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March 27, 2015 Comment

Plan To Save Astrodome Tops $240 Million

When it first opened in 1965, some called the Houston Astrodome – the first domed stadium – the Eighth Wonder of the World.

March 26, 2015 Comment

How March Became Mad

The NCAA men’s tournament started in 1939 but it was decades before it became the extravaganza it is today.

March 26, 2015 Comment

Can Kentucky Do It?

The NCAA men’s basketball tournament resumes tonight with regional games. The Kentucky Wildcats are still the favorites to win it.

March 23, 2015 Comment

U.S. Skaters Aim For Gold At Worlds

The World Figure Skating Championships begin this week and the Americans are trying to recover from a medal drought. Can they turn it around?

March 20, 2015 11 Comments

Local Sports Become Lucrative Market

Regional sports networks have become an important source of revenue for local sports teams.

March 20, 2015 Comment

The Long Reach Of The Snowmobile

Reporter Jon Kalish takes advantage of the plentiful snow and cheap gas prices to go snowmobiling in Vermont.

March 19, 2015 Comment

March Madness Underway

The University of Kentucky is the team to beat in this year’s tournament.

March 17, 2015 Comment

San Francisco 49ers Linebacker Retires At Age Of 24

Citing the fear of traumatic brain injuries, Chris Borland announced his retirement after one season with the NFL.

March 12, 2015 Comment

NFL Free Agent Market Is On Fire

This year’s NFL free agent market is unprecedented, according to analysts. Major players are moving and they’re getting huge contracts.

March 11, 2015 Comment

12,000 Words About A-Rod, And Not A Single One From Him

J.R. Moehringer spent more than 100 hours with Alex Rodriguez to write a piece for ESPN The Magazine, but didn’t quote him once.

March 9, 2015 6 Comments

How To Win The Iditarod, Alaska’s 1,000-Mile Sled Dog Race

Dallas Seavey became the youngest winner in 2012, the fastest winner in 2014 and his dad won in between. He shares his strategy.

March 6, 2015 Comment

Are The Spurs Leading The Way On Sports Analytics?

The MIT’s sports analytics conference named the San Antonio basketball team the “Best Analytics Organization.”

March 5, 2015 Comment

It’s Almost Time For March Madness

Sports analyst Mike Pesca joins us for an early look at the brackets for the college basketball conference tournaments.

March 3, 2015 3 Comments

Speeding Up The Game Of Baseball

After last season’s average Major League Baseball game lasted a record 3 hours and 2 minutes, the push is on to speed things up.

February 27, 2015 Comment

Earl Lloyd, NBA’s First Black Player, Dies At Age 86

He also became the NBA’s first black assistant coach in 1968 and was inducted into the Basketball Hall of Fame in 2003.

February 26, 2015 2 Comments

Girls Basketball Teams Suspended For Trying To Lose

Each team was apparently trying to avoid going on to play a stronger team next. Principals blamed the coaches.

February 24, 2015 Comment

NFL Hopefuls Turn To Wearable Tech For An Edge

With devices that can cost upwards of $100,000, athletes and trainers are able to analyze real-time health and performance data.

February 19, 2015 Comment

Using Protective Headbands To Prevent Concussions

Critics say the headbands won’t work, but one girl’s soccer coach in South Florida is making them mandatory.

February 19, 2015 3 Comments

A-Rod Asks Fans For Forgiveness

After being suspended from the Yankees for using performance-enhancing drugs, Alex Rodriguez is on what some call an apology tour.

February 17, 2015 30 Comments

St. Louis Proposes $400 Million Plan To Keep Rams

The quality of the football team’s current stadium is at the heart of the dispute, so officials are touting a plan to build a new one.

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March 26 2 Comments

Noah Baumbach On Middle Age And ‘While We’re Young’

In the writer-director's new film, Ben Stiller and Naomi Watts' characters befriend a younger, free-spirited couple.

March 26 Comment

How March Became Mad

The NCAA men's tournament started in 1939 but it was decades before it became the extravaganza it is today.

March 25 4 Comments

DJ Sessions: Opera Greats Past And Present

Peter Van de Graaf shares some of his favorites, from the late German tenor Fritz Wunderlich to American soprano Renee Fleming.

March 25 17 Comments

The College You Go To May Not Matter As Much As You Think

Frank Bruni writes in his new book that there are many colleges that are great, but just don't get as much press.