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Pro Football Draft Finds Moments To Have Fun

Thu, 26 Apr 2018 06:35:00 -0400

The San Francisco 49ers will announce one pick using Chewbacca. And the Tampa Bay Buccaneers lean into their pirate theme — using a parrot to reveal their fourth-round draft pick.

University Of Notre Dame President Reacts To College Basketball Recommendations

Wed, 25 Apr 2018 17:49:00 -0400

NPR's Ari Shapiro talks to Rev. John Jenkins, president of the University of Notre Dame, about the college basketball commission that issued recommendations Tuesday that would toughen penalties for NCAA rules-violations.

NBA Should Open Draft To High Schoolers, NCAA Commission On College Basketball Says

Wed, 25 Apr 2018 14:37:00 -0400

Removing "one-and-done" players from the NCAA would also remove a temptation for sports apparel companies, agents, coaches and others who want to profit from their talents, a review panel said.

'The Process' And The 76ers

Wed, 25 Apr 2018 04:54:00 -0400

The Ringer's John Gonzalez talks with NPR's David Greene about the philosophy behind the Philadelphia 76ers' recent success and its architect Sam Hinkie.

Amnesty International Names Kaepernick Its Ambassador Of Conscience

Sun, 22 Apr 2018 05:03:00 -0400

Ex-NFL quarterback Colin Kaepernick received Amnesty's top human rights award for his opposition to racial injustice. His "take a knee" campaign during the national anthem likely cost him his job.

Saturday Sports: NBA Playoffs And Major League Baseball

Sat, 21 Apr 2018 07:36:14 -0400

NPR's Scott Simon talks sports with ESPN's Howard Bryant. They'll cover the surprises of the NBA playoffs so far and the historically hot start by baseball's Boston Red Sox.

Lance Armstrong To Pay U.S. Government $5 Million To Settle Fraud Claims

Thu, 19 Apr 2018 18:42:00 -0400

Authorities said the disgraced cyclist had defrauded his sponsor, the U.S. Postal Service, out of millions. He faced $100 million in possible penalties — but this settlement averts his looming trial.

The Wednesday News Roundup

Wed, 18 Apr 2018 10:06:30 -0400

You read that right.

'GQ' Says James Harden Is The NBA's Most Exciting Player

Wed, 18 Apr 2018 04:57:00 -0400

It's NBA playoff season. David Greene talks to Devin Gordon, who profiled Houston Rockets point guard James Harden for GQ magazine.

Shark Attacks Force Cancellation Of Australian Surfing Competition

Wed, 18 Apr 2018 02:54:41 -0400

The World Surf League announced it was shutting down the Margaret River Pro in West Australia after two recreational surfers were attacked. The event was to have run through this weekend.

Runner Tells Herself 'Just Show Up For One More Mile' — And Wins The Boston Marathon

Tue, 17 Apr 2018 17:37:00 -0400

Desiree Linden fought through wind and rain on Monday to become the first American woman to win the Boston Marathon since 1985. Her victory came after she nearly bailed out during the race.

WATCH: How To Give A Tiny Superfan A Souvenir — A Drama In 3 Acts

Mon, 16 Apr 2018 18:49:06 -0400

Brett Connolly just wanted to give a little girl a puck for a souvenir. The Capitals winger didn't know he was signing himself up for a roller coaster of emotions — which, happily, had a sweet ending.

Boston Marathon Runners Faced Brutal Weather Conditions

Mon, 16 Apr 2018 16:19:00 -0400

Runners, fans, and volunteers in Boston braved 35 mph winds, pouring rain, and a below-freezing wind chill during Monday morning's marathon.

Desiree Linden Wins Boston Marathon — The First U.S. Woman To Win Since 1985

Mon, 16 Apr 2018 15:08:00 -0400

"It's supposed to be hard," Linden told reporters after the race, slowed down by rain and near-gale headwinds. U.S. women claimed seven of the top eight spots in the race.

2 Chicago Cubs Fans Cut School To Go To Home Opener

Mon, 16 Apr 2018 07:08:00 -0400

Tempting fate, the two boys brought along a sign that read: Don't Tell Principal Versluis." Turned out, their principal was also ditching school to attend the game.