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July 30, 2015 Comment

Sports And Media Pros Bet Big On Fantasy Sports

Some investors believe the online games may also help create a larger fan base for professional sports.

July 29, 2015 3 Comments

Boston Mayor Wishes LA Luck In Possible Olympic Bid

Mayor Marty Walsh reflects on how Boston’s Olympic bid fell apart and suggests changes at the International Olympic Committee.

July 29, 2015 4 Comments

Brady Continues Fighting ‘Deflategate’ Suspension

New England Patriots quarterback Tom Brady denies destroying his phone to avoid giving the NFL information it requested.

July 27, 2015 Comment

Boston Out As U.S. Candidate For 2024 Olympics

A person familiar with the decision says the U.S. Olympic Committee has severed ties with Boston.

July 27, 2015 5 Comments

Boston’s Bid To Host 2024 Olympics Is Over

The city and the U.S. Olympic Committee severed ties on Monday, ending an effort that was troubled nearly from the moment it started.

July 27, 2015 Comment

Four Players Join Baseball’s Ultimate Fraternity

Craig Biggio, John Smoltz, Randy Johnson and Pedro Martinez have been indicted into the National Baseball Hall of Fame.

July 23, 2015 3 Comments

ESPN Loses Some Of Its Biggest Names

There’s a bit of a talent drain occurring at ESPN. The network is either losing or letting go three of its top names.

July 16, 2015 14 Comments

Caitlyn Jenner Honored At ESPYs

After accepting the Arthur Ashe Courage Award at the ESPYs, she spoke out about acceptance for transgender people.

July 13, 2015 3 Comments

And It’s A Serena Slam! Williams Wins Wimbledon

If the 33-year-old American tennis player wins the U.S. Open, she would be the first woman to complete a Grand Slam since 1988.

July 10, 2015 Comment

NYC Celebrates Women’s World Cup Winners With Parade

Throngs of fans filled lower Manhattan Friday morning for a ticker-tape parade celebrating its Women’s World Cup victory.

July 9, 2015 5 Comments

Redskins Will Appeal Court Ruling

The Washington Redskins plan to challenge a federal judge’s order that cancels the trademark registration for the NFL team.

July 6, 2015 Comment

USA Women Win 2015 World Cup

The American team beat Japan 5-2 in Canada on Sunday, winning their first Women’s World Cup since 1999.

July 2, 2015 Comment

U.S. Will Battle Japan In Women’s World Cup Final

After Japan beat England in a close game decided by an own goal from England, the stage was set for a tough match-up with the U.S.

June 30, 2015 Comment

Tennis Hall Of Famer Stan Smith On How The Game Has Changed

While watching a match between Rafael Nadal and Thomaz Belucci, the former champ discusses Wimbledon and tennis as a whole.

June 25, 2015 2 Comments

U.S. Women Set For World Cup Rematch Against China

The last time the teams in the Women’s World Cup, the Americans scored a dramatic shootout victory to capture the championship.

June 22, 2015 Comment

Jordan Spieth’s One-Stroke Win At The U.S. Open

Golf has a new star. The 21-year-old also won the Master’s in April, the youngest to do so since 1922.

June 18, 2015 2 Comments

Billie Jean King: My Tennis Career Was ‘Secondary To Changing Things’

King won 39 Grand Slam titles, but one of the greatest challenges of her career has been fighting for gender equity in sports.

June 18, 2015 Comment

U.S. Women Prepare For Second Round World Cup Play

The American team survived pool play, but now things get serious in the Women’s World Cup. A loss means you’re out.

June 17, 2015 Comment

What Exactly Was Stolen In The MLB Astros Hack?

The FBI is investigating the St. Louis Cardinals for the hacking of the Houston Astros’ internal computer network.

June 17, 2015 Comment

Warriors Win NBA Title, Cavs Fans Wait Till Next Year

Mark Urycki of WCPN reports that last night’s loss for the Cleveland Cavaliers was tempered with some optimism.

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

July 29 2 Comments

Garden-Inspired Cooking With Kathy Gunst

We visit our resident chef's garden in Maine, make gazpacho and get a recipe for a plum tart with hazelnut crust.

July 29 574 Comments

Two Sides Of The GMO Debate

We moderate a debate over a bill that would bar states from forcing food manufacturers to label genetically modified foods.

July 28 168 Comments

Religious Groups Upset Over Boy Scouts’ Decision To Lift Ban On Gay Leaders

The chairman of Trail Life USA, a group that formed after the Boy Scouts opened its membership to gay youth, explains his position.

July 28 6 Comments

Shamir: From Country To Pop

The 20-year-old talks about his new album, his androgynous voice and how his disco-pop sound has evolved.