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'We Don't Even Expect You To Be Good': The Long-Suffering Cleveland Sports Fan

Sat, 22 Oct 2016 17:11:15 -0400

Comedian and Ohio native Mike Polk Jr. talks about the feelings of a Cleveland sports fan on the possibility of the city's second major sports championship following a 52-year title drought.

As Baseball Teams Close In On Championship, History Overshadows Cleveland And Chicago

Sat, 22 Oct 2016 08:10:00 -0400

Will the Chicago Cubs beat the Dodgers to advance to the World Series? Will the Cleveland Indians bring home the city's second championship this year? Scott Simon talks with ESPN's Howard Bryant.

101-Year-Old Chicago Cubs Fan Hopes Beloved Team Grants Her Birthday Wish

Fri, 21 Oct 2016 16:36:00 -0400

Centenarian Virginia Wood has a birthday wish — a World Series title for her Chicago team. But they'll have to defeat the Los Angeles Dodgers before they compete for the top prize.

Fans Of Indians Baseballer Ryan Merritt Pitch In To Buy Him Wedding Gifts

Fri, 21 Oct 2016 16:19:00 -0400

Ryan Merritt had only started one game for the Indians before the playoffs. After he helped the team to the World Series — fans showed their support by buying Merritt gifts from his wedding registry.

NFL's Conduct Policy In Spotlight Again Over Kicker's Admitted Spousal Abuse

Fri, 21 Oct 2016 07:18:00 -0400

After New York Giants kicker Josh Brown was arrested for assaulting his wife in 2015, the NFL investigated and suspended him — for one game. But newly released documents show a history of abuse.

'Rolling Stone' Deletes Web Article Critical Of NBA's Handling Of Rape Case

Fri, 21 Oct 2016 05:09:00 -0400

Rolling Stone magazine, which is currently facing an $8 million defamation lawsuit in Virginia, is now at the center of controversy for removing an online column critical of the NBA.

Jury Finds NBA Star Derrick Rose Not Liable In Civil Rape Trial

Wed, 19 Oct 2016 19:43:00 -0400

A federal jury in Los Angeles found New York Knicks guard Derrick Rose not liable in a civil suit that accused him and two friends of rape.

Cleveland Advances To World Series, Beating Toronto

Wed, 19 Oct 2016 19:01:00 -0400

The Indians shut out the Blue Jays 3-0 Wednesday in Game 5 of the American League Championship Series. Cleveland will face either the Chicago Cubs or the Los Angeles Dodgers.

Cubs Fans Keep The Faith After A Lifetime Of Losing, And It's Paying Off

Wed, 19 Oct 2016 04:30:00 -0400

If you're a Chicago Cubs fan, it's always had to be about more than winning — until this year, when the world's most famous lovable losers have a better chance than ever to change their reputation.

Olympic Organizers In Tokyo Consider Costs Ahead Of 2020 Games

Tue, 18 Oct 2016 16:31:00 -0400

It can cost billions to put on the Olympic games. Those high costs can be a burden to host cities and will be among the topics discussed Tuesday when International Olympic Committee President Thomas Bach meets with organizers in Tokyo, home of the 2020 games.

LPGA's Se Ri Pak Retires But Her Impact On Golf Has Never Been Stronger

Tue, 18 Oct 2016 05:00:00 -0400

Golfer Se Ri Pak's rise in the late 1990s inspired young women like Tiffany Joh, one of many Korean LPGA golfers who trace their interest in the sport to seeing Pak play on TV.

Tennis Star Nick Kyrgios Suspended For Tantrum At Shanghai Masters

Mon, 17 Oct 2016 14:11:00 -0400

Kyrgios often appeared uninterested during a recent match, lobbing soft serves over the net and wandering away before his opponent could return them. The 21 year old was suspended for three months.

NASCAR Driver Tony Stewart Revved Up To Treat Fans To His Final Drive

Sun, 16 Oct 2016 07:26:05 -0400

The man some NASCAR racing fans call the last of the 'old school' drivers is retiring soon. Tony Stewart is known for his aggressive and controversial style.

Latest In Sports: Cubs In MLB Playoffs, Colin Kaepernick To Start For 49ers

Sat, 15 Oct 2016 07:49:35 -0400

NPR's Scott Simon and Tom Goldman discuss the latest in baseball playoffs.

Ex-Public Radio Announcer Talks About His Shot At Being A Pro Basketball Player

Sat, 15 Oct 2016 07:49:35 -0400

Public radio announcer-turned-pro basketball player Kareem Maddox now has two games under his belt. NPR's Scott Simon checks in with him on his new life on the court in Poland.