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Jim Harbaugh Visits The Pope

Thu, 27 Apr 2017 05:10:00 -0400

University of Michigan football coach Jim Harbaugh went to the Vatican this week. He gave the pope a Michigan football helmet, and some athletic shoes.

Cord-Cutting Leads ESPN To Target On-Air Personalities In Massive Layoffs

Wed, 26 Apr 2017 16:45:00 -0400

ESPN has lost 10 million subscribers since 2011. Today, to cut costs, the sports network is expected to lay off 100 employees. NPR's Audie Cornish talks to John Ourand of the Sports Business Journal.

Boston Champ Juggles Marathons, 5 Kids, Kenyan Farm

Wed, 26 Apr 2017 16:34:00 -0400

The daughter of peasant farmers, Edna Kiplagat was the fastest woman in the Beantown race by nearly a minute.

ESPN Layoffs Begin, And Some 100 Employees May Lose Jobs

Wed, 26 Apr 2017 14:41:00 -0400

The cuts have already hit some well-known names, including veteran NFL reporter Ed Werder, college football analyst Danny Kanell and college basketball reporter C.L. Brown.

In Fast-Paced China, Marathon Craze Is Off And Running (Despite A Clumsy Start)

Wed, 26 Apr 2017 07:29:00 -0400

Six years ago, China held 22 marathons; this year, more than 400 are scheduled. But it's long-distance running with Chinese characteristics, and some twists including cigarettes and fruity soap.

Washington Capitals Could Win Regular Season But Lose Championship

Wed, 26 Apr 2017 05:03:00 -0400

The Washington Capitals could be the first NHL team to win the regular season three times without winning the Stanley Cup. David Greene talks to Ian Oland, who co-founded a fan blog for the team.

Wearing A Hijab, A Young Muslim Boxer Enters The Ring

Tue, 25 Apr 2017 17:01:00 -0400

After three years of training and a battle with USA Boxing over its uniform policy, Amaiya Zafar will fight in her first competitive bout on Saturday. She says she fell in love with the sport at 13.

Dale Earnhardt Jr. Retiring From NASCAR At Season's End

Tue, 25 Apr 2017 16:58:00 -0400

The star driver told NPR just two weeks ago that he wasn't sure when he'd be leaving the sport. He recently took time off to recover from a concussion.

Trump, The Golfer In Chief

Sun, 23 Apr 2017 08:07:00 -0400

President Trump plays a lot of golf. But not nearly as much as Woodrow Wilson.

Saturday Sports: Serena Williams Is Pregnant

Sat, 22 Apr 2017 08:14:30 -0400

NPR's Mary Louise Kelly speaks with Howard Bryant of and ESPN the Magazine about tennis and Serena Williams' pregnancy.

Soccer Team Bus Bombing Was Part Of Stock Option Plot, German Prosecutors Say

Fri, 21 Apr 2017 08:01:00 -0400

Earlier this month, three explosions went off near a bus carrying the Borussia Dortmund soccer team. A man has been arrested; authorities say he was trying to drive down the price of the team's stock.

This Week In Race: Guess Who's Not Coming To The White House

Fri, 21 Apr 2017 04:01:00 -0400

Karma, man.

Serena Williams Is Pregnant, Due In The Fall

Wed, 19 Apr 2017 20:24:00 -0400

The No. 1 ranked female tennis player in the world will take a break from the sport even as she is at the top of her game.

Trump Hosts Super Bowl Champion New England Patriots At The White House

Wed, 19 Apr 2017 16:30:00 -0400

President Trump hosts Super Bowl champs, the New England Patriots, at the White House. He has long had ties to the team, but the visit, although a tradition, is not without controversy.

Former NFL Star Aaron Hernandez Hangs Himself In Prison

Wed, 19 Apr 2017 16:30:00 -0400

Former NFL star Aaron Hernandez hung himself in his cell while serving a life sentence for murder.