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Slam Dunk: Michael Jordan Wins Trademark Dispute In China

Thu, 08 Dec 2016 17:08:00 -0500

China's top court has handed basketball legend Michael Jordan a victory in a long-running trademark dispute over the use of his name by a Chinese company.



A Surfer And His Paddleboard Embark On A Lonely Trans-Atlantic Voyage

Thu, 08 Dec 2016 13:08:00 -0500

South African Chris Bertish has set out from the coast of Africa with the intent to become the first person to cross the Atlantic alone on a stand-up paddleboard — though he's not the first to try.



Diver's Ambassador Life Showed Bigotry Is Never Far From The Surface

Wed, 07 Dec 2016 18:42:00 -0500

Years after Pearl Harbor and decades before a proposed "Muslim registry," Sammy Lee tried to "prove that in America, I could do anything." America hasn't always been convinced.



After Years Of Mediocrity, The Dallas Cowboys Have The NFL's Best Record

Wed, 07 Dec 2016 05:28:24 -0500

The Cowboys have won only two playoff games in the past 20 years, but all of a sudden, they are once again a force again in the NFL, says commentator Frank Deford.



Cleveland Weatherman Refuses To Shave Until Browns Win

Tue, 06 Dec 2016 16:39:22 -0500

Cleveland weatherman Scott Sabol isn't going to shave until the Cleveland Browns win a game. The team is currently 0-12.



Louisiana Police Arrest Man In Shooting Death Of Former NFL Player Joe McKnight

Tue, 06 Dec 2016 16:39:00 -0500

Authorities in suburban New Orleans arrested a man in the shooting death of former NFL player Joe McKnight. The local sheriff blamed road rage and a verbal argument that turned violent.



Sammy Lee Climbed Above Racism, Dove Into Olympic History

Mon, 05 Dec 2016 19:38:00 -0500

Sammy Lee, a Korean War veteran and the first American platform diver to win gold in consecutive Olympics, dies of pneumonia at the age of 96.



NFL Targets Kids In Outreach Campaign

Sun, 04 Dec 2016 17:15:39 -0500

Sports writer George Dohrmann discusses the NFL's efforts to replenish its viewership and player pipeline with a campaign targeting children, which he compares to the efforts of the tobacco industry.



With A Triple-Double Rivaling Robertson, Russell Westbrook Drives Oklahoma Thunder's Wins

Sun, 04 Dec 2016 08:41:29 -0500

With the NBA season well under way, Mike Pesca of the Gist podcast for Slate tells NPR's Ailsa Chang what makes Russell Westbrook of the Oklahoma Thunder so outstanding.



The Latest In Sports

Sat, 03 Dec 2016 08:39:35 -0500

NPR's Scott Simon talks with Howard Bryant of ESPN.com and ESPN the magazine about the return of two of America's great football teams and baseball's new collective bargaining agreement.



Pedophilia Scandal Sends Shock Waves Through U.K. Soccer

Fri, 02 Dec 2016 18:28:00 -0500

After a former pro player went public with allegations he had been sexually abused as a child by a well-regarded coach, a wave of similar reports emerged. One player says he was paid for his silence.



This Week In Race: Dog Whistles, Dreamers And Dead Dictators

Fri, 02 Dec 2016 18:07:00 -0500

Pipeline and prisons and tantrums at Starbucks: these are a few of our favorite stories this week.



Prosecutors Agree To Drop Assault Charges Against Former Cleveland QB Johnny Manziel

Fri, 02 Dec 2016 17:14:00 -0500

Dallas County prosecutor agreed to drop assault charges against the former Browns quarterback, as long as meets conditions such as attending an anger management course and a substance abuse program.



Hundreds Report Sexual Abuse In United Kingdom Youth Soccer Programs

Fri, 02 Dec 2016 16:12:00 -0500

More than 350 have contacted police in Britain to say they were sexually abused while playing in youth soccer programs. The issue has come to the fore after a number of major players in U.K. soccer said they had been abused by coaches and others when they first came into the sport.



College Football Fans Soon Find Out Which Teams Made The Playoffs

Fri, 02 Dec 2016 05:20:00 -0500

This is the conference championship weekend. The top teams will find out if they made the final-four playoff. The college playoff system is now in its third year.