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Chicago Fans Infected With Playoff Fever As Cubs Enter Postseason

Fri, 30 Sep 2016 16:43:00 -0400

Chicago Cubs fans are both wary and excited as their team heads into baseball playoffs next week with the best record in the major leagues. The Cubs haven't been to the World Series since 1945 and haven't won since 1908.

American Heckler Shows Up Pro Golfers At Ryder Cup

Fri, 30 Sep 2016 16:43:00 -0400

Fan participation is not usually a good thing at pro sports events. In fact, severe heckling can get you kicked out of a place like the Ryder Cup. But one golf fan got to live the heckler's dream.

Obama Hosts U.S. Olympics Team At White House

Thu, 29 Sep 2016 16:33:00 -0400

President Obama hosted this year's U.S. Olympics team at the White House Thursday afternoon. He also saluted some former Olympians who didn't get the recognition they deserved after their own games.

Supreme Court Takes Up Case That Could Affect Redskins Trademark

Thu, 29 Sep 2016 16:08:00 -0400

The court decided to review a lower court decision that found the government could not deny trademarks because of an offensive name.

How Carli Lloyd Became A Soccer Star 'When Nobody Was Watching'

Thu, 29 Sep 2016 04:32:00 -0400

Lloyd's journey to success was long and hard-fought. In her new memoir, she describes how she nearly quit playing soccer and reveals painful details about her strained relationship with her parents.

Nearly 7 Decades Later, Vin Scully's Long Broadcast Will Soon Come To A Close

Wed, 28 Sep 2016 16:00:22 -0400

On Sunday, a legendary voice in baseball will be retiring. And when he does, Vin Scully, who has done the play-by-play for Dodgers games for 67 years, will leave behind several generations of fans.

'Deflategate' As Seen Through The Prism Of Broadway's 'Hamilton'

Wed, 28 Sep 2016 05:00:00 -0400

What do NFL Commissioner Roger Goodell, deflated footballs, QB Tom Brady and a hit Broadway musical have in common? Commentator Pablo Torre, a senior writer with ESPN The Magazine, has the answer.

From Humble Roots, Arnold Palmer Changed How People Viewed His Sport

Mon, 26 Sep 2016 16:46:00 -0400

NPR's Robert Siegel talks with Michael Bamberger, a senior writer at Sports Illustrated, about the legacy of Arnold Palmer. He died Sunday at age 87.

How Arnold Palmer Hit A Hole-In-One With His Signature Drink

Mon, 26 Sep 2016 15:40:00 -0400

As we mourn the golf great, we acknowledge another contribution he made to our culture: the tasty and refreshing iced tea and lemonade beverage that carries his name.

'All Cubans Are Saddened By This Loss'; Fans React To Death Of Marlins Ace

Mon, 26 Sep 2016 14:22:00 -0400

José Fernández defected from Cuba as a teenager, and there has been an outpouring from baseball fans in the Cuban community who felt proud of his success and devastation upon word of his death.

Marlins Pitcher José Fernández And 2 Others Die In Boating Accident

Mon, 26 Sep 2016 04:57:00 -0400

José Fernández, 24, had an amazing fastball and was considered one of the best young pitchers in the league. His defining characteristic was that he played the game with extraordinary joy.

Golfer Arnold Palmer, Who Gave New Life To A Staid Game, Dies At 87

Sun, 25 Sep 2016 21:51:00 -0400

In the 1960s, Palmer became golf's first TV star. His good looks and charm were as important to promoting the sport as his 62 PGA victories. His competition with Jack Nicklaus also excited the fans.

Marlins Pitcher José Fernández Dies In Boating Accident

Sun, 25 Sep 2016 11:43:00 -0400

The young ace was the National League's Rookie of the Year in 2013. When he died, he had the second most strikeouts of any pitcher in the National League.

#NPRreads: Get Below The Surface This Weekend With These 3 Stories

Sat, 24 Sep 2016 10:07:00 -0400

Correspondents, editors and producers from NPR's newsroom share the pieces that have kept them reading, using the #NPRreads hashtag.

The Week In Sports

Sat, 24 Sep 2016 08:47:00 -0400

Football season has begun and there's plenty to talk about. Howard Bryant of talks to NPR's Scott Simon about the week in sports.