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NBA Teams Enjoy 1 More Day Off Before All-Star Break Ends

Wed, 22 Feb 2017 05:06:00 -0500

Over the weekend, the NBA held its all-star game — which is the traditional mid-season break. In reality, the regular season already is two-thirds over. It's now a sprint to the finish.

NBA Players More Confident To Speak Out On Political Issues Than Other Sport Leagues

Sun, 19 Feb 2017 18:51:39 -0500

Recently the players, coaches and staff from the NBA have been politically and socially outspoken. Dave Zirin, sports editor of The Nation, talks about the activist culture of national sports leagues.

Government Sues Lance Armstrong, Wants $100 Million

Sun, 19 Feb 2017 07:58:02 -0500

NPR's Lulu Garcia-Navarro talks to New York Times sportswriter Juliet Macur about the government's lawsuit against cyclist Lance Armstrong, which now goes to a jury trial.

Saturday Sports: A Winning Streak And A Losing Streak

Sat, 18 Feb 2017 07:54:30 -0500

A weekly update on the world of sports! This week, a look at the women's basketball team with the most wins, and the team that hasn't won a single game all year.

Recipe For New Sports? Just Add A Drone

Thu, 16 Feb 2017 12:17:00 -0500

You may have heard of drone racing, but people keep coming up with new ways to enjoy these flying machines. A Latvian firm has developed a drone to pull snowboarders in a sport called "droneboarding."

NFL Players Union Works To Block Illinois Workers' Comp Bill

Wed, 15 Feb 2017 16:29:20 -0500

The NFL players union says it will tell members not to sign with the Chicago Bears if a state workers' comp bill passes. The bill reduces benefits for professional athletes injured during a game.

With Politics, NBA Speaks Its Mind

Wed, 15 Feb 2017 04:57:00 -0500

If you enjoy sports only as an escape from political give and take, commentator Pablo Torre warns there's some bad news: You can no longer enjoy the NBA. Players and coaches are talking politics.

UConn Women Win Historic 100th Game In A Row

Tue, 14 Feb 2017 07:55:00 -0500

As of Monday night, the last time UConn lost a game was 818 days ago — in November of 2014, when Stanford beat them in overtime.

UConn Achieves 100th Consecutive Win, Beats South Carolina 66-55

Tue, 14 Feb 2017 00:09:00 -0500

Gabby Williams scored a career-high 26 points and Napheesa Collier added 18 to help the top-ranked Huskies beat No. 6 South Carolina 66-55 on Monday night in front of a sellout crowd of 10,167.

NBA Sends Memo To Teams About Social Media Conduct

Mon, 13 Feb 2017 06:56:00 -0500

The National Basketball Association says teams are no longer allowed to criticize one another on social media accounts. Two National Hockey League teams went into full mocking mode of the NBA memo.

Trump Navigates The Hazard Of Presidential Golf Outings

Sun, 12 Feb 2017 16:17:00 -0500

President Trump was a leading critic of the time Barack Obama spent on the green. This weekend, the White House said Trump's round of golf with Japan's prime minister was "productive."

Ahead Of NBA All-Star Weekend, Looking At The Fashion-Forward Players

Sun, 12 Feb 2017 07:45:19 -0500

In addition to the games, the NBA All-Star Weekend is a bit of a fashion event. Motez Bishara of CNN tells NPR's Lulu Garcia-Navarro about basketball's biggest fashion stars.

Some New England Patriots Players Say They Won't Attend White House Ceremony

Sat, 11 Feb 2017 07:36:38 -0500

Several New England Patriots players say they won't attend the White House ceremony to honor their Super Bowl victory. NPR's Scott Simon talks with's Howard Bryant about this ritual.

Mike Ilitch, Little Caesars Founder, Detroit Tigers And Red Wings Owner, Dies

Fri, 10 Feb 2017 23:57:00 -0500

The lifelong Detroiter opened his first store with his wife, Marian, in the Detroit suburb of Garden City in 1959. Today its parent company says it's the world's largest carryout pizza chain.

Baylor Sanctioned By Big 12 After New Revelations About Sexual Assault Controversy

Wed, 08 Feb 2017 17:28:00 -0500

After filing of another lawsuit against Baylor and the university's disclosure of text messages between coaching staff, the Big 12 reached a "tipping point," a conference official said.