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August 21, 2014 Comment

Baseball Pennant Races Heat Up

The Washington Nationals are riding a nine-game winning streak after last night’s 3-2 win over the Arizona Diamondbacks.

August 20, 2014 Comment

Philly Has Taney Dragons Fever

The team is out to win the Little League Championship and in the process, they’ve captured the heart of their home city of Philadelphia.

August 18, 2014 Comment

A Summer Post Card From The Falmouth Road Race

The Falmouth Road Race launched the careers of some of the greatest Americans to ever lace up their running shoes.

August 15, 2014 Comment

Sports In The Age Of HIV And Aids

While drug cocktails are helping to keep more athletes alive, strict safety precautions are in force on the courts and fields.

August 14, 2014 Comment

Eventful Summer For Women In Male Sports

From the NBA’s first woman assistant coach, to a star Little League pitcher, a look at the role of women in male sports this summer.

August 11, 2014 Comment

Auto Racing World Reacts To Weekend Crash Death

Kevin Ward was struck and killed by NASCAR champion Tony Stewart during a race in Upstate New York, after Ward exited his vehicle.

August 7, 2014 11 Comments

Granddaughter Of Redskins Founder Says Team Name Should Go

While the NFL team shows no sign of caving to pressure to change the team name, Jordan Wright has made up her mind on the issue.

August 7, 2014 Comment

NCAA Board Hands 5 Biggest Conferences More Power

Critics worry that the impact will create an even greater split between wealthy leagues and everyone else.

July 31, 2014 4 Comments

Was The NFL Too Lenient On Ray Rice?

After the star player was charged with assaulting his girlfriend, the NFL suspended him for two games. Critics say that’s too lenient.

July 24, 2014 5 Comments

Former NFL Coach’s Comment On Michael Sam Stirs Controversy

Tony Dungy said he would not have drafted Sam, not because he’s gay, but because he “wouldn’t want to deal with all of it.”

July 23, 2014 Comment

Commonwealth Games Begin

Only A Game‘s Doug Tribou is in Scotland for start of the Commonwealth Games, an event that takes place every four years.

July 23, 2014 2 Comments

New California Football Law Aims To Tackle Brain Injuries Head-On

Amid concerns about concussions and brain injuries, the law will limit full-contact drills for teams in both public and private schools.

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 6 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.

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August 20 Comment

James Foley Remembered For His ‘Extraordinary Courage’

U.S. officials have confirmed the authenticity of a video showing the beheading of the American journalist.

August 20 5 Comments

L.A. Moves To Arrest Fewer Misbehaving Students

The change in the school district's policy is the culmination of a long fight by judges, government officials, advocates and attorneys.

August 19 5 Comments

Abandoned Homes In Buffalo, N.Y. Selling For $1

Instead of tearing the homes down, city officials are selling them for $1, as part of the "Urban Homestead Program."

August 19 Comment

A Look At U.S. Military Options In Iraq

Retired Admiral William Fallon, who was head of United States Central Command during the Iraq War, discusses the current conflict.