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Long-Lost Babe Ruth Interview Discovered In Prep School Archives

Thu, 22 Feb 2018 15:11:25 -0500

The interview is part of a collection donated to Cheshire Academy 20 years ago by broadcaster Joe Hasel. A Ruth historian tells NPR the recording offers some new insights about the ballplayer.

U.S. Men Win A Shocker On The Sheet, Will Play For Gold In Olympics Curling Final

Thu, 22 Feb 2018 11:16:37 -0500

It wasn't exactly supposed to happen this way. But the U.S. men's curling team surged late against traditional powerhouse Canada, and brought home a historic victory. Sweden awaits in the final.

Russian Curler Stripped Of Olympic Bronze After He's Found Guilty Of Doping

Thu, 22 Feb 2018 08:36:00 -0500

Aleksandr Krushelnitckii and his wife have given up their mixed doubles medal after he tested positive for a banned drug. It's unwelcome news for a Russian delegation already embroiled in scandal.

2 Olympians Talk Perseverance

Thu, 22 Feb 2018 07:41:00 -0500

There was a nice moment during the Olympics that probably many people missed: two of the first-time U.S. medal winners have stories to tell about never giving up.

'Sports Illustrated' Investigates 'Corrosive' Workplace Of Dallas Mavericks

Thu, 22 Feb 2018 05:07:00 -0500

Rachel Martin talks with Jon Wertheim of Sports Illustrated about a story on the Dallas Mavericks' hostile work environment, referred to as "a real life Animal House."

U.S. Skiers Fall Short Of Expectations

Thu, 22 Feb 2018 05:07:00 -0500

Mikaela Shiffrin won her second medal of the Pyeongchang Olympics with silver in the women's Alpine combined. Lindsey Vonn had the best overall time after the downhill but couldn't finish the slalom.

U.S. Women's Hockey Team Wins Gold, Beating Canada In Penalty-Shootout Thriller

Wed, 21 Feb 2018 22:42:00 -0500

The American women won for the first time in 20 years, after tying the score late and forcing overtime against their archrival, Canada. Then it went to a penalty shootout.

U.S. Biathlon Team Speaks Out For Gun Control

Wed, 21 Feb 2018 16:46:12 -0500

The sport's athletes must ski across the course, then calm their breathing and use rifles to fire at a target. For biathletes, the fact that their sport involves firearms isn't always comfortable.

After Long Drought, Has U.S. Olympic Long Track Speedskating Turned A Corner?

Wed, 21 Feb 2018 16:36:00 -0500

On Wednesday, U.S. long track skaters won bronze in the women's team pursuit event — the first Olympic medal since 2010. Here's a look at what it's like for U.S. athletes to compete in this sport.

U.S. Women Win First Medal In Cross-Country Skiing, Fall Short In Figure Skating

Wed, 21 Feb 2018 16:16:00 -0500

It was an up and down day at the Olympics. All three of the U.S. women's figure skaters fell or stumbled in the short program, but the U.S. women won their first ever medal in cross-country skiing.

More Ways Than Ever To Watch The Olympics, And Fewer Are Watching In Prime Time

Wed, 21 Feb 2018 12:21:00 -0500

Prime-time viewership is lower than it was for the Sochi Winter Games, though NBC is still drawing more viewers in prime time than its competitors.

Kikkan Randall Wins Her 1st Medal In Cross-Country — A Gold — After 18 Tries

Wed, 21 Feb 2018 06:42:00 -0500

Kikkan Randall and Jessica Diggins are the first American women ever to win a medal in cross-country — and they made it gold.

Lindsey Vonn Wins Bronze In Downhill At Pyeongchang Winter Olympics

Wed, 21 Feb 2018 05:06:00 -0500

The U.S. skiing star won a bronze medal in what was likely the last Olympic downhill of her career. Italy took gold and Norway silver. Vonn, 33, is the oldest female Alpine medalist at an Olympics.

Pence Planned To Meet North Koreans At Olympics, But Pyongyang Canceled

Wed, 21 Feb 2018 02:04:00 -0500

The vice president was set to meet Feb. 10 with North Korean representatives, including leader Kim Jong Un's sister, the State Department said. However, "at the last minute," Pyongyang backed out.

U.S. Men's Hockey Team Is Bounced From Olympic Tournament After Losing Shootout

Wed, 21 Feb 2018 01:01:00 -0500

American Jim Slater scored an equalizing shorthanded goal 30 minutes into the match. That helped bring on overtime — and a fateful penalty shootout.