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Saturday Sports: Colin Kaepernick, Red Sox

Sat, 19 Aug 2017 08:11:40 -0400

Multiple sports were a mirror to the real world in the tumultuous week following Charlottesville. Football, basketball and even baseball.



Former New York Yankee Derek Jeter Becomes Minority Owner Of Miami Marlins

Fri, 18 Aug 2017 16:31:00 -0400

Derek Jeter had a spectacular career playing shortstop for the New York Yankees, during which he managed to avoid scandal and embarrassment and kept his private life tastefully private. So, what might all that brilliance as a player mean for him as he now becomes an owner?



Athlete Activism, After Charlottesville

Fri, 18 Aug 2017 05:01:00 -0400

Marcus Thompson of The Athletic talks with Ailsa Chang about how activist athletes are responding in the wake of the Charlottesville violence, and the limits of athlete activism.



Rugby Player Phaidra Knight Retires After 18 Years

Sun, 13 Aug 2017 08:33:16 -0400

"A violent yet controlled sport that's kind of a form of art." That's how Phaidra Knight describes rugby. On her retirement, she tells NPR's Lulu Garcia-Navarro what drew her to the sport.



Not My Job: Football Hall Of Famer Jerry Rice Gets Quizzed On Hannah Montana

Sat, 12 Aug 2017 12:29:00 -0400

In the 1980s, wide receiver Jerry Rice and quarterback Joe Montana formed one of the greatest offensive tandems in football. So we'll ask Rice about the other great Montana — Hannah.



Weekly Sports Chat: Dallas Cowboy Suspended, Track And Field Goodbyes

Sat, 12 Aug 2017 07:55:00 -0400

NPR's Scott Simon talks about the week in sports — NFL suspensions, track and field farewells and a baseball player sold on the cheap — with NPR's Tom Goldman.



Inside Wrigley Field, The Scorekeepers Stay True To Baseball's Beginnings

Sat, 12 Aug 2017 07:36:00 -0400

The home of the Chicago Cubs is also home to a living relic: one of the few remaining vintage scoreboards operated by hand.



Baseball Hopes Players Weekend Will Bring New Spark To The Traditional Game

Thu, 10 Aug 2017 20:17:00 -0400

Players of the traditionally conservative sport will bust loose with "uniquely colored and designed" gear, including nicknames on their jerseys. The teams hope to sell a bunch of that merchandise too.



NCAA Will Require Athletes And Coaches To Complete Sexual Violence Education

Thu, 10 Aug 2017 16:36:00 -0400

In the wake of a series of sexual assault allegations, college athletes, coaches and athletics administrators at NCAA member schools must now complete annual training in preventing such attacks.



He Took A Knee On The Field In Protest; And He Still Has No Team

Thu, 10 Aug 2017 08:14:00 -0400

Last season, quarterback Colin Kaepernick said he was protesting treatment of African-Americans. His supporters now say NFL owners are freezing him out.



Cat Becomes Cardinals' Good Luck Charm

Thu, 10 Aug 2017 06:01:30 -0400

A cat wandered onto the baseball field during a game between the Kansas City Royals and St. Louis Cardinals. The next thing that happened was the Cardinals hit a grand slam. Cardinals fans were happy.



As NFL Preseason Gets Underway, Quarterback Colin Kaepernick Remains Unsigned

Wed, 09 Aug 2017 16:31:00 -0400

NFL quarterback Colin Kaepernick remains unsigned even as preseason is underway. Some believe the league is blackballing him for taking a knee before games to protest police violence.



Long Shot: Moonlighting Golf Blogger Quits His Day Job

Wed, 09 Aug 2017 05:02:00 -0400

The golf blog No Laying Up was Chris Solomon's side-hustle. Now he's going all-in with an irreverent approach that draws a huge audience, including top PGA tour players.



Is The NFL Colluding Against Kaepernick?

Tue, 08 Aug 2017 10:06:30 -0400

Two weeks into the NFL training camp, Colin Kaepernick still hasn't been signed to a team



Hang 20: Abbie Girl Takes Top Pooch In World Dog Surfing Championship

Mon, 07 Aug 2017 16:04:00 -0400

The dogs are scored by a group of three judges. "No. 1 is stay on the board and No. 2 is looking happy," one judge explained.