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May 21, 2015 Comment

Extra Point Was Extra Easy, So NFL Moves To Make It Harder

The National Football Leage and owners agreed to make the play a little more dramatic, moving it from the 2-yard line to the 15-yard line.

May 20, 2015 3 Comments

Man To Swim Across Pacific For A Cause

Ben Lecomte, 47, estimates his swim across the Pacific Ocean will take five months, 8 hours a day, from Tokyo to San Francisco.

May 19, 2015 4 Comments

Can Boston Lose Its 2024 Olympic Bid?

U.S. Olympic Committee selected Boston, but a member of the committee says “there’s no guarantee that Boston will be the city.”

May 14, 2015 11 Comments

A ‘Deflategate’ Appeal Could Flip The Script On NFL And Tom Brady

Some sportswriters are saying the star Patriots quarterback’s suspension will likely be reduced, or even vacated entirely.

May 13, 2015 Comment

Cavs Coach Takes Winding Road To NBA

Until this season, Cleveland Cavaliers coach David Blatt had never played and never coached in the NBA, even as an assistant.

May 12, 2015 2 Comments

Senior Stickball League Brings Retirees Back To Boyhood

At Village Park in Wellington, Florida, there’s a group of retirees who get together every week to relive their youth.

May 8, 2015 2 Comments

‘Deflategate’ Report Won’t Hurt Patriots Ticket Sales

But just because TV ratings and ticket sales will likely go up, it doesn’t mean the New England Patriots brand is on its way up, too.

May 7, 2015 Comment

NFL Investigation Finds Patriots Did Tamper With Ball Inflation

After months of speculation and a Super Bowl win, what does this mean for the team’s quarterback Tom Brady and the team’s record?

May 1, 2015 Comment

From Dominance To Obscurity: Black Jockeys At The Kentucky Derby

Many people think it’s unlikely that black jockeys will ever return to prominence in the sport they pioneered.

April 30, 2015 6 Comments

Mayweather Vs. Pacquiao: A Fight For The Ages

Boxing fans have been waiting for this for years. On Saturday, Floyd Mayweather Jr. and Manny Pacquiao finally meet in the ring.

April 29, 2015 2 Comments

After Riots, Baltimore Orioles To Play In Empty Stadium

The baseball game is closed to the public because of concerns of unrest. We speak with two sports radio hosts in Baltimore.

April 27, 2015 Comment

Storm Capsizes Boats During Regatta In Alabama

Authorities continue to search for four people still missing after a storm swept through a sailboat regatta in Alabama Saturday.

April 27, 2015 Comment

Refugee Or Recruit: Will Fewer Cuban Players Join The MLB As Politics Change?

Some people are growing concerned that fewer Cuban players will join the MLB as relations warm between the U.S. and Cuba.

April 24, 2015 2 Comments

Legendary Rock Climber Lynn Hill

She’s been pushing boundaries since she started climbing as a teen in the 1970s, a time when there were very few women in the sport.

April 23, 2015 Comment

Judge Approves NFL Concussion Settlement

A federal judge has approved a plan to resolve thousands of NFL concussion lawsuits that could cost the league $1 billion over 65 years.

April 22, 2015 11 Comments

American Woman Hopes To Summit Everest Without Oxygen Canisters

Melissa Arnot, 30, is climbing world’s highest mountain without assistance from a Sherpa or supplemental oxygen.

April 20, 2015 7 Comments

75-Year-Old Figure Skater Won’t Let Stroke Stop Her

Patricia McNamara started skating in her late 40s, and says it’s helped her recover from breast cancer and a stroke.

April 20, 2015 Comment

Runners Fight To The Finish In 119th Boston Marathon

It’s the first Boston Marathon victory for 30-year-old Caroline Rotich, and the second win for 25-year-old Lelisa Desisa.

April 17, 2015 Comment

2015 Boston Marathon Preview

The 119th Boston Marathon, the world’s oldest, will be run on Monday. Alex Ashlock previews the race.

April 17, 2015 3 Comments

22,000 Miles Later, Adventurer Prepares For 3,000-Mile Solo Row Across Atlantic

Sarah Outen, 29, began her self-propelled round-the-world voyage in 2011 in London. The final leg would make history.

Spotlight

Peter O’Dowd follows the route of Abraham Lincoln's funeral train 150 years ago, to look at modern-day race relations and Lincoln's legacy.

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

May 21 5 Comments

YouTube Sensation Publishes Her First Cookbook

Maangchi's career was born when her son suggested she start making videos of herself cooking Korean dishes.

May 21 17 Comments

UC’s Napolitano Speaks Out On High Cost Of Public Ed, Anti-Semitism On Campus

Janet Napolitano talks about a plan to freeze in-state tuition, and campus protests against Israel's occupation of the West Bank.

May 20 Comment

‘Finding The Good’ Through Obituary Writing

Journalist Heather Lende has been writing obituaries in the small town of Haines, Alaska, for 20 years.

May 20 3 Comments

Pandas’ Bamboo Diet May Endanger Them

New research examining the genetics of panda waste shows they would be better suited to eat meat than plants.