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Film Chronicles The Road To The 2 Hour Marathon: It's 'Just 25 Seconds Away'

Wed, 20 Sep 2017 05:10:04 -0400

The documentary Breaking2 follows three elite runners as they attempt to break one of the most famous barriers in sport — maintaining 26.2 four-minute, 34-second miles.



NFL Fans Are Divided Over How Players Express Themselves Politically

Tue, 19 Sep 2017 05:22:00 -0400

Players protesting during the national anthem has exposed deep racial and political divides among the NFL's fans. David Greene talks to Jesse Washington, senior writer for Theundefeated.com.



Around The World In Not Quite 80 Days, Cyclist Smashes Record

Mon, 18 Sep 2017 16:25:36 -0400

Mark Beaumont arrived in Paris Monday after circumnavigating the Earth on two wheels over 79 days.



Saturday Sports: Cleveland's Winning Streak Ends

Sat, 16 Sep 2017 08:08:14 -0400

Howard Bryant of ESPN and ESPN the Magazine joins NPR's Scott Simon to talk about the Cleveland Indians' winning streak and the imbroglio between ESPN and the White House.



Royals Snap Indians' Winning Streak At 22 Games, Four Short Of Record

Fri, 15 Sep 2017 23:42:00 -0400

A day after they needed a final-out double to reach extra innings against Kansas City and get their 22nd win, Cleveland finally fell. The 4-3 loss is the Indians' first in more than three weeks.



Friday News Roundup - Domestic

Fri, 15 Sep 2017 10:06:30 -0400

The president teaches Chuck and Nancy the art of the meal.



Close Call, But Indians Pass Cubs, Set Sights On Longest MLB Winning Streak

Thu, 14 Sep 2017 23:17:52 -0400

In their 21-game winning streak, Cleveland had never trailed entering the ninth inning, but were down 2-1 Thursday night against Kansas City. They won 3-2 in the 10th inning to keep the streak alive.



Cleveland Wins 21 Straight, Close To Breaking Another Record

Thu, 14 Sep 2017 05:05:00 -0400

The Cleveland Indians are on a record-breaking run with 21 consecutive wins over the past several weeks. If the team wins Thursday night, they'll shatter a record that's stood for 82 years.



Dual Olympic Bids Approved For Paris And Los Angeles

Wed, 13 Sep 2017 17:24:00 -0400

The decision to award the 2024 and 2028 Summer Games simultaneously is a first for the International Olympic Committee and the result of a trying bidding process.



Cleveland Indians Win 21st Straight To Break American League Record

Wed, 13 Sep 2017 05:52:00 -0400

The Indians beat the Detroit Tigers 5-3 Wednesday afternoon to break a tie at 20 straight wins, a streak also managed by the 2002 Oakland Athletics. Five more wins will tie the major league record.



What It's Like To Break Barriers In Sports Broadcasting

Wed, 13 Sep 2017 05:02:00 -0400

On Monday night, a female broadcaster called a regular season NFL game for the first time in 30 years. ESPN's Jessica Mendoza broke a similar barrier and talks to David Greene about being "the first."



Cleveland Indians Reach 19 Wins In Historic Streak

Tue, 12 Sep 2017 16:31:00 -0400

NPR's Kelly McEvres talks with MLB.com columnist Joe Posnanski about why the Cleveland Indians' 19-game winning streak is unlike any in baseball history.



At U.S. Open Semifinals, 3 Players Break Barriers For African-Americans In Tennis

Sat, 09 Sep 2017 17:36:39 -0400

This year's U.S. Open tennis tournament saw four Americans in the semifinals. What's more, three of them are African-American. Katrina Adams, president of the U.S. Tennis Association, talks with NPR's Michel Martin about the progress made in tennis.



Saturday Sports: U.S. Open Ending, NFL Beginning

Sat, 09 Sep 2017 08:06:39 -0400

The U.S. Open is winding down and the football season is starting up.



Using A Robotic Hand, She Wants To Throw Out The First Pitch For All 30 MLB Teams

Fri, 08 Sep 2017 16:50:58 -0400

At 7, Hailey Dawson loves baseball and tossing out that first pitch. Poland syndrome made it a challenge but a robotic hand made it possible.