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Fri, 30 Sep 2016 16:43:00 -0400Chicago Cubs fans are both wary and excited as their team heads into baseball playoffs next week with the best record in the major leagues. The Cubs haven't been to the World Series since 1945 and haven't won since 1908.
Fri, 30 Sep 2016 16:43:00 -0400Fan participation is not usually a good thing at pro sports events. In fact, severe heckling can get you kicked out of a place like the Ryder Cup. But one golf fan got to live the heckler's dream.
Thu, 29 Sep 2016 16:33:00 -0400President Obama hosted this year's U.S. Olympics team at the White House Thursday afternoon. He also saluted some former Olympians who didn't get the recognition they deserved after their own games.
Thu, 29 Sep 2016 16:08:00 -0400The court decided to review a lower court decision that found the government could not deny trademarks because of an offensive name.
Thu, 29 Sep 2016 04:32:00 -0400Lloyd's journey to success was long and hard-fought. In her new memoir, she describes how she nearly quit playing soccer and reveals painful details about her strained relationship with her parents.
Wed, 28 Sep 2016 16:00:22 -0400On Sunday, a legendary voice in baseball will be retiring. And when he does, Vin Scully, who has done the play-by-play for Dodgers games for 67 years, will leave behind several generations of fans.
Wed, 28 Sep 2016 05:00:00 -0400What do NFL Commissioner Roger Goodell, deflated footballs, QB Tom Brady and a hit Broadway musical have in common? Commentator Pablo Torre, a senior writer with ESPN The Magazine, has the answer.
Mon, 26 Sep 2016 16:46:00 -0400NPR's Robert Siegel talks with Michael Bamberger, a senior writer at Sports Illustrated, about the legacy of Arnold Palmer. He died Sunday at age 87.
Mon, 26 Sep 2016 15:40:00 -0400As we mourn the golf great, we acknowledge another contribution he made to our culture: the tasty and refreshing iced tea and lemonade beverage that carries his name.
Mon, 26 Sep 2016 14:22:00 -0400José Fernández defected from Cuba as a teenager, and there has been an outpouring from baseball fans in the Cuban community who felt proud of his success and devastation upon word of his death.
Mon, 26 Sep 2016 04:57:00 -0400José Fernández, 24, had an amazing fastball and was considered one of the best young pitchers in the league. His defining characteristic was that he played the game with extraordinary joy.
Sun, 25 Sep 2016 21:51:00 -0400In the 1960s, Palmer became golf's first TV star. His good looks and charm were as important to promoting the sport as his 62 PGA victories. His competition with Jack Nicklaus also excited the fans.
Sun, 25 Sep 2016 11:43:00 -0400The young ace was the National League's Rookie of the Year in 2013. When he died, he had the second most strikeouts of any pitcher in the National League.
Sat, 24 Sep 2016 10:07:00 -0400Correspondents, editors and producers from NPR's newsroom share the pieces that have kept them reading, using the #NPRreads hashtag.
Sat, 24 Sep 2016 08:47:00 -0400Football season has begun and there's plenty to talk about. Howard Bryant of ESPN.com talks to NPR's Scott Simon about the week in sports.