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Saturday Sports: Serena Williams Is Pregnant

Sat, 22 Apr 2017 08:14:30 -0400

NPR's Mary Louise Kelly speaks with Howard Bryant of and ESPN the Magazine about tennis and Serena Williams' pregnancy.

Soccer Team Bus Bombing Was Part Of Stock Option Plot, German Prosecutors Say

Fri, 21 Apr 2017 08:01:00 -0400

Earlier this month, three explosions went off near a bus carrying the Borussia Dortmund soccer team. A man has been arrested; authorities say he was trying to drive down the price of the team's stock.

This Week In Race: Guess Who's Not Coming To The White House

Fri, 21 Apr 2017 04:01:00 -0400

Karma, man.

Serena Williams Is Pregnant, Due In The Fall

Wed, 19 Apr 2017 20:24:00 -0400

The No. 1 ranked female tennis player in the world will take a break from the sport even as she is at the top of her game.

Trump Hosts Super Bowl Champion New England Patriots At The White House

Wed, 19 Apr 2017 16:30:00 -0400

President Trump hosts Super Bowl champs, the New England Patriots, at the White House. He has long had ties to the team, but the visit, although a tradition, is not without controversy.

Former NFL Star Aaron Hernandez Hangs Himself In Prison

Wed, 19 Apr 2017 16:30:00 -0400

Former NFL star Aaron Hernandez hung himself in his cell while serving a life sentence for murder.

Adidas Apologizes For Congratulating 2017 Boston Marathon 'Survivors'

Wed, 19 Apr 2017 11:30:00 -0400

Internet users were quick to point out the tone-deaf phrasing in a marketing email to customers in light of the 2013 attack that killed three people and injured more than 260 others.

Ex-Patriots Star Aaron Hernandez Commits Suicide In Prison

Wed, 19 Apr 2017 07:45:00 -0400

The former New England tight end was found hanged in his cell by corrections officers Wednesday. He was serving a life sentence for a 2013 murder. He was recently acquitted of separate murder charges.

Ex-NFL Player Aaron Hernandez Found Hanged In Prison Cell

Wed, 19 Apr 2017 07:14:00 -0400

The former New England Patriots tight end was serving a life sentence in prison for killing the boyfriend of his fiancee's sister. He was found by corrections officers early Wednesday.

Mike Pesca Makes The Case For James Harden As MVP

Wed, 19 Apr 2017 05:07:00 -0400

Mike Pesca, host of The Gist podcast, says James Harden of the Houston Rockets should get basketball's MVP trophy this year.

Trump Will Toast NFL's Patriots At The White House — At Least Most Of Them

Wed, 19 Apr 2017 05:00:00 -0400

President Trump will host the Super Bowl champion New England Patriots at the on Wednesday. The president has strong ties to the team. But some players are boycotting, saying they don't feel welcome.

First Woman To Wear A Boston Bib Races Again, 50 Years Later

Mon, 17 Apr 2017 16:35:00 -0400

After Kathrine Switzer entered the marathon in 1967 — without telling organizers she was a woman — the race director tried to rip her numbers off. She finished anyway. She ran the race again in 2017.

2 First-Time Boston Marathoners Emerge Victorious

Mon, 17 Apr 2017 13:31:00 -0400

Edna Kiplagat won the women's race in 2:21:52. Geoffrey Kirui took the men's race in 2:09:37 — his first-ever marathon victory. For both Kenyan athletes, it was their first time competing at Boston.

First Woman To Officially Enter Boston Marathon Will Run It Again 50 Years Later

Sun, 16 Apr 2017 08:12:00 -0400

In 1967, Kathrine Switzer ran the Boston Marathon, even though it was a men's-only event. She tells NPR's Lulu Garcia-Navarro about that race, and training to run it again in 2017, at age 70.

Saturday Sports: NBA Playoffs Begin

Sat, 15 Apr 2017 08:04:43 -0400

NBA playoffs are underway with Cleveland and Golden State as the mainstream favorites to win; and in the world of hockey, the Washington Capitals look poised to win their first championship.