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Supreme Court To Consider New Jersey's Bid To Legalize Sports Betting

Tue, 27 Jun 2017 16:41:00 -0400

New Jersey's bid to offer legalized sports betting is going to the Supreme Court. The state wants to allow legal sports betting in its casinos and racetracks, but major league sports are united in their opposition.

Dear John McEnroe: Putting Serena Williams On The Men's Circuit Is A Losing Game

Tue, 27 Jun 2017 14:02:00 -0400

John McEnroe reignited the battle of the sexes when he rushed the net to declare Williams is "an incredible player" and would be "like 700 in the world" if she played on the men's circuit.

St. Louis Cardinals Fan Uses Her Purse To Catch Foul Ball

Mon, 26 Jun 2017 06:50:45 -0400

The ball has so much force that when it landed in her purse, she fell backwards. After she caught the ball, her husband caught her.

'But Seriously,' Tennis Great John McEnroe Says He's Seeking 'Inner Peace'

Sun, 25 Jun 2017 06:16:00 -0400

Known for his on-court outbursts, McEnroe famously yelled, "You cannot be serious!" at one official. Now, decades later, he says it's a "miracle" if he goes a full day without hearing that line.

Saturday Sports: The NBA Draft

Sat, 24 Jun 2017 08:01:02 -0400

The NBA draft took center stage this week in the world of sports, and many are wondering what the new picks will mean for championship-winning teams.

NFL's Jermichael Finley On Head Trauma: 'It Felt Like 100 Bees Stinging Me'

Fri, 23 Jun 2017 16:32:00 -0400

NPR's Kelly McEvers speaks with former NFL tight end Jermichael Finley about his experience living with the effects of head trauma sustained on the field.

China's Government Tightens Its Grip On Golf, Shuts Down Courses

Fri, 23 Jun 2017 05:00:00 -0400

China has had a complicated history with golf. At one time, the country seemed golf crazy, but it became synonymous with corrupt officials. Once again it is in the crosshairs of China's government.

NBA Draft Day – The Impossible Dream To Beat The Golden State Warriors?

Thu, 22 Jun 2017 17:01:00 -0400

The Golden State Warriors are the new Michael Jordan, and 29 other NBA teams will do what they can – draft, trade, buy, sell – to pull closer to the champions.

Fans Of Pakistan's Cricket Team Arrested For Sedition In India

Wed, 21 Jun 2017 16:08:00 -0400

Last weekend's victory over India marked a seminal moment for the Pakistani national team. For some of the team's fans in India, however, celebrating the win spelled deep legal trouble.

Intel Signs On As An Olympic Sponsor, Promising Virtual Reality And 360-Degree Video

Wed, 21 Jun 2017 13:07:00 -0400

Intel's CEO says it "will accelerate the adoption of technology for the future of sports on the world's largest athletic stage."

UFC Fighter Turns To Boxing Ring In Anticipated Match

Wed, 21 Jun 2017 05:00:00 -0400

David Greene talks with Los Angeles Times reporter Dylan Hernandez about an upcoming boxing match between undefeated boxer Floyd Mayweather and the UFC's Conor McGregor.

Diana Taurasi Breaks WNBA All-Time Scoring Record

Mon, 19 Jun 2017 17:25:00 -0400

Taurasi now stands alone atop the league's all-time scoring table, with 7,494 points, an average of 19.9 points per game. "It's a pretty cool, special moment," she said.

Phoenix Mercury Star Diana Taurasi Breaks WNBA Scoring Record

Mon, 19 Jun 2017 16:32:00 -0400

Diana Taurasi became the WNBA's leading career scorer on Sunday night. The Phoenix Mercury guard now has 7,494 points, an achievement earned by playing her own fierce style of hoops.

Pakistan Triumphs Over India To Win The Champions Trophy

Sun, 18 Jun 2017 17:01:00 -0400

Osman Samiuddin, senior editor of ESPNCricinfo, describes what this win means for Pakistan, in one of the great rivalries of cricket.

Why Quarterback Colin Kaepernick Remains Unsigned

Sun, 18 Jun 2017 07:45:42 -0400

The Nation's sports correspondent Dave Zirin tells NPR's Lulu Garcia-Navarro of his suspicions that quarterback Colin Kaepernick is being pushed away by the NFL for reasons other than his playing.