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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.

July 14, 2014 2 Comments

LeBron James’ Story Is A Tale Of Two Cities

The cities of Miami and Cleveland now have at least one more thing in common: Loving and losing NBA star LeBron James.

July 14, 2014 Comment

Brazil In The Aftermath Of The World Cup

NPR’s Lourdes Garcia-Navarro discusses the end of the World Cup and what it means for Brazilians in the elections ahead.

July 11, 2014 5 Comments

Running From The Reservation To Olympic Glory

Billy Mills reflects on making history at the 1964 Summer Games and his work with American Indian communities.

July 11, 2014 2 Comments

LeBron James To Return To Cleveland Cavaliers

Brian Bull of WCPN in Cleveland joins us with details on the NBA star’s decision.

July 10, 2014 4 Comments

What LeBron James’ Upcoming Decision Says About NBA Economics

As LeBron James decides where he’ll play next year, The Atlantic’s Derek Thompson explains the economics of contract negotiations.

July 10, 2014 Comment

What Should We Expect From The World Cup Final

Germany and Argentina will face off on Sunday for the World Cup title. Our sports analyst Mike Pesca previews the game.

July 8, 2014 Comment

Selfies Endanger Tour De France Riders

The world’s most storied bicycle competition, the Tour de France, has been imperiled by spectators trying to take selfies.

July 8, 2014 Comment

Baseball Fans Lukewarm To Variable Ticket Prices

“Dynamic pricing” may be to blame for some of the empty seats at recent Kansas City Royals games.

July 7, 2014 Comment

Jurisdictional Issue Delays Sterling Trial

The trial will determine whether Donald Sterling’s estranged wife had the authority to negotiate a deal to sell the Los Angeles Clippers.

July 3, 2014 Comment

Does The U.S. Soccer Team Have A Bright Future?

With the World Cup over for the U.S., Mike Pesca says “there are a lot of things in the way of United States going to the next level.”

July 1, 2014 Comment

World Cup: The Loser Goes Home

Today in Brazil, it’s winner-take-all in the World Cup match between the U.S. and Belgium. Only A Game’s Doug Tribou previews the game.

June 27, 2014 Comment

What’s Next In The World Cup?

Brazil plays Chile tomorrow, and Belgium faces the United States on Tuesday. Mike Pesca weighs in.

June 26, 2014 Comment

U.S. Advances In World Cup, Despite Loss To Germany

NPR’s Russell Lewis joins us from Recife, Brazil, with details on the game and how the U.S. is still advancing, despite the loss.

June 26, 2014 Comment

U.S. Advances To World Cup’s 2nd Round Despite Loss

The United States reached the knockout stage of consecutive World Cups for the first time, just not the way the Americans wanted.

June 26, 2014 Comment

High Tech Ice Baths? A Look At Whole-Body Cryotherapy

Not yet approved by the FDA, the therapy has been slowly gaining popularity in the U.S., including with some professional athletes.

June 24, 2014 Comment

Wimbledon Watch: New Faces As Women’s Tennis Makes A Comeback

A fresh batch of female tennis players are boldly announcing their presence, and revitalizing the sport in the process.

June 24, 2014 6 Comments

Video Game Players To Be Rewarded With Athletic Scholarships

For the first time ever, a university is offering generous scholarships to students who play the League of Legends multiplayer video game.

June 24, 2014 Comment

LeBron James Heads To Free Agency

The superstar is heading back on the market, opting out of the final two years of his contract with the Miami Heat.

Robin and Jeremy

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

July 21 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 21 Comment

Why Hot Cars Are So Deadly

An average of 38 kids die in a hot car every year in the U.S. We look at the science of why cars get so hot so fast, and why children are more vulnerable.

July 18 28 Comments

A Conversation With Immigrant Activist Jose Antonio Vargas

We sit down with the immigrant-rights activist, who has written extensively about the fact that he has been living illegally in the U.S. for years.

July 18 4 Comments

Will Israel Widen The War And Will Hamas Run Out of Rockets?

What will drive Israel's decision? What are the strategic calculations Hamas is making and how will it emerge from this conflict?