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March 5, 2015 Comment

It’s Almost Time For March Madness

Sports analyst Mike Pesca joins us for an early look at the brackets for the college basketball conference tournaments.

March 3, 2015 3 Comments

Speeding Up The Game Of Baseball

After last season’s average Major League Baseball game lasted a record 3 hours and 2 minutes, the push is on to speed things up.

February 27, 2015 Comment

Earl Lloyd, NBA’s First Black Player, Dies At Age 86

He also became the NBA’s first black assistant coach in 1968 and was inducted into the Basketball Hall of Fame in 2003.

February 26, 2015 Comment

Girls Basketball Teams Suspended For Trying To Lose

Each team was apparently trying to avoid going on to play a stronger team next. Principals blamed the coaches.

February 24, 2015 Comment

NFL Hopefuls Turn To Wearable Tech For An Edge

With devices that can cost upwards of $100,000, athletes and trainers are able to analyze real-time health and performance data.

February 19, 2015 Comment

Using Protective Headbands To Prevent Concussions

Critics say the headbands won’t work, but one girl’s soccer coach in South Florida is making them mandatory.

February 19, 2015 3 Comments

A-Rod Asks Fans For Forgiveness

After being suspended from the Yankees for using performance-enhancing drugs, Alex Rodriguez is on what some call an apology tour.

February 17, 2015 30 Comments

St. Louis Proposes $400 Million Plan To Keep Rams

The quality of the football team’s current stadium is at the heart of the dispute, so officials are touting a plan to build a new one.

February 12, 2015 Comment

Sports Roundup: Tiger Woods Takes A Break; Remembering 2 Legendary Coaches

Sports analyst Mike Pesca joins us to talk Tiger Woods and remember college basketball coaches Dean Smith and Jerry Tarkanian.

February 10, 2015 4 Comments

A Road Race For Non-Runners

Philadelphia kicked off its first ever 0.0 Mile Instant Gratification Run on Friday.

February 9, 2015 4 Comments

Former Foe Remembers Coach Dean Smith

Legendary college basketball coach Dean Smith led the University of North Carolina Tar Heels for 36 years.

February 5, 2015 2 Comments

James And Cavaliers Surge As NBA Hits Midseason

Lebron James is reclaiming the spotlight halfway through the season with an 11-game winning streak on the Cleveland Cavaliers.

February 2, 2015 2 Comments

Super Bowl Called One Of The Best Ever

The New England Patriots came from behind in the fourth quarter to beat the defending champion Seattle Seahawks 28 to 24.

February 2, 2015 20 Comments

Super Bowl Ads: Winners And Losers

NPR’s Eric Deggans says this year’s ads were less edgy and innovative than in prior years. He talks about the good, the bad and the bizarre.

January 30, 2015 Comment

Fans Without Tickets Share Super Bowl Camaraderie

In Phoenix, the NFL is not just putting on a game and a halftime show for the masses, it’s also putting on a community experience.

January 30, 2015 Comment

Is Hosting The Super Bowl Worth It?

The mayor of Glendale, Arizona, says the city needs help shouldering the cost of hosting the NFL’s most extravagant sporting event.

January 29, 2015 Comment

Ski Jumping Is A High School Sport In N.H.

When it comes to winter sports in high school, New Hampshire athletes stand alone — in some high places.

January 29, 2015 Comment

Setting The Stage For Super Bowl XLIX

The Seahawks have a chance to win back-to-back Super Bowls, and the last team to do that was, you guessed it, the Patriots.

January 28, 2015 3 Comments

$4.5 Million, 30 Seconds, 1 Super Bowl Ad: Priceless?

This Sunday is the Super Bowl, which means the biggest and most expensive advertising night of the year.

January 23, 2015 Comment

Duke Basketball Coach On The Verge Of 1,000th Win

Jeff Tiberii of North Carolina Public Radio reports on the milestone within reach for Duke University’s legendary “Coach K.”

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

March 4 Comment

Mobile Gaming Prepares To Overtake Traditional Video Games

The developer behind "Monument Valley," dubbed the best mobile game of 2014, discusses what's going on in the industry.

March 4 25 Comments

Social Security: How To Get What’s Yours

How and when you tap into Social Security benefits can dramatically alter how much money you get.

March 3 3 Comments

Burying Grief In Training A Goshawk

In her award-winning book "H Is for Hawk," Helen Macdonald tells the story of training a vicious predator after her father's death.

March 3 13 Comments

The End Of The Lunch Hour

Studies show that only one in five people actually take a break and leave their desks to eat.