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'But Seriously,' Tennis Great John McEnroe Says He's Seeking 'Inner Peace'

Sun, 25 Jun 2017 06:16:00 -0400

Known for his on-court outbursts, McEnroe famously yelled, "You cannot be serious!" at one official. Now, decades later, he says it's a "miracle" if he goes a full day without hearing that line.

Saturday Sports: The NBA Draft

Sat, 24 Jun 2017 08:01:02 -0400

The NBA draft took center stage this week in the world of sports, and many are wondering what the new picks will mean for championship-winning teams.

NFL's Jermichael Finley On Head Trauma: 'It Felt Like 100 Bees Stinging Me'

Fri, 23 Jun 2017 16:32:00 -0400

NPR's Kelly McEvers speaks with former NFL tight end Jermichael Finley about his experience living with the effects of head trauma sustained on the field.

China's Government Tightens Its Grip On Golf, Shuts Down Courses

Fri, 23 Jun 2017 05:00:00 -0400

China has had a complicated history with golf. At one time, the country seemed golf crazy, but it became synonymous with corrupt officials. Once again it is in the crosshairs of China's government.

NBA Draft Day – The Impossible Dream To Beat The Golden State Warriors?

Thu, 22 Jun 2017 17:01:00 -0400

The Golden State Warriors are the new Michael Jordan, and 29 other NBA teams will do what they can – draft, trade, buy, sell – to pull closer to the champions.

Fans Of Pakistan's Cricket Team Arrested For Sedition In India

Wed, 21 Jun 2017 16:08:00 -0400

Last weekend's victory over India marked a seminal moment for the Pakistani national team. For some of the team's fans in India, however, celebrating the win spelled deep legal trouble.

Intel Signs On As An Olympic Sponsor, Promising Virtual Reality And 360-Degree Video

Wed, 21 Jun 2017 13:07:00 -0400

Intel's CEO says it "will accelerate the adoption of technology for the future of sports on the world's largest athletic stage."

UFC Fighter Turns To Boxing Ring In Anticipated Match

Wed, 21 Jun 2017 05:00:00 -0400

David Greene talks with Los Angeles Times reporter Dylan Hernandez about an upcoming boxing match between undefeated boxer Floyd Mayweather and the UFC's Conor McGregor.

Diana Taurasi Breaks WNBA All-Time Scoring Record

Mon, 19 Jun 2017 17:25:00 -0400

Taurasi now stands alone atop the league's all-time scoring table, with 7,494 points, an average of 19.9 points per game. "It's a pretty cool, special moment," she said.

Phoenix Mercury Star Diana Taurasi Breaks WNBA Scoring Record

Mon, 19 Jun 2017 16:32:00 -0400

Diana Taurasi became the WNBA's leading career scorer on Sunday night. The Phoenix Mercury guard now has 7,494 points, an achievement earned by playing her own fierce style of hoops.

Pakistan Triumphs Over India To Win The Champions Trophy

Sun, 18 Jun 2017 17:01:00 -0400

Osman Samiuddin, senior editor of ESPNCricinfo, describes what this win means for Pakistan, in one of the great rivalries of cricket.

Why Quarterback Colin Kaepernick Remains Unsigned

Sun, 18 Jun 2017 07:45:42 -0400

The Nation's sports correspondent Dave Zirin tells NPR's Lulu Garcia-Navarro of his suspicions that quarterback Colin Kaepernick is being pushed away by the NFL for reasons other than his playing.

Saturday Sports: It's Time For Baseball

Sat, 17 Jun 2017 08:15:39 -0400

NPR's Melissa Block talks to Howard Bryant of ESPN about the latest in baseball, including what's ahead for the Yankees and the Chicago Cubs.

Unity At The Ballpark: Lawmakers Come Together After Shooting

Fri, 16 Jun 2017 16:38:00 -0400

Nearly 25,000 people turned out for this year's Congressional Baseball Game. It was a rare moment of harmony between Republicans and Democrats one day after a gunman shot Rep. Steve Scalise and four others at a practice for the game.

Friday News Roundup - Domestic

Fri, 16 Jun 2017 10:06:30 -0400

President Trump lashes out on Twitter, calling the Justice Department's Russia probe "the single greatest WITCH HUNT in American political history." Lawmakers decide to play ball, vowing not to let a gunman's attack on Republicans at a practice stop the bipartisan charity game. And five Michigan officials are charged in the Flint water crisis.