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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.

September 11, 2014 2 Comments

Former FBI Director To Investigate NFL

The NFL is asking former FBI director Robert Mueller to conduct an investigation into how the League handled the Ray Rice case.

September 10, 2014 2 Comments

NFL Commissioner Tells CBS NFL Had Not Seen Rice Footage

Roger Goodell says that to the best of his knowledge, no one at the NFL had seen the full video of Ray Rice assaulting his fiancee.

September 10, 2014 Comment

NFL Youth Safety Program Takes A Hit

The NFL is trying to teach parents of young football players to prevent concussions. But critics call it a white-washing campaign.

September 9, 2014 2 Comments

TMZ Video Brings Down Ray Rice

How did a gossip site obtain footage of Ray Rice punching his then-fiancee, and why didn’t traditional sports journalist break the story first?

September 9, 2014 9 Comments

Tabloid Site TMZ Claims NFL Did Not Seek Ray Rice Footage

Celebrity gossip site TMZ is claiming the NFL never asked for footage showing former Baltimore Ravens player punching his then-fiancee, Janay.

September 8, 2014 Comment

U.S. Open Men’s Final Is Battle of Unknowns

The US Open final between Marin Cilic and Kei Nishikori is the first time in nearly a decade that any Grand Slam final has not included Roger Federer, Novak Djokovic or Rafael Nadal.

September 4, 2014 Comment

NFL Season Kicks Off

Sports analyst Mike Pesca joins us to talk about the Washington team’s name, Michael Sam and who we should be watching this season.

September 4, 2014 2 Comments

An Unusual Alliance Between Team And Tribe

The Spokane Indians minor league team has introduced the most visible nod to the tribe’s culture yet: a home game uniform in Salish.

August 29, 2014 Comment

World Championship Tug-Of-War Is ‘A Thing Of Beauty’

This weekend’s competition in Wisconsin is a bit more intense than it was in your grade school gym class.

August 28, 2014 Comment

College Football Season Preview

John Bacon, author of “Fourth And Long: The Fight For The Soul Of College Football,” discusses the latest news as the season kicks off.

August 28, 2014 3 Comments

U.S. Open: A Closer Look At 15-Year-Old ‘CiCi’ Bellis

Catherine Bellis is the youngest player to win a match at the tennis tournament since Anna Kournikova in 1996.

August 26, 2014 111 Comments

A Fan Says No To Football

Steve Almond writes, “our allegiance to football legitimizes and ever fosters within us a tolerance for violence, greed, racism, and even homophobia.”

August 25, 2014 Comment

U.S. Open Preview And Predictions

Some of the world’s greatest tennis plays will step onto the courts over the next few weeks, competing for the Grand Slam title.

August 25, 2014 Comment

Emigration Takes A Toll On Irish Island

On Achill Island, the local Gaelic football club has lost 20 players to emigration in the last few years, reports John Murphy.

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.

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

September 18 Comment

Terry Gilliam Goes Back To The Dystopian Future

Terry Gilliam's new film, "The Zero Theorem" will be familiar to his fans.

September 18 5 Comments

DJ Sessions: Kansas’ ‘Retro Cocktail Hour’

"Space age pop" and "incredibly strange music" are the songs of the day on this installment of the DJ Sessions.

September 17 21 Comments

Volkswagen’s 300 MPG Car

The XL-1 can get 300 miles per gallon. The key is reducing wind resistance.

September 17 41 Comments

How Has The Obesity Epidemic Disrupted Romance?

The health impacts of the obesity epidemic are well-documented. Less studied are its ramifications for romance.