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December 18, 2014 Comment

FIFA Ethics Investigator Resigns In Protest

Michael Garcia was tasked with looking into corruption in the bidding process to host the 2018 and 2022 World Cups.

December 16, 2014 Comment

4 U.S. Cities Make Their Case To Host Summer Olympics

San Francisco, Washington D.C., Boston and Los Angeles are presenting their 2024 bids to the U.S. Olympic Committee.

December 12, 2014 Comment

Obama: NFL ‘Behind The Curve’ On Rice Case

In an interview on ESPN radio, President Obama said new NFL policies will send a message that there is no place for domestic violence.

December 11, 2014 Comment

NFL Approves New Personal Conduct Code

The new policy approved by NFL owners takes chief disciplining responsibility out of the hands of NFL Commissioner Roger Goodwell.

December 4, 2014 Comment

NFL Roundup: Ray Rice As A Free Agent; J.J. Watt As Possible MVP

Former NFL running back Ray Rice is looking for a second chance. Defensive end J.J. Watt is being eyed as a possible MVP.

December 3, 2014 Comment

Beer Mile On Tap In Texas

Two-time Olympian Nick Symmonds will compete in the Beer Mile World Championships in Austin today.

November 28, 2014 Comment

‘Freak Accident’ Claims Life of Star Australian Cricket Player

Cricketer Phillip Hughes died Thursday from a “catastrophic” injury to his head, two days after being struck by a delivery during a match.

November 27, 2014 Comment

A Feast Of College Football Rivalry Games

There are traditional rivalry games across the country throughout the weekend, especially when it comes to college football.

November 27, 2014 Comment

Neither Snow Nor Rain Will Trip Up Buffalo’s Turkey Trot

Since 1896, Buffalo, N.Y. has hosted the Turkey Trot, making it the oldest road race in the country.

November 26, 2014 Comment

Thanksgiving Football Preview

There are three NFL games on the schedule for tomorrow. It’s a continuation of a tradition that started decades ago in Detroit.

November 20, 2014 Comment

NBA’s First Openly Gay Player Retires

Jason Collins discusses his basketball career and his decision to retire at age 35 from the National Basketball Association.

November 19, 2014 12 Comments

New Film Revisits The Jerry Sandusky Sex Abuse Case

The Penn State assistant football coach will likely spend the rest of his life in prison, but that’s not the end of the story.

November 18, 2014 3 Comments

Outspoken Olympic Runner Nick Symmonds Pens Memoir

The track star has won his share of races, but he often gets as much attention for what he does off the track as what he does on it.

November 14, 2014 Comment

NBA Commissioner Supports Legalizing Sports Gambling

He argues that “there is an obvious appetite among sports fans for a safe and legal way to wager on professional sporting events.”

November 13, 2014 Comment

FIFA Report Clears Russia, Qatar Of Wrongdoing

There’s war of words over an investigation into possible corruption in the bidding process for the 2018 and 2022 soccer World Cups.

November 6, 2014 Comment

Ray Rice Seeks NFL Reinstatement

Sports analyst Mike Pesca talks about Rice’s appeal after being suspended from the NFL in September for hitting his then-fiance.

November 3, 2014 3 Comments

The NFL’s Future In The U.K.

The NFL is playing three of its games in London this year and there is even talk of placing a team in London.

October 30, 2014 3 Comments

How Athletes Are Getting ‘Faster, Higher, Stronger’

Mark McClusky says for elite athletes today, pushing boundaries and breaking records is all about “the aggregation of marginal gains.”

October 30, 2014 Comment

Giants Win World Series, Ending Royals’ Storybook Season

The San Francisco Giants won the World Series with a 3-2 win over the Kansas City Royals in Game 7 last night in Kansas City.

October 28, 2014 Comment

Drama Ahead As NBA Season Gets Underway

As the NBA season tips off, the story lines include LeBron James’ return to Cleveland and the Clippers’ fresh start post-Donald Sterling.


Here & Now resident chef and cookbook author Kathy Gunst shares her list of the best cookbooks of the year.

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December 18 Comment

College Counselor: ‘A Deferral Is Not A Denial’

Lisa Micele shares tips for applying to college — especially for students who have been deferred under early decision.

December 18 17 Comments

America’s Political Dynasties

Americans under 38 have only experienced one presidential election that did not involve a Bush or a Clinton.

December 17 2 Comments

Atticus Lish’s ‘Preparation For The Next Life’

The author's debut novel centers on an unlikely romance between an Iraq veteran and a Uyghur from China.

December 17 3 Comments

Diagnosing Ear Infections With Your Smartphone

The CellScope Oto is a clip-on gadget that turns a smartphone into an otoscope — the tool doctors use to check out a patient's eardrum.