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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.”

January 22, 2015 6 Comments

‘Deflate-Gate': Patriots Coach Says He Had ‘No Knowledge’ Of Underinflated Balls

As the NFL investigates whether the New England Patriots intentionally deflated footballs, coach Bill Belichick spoke to the press.

January 22, 2015 Comment

Transcript: Patriots Coach Bill Belichick’s Remarks On Deflated Footballs

As the NFL investigates whether the New England Patriots intentionally deflated footballs in their 45-7 win over the Indianapolis Colts in the AFC Championship Game, the Patriots head coach Bill Belichick addressed the issue today. The following transcript was provided by the New England Patriots’ press office: BB: I’ll start out by addressing the football […]

January 21, 2015 3 Comments

‘Deflate-Gate': Why A Team Would Intentionally Deflate Footballs

As the NFL investigates whether the Patriots tampered with the footballs, we find out why a team would benefit from doing that.

January 20, 2015 Comment

New NCAA Policy Hands Over Some Power

Brad Wolverton of the Chronicle of Higher Education calls the shift a “new era in college sports.”

January 15, 2015 Comment

Road To Super Bowl Passes Through Seattle And New England

The Patriots and Seahawks host the AFC and NFC Conference Championship games on Sunday. Mike Pesca previews the games.

January 12, 2015 6 Comments

Study: Running May Help Keep You Young

A new study by researchers at the University of Colorado-Boulder finds that running not only keeps you healthy, it can also keep you young.

January 9, 2015 Comment

Boston Celebrates Its Olympic Bid

The U.S. Olympic Committee selected Boston as the American city that will bid for the 2024 Summer Olympics.

January 9, 2015 Comment

Made In The USA: Military Looking For Domestically-Made Athletic Shoes

Companies like Saucony, New Balance and Adidas are vying for the chance to make a military-issued sneaker.

January 9, 2015 Comment

FBI Releases NFL Domestic Violence Investigation Report

The shadow of domestic violence continues to hang over the NFL, even as the playoff season moves into primetime.

January 8, 2015 Comment

Assessing The Legacy Of The London Olympics

As the U.S. Olympic Committee is expected to name the city that will bid to host the 2024 Olympics, we look at the legacy of the 2012 games.

January 8, 2015 Comment

Football May Be More Popular — And Shameful — Than Ever

Derek Thompson of The Atlantic discusses how football is becoming both more controversial and more popular at the same time.

January 6, 2015 Comment

Johnson, Martinez, Smoltz, Biggio Elected To Hall Of Fame

Randy Johnson, Pedro Martinez, John Smoltz and Craig Biggio were elected to baseball’s Hall of Fame today.

January 2, 2015 Comment

Creating Sports Programs For Urban School Students

As more sports programs are cut from public schools, WBUR’s Karen Given has the story on Up2Us, an organization that is filling the gap.

January 2, 2015 Comment

One Upset, One Blowout In College Football Playoffs

Underdog Oregon beat Florida State at the Rose Bowl. Oregon will face the Ohio State Buckeyes on Jan. 12.

January 1, 2015 Comment

Big-Time College Football Playoffs Are Finally Here

Although today’s games are the first in a new playoff scheme, analyst John Bacon says the new system is similar to the previous one.

December 25, 2014 3 Comments

Former Olympic Marathon Champ Weighs In On Recent Doping Scandal

Frank Shorter says the recent doping allegations against three-time Boston Marathon champ Rita Jeptoo can offer a platform to create new anti-doping policies.

December 23, 2014 4 Comments

Qatar As 2022 World Cup Host Still Causing A Stir

Qatar has been criticized for bribery and corruption allegations involving their original bid as well as for their treatment of migrant workers.

December 18, 2014 Comment

FIFA Ethics Investigator Resigns In Protest

Michael Garcia was tasked with looking into corruption in the bidding process to host the 2018 and 2022 World Cups.

December 16, 2014 Comment

4 U.S. Cities Make Their Case To Host Summer Olympics

San Francisco, Washington D.C., Boston and Los Angeles are presenting their 2024 bids to the U.S. Olympic Committee.

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January 26 3 Comments

Limitations Of Winter Freeze Inspire Maine Chef

The food at Vinland in downtown Portland is 100 percent locally sourced, even in the dead of winter.

January 26 Comment

Mayors Examine Community Policing

The U.S. Conference of Mayors has new recommendations on community policing, in the wake of Ferguson.

January 23 4 Comments

How ‘The Good War’ In Afghanistan Went Bad

Jack Fairweather's new book argues the war could turn out to be the defining tragedy of the 21st century.

January 23 4 Comments

How To Keep That Fitness Resolution

It's that time of year when the post-New Year's crowd at the gym starts to thin. We get advice on how to stick with it.