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May 31, 2016 2 Comments

NBA Deploys 3D Video For Virtual Reality Replays

It’s the NBA version of the red carpet Glam Cam. Viewers can relive slam dunks and other show-stopping plays.

May 31, 2016 Comment

American Tennis Player Shelby Rogers Makes It To French Open Quarter Finals

The 23-year-old tennis star of Charleston, South Carolina is now on her way to the quarterfinals after four straight upsets.

May 30, 2016 Comment

From The Sugar Cane Plantation To The International Swimming Stage

We revisit our conversation with author Julie Checkoway about her book “The Three Year Swim Club.”

May 26, 2016 Comment

NBA’s Record Setting Warriors On The Verge Of Elimination

The Golden State Warriors won 73 regular-season games, more than any other team in NBA history. But their achievement might go for naught.

May 23, 2016 4 Comments

Remembering A Pioneer In The World Of Adventure Skiing

Doug Coombs tragically died in an accident on a mountain in France while he was trying to rescue a friend and fellow skier.

May 23, 2016 Comment

Booking A Trip To The Rio Summer Olympics

The Zika virus outbreak has spawned discussions of whether the Rio games should be moved, postponed or canceled.

May 20, 2016 2 Comments

Olympic Swimmer: After Russian Doping, ‘No Confidence’ Of Fair Competition In Rio

Olympic athletes from around the world are outraged at the latest doping allegations out of Russia.

May 19, 2016 Comment

NBA Fans Anxious For Curry-James Matchup

The NBA playoffs are down to the conference finals.

May 16, 2016 2 Comments

Doping Shadows Olympics

Athletes from Russia and Kenya are in danger of missing the Summer Olympics because of performance enhancing drug use.

May 12, 2016 Comment

Curry Leads Warriors Into Conference Finals

Here & Now’s Meghna Chakrabarti gets an NBA playoff update from Here & Now sports analyst Mike Pesca.

May 6, 2016 Comment

How American Pharoah Raced Into History

A new book documents how Pharoah developed, through a combination of his bloodlines and the people who worked with him.

May 5, 2016 Comment

PED Use Is An Issue Again In Major League Baseball

Dee Gordon of the Miami Marlins has been suspended for 80 games this year after testing positive for performance enhancing drugs.

May 4, 2016 3 Comments

Hurry: Buy Space On An Olympic Runner

Nick Symmonds, a two-time Olympian, is auctioning space on his shoulder on eBay to make a point about earnings for elite runners.

May 2, 2016 Comment

The Little Team Of Underdogs That’s Energizing English Football

England’s modest Leicester City Foxes are one game away from being crowned champions of the English Premier League.

April 28, 2016 39 Comments

Men Read Mean Tweets At Women And The Video Goes Viral

Two Chicago-area sports journalists gathered the tweets directed at them and asked men to read them to their faces. The result went viral.

April 28, 2016 Comment

For NFL Draft Fans, Quarterbacks Take Center Stage

Today is NFL draft day, the day when top college players get picked to play professional football. It’s become a major television event.

April 21, 2016 21 Comments

ESPN Fires Curt Schilling For Offensive Facebook Post

The former ace pitcher was fired after he shared a post on social media that many considered offensive to the transgender community.

April 19, 2016 Comment

What’s Next In The NFL’s Legal Battle Over Concussions

A settlement upheld on Monday means retired players can receive up to $5 million, depending on the extent of their injuries.

April 18, 2016 2 Comments

Ethiopians Complete First-Ever Sweep Of Boston Marathon

Lemi Berhanu Hayle won the men’s race with a time of 2:12:45 and Atsede Baysa won the women’s race in 2:29:19.

April 15, 2016 Comment

Bobbi Gibb Led The Way For Women At The Boston Marathon

When she broke the rules to run the men’s-only race in 1966, “my father actually thought that I was deranged.”

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

May 27 2 Comments

How Trump, Clinton And Sanders Change Their Voices To Win Over Voters

Charisma is a crucial component of a politician's appeal to voters. But there's more than one way to inspire confidence.

May 27 53 Comments

New York Considers A Ban On Declawing Cats

Some pet owners have routinely had their cats declawed. But opponents say the procedure isn't so simple.

May 27 4 Comments

New Drug-Resistant Bacteria Seen In U.S. For The First Time

The CDC's director has expressed concern, saying it shows that we're close to the "end of the road" for antibiotics.

May 26 8 Comments

As Lethal Heroin Overdose Numbers Rise, Families Find Solace In Organ Donation

Organ banks around the country have noted an increasing number of organs from donors who have died of overdoses.