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The Week In Sports: NCAA Basketball, Minor League Baseball

Sat, 24 Mar 2018 08:23:28 -0400

The NCAA men's tournament is down to eight teams, and baseball makes an unexpected entry in the omnibus spending bill.

Why Shouldn't We Pay Student-Athletes?

Fri, 23 Mar 2018 06:00:13 -0400

The NCAA men's basketball tournament will bring in about $770 million in revenue this year. A writer argues that paying black student-athletes might have unforeseen consequences.

Loyola Upsets Nevada

Fri, 23 Mar 2018 05:01:08 -0400

The Loyola Ramblers' upset against Nevada surprised many basketball watchers, including fans of Loyola's breakout star, the team chaplain Sister Jean.

Tax Change Delivers A Blow To Professional Sports

Wed, 21 Mar 2018 16:53:00 -0400

The change of a single word in the 2017 tax overhaul means professional sports franchises could take a big tax hit each time they trade a player.

A Chaplain Talks March Madness

Wed, 21 Mar 2018 05:11:00 -0400

NPR's Noel King talks to Sister Jean Dolores-Schmidt, the 98-year-old chaplain of the Loyola University Chicago men's basketball team.

The Puzzle Of Quantum Reality

Tue, 20 Mar 2018 17:30:00 -0400

Despite the incredibly accurate predictions of quantum theory, there's a lot of disagreement over what it says about reality — or even whether it says anything at all about it, says guest Adam Becker.

After Years Wandering A Golf Desert, Tiger Woods Stages A Dramatic Comeback

Mon, 19 Mar 2018 05:45:00 -0400

Woods is starting to show renewed spark in his golf game. He seems to have found his game again Sunday after a five-year winless streak.

UMBC's President Talks About His School's Historic Basketball Win

Sat, 17 Mar 2018 17:59:58 -0400

The University of Maryland Baltimore County men's basketball team beat the No. 1 seed in the NCAA tournament — by a lot. NPR's Michel Martin talks with UMBC President Freeman Hrabowski about the win.

Saturday Sports: NCAA Shocking Upset

Sat, 17 Mar 2018 08:13:00 -0400

Scott Simon talks with ESPN's Howard Bryant about the latest in college basketball.

UMBC's Retrievers Put Virginia In A Hole, Then Buried Every Single Bracket

Fri, 16 Mar 2018 23:57:00 -0400

Since the NCAA tournament expanded in 1985, no 16 seed had ever beaten a top-seeded team. Until UMBC beat the stuffing out of Virginia, the best team in the country, Friday night.

After Dramatic Downfall, Tiger Woods Might Finally Be Making A Comeback

Fri, 16 Mar 2018 16:14:00 -0400

The last time Tiger Woods won a golf tournament was 2013. Once the world's top player, he's struggled with a myriad of health issues and off-the-course distractions. But he's back and close to winning again.

God Intervenes In Basketball Game ... Maybe

Fri, 16 Mar 2018 05:23:27 -0400

In March Madness, Loyola Chicago beat Miami with a last-second three-pointer. Team chaplain Sister Jean is a 98-year-old nun who said she prayed for good calls from the referees.

Get A Vasectomy To Get Off Work To Watch Basketball

Fri, 16 Mar 2018 05:13:01 -0400

It's March Madness, but college basketball games are inconveniently scheduled during work. Many urologists say they see a spike in vasectomy procedures in March.

When A High School Football Player Meets A Brain Injury Researcher

Thu, 15 Mar 2018 05:02:00 -0400

High School athletes often raise money door-to-door for their teams. In Newton, Mass., a football player rang the doorbell of a leading brain injury researcher. Instead of money, he got a talk.

Minor League Baseball Kicks Up Dust With Changes To Extra Innings, Pitch Clocks

Wed, 14 Mar 2018 21:48:28 -0400

Beginning in the 10th inning, teams will open with a runner already on second. That's one of the rules being tested in hopes of speeding up the pace. Major league extra innings aren't affected. Yet.