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Olympic Gymnast McKayla Maroney Says She Was Molested For Years By Team Doctor

Wed, 18 Oct 2017 17:44:00 -0400

The gold medalist says Dr. Larry Nassar claimed he was giving her "medically necessary treatment." She says the abuse began on a team trip when she was 13 years old.

Former San Francisco 49er Colin Kaepernick Files Grievance Against NFL

Wed, 18 Oct 2017 16:41:00 -0400

NPR's Mary Louise Kelly speaks with Michael McCann of the Sports and Entertainment Law Institute at the University of New Hampshire School of Law about the latest move by former San Francisco 49ers quarterback Colin Kaepernick. He has filed a grievance against the NFL claiming he is the victim of a group boycott by team owners punishing him professionally for his political views.

English Soccer Fan Just Couldn't Take It Anymore

Wed, 18 Oct 2017 06:16:00 -0400

The other night in England, a Coventry City soccer fan saw his team down. He ran out onto the pitch during a play, walked up to his team and berated them. Security removed him.

Age-Defying Athletes May Provide Clues For The Rest Of Us

Wed, 18 Oct 2017 05:00:00 -0400

From Tom Brady to Venus Williams to baseball's Ichiro Suzuki, elite athletes are playing past their supposed primes. Are there lessons they can teach average people about exercise and health?

NFL Owners And Players Discuss Anthem Protests, No Resolution Yet

Wed, 18 Oct 2017 05:00:00 -0400

NFL owners and players met at league headquarters on Tuesday but failed to resolve the contentious issue of national anthem protests. David Greene talks to Jesse Washington of ESPN's "The Undefeated."

NFL And Players Meet, But Punt On Anthem Controversy

Wed, 18 Oct 2017 01:21:00 -0400

There were hopes that an NFL meeting would bring some clarity in the league's policy that says players "should" stand during the traditional pregame performance of 'The Star-Spangled Banner."

NFL Players And Owners Have Not Resolved Controversy Over Anthem Protests

Tue, 17 Oct 2017 16:59:38 -0400

NFL owners and players did not resolve the controversy over anthem protests at an owners meeting in New York on Tuesday, but emerged largely positive about the session and pledged to meet again.

Ex-Green Beret And NFL Player On His Role In, Reaction To Anthem Protests

Tue, 17 Oct 2017 16:59:00 -0400

When Nate Boyer saw Colin Kaepernick sit during the national anthem, he got mad, and wrote a letter that led to a discussion. Now as more athletes are kneeling, he has a new letter to all Americans.

Seattle Seahawks Wide Receiver Is 'Quietly' Involved In Anthem Protest

Tue, 17 Oct 2017 07:46:00 -0400

NFL executives and players meet to discuss protests during the national anthem. Seattle Seahawks receiver Doug Baldwin is watching closely — he's become involved with issues underlying the protests.

News Brief: President Trump Says GOP Is Unified, NFL Protests

Tue, 17 Oct 2017 05:01:00 -0400

Trump says the Republican Party is more unified than ever. The NFL meets with players to discuss weeks of protests. And the Islamic State is on the verge of losing control of the Syrian city of Raqqa.

No Rock 'Em Sock 'Em Here: Behold A U.S. Vs. Japan Giant Robot Duel

Tue, 17 Oct 2017 04:53:00 -0400

Engineers Gui Cavalcanti and Matt Oehrlein have brought science fiction to life. Their giant robot Eagle Prime fights a giant Japanese robot in an epic battle airing on Twitch on Tuesday.

Rick Pitino Fired As Louisville Basketball Coach Amid Massive Bribery Probe

Mon, 16 Oct 2017 19:27:46 -0400

The Hall of Fame coach had been on unpaid administrative leave since last month, after the school was implicated in a federal bribery and fraud investigation.

Kaepernick Files Grievance Saying NFL, Owners Conspired To Shut Him Out

Mon, 16 Oct 2017 02:40:00 -0400

The former San Francisco 49ers quarterback says the league and team owners colluded to shut him out of a contract over his pregame protests during the national anthem.

Barbershop: U.S. Men's Soccer Loss, Boy Scouts And Eminem

Sat, 14 Oct 2017 19:12:03 -0400

The U.S. men's soccer team failed to qualify for the World Cup, the Boy Scouts are letting girls join their ranks and Eminem has a bone to pick with the president. CNN's AJ Willingham, The Guardian's Les Carpenter and columnist Gustavo Arellano discuss.

Saturday Sports: Baseball Playoffs, Men's U.S. Soccer Loss

Sat, 14 Oct 2017 07:57:00 -0400

NPR's Scott Simon talks to ESPN's Howard Bryant about the Major League Baseball playoffs, and the men's U.S. soccer team will not go to next year's World Cup in Russia after losing a crucial game.