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July 6, 2015 Comment

USA Women Win 2015 World Cup

The American team beat Japan 5-2 in Canada on Sunday, winning their first Women’s World Cup since 1999.

July 2, 2015 Comment

U.S. Will Battle Japan In Women’s World Cup Final

After Japan beat England in a close game decided by an own goal from England, the stage was set for a tough match-up with the U.S.

June 30, 2015 Comment

Tennis Hall Of Famer Stan Smith On How The Game Has Changed

While watching a match between Rafael Nadal and Thomaz Belucci, the former champ discusses Wimbledon and tennis as a whole.

June 25, 2015 2 Comments

U.S. Women Set For World Cup Rematch Against China

The last time the teams in the Women’s World Cup, the Americans scored a dramatic shootout victory to capture the championship.

June 22, 2015 Comment

Jordan Spieth’s One-Stroke Win At The U.S. Open

Golf has a new star. The 21-year-old also won the Master’s in April, the youngest to do so since 1922.

June 18, 2015 2 Comments

Billie Jean King: My Tennis Career Was ‘Secondary To Changing Things’

King won 39 Grand Slam titles, but one of the greatest challenges of her career has been fighting for gender equity in sports.

June 18, 2015 Comment

U.S. Women Prepare For Second Round World Cup Play

The American team survived pool play, but now things get serious in the Women’s World Cup. A loss means you’re out.

June 17, 2015 Comment

What Exactly Was Stolen In The MLB Astros Hack?

The FBI is investigating the St. Louis Cardinals for the hacking of the Houston Astros’ internal computer network.

June 17, 2015 Comment

Warriors Win NBA Title, Cavs Fans Wait Till Next Year

Mark Urycki of WCPN reports that last night’s loss for the Cleveland Cavaliers was tempered with some optimism.

June 12, 2015 Comment

Half Marathons Race To The Front

It’s fastest-growing distance for runners in the U.S. Why? Alex Ashlock reports from Vermont on the half marathon’s appeal.

June 12, 2015 Comment

U.S.-Sweden Women's Soccer Match Brews Drama On Field And Off

Sweden’s coach recently trash-talked the U.S. team, which she used to coach. The teams face off tonight in the Women’s World Cup.

June 11, 2015 Comment

Stanley Cup Final Tied For Now, As Cavs Lead NBA Finals

The Chicago Blackhawks beat the Tampa Bay Lightning in Game 4 last night. The Cavaliers and Golden State Warriors play Game 4 tonight.

June 10, 2015 Comment

Teaching Old Olympic Venues New Tricks

What are Olympic venues good for when the Olympics are over? Atlanta’s experience with the 1996 Summer Games may hold lessons.

June 9, 2015 6 Comments

NBA Finals Head Back To Cleveland

NPR’s Tom Goldman discusses Lebron James’ legacy, Golden State’s offensive vulnerability and a new nickname for the home team.

June 8, 2015 Comment

Switch-Pitcher Makes It To The Major League Mound

In the last century, only one other ambidextrous pitcher has ever played the game. Pat Venditte made his debut on the A’s last week.

June 5, 2015 2 Comments

Another Shot At The Triple Crown At The Belmont Stakes

All eyes are on American Pharoah, the horse that has a shot at winning the first Triple Crown since 1978.

June 4, 2015 Comment

Who Steps Up In NBA Finals: LeBron Or Steph Curry?

Stephen Curry and the Golden State Warriors face off tonight against Lebron James and the Cleveland Cavaliers in the NBA Finals.

June 3, 2015 2 Comments

FIFA Sponsors Applaud Sepp Blatter’s Resignation

Visa, Coca-Cola and McDonald’s backed Sepp Blatter’s resignation, but none have withdrawn support for the organization.

June 3, 2015 4 Comments

Drought Tops The List Of Issues In San Diego

We sit down with three area journalists to talk about the top news stories in the city, from the drought to the Chargers.

June 2, 2015 Comment

Blatter Says He Will Resign As FIFA President

Amid a widening corruption scandal, Sepp Blatter says he will step down from soccer’s governing body and call for fresh elections.

Spotlight

From controversial new textbooks to a Maverick family reunion, here are stories from Jeremy Hobson's week in Houston and San Antonio.

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July 6 38 Comments

Military Analyst Andrew Bacevich On Iraq, ISIS

This is the first in a series of conversations about the relationship between the Iraq War and fight against ISIS.

July 6 5 Comments

The Rise Of The MP3 And The Fall Of The CD

Stephen Witt discusses his book "How Music Got Free: The End of an Industry, The Turn of the Century, and the Patient Zero of Privacy."

July 3 Comment

Kids Books Feature Famous Figures As Children

Brad Meltzer is known for his political thrillers, but he also writes kids books about real-life people like Rosa Parks and Amelia Earhart.

July 3 Comment

Not Your Typical Summer Reading List

NPR Books editor Petra Mayer and Cleveland poet and bookstore owner R. A. Washington share their picks.