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Jim Bunning, Hall Of Fame Pitcher And Former U.S. Senator, Dies At 85

Sat, 27 May 2017 16:53:00 -0400

Bunning was one of few ballplayers to pitch no-hitters in both leagues; in 1964, he pitched a perfect game. As a politician, the Kentuckian was known as cantankerous and staunchly conservative.

Saturday Sports: Cleveland Cavaliers And Golden State Warriors Face Off

Sat, 27 May 2017 07:59:26 -0400

It's the Cleveland Cavaliers and the Golden State Warriors once again at the NBA Finals. And what to look for in the final hours of the French Open.

Fan Calls For Safer Grandstands At Baseball Games

Sat, 27 May 2017 07:59:26 -0400

This week a boy was hit in the heat by a broken bat in Yankee Stadium, prompting calls for more extensive safety netting. One advocate is Andy Zlotnick, who was hit by a foul ball there years ago.

Nashville Predators Look To Make History In Stanley Cup Finals

Fri, 26 May 2017 16:32:23 -0400

NPR's Ari Shapiro talks with Justin Bradford, a reporter with Penalty Box Radio, about the Nashville Predators making it to the Stanley Cup finals.

Cavs Beat Celtics As LeBron James Tops NBA's All-Time Playoff Scoring List

Fri, 26 May 2017 07:08:00 -0400

James scored 35 points to replace Michael Jordan as the NBA's all-time playoff scoring leader. The points helped the Cleveland Cavaliers beat the Boston Celtics for a return trip to the NBA finals.

LeBron James Breaks Michael Jordan's Playoff Scoring Record

Fri, 26 May 2017 05:05:00 -0400

James of the Cleveland Cavaliers passed Michael Jordan as the NBA's all-time playoff scoring leader. The points helped the Cavaliers beat the Boston Celtics for a return trip to the NBA Finals.

Immigrant Families Find Soccer Shockingly Expensive To Play In The U.S.

Fri, 26 May 2017 05:05:00 -0400

Across much of the globe, soccer is played by the rich and the poor. A Latino soccer club in New Hampshire is helping immigrant children in the U.S. play what has become an expensive sport.

LeBron James' Return To Cleveland Illustrates Remarkable Economic Experiment

Thu, 25 May 2017 16:32:00 -0400

Professional sports generate a tremendous amount of money, but it's tricky to know exactly what part of sports generates that money. LeBron James unintentionally ran a nearly perfect economic experiment by unexpectedly leaving Cleveland and then, three years later, returning with almost no warning. A pair of economists have now used James' prodigal son data to look at the financial impact a single superstar can have on a local economy.

NBA Says 2019 All-Star Game Will Be In N.C. After Partial 'Bathroom Bill' Repeal

Wed, 24 May 2017 17:38:00 -0400

"We believe the recent legislation eliminates the most egregious aspects of the prior law," NBA Commissioner Adam Silver said. Some advocates for transgender rights have criticized the decision.

NFL Loosens Rules On End-Zone Celebrations After Touchdowns

Wed, 24 May 2017 16:30:00 -0400

The NFL announced on Tuesday it is relaxing its rules on celebrations in the end zone after big plays. Previously, the league limited how players could celebrate after touchdowns and for how long.

Total Failure: How George Foreman's Losses Showed Him The Light

Wed, 24 May 2017 13:15:00 -0400

In the second part of our series, we talk to the boxer about his 1974 loss to Muhammad Ali and how it changed him forever.

The 'No Fun League' Relaxes End Zone Celebration Rules

Wed, 24 May 2017 05:16:00 -0400

The NFL commissioner says the changes are intended to deliver "a more exciting game experience." The league will still penalize celebrations deemed offensive or that mimic the use of weapons.

A Message To Inspire Women To Lead: Own Your Awesome

Wed, 24 May 2017 05:03:00 -0400

Longtime U.S. women's soccer team star Julie Foudy says the things she learned on the field aren't so much about winning as about how women can unleash their inner force and stand up for something.

Nicky Hayden, Champion Motorcyclist, Killed In Italy

Mon, 22 May 2017 16:52:00 -0400

Hayden was riding a bicycle on the Rimini coast when he was hit by a car, suffering traumatic head and chest injuries.

Kareem Abdul-Jabbar Writes About His Friendship With Coach Wooden

Sun, 21 May 2017 07:13:34 -0400

NPR's Lulu Garcia-Navarro talks to writer and sports legend Kareem Abdul-Jabbar about his book, Coach Wooden and Me, about his 50-year relationship with his UCLA basketball coach John Wooden.