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Cristiano Ronaldo's New Bronze Bust Is Turning Heads

Wed, 29 Mar 2017 18:08:00 -0400

At the dedication of an airport named for the soccer legend, officials unveiled another honor: a bust of his head. The Internet was quick to note that the bust, well, kind of missed its mark.

The Olympics' TV Time-Delay Is Going Away, NBC Says

Wed, 29 Mar 2017 11:55:00 -0400

For next year's Winter Olympics, NBC will broadcast live programming across the U.S., ending the network's decades-old strategy of delaying coverage across American time zones.

Who To Watch In 2017 As Baseball Returns

Wed, 29 Mar 2017 05:07:00 -0400

Baseball season officially starts this Sunday. David Greene talks with ESPN baseball analyst Jessica Mendoza about what to expect this season.

A New Kind Of March Madness Hits Schools

Wed, 29 Mar 2017 04:23:00 -0400

It's March Mammal Madness, a bracket with real animals facing off in fictional battles. Hundreds of science classes are playing in schools around the country.

Wage Deal Averts Threatened Boycott By U.S. Women's Hockey Team

Wed, 29 Mar 2017 00:02:00 -0400

Players demanded better pay — and not just leading up to each Olympic Games, as had been the case. During negotiations, they warned they would sit out the upcoming, U.S.-hosted world championships.

For The First Time, South Carolina Men's Basketball Reaches Final Four

Tue, 28 Mar 2017 16:32:26 -0400

Football is usually king on the campus of South Carolina. But, for this week, basketball rules as the men's team has reached it's first Final Four. NPR's Kelly McEvers talks to Gene Sapakoff, who covers the team for The Post and Courier.

Footy McFooty Face Is Stomping Competition In Vote For MLS Team Name

Tue, 28 Mar 2017 14:30:00 -0400

With the final round of voting set to close Friday, Footy McFooty Face has more than twice the votes of any other potential name.

Nashville Newscaster Finds Workaround For Lack Of NCAA Footage

Tue, 28 Mar 2017 05:22:48 -0400

Eric Alvarez from FOX 17 used a little rubber duck on his desk to represent the Oregon Ducks. And Lego figures.

Raiders Set To Split For Las Vegas, Leaving Oakland ... In A Year Or Two

Mon, 27 Mar 2017 16:48:00 -0400

By overwhelming majority, NFL owners voted Monday to approve the Raiders' bid to make a new home in Sin City. But it won't be a quick farewell. They're still playing in Oakland at least through 2017.

NFL Owners Approve Oakland Raiders' Move To Las Vegas

Mon, 27 Mar 2017 16:28:00 -0400

The Oakland Raiders will no longer be the Oakland Raiders. The team will be moving to Las Vegas, and fans are feeling jilted, again.

The Final Four: UNC-Chapel Hill And Oregon, South Carolina And Gonzaga

Mon, 27 Mar 2017 01:31:00 -0400

For this year's NCAA semifinals two teams are first-timers, one hasn't been to the Final Four since 1939 and the Tarheels are back for their 20th shot at the championship.

How Much Are Colin Kaepernick's Political Views Impacting His Unsigned Status?

Sun, 26 Mar 2017 18:26:20 -0400

NPR's Michel Martin speaks with NFL commentator Bucky Brooks about former 49ers quarterback Colin Kaepernick's apparent difficulties finding a new team.

Out Of Bounds: New Research On Race And Paying College Athletes

Sun, 26 Mar 2017 08:14:44 -0400

A new study shows race is a factor in the debate over whether to pay college athletes. NPR's Lulu Garcia-Navarro talks to UMass Amherst political scientist Tatishe Nteta, who co-authored the study.

How Latino Players Are Helping Major League Baseball Learn Spanish

Sun, 26 Mar 2017 04:01:00 -0400

Latino players have long felt lost in translation in the minor and major leagues. How MLB is taking on this linguistic and cultural challenge.

NPR News Nuggets: Butter Aficionados, Iguana Interference & 12 Flight Tips

Sat, 25 Mar 2017 10:04:00 -0400

Here's a quick roundup of some of the mini-moments you may have missed on this week's Morning Edition.