bryant of talks to NPR's Scott Simon about the week in sports.

Ed Temple, Track Coach Who Led Wilma Rudolph To Olympic Gold, Dies

Fri, 23 Sep 2016 16:42:31 -0400

One of the few coaches in the Olympic Hall of Fame has died. Ed Temple coached sprinter Wilma Rudolph and the legendary Tigerbelles of Tennessee State University.

Yahoo Reveals Massive Data Breach; Internet Fixates On Fantasy Football

Thu, 22 Sep 2016 17:16:00 -0400

Yahoo says 500 million user accounts may have been breached. Social media erupt in jokes.

Player Protests: When Athletes Stand Up (Or Kneel) For Social Justice Issues

Wed, 21 Sep 2016 04:40:00 -0400

We're seeing something we did not witness a decade or two ago: Sports as a vehicle not just for making money, but for social change.

Vin Scully, 88, Will Retire Soon As LA Dodgers' Announcer

Tue, 20 Sep 2016 05:02:00 -0400

One of the greatest sports play-by-play announcers of all times, Vin Scully, is set to retire after 67 years calling plays for the Los Angeles Dodgers. He talks to David Greene about his career.

After Switching To Judo, Blind U.S. Paralympian Wins Bronze In Rio

Sun, 18 Sep 2016 07:49:00 -0400

The Paralympics wrap up on Sunday. NPR's Rachel Martin speaks with blind athlete Dartanyon Crockett who won a bronze medal in Rio in Judo.

Reinventing The Football Helmet: Is Improving The Technology The Answer?

Sun, 18 Sep 2016 07:49:00 -0400

The NFL announced last week it will invest $100 million to advance concussion research. Rachel Martin asks David Camarillo, who leads a Stanford University lab dedicated to inventing such equipment

Week In Sports: Olympic Drugs Exemptions And National Anthem Protests

Sat, 17 Sep 2016 17:12:46 -0400

Sports columnist Kevin Blackistone discusses the week in sports, from news about approved drugs taken by U.S. athletes to ongoing national anthem protests that have caught on with high school teams.

'Shoeless Joe' Author William Patrick Kinsella Dies At 81

Sat, 17 Sep 2016 10:58:00 -0400

The award-winning book was adapted into the beloved film Field of Dreams. The Canadian author is best known for his works about magic — and baseball.

Penn State Under Fire For Planned Tribute To Joe Paterno

Fri, 16 Sep 2016 16:31:00 -0400

Pennsylvania State University is receiving intense criticism for its planned tribute to former football coach, Joe Paterno. Critics say Paterno failed to prevent or adequately report Jerry Sandusky's repeated sexual abuse of children. Penn State fired Paterno in 2011, after Sandusky's abuse came to light.

NFL Live Streams Thursday Night Football On Twitter

Fri, 16 Sep 2016 16:31:00 -0400

The NFL's Thursday night game streamed on Twitter's platforms on a variety of devices this week. Over 800 million Twitter users worldwide had free, live access to the game.

Watch 2 Elite Soccer Players Take On A Pack Of 8-Year-Olds

Fri, 16 Sep 2016 14:05:00 -0400

What happens when two talented 36-year-olds face off against 30 8-year-olds on a soccer field?

What's The Secret To India's Paralympics Success?

Fri, 16 Sep 2016 13:59:00 -0400

Its athletes have won two golds, one silver and one bronze so far — an unexpected burst of excellence.

Radio Play-By-Play Announcer Describes Game Disruption

Thu, 15 Sep 2016 06:20:30 -0400

Kevin Harlan of Westwood One was broadcasting during Monday Night Football when someone ran onto the field. Harlan described him as a "goofball in a hat" and more. Police eventually tacked the man.