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November 23, 2015 Comment

Top College Runners Gather For NCAA Cross Country Championship

Alex Ashlock went to Louisville to watch the championships for the first time since 1982. He brought back this report.

November 18, 2015 16 Comments

High School Football Deaths Raise Concerns

At least 11 high school football players have died this year, either from head or neck injuries or heat-related illnesses.

November 17, 2015 Comment

German Officials Evacuate Soccer Stadium, Investigate Terror Threats

Police and security officials in Hannover evacuated a soccer stadium after receiving “concrete” information about a bomb threat.

November 12, 2015 6 Comments

Russia Under Fire Over Sports Doping Report

The governing body of international track and field is expected to rule tomorrow on whether to suspend Russia from competition.

November 10, 2015 Comment

Taking Support For Veterans To New Heights

Jimmy Petrolia will try to set two world records and raise money for the Special Operations Warrior Foundation.

November 2, 2015 Comment

Kansas City Royals Win The World Series

After 30 years, the Kansas City Royals won the World Series yesterday, in a 7-2 defeat over the New York Mets.

October 30, 2015 Comment

The Quest For A Two-Hour Marathon Time

The current world record is 2 hours, 2 minutes and 57 seconds, but a new book argues a faster marathon could happen in the future.

October 29, 2015 Comment

International Olympic Committee To Allow Refugees To Compete

Athletes who have fled their home countries will be allowed to qualify to compete in the Olympics – under the Olympic flag.

October 29, 2015 Comment

Royals Take 2-Game Lead In World Series

Kansas City is just two wins away from its first World Series title since 1985. The Royals beat the New York Mets 7-1 in Game 2.

October 27, 2015 3 Comments

Escaping A Cycle Of Crime, One Hoop At A Time

As a kid, Caron Butler didn’t dream of becoming a pro basketball player. In fact, he didn’t have many hopes for his future at all.

October 27, 2015 2 Comments

Faithful Fans Look Forward To The World Series

The New York Mets face the Kansas City Royals in the first game of the World Series tonight in Kansas City.

October 26, 2015 5 Comments

From Sugar Cane Plantation Kids To Swimming Champions

Julie Checkoway’s new book tells the true story of a group of students whose teacher challenged them to become Olympians.

October 22, 2015 3 Comments

Mets Advance To World Series After Sweeping The Cubs

Game 6 of the American League Championship Series is tomorrow, with the Blue Jays and Royals competing to win the other top spot.

October 21, 2015 Comment

Win Or Lose, A Butera Will Be In The World Series

Drew Butera is the Kansas City Royals back-up catcher. His father, Sal, is a Toronto Blue Jays coach.

October 15, 2015 Comment

Jaw-Dropping Postseason Baseball

It’s been quite a baseball postseason already, and we’re not even out of the division playoffs yet. Mike Pesca joins us.

October 8, 2015 3 Comments

Could This Be The Cubs’ Year?

The Chicago Cubs, who haven’t won a World Series since 1908, move on to play the St. Louis Cardinals in one of the Division Series.

October 7, 2015 2 Comments

New York Attorney General Launches Inquiry Into DraftKings, FanDuel

The fantasy sports companies are under scrutiny after a DraftKings employee won $350,000 on FanDuel’s site.

October 7, 2015 Comment

Pittsburgh Man Has An Unusual Strategy For Collecting Baseballs

Typically, fans catch balls inside the park. But on the banks of the Allegheny River, Pirates fan Pete Schell has caught hundreds of balls.

October 6, 2015 2 Comments

Two Fantasy Sports Companies Engulfed In Scandal

DraftKings and FanDuel are barring their employees from playing fantasy games, amidst allegations that a DraftKings employee placed bets using insider information.

October 5, 2015 Comment

DraftKings And FanDuel Battle To Dominate Fantasy Sports

The companies are spending hundreds of millions of dollars in marketing to try to dominate the fast-growing fantasy sports industry.


Experts share a range of perspectives on how to combat the Islamic State militant group, and the role the U.S. should play.

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Robin Young and Jeremy Hobson host Here & Now, a live two-hour production of NPR and WBUR Boston.

November 23 3 Comments

James Taylor Is ‘Gobsmacked’ By Medal Of Freedom Honor

The five-time Grammy winner looks back on his career, ahead of receiving the country's highest civilian honor.

November 23 23 Comments

How To Travel While Black During Jim Crow

A postal worker created a guide for black travelers that was published almost every year from 1936 to 1966.

November 20 7 Comments

The Obama Administration’s Strategy In The Fight Against ISIS

The president's special envoy to Global Coalition to Counter ISIL discusses the administration's strategy against the militant group.

November 20 24 Comments

The Language Of Counterterrorism: Is Obama Striking The Right Tone?

President Obama has been careful about how he frames terrorist attacks and the fight against extremism. Some say too careful.