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Saturday Sports: Green Bay Packers, Houston Rockets

Sat, 16 Dec 2017 07:48:13 -0500

The NFL continues to produce drama on and off the field while the Ball family does the same for the NBA.



A Kind Of Chaos: The Science And Sport Of Bobsledding

Thu, 14 Dec 2017 05:01:00 -0500

U.S. Olympic bobsledders explain their craft as they prepare for Pyeongchang in 2018. Success depends on immense precision. One false step or a miscalculated lean can spell disaster.



Remembering Bruce Brown, Whose Search For The Perfect Break Redefined Surfing

Wed, 13 Dec 2017 15:34:00 -0500

Brown, who died Sunday at the age of 80, revolutionized how the world viewed the sport with The Endless Summer. But first, he had to struggle to get his beloved movie seen.



2-Year-Old Twins Are Big Philadelphia Eagles Fans

Wed, 13 Dec 2017 06:05:00 -0500

Like most sports teams, the Eagles have a fight song. Listening to a baby monitor, parents of the twins were surprised to hear them singing the song from their cribs.



Japan's Babe Ruth Is The Latest Japanese Player To Sign With MLB Team

Wed, 13 Dec 2017 05:04:00 -0500

NPR's Mary Louise Kelly talks to Gemma Kaneko, a writer and editor with MLB.com's Cut Four, about the history of Japanese baseball players in Major League Baseball.



Writer Will Leitch Defends His Position That The NFL Is Ending

Tue, 12 Dec 2017 16:33:00 -0500

NPR's Kelly McEvers speaks with writer Will Leitch about his piece in New York Magazine: "Is this the End of the NFL?" In his piece, Leitch notes that football used to bring people together across political lines, but that's not the case anymore.



Russian Olympic Head Says 200 Of Russia's Athletes Might Compete Under Neutral Flag

Tue, 12 Dec 2017 09:54:00 -0500

The decision comes one week after the International Olympic Committee suspended Russia's national team over a system of doping.



Barbershop: Russia Olympic Ban, NFL Hitting And More

Sat, 09 Dec 2017 18:03:46 -0500

On this week's Barbershop, NPR's Michel Martin talks sports and culture with journalism professor and sports commentator Kevin Blackistone, CNN's AJ Willingham, and documentarian Bryan Fogel.



Saturday Sports: Larry Nassar, Winter Olympics

Sat, 09 Dec 2017 07:56:26 -0500

Howard Bryant of ESPN and ESPN The Magazine joins NPR's Scott Simon to talk about the former doctor with the USA Gymnastics program sentenced for child pornography and Russia's Olympics ban.



Hope Solo Announces She Is Running For U.S. Soccer Presidency

Fri, 08 Dec 2017 16:18:00 -0500

One of the goalkeeper's aims is to change America's "pay to play" youth soccer system. She joins a crowded field of contenders for the top post after Sunil Gulati announced he wouldn't run again.



Former USA Gymnastics Doctor Sentenced To 60 Years In Child Pornography Case

Thu, 07 Dec 2017 12:44:00 -0500

Authorities say Larry Nassar had some 37,000 pornographic images. In separate trials, he has already pleaded guilty to molesting several gymnasts. More than 100 women and girls are suing him.



Olympic Committee Says Nope To Dope

Thu, 07 Dec 2017 10:18:30 -0500

Rings tossed.



Russia Won't Boycott Olympics Over Ban For Doping, Putin Says

Wed, 06 Dec 2017 14:17:00 -0500

"Without any doubt, we will not declare any blockade, we will not prevent our Olympians from taking part," Russian President Vladimir Putin said one day after the IOC's decision.



He Brought Refugees Together With A Soccer Ball

Wed, 06 Dec 2017 12:39:00 -0500

When Robert Hakiza was a boy, he used to play soccer with kids regardless of their ethnicity. Could the sport help cut through ethnic tensions at a refugee camp in Uganda?



The Fallout From Benching Eli Manning

Wed, 06 Dec 2017 05:06:00 -0500

Mike Pesca opines on the benching of Eli Manning and the subsequent firing of Giants Coach Ben McAdoo.