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Sun, 04 Dec 2016 17:15:39 -0500Sports 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.
Sun, 04 Dec 2016 08:41:29 -0500With 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.
Sat, 03 Dec 2016 08:39:35 -0500NPR's Scott Simon talks with Howard Bryant of ESPN.com and ESPN the magazine about the return of two of America's great football teams and baseball's new collective bargaining agreement.
Fri, 02 Dec 2016 18:28:00 -0500After 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.
Fri, 02 Dec 2016 18:07:00 -0500Pipeline and prisons and tantrums at Starbucks: these are a few of our favorite stories this week.
Fri, 02 Dec 2016 17:14:00 -0500Dallas 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.
Fri, 02 Dec 2016 16:12:00 -0500More 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.
Fri, 02 Dec 2016 05:20:00 -0500This 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.
Thu, 01 Dec 2016 07:17:00 -0500Retired 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.
Wed, 30 Nov 2016 04:48:00 -0500The 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.
Tue, 29 Nov 2016 16:26:00 -0500The 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.
Tue, 29 Nov 2016 07:11:00 -0500The 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.
Sat, 26 Nov 2016 09:06:00 -0500NPR'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.
Fri, 25 Nov 2016 16:32:58 -0500There'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.
Thu, 24 Nov 2016 16:29:25 -0500For 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.