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NFL Targets Kids In Outreach Campaign

Sun, 04 Dec 2016 17:15:39 -0500

Sports writer George Dohrmann discusses the NFL's efforts to replenish its viewership and player pipeline with a campaign targeting children, which he compares to the efforts of the tobacco industry.

With A Triple-Double Rivaling Robertson, Russell Westbrook Drives Oklahoma Thunder's Wins

Sun, 04 Dec 2016 08:41:29 -0500

With the NBA season well under way, Mike Pesca of the Gist podcast for Slate tells NPR's Ailsa Chang what makes Russell Westbrook of the Oklahoma Thunder so outstanding.

The Latest In Sports

Sat, 03 Dec 2016 08:39:35 -0500

NPR's Scott Simon talks with Howard Bryant of and ESPN the magazine about the return of two of America's great football teams and baseball's new collective bargaining agreement.

Pedophilia Scandal Sends Shock Waves Through U.K. Soccer

Fri, 02 Dec 2016 18:28:00 -0500

After a former pro player went public with allegations he had been sexually abused as a child by a well-regarded coach, a wave of similar reports emerged. One player says he was paid for his silence.

This Week In Race: Dog Whistles, Dreamers And Dead Dictators

Fri, 02 Dec 2016 18:07:00 -0500

Pipeline and prisons and tantrums at Starbucks: these are a few of our favorite stories this week.

Prosecutors Agree To Drop Assault Charges Against Former Cleveland QB Johnny Manziel

Fri, 02 Dec 2016 17:14:00 -0500

Dallas County prosecutor agreed to drop assault charges against the former Browns quarterback, as long as meets conditions such as attending an anger management course and a substance abuse program.

Hundreds Report Sexual Abuse In United Kingdom Youth Soccer Programs

Fri, 02 Dec 2016 16:12:00 -0500

More than 350 have contacted police in Britain to say they were sexually abused while playing in youth soccer programs. The issue has come to the fore after a number of major players in U.K. soccer said they had been abused by coaches and others when they first came into the sport.

College Football Fans Soon Find Out Which Teams Made The Playoffs

Fri, 02 Dec 2016 05:20:00 -0500

This is the conference championship weekend. The top teams will find out if they made the final-four playoff. The college playoff system is now in its third year.

New York Yankees Great Derek Jeter Finds Golf 'Frustrating'

Thu, 01 Dec 2016 07:17:00 -0500

Retired baseball star Derek Jeter says he's addicted to the game of golf, and played the other day with Tiger Woods. Jeter says it is "probably the most frustrating thing" he's ever done.

No, Fidel Castro Wasn't Nearly A New York Yankee

Wed, 30 Nov 2016 04:48:00 -0500

The late Cuban dictator didn't try out for the New York team, says Adrian Burgos Jr., University of Illinois history professor. It's fun to contemplate this historical "What if?" but it's pure myth.

Brazilian Soccer Team's Plane Crashes In Colombia

Tue, 29 Nov 2016 16:26:00 -0500

The crash of the plane killed a Brazilian soccer team living a Cinderella story. The team rose from relative obscurity and was scheduled to play in one of the region's most prestigious tournaments.

Plane Carrying Brazilian Soccer Players Crashes In Colombia, Killing 71

Tue, 29 Nov 2016 07:11:00 -0500

The Chapecoense soccer team was flying to Medellin for a tournament when the charter plane crashed in a mountainous area late Monday night. Five people survived the crash.

The Latest In Sports: Cuban Edition

Sat, 26 Nov 2016 09:06:00 -0500

NPR's Scott Simon talks to Howard Bryant of ESPN about major figures in Cuban sports and the potential expiration of Major League Baseball's collective bargaining agreement.

College Football Fans Abroad Prepare For Thanksgiving Weekend Games

Fri, 25 Nov 2016 16:32:58 -0500

There's no day bigger than the Saturday after Thanksgiving for college football rivalries. Even fans abroad make a point of tuning in. NPR's Ari Shapiro talks with a Michigan fan in London and an Ohio State fan in the Netherlands about their matchup.

Emergency Rooms Experience Spike In Football Injuries On Thanksgiving

Thu, 24 Nov 2016 16:29:25 -0500

For a lot of families, one of the rituals of Thanksgiving is playing a little backyard football. That may be why football injuries at the emergency room spike on Thanksgiving every year. FiveThirtyEight reporter Ben Casselman dug into the numbers.