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The Definitive Best-Looking NHL Player

Mon, 29 May 2017 05:44:00 -0400

Nashville Predators hockey player P.K. Subban asked teammate Mike Fisher, "How does it feel" to be the league's best-looking player? Fisher's wife Carrie Fisher agreed.

From NFL Player To Neurosurgeon: 'Why Can't I Do Both?'

Sun, 28 May 2017 17:03:39 -0400

Myron Rolle talks about his long journey from playing football at Florida State University and joining the NFL to going to Harvard medical school to start his residency in neurosurgery.

Why Rick And Canyon Barry Stay True To The 'Granny Shot'

Sun, 28 May 2017 17:03:00 -0400

NBA Hall of Famer Rick Barry and son Canyon Barry talk about the tradition of underhand free throws. Rick swears by its accuracy, but players hardly ever use it.

After Rio Olympics, Gutted Venues, Broken Promises

Sun, 28 May 2017 08:09:35 -0400

David Wallechinsky, president of the International Society of Olympic Historians, tells NPR's Lulu Garcia-Navarro that the Rio Olympics wasted money and were plagued by corruption.

Jim Bunning, Hall Of Fame Pitcher And Former U.S. Senator, Dies At 85

Sat, 27 May 2017 16:53:00 -0400

Bunning was one of few ballplayers to pitch no-hitters in both leagues; in 1964, he pitched a perfect game. As a politician, the Kentuckian was known as cantankerous and staunchly conservative.

Saturday Sports: Cleveland Cavaliers And Golden State Warriors Face Off

Sat, 27 May 2017 07:59:26 -0400

It's the Cleveland Cavaliers and the Golden State Warriors once again at the NBA Finals. And what to look for in the final hours of the French Open.

Fan Calls For Safer Grandstands At Baseball Games

Sat, 27 May 2017 07:59:26 -0400

This week a boy was hit in the heat by a broken bat in Yankee Stadium, prompting calls for more extensive safety netting. One advocate is Andy Zlotnick, who was hit by a foul ball there years ago.

Nashville Predators Look To Make History In Stanley Cup Finals

Fri, 26 May 2017 16:32:23 -0400

NPR's Ari Shapiro talks with Justin Bradford, a reporter with Penalty Box Radio, about the Nashville Predators making it to the Stanley Cup finals.

Cavs Beat Celtics As LeBron James Tops NBA's All-Time Playoff Scoring List

Fri, 26 May 2017 07:08:00 -0400

James scored 35 points to replace Michael Jordan as the NBA's all-time playoff scoring leader. The points helped the Cleveland Cavaliers beat the Boston Celtics for a return trip to the NBA finals.

LeBron James Breaks Michael Jordan's Playoff Scoring Record

Fri, 26 May 2017 05:05:00 -0400

James of the Cleveland Cavaliers passed Michael Jordan as the NBA's all-time playoff scoring leader. The points helped the Cavaliers beat the Boston Celtics for a return trip to the NBA Finals.

Immigrant Families Find Soccer Shockingly Expensive To Play In The U.S.

Fri, 26 May 2017 05:05:00 -0400

Across much of the globe, soccer is played by the rich and the poor. A Latino soccer club in New Hampshire is helping immigrant children in the U.S. play what has become an expensive sport.

LeBron James' Return To Cleveland Illustrates Remarkable Economic Experiment

Thu, 25 May 2017 16:32:00 -0400

Professional sports generate a tremendous amount of money, but it's tricky to know exactly what part of sports generates that money. LeBron James unintentionally ran a nearly perfect economic experiment by unexpectedly leaving Cleveland and then, three years later, returning with almost no warning. A pair of economists have now used James' prodigal son data to look at the financial impact a single superstar can have on a local economy.

NBA Says 2019 All-Star Game Will Be In N.C. After Partial 'Bathroom Bill' Repeal

Wed, 24 May 2017 17:38:00 -0400

"We believe the recent legislation eliminates the most egregious aspects of the prior law," NBA Commissioner Adam Silver said. Some advocates for transgender rights have criticized the decision.

NFL Loosens Rules On End-Zone Celebrations After Touchdowns

Wed, 24 May 2017 16:30:00 -0400

The NFL announced on Tuesday it is relaxing its rules on celebrations in the end zone after big plays. Previously, the league limited how players could celebrate after touchdowns and for how long.

Total Failure: How George Foreman's Losses Showed Him The Light

Wed, 24 May 2017 13:15:00 -0400

In the second part of our series, we talk to the boxer about his 1974 loss to Muhammad Ali and how it changed him forever.