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August 29, 2014 Comment

World Championship Tug-Of-War Is ‘A Thing Of Beauty’

This weekend’s competition in Wisconsin is a bit more intense than it was in your grade school gym class.

August 28, 2014 Comment

College Football Season Preview

John Bacon, author of “Fourth And Long: The Fight For The Soul Of College Football,” discusses the latest news as the season kicks off.

August 28, 2014 2 Comments

U.S. Open: A Closer Look At 15-Year-Old ‘CiCi’ Bellis

Catherine Bellis is the youngest player to win a match at the tennis tournament since Anna Kournikova in 1996.

August 26, 2014 95 Comments

A Fan Says No To Football

Steve Almond writes, “our allegiance to football legitimizes and ever fosters within us a tolerance for violence, greed, racism, and even homophobia.”

August 25, 2014 Comment

U.S. Open Preview And Predictions

Some of the world’s greatest tennis plays will step onto the courts over the next few weeks, competing for the Grand Slam title.

August 25, 2014 Comment

Emigration Takes A Toll On Irish Island

On Achill Island, the local Gaelic football club has lost 20 players to emigration in the last few years, reports John Murphy.

August 21, 2014 Comment

Baseball Pennant Races Heat Up

The Washington Nationals are riding a nine-game winning streak after last night’s 3-2 win over the Arizona Diamondbacks.

August 20, 2014 Comment

Philly Has Taney Dragons Fever

The team is out to win the Little League Championship and in the process, they’ve captured the heart of their home city of Philadelphia.

August 18, 2014 Comment

A Summer Post Card From The Falmouth Road Race

The Falmouth Road Race launched the careers of some of the greatest Americans to ever lace up their running shoes.

August 15, 2014 Comment

Sports In The Age Of HIV And Aids

While drug cocktails are helping to keep more athletes alive, strict safety precautions are in force on the courts and fields.

August 14, 2014 Comment

Eventful Summer For Women In Male Sports

From the NBA’s first woman assistant coach, to a star Little League pitcher, a look at the role of women in male sports this summer.

August 11, 2014 Comment

Auto Racing World Reacts To Weekend Crash Death

Kevin Ward was struck and killed by NASCAR champion Tony Stewart during a race in Upstate New York, after Ward exited his vehicle.

August 7, 2014 11 Comments

Granddaughter Of Redskins Founder Says Team Name Should Go

While the NFL team shows no sign of caving to pressure to change the team name, Jordan Wright has made up her mind on the issue.

August 7, 2014 Comment

NCAA Board Hands 5 Biggest Conferences More Power

Critics worry that the impact will create an even greater split between wealthy leagues and everyone else.

July 31, 2014 4 Comments

Was The NFL Too Lenient On Ray Rice?

After the star player was charged with assaulting his girlfriend, the NFL suspended him for two games. Critics say that’s too lenient.

July 24, 2014 5 Comments

Former NFL Coach’s Comment On Michael Sam Stirs Controversy

Tony Dungy said he would not have drafted Sam, not because he’s gay, but because he “wouldn’t want to deal with all of it.”

July 23, 2014 Comment

Commonwealth Games Begin

Only A Game‘s Doug Tribou is in Scotland for start of the Commonwealth Games, an event that takes place every four years.

July 23, 2014 2 Comments

New California Football Law Aims To Tackle Brain Injuries Head-On

Amid concerns about concussions and brain injuries, the law will limit full-contact drills for teams in both public and private schools.

July 21, 2014 Comment

Boxing Attracts More Than Would-Be Fighters

At the Ring Boxing Club, boxers range in age, are both men and women, and include an award-winning author.

July 17, 2014 Comment

Derek Jeter’s All-Star Sendoff

Was the farewell to the New York Yankees captain a little over the top? Our sports analyst Mike Pesca says it was.

Robin and Jeremy

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

August 29 Comment

World Championship Tug-Of-War Is ‘A Thing Of Beauty’

This weekend's competition in Wisconsin is a bit more intense than it was in your grade school gym class.

August 29 Comment

Repelling Mosquitoes With A Natural Sticky Patch

The Kite Patch releases odors that block the bug's carbon dioxide receptors, sending them in another direction.

August 28 Comment

Catching Up With The Polyphonic Spree

The choral rock band out of Dallas, Texas, has been thrilling audiences with its live performances for over a decade.

August 28 5 Comments

‘Enormous’ Growth Of Ocean Garbage Patch

The oceanographer who discovered the floating island of trash in 1997 says he's shocked by how much it's grown.