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Rugby Player Phaidra Knight Retires After 18 Years

Sun, 13 Aug 2017 08:33:16 -0400

"A violent yet controlled sport that's kind of a form of art." That's how Phaidra Knight describes rugby. On her retirement, she tells NPR's Lulu Garcia-Navarro what drew her to the sport.



Not My Job: Football Hall Of Famer Jerry Rice Gets Quizzed On Hannah Montana

Sat, 12 Aug 2017 12:29:00 -0400

In the 1980s, wide receiver Jerry Rice and quarterback Joe Montana formed one of the greatest offensive tandems in football. So we'll ask Rice about the other great Montana — Hannah.



Weekly Sports Chat: Dallas Cowboy Suspended, Track And Field Goodbyes

Sat, 12 Aug 2017 07:55:00 -0400

NPR's Scott Simon talks about the week in sports — NFL suspensions, track and field farewells and a baseball player sold on the cheap — with NPR's Tom Goldman.



Inside Wrigley Field, The Scorekeepers Stay True To Baseball's Beginnings

Sat, 12 Aug 2017 07:36:00 -0400

The home of the Chicago Cubs is also home to a living relic: one of the few remaining vintage scoreboards operated by hand.



Baseball Hopes Players Weekend Will Bring New Spark To The Traditional Game

Thu, 10 Aug 2017 20:17:00 -0400

Players of the traditionally conservative sport will bust loose with "uniquely colored and designed" gear, including nicknames on their jerseys. The teams hope to sell a bunch of that merchandise too.



NCAA Will Require Athletes And Coaches To Complete Sexual Violence Education

Thu, 10 Aug 2017 16:36:00 -0400

In the wake of a series of sexual assault allegations, college athletes, coaches and athletics administrators at NCAA member schools must now complete annual training in preventing such attacks.



He Took A Knee On The Field In Protest; And He Still Has No Team

Thu, 10 Aug 2017 08:14:00 -0400

Last season, quarterback Colin Kaepernick said he was protesting treatment of African-Americans. His supporters now say NFL owners are freezing him out.



Cat Becomes Cardinals' Good Luck Charm

Thu, 10 Aug 2017 06:01:30 -0400

A cat wandered onto the baseball field during a game between the Kansas City Royals and St. Louis Cardinals. The next thing that happened was the Cardinals hit a grand slam. Cardinals fans were happy.



As NFL Preseason Gets Underway, Quarterback Colin Kaepernick Remains Unsigned

Wed, 09 Aug 2017 16:31:00 -0400

NFL quarterback Colin Kaepernick remains unsigned even as preseason is underway. Some believe the league is blackballing him for taking a knee before games to protest police violence.



Long Shot: Moonlighting Golf Blogger Quits His Day Job

Wed, 09 Aug 2017 05:02:00 -0400

The golf blog No Laying Up was Chris Solomon's side-hustle. Now he's going all-in with an irreverent approach that draws a huge audience, including top PGA tour players.



Is The NFL Colluding Against Kaepernick?

Tue, 08 Aug 2017 10:06:30 -0400

Two weeks into the NFL training camp, Colin Kaepernick still hasn't been signed to a team



Hang 20: Abbie Girl Takes Top Pooch In World Dog Surfing Championship

Mon, 07 Aug 2017 16:04:00 -0400

The dogs are scored by a group of three judges. "No. 1 is stay on the board and No. 2 is looking happy," one judge explained.



'Icarus' Filmmaker Talks Stumbling On International Doping Scandal

Sun, 06 Aug 2017 18:10:52 -0400

Amateur cyclist Bryan Fogel set out to make a film about doping in international sports. What he found was an international scandal over a state-run Russian doping program, with links to the Russian government.



Former NBA Star Ray Allen Visits Holocaust History In Auschwitz

Sat, 05 Aug 2017 18:42:00 -0400

Ray Allen was serious about two things in life: his three-pointers and the Holocaust. NPR's Stacey Vanek Smith speaks with Allen about his experience visiting Auschwitz and some of the unexpected backlash he received once he returned home.



Saturday Sports: Usain Bolt, Cubs Face Nationals

Sat, 05 Aug 2017 08:11:39 -0400

Scott Simon talks with Howard Bryant of ESPN.com and ESPN the Magazine about the weekend series between the Chicago Cubs and the Washington Nationals, and sprinter Usain Bolt's final race.