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October 24, 2014 Comment

Documentary Traces LeBron James’ Basketball Beginnings

Before he turned pro, James got his start as an Ohio high school phenom. That history is the subject of a documentary airing tonight.

October 23, 2014 5 Comments

Investigation Reveals Cheating Scandal At UNC

The report shows more than 3,000 students, about half of them athletes, enrolled in nonexistant classes for which they received A’s and B’s.

October 20, 2014 Comment

In Kansas City, It’s A Generational Thing

Jeremy Bernfeld of KCUR talks to Royals fans in their 20s who have known only losing, and to little kids who have grown up with a winner.

October 16, 2014 2 Comments

Kansas City Moves Onto World Series

The Kansas City Royals advance to the World Series for the first time since 1985 after a dramatic sweep of the Baltimore Orioles.

October 15, 2014 4 Comments

‘Only A Game’ Host Talks About Sports And Poetry

Bill Littlefield, host of NPR’s Only a Game, has written a book of poems about sports.

October 14, 2014 3 Comments

Michigan High School Cancels Football Season Due To Injuries

Caro High School in Michigan cancelled its varsity football season after student athletes sustained season-ending injuries and three concussions.

October 10, 2014 Comment

The World Series And More In The World Of Sports

Here & Now’s sports analyst Mike Pesca refuses to call the World Series, previews hockey and discusses a high school football scandal.

October 7, 2014 Comment

Could NBA Deal Drive Up Customer Bills?

The NBA and its television partners are defending a new $24 million media rights deal.

October 2, 2014 Comment

Nationals Hope To Win It All With Natitude

The Washington Nationals have made the playoffs for the second time in their nine years of existence.

October 2, 2014 Comment

Getting Excited For The Playoffs

Here & Now sports analyst Mike Pesca weighs in on the race to the World Series.

October 1, 2014 Comment

Kansas City Beats Oakland In 12 Innings

The 9-8 win in 12 innings sends the Royals to the American League Divisional Series, the first time in decades.

September 29, 2014 8 Comments

Michigan Coach Faces Criticism For Keeping QB In Play

University of Michigan quarterback Shane Morris was having trouble standing on his own after a major sack. The coach kept him in the game.

September 29, 2014 Comment

Kansas City Royals End 29 Year Drought

The Kansas City Royals beat the Chicago White Sox yesterday, reversing a rough season and ending a 29 year long post-season losing streak.

September 26, 2014 4 Comments

Dean Of Boston Sports Journalism Celebrates 42 Years On The Job

Here & Now’s Robin Young visits the most-beloved sportscaster you’ve never heard of: Jonny Miller.

September 26, 2014 3 Comments

The Super Bowl Of Australian Football

The Grand Final is the Super Bowl of Australian football and it will take place tomorrow. A primer for the uninitiated.

September 25, 2014 8 Comments

ESPN Suspends Columnist Over NFL Comments

ESPN suspended columnist Bill Simmons after he criticized NFL Commissioner Roger Goodell’s handling of players accused of domestic violence.

September 19, 2014 Comment

Embattled NFL Commissioner Breaks Silence

Roger Goodell made his first public comments in more than one week about how the League has handled players accused of domestic violence.

September 19, 2014 Comment

A Different Pro Baseball Player Hangs Up His Spikes

Even though focus is on the end of Derek Jeter’s career, Luis Lopez of the Bridgeport Bluefish will soon end his own storied, two decade baseball career.

September 16, 2014 2 Comments

Sports Broadcasters React To Domestic Violence In The NFL

Even with multi-million dollar contracts between networks and the NFL, some sportscasters are excoriating the NFL over its response to players accused of domestic violence.

September 12, 2014 Comment

Pistorius Awaiting Sentencing After Guilty Verdict

Oscar Pistorius awaits sentencing after a South African judge found him guilty of “culpable homicide,” the equivalent of manslaughter in the United States.

Robin and Jeremy

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

October 23 Comment

New Documentary Profiles Human Rights Watch Team

An elite group known as the E-Team travels across the globe documenting human rights violations and war crimes.

October 23 Comment

Bottom Of The Sea Is ‘A World Of Surprises’

The world's oceans cover nearly two-thirds of the Earth's surface, yet little is understood about the ocean floor.

October 22 13 Comments

Colorado Backs Away From Pot Edibles Ban

Critics say a ban would violate the state's voter-approved legalization of recreational marijuana, which took effect in January.

October 22 4 Comments

Modest Raise For Social Security Recipients

Economist Diane Swonk says the 1.7 percent cost-of-living increase falls short of the inflation older Americans actually see.