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Amnesty International Names Kaepernick Its Ambassador Of Conscience

Sun, 22 Apr 2018 05:03:00 -0400

Ex-NFL quarterback Colin Kaepernick received Amnesty's top human rights award for his opposition to racial injustice. His "take a knee" campaign during the national anthem likely cost him his job.

Saturday Sports: NBA Playoffs And Major League Baseball

Sat, 21 Apr 2018 07:36:14 -0400

NPR's Scott Simon talks sports with ESPN's Howard Bryant. They'll cover the surprises of the NBA playoffs so far and the historically hot start by baseball's Boston Red Sox.

Lance Armstrong To Pay U.S. Government $5 Million To Settle Fraud Claims

Thu, 19 Apr 2018 18:42:00 -0400

Authorities said the disgraced cyclist had defrauded his sponsor, the U.S. Postal Service, out of millions. He faced $100 million in possible penalties — but this settlement averts his looming trial.

The Wednesday News Roundup

Wed, 18 Apr 2018 10:06:30 -0400

You read that right.

'GQ' Says James Harden Is The NBA's Most Exciting Player

Wed, 18 Apr 2018 04:57:00 -0400

It's NBA playoff season. David Greene talks to Devin Gordon, who profiled Houston Rockets point guard James Harden for GQ magazine.

Shark Attacks Force Cancellation Of Australian Surfing Competition

Wed, 18 Apr 2018 02:54:41 -0400

The World Surf League announced it was shutting down the Margaret River Pro in West Australia after two recreational surfers were attacked. The event was to have run through this weekend.

Runner Tells Herself 'Just Show Up For One More Mile' — And Wins The Boston Marathon

Tue, 17 Apr 2018 17:37:00 -0400

Desiree Linden fought through wind and rain on Monday to become the first American woman to win the Boston Marathon since 1985. Her victory came after she nearly bailed out during the race.

WATCH: How To Give A Tiny Superfan A Souvenir — A Drama In 3 Acts

Mon, 16 Apr 2018 18:49:06 -0400

Brett Connolly just wanted to give a little girl a puck for a souvenir. The Capitals winger didn't know he was signing himself up for a roller coaster of emotions — which, happily, had a sweet ending.

Boston Marathon Runners Faced Brutal Weather Conditions

Mon, 16 Apr 2018 16:19:00 -0400

Runners, fans, and volunteers in Boston braved 35 mph winds, pouring rain, and a below-freezing wind chill during Monday morning's marathon.

Desiree Linden Wins Boston Marathon — The First U.S. Woman To Win Since 1985

Mon, 16 Apr 2018 15:08:00 -0400

"It's supposed to be hard," Linden told reporters after the race, slowed down by rain and near-gale headwinds. U.S. women claimed seven of the top eight spots in the race.

2 Chicago Cubs Fans Cut School To Go To Home Opener

Mon, 16 Apr 2018 07:08:00 -0400

Tempting fate, the two boys brought along a sign that read: Don't Tell Principal Versluis." Turned out, their principal was also ditching school to attend the game.

2 Young Fans Catch Home Run Balls At Rockies-Nationals Game

Mon, 16 Apr 2018 05:50:00 -0400

One boy was a Nats fan and he caught a ball hit by one of the Rockies and the other boy was a Rockies fan who caught a homer from the Nats. They found each other after the game and switched balls.

An NFL Cheerleader Brings Her Firing Over An Instagram Photo To The EEOC

Sun, 15 Apr 2018 08:20:47 -0400

Bailey Davis was a cheerleader for the New Orleans Saints, until she she was fired over a picture of herself wearing a body suit on her private Instagram account. Now, she's filing an EEOC complaint.

How The NBA's Communication Problem Could Affect Playoffs

Fri, 13 Apr 2018 16:23:00 -0400

The NBA playoffs are upon us — and this year tensions are running high between the players and referees.

Baseball Player Shohei Ohtani Is The Talk Of Fans As MLB Season Gets Started

Thu, 12 Apr 2018 16:44:00 -0400

The most talked about baseball player so far this season is Los Angeles Angel Shohei Ohtani. He's electrified people with his pitching and hitting. It's an unusual talent to be good at both. But how rare is it?