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After Abuse Scandal, USA Gymnastics Says It Will Take Steps To Protect Athletes

Wed, 28 Jun 2017 17:59:00 -0400

The organization's board unanimously adopted 70 recommendations of an independent report. But some say the governing body's pledge to do better isn't enough.



Olympic Federations Fight For Ownership Of Stand-Up Paddle Boarding

Wed, 28 Jun 2017 17:15:00 -0400

Two Olympic federations for surfing and canoeing are arguing over which of them gets to claim stand-up paddle boarding — the next Olympic candidate. The Court of Arbitration for Sport will decide who can adopt the popular water sport.



Hillsborough Soccer Stadium Disaster: After 28 Years, 6 Former Officials Face Charges

Wed, 28 Jun 2017 10:20:00 -0400

Nearly 100 fans were crushed to death and more than 750 others were injured in the worst sports disaster in Britain's history. The ex-officials face charges ranging from manslaughter to obstruction.



John McEnroe's Comments About Serena Williams Light Up Twitter

Wed, 28 Jun 2017 05:04:23 -0400

In an interview with NPR on Sunday, retired tennis player John McEnroe said Serena Williams was the best female tennis player in the world, but compared to top male players "she'd be like 700."



Former Tennis Player James Blake On Athletes And Activism

Wed, 28 Jun 2017 05:04:00 -0400

Retired tennis player James Blake has written a book about athletes who take on social causes after he was tackled by a police officer. He talks with Rachel Martin about his book Ways of Grace.



Supreme Court To Consider New Jersey's Bid To Legalize Sports Betting

Tue, 27 Jun 2017 16:41:00 -0400

New Jersey's bid to offer legalized sports betting is going to the Supreme Court. The state wants to allow legal sports betting in its casinos and racetracks, but major league sports are united in their opposition.



Dear John McEnroe: Putting Serena Williams On The Men's Circuit Is A Losing Game

Tue, 27 Jun 2017 14:02:00 -0400

John McEnroe reignited the battle of the sexes when he rushed the net to declare Williams is "an incredible player" and would be "like 700 in the world" if she played on the men's circuit.



St. Louis Cardinals Fan Uses Her Purse To Catch Foul Ball

Mon, 26 Jun 2017 06:50:45 -0400

The ball has so much force that when it landed in her purse, she fell backwards. After she caught the ball, her husband caught her.



'But Seriously,' Tennis Great John McEnroe Says He's Seeking 'Inner Peace'

Sun, 25 Jun 2017 06:16:00 -0400

Known for his on-court outbursts, McEnroe famously yelled, "You cannot be serious!" at one official. Now, decades later, he says it's a "miracle" if he goes a full day without hearing that line.



Saturday Sports: The NBA Draft

Sat, 24 Jun 2017 08:01:02 -0400

The NBA draft took center stage this week in the world of sports, and many are wondering what the new picks will mean for championship-winning teams.



NFL's Jermichael Finley On Head Trauma: 'It Felt Like 100 Bees Stinging Me'

Fri, 23 Jun 2017 16:32:00 -0400

NPR's Kelly McEvers speaks with former NFL tight end Jermichael Finley about his experience living with the effects of head trauma sustained on the field.



China's Government Tightens Its Grip On Golf, Shuts Down Courses

Fri, 23 Jun 2017 05:00:00 -0400

China has had a complicated history with golf. At one time, the country seemed golf crazy, but it became synonymous with corrupt officials. Once again it is in the crosshairs of China's government.



NBA Draft Day – The Impossible Dream To Beat The Golden State Warriors?

Thu, 22 Jun 2017 17:01:00 -0400

The Golden State Warriors are the new Michael Jordan, and 29 other NBA teams will do what they can – draft, trade, buy, sell – to pull closer to the champions.



Fans Of Pakistan's Cricket Team Arrested For Sedition In India

Wed, 21 Jun 2017 16:08:00 -0400

Last weekend's victory over India marked a seminal moment for the Pakistani national team. For some of the team's fans in India, however, celebrating the win spelled deep legal trouble.



Intel Signs On As An Olympic Sponsor, Promising Virtual Reality And 360-Degree Video

Wed, 21 Jun 2017 13:07:00 -0400

Intel's CEO says it "will accelerate the adoption of technology for the future of sports on the world's largest athletic stage."