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November 20, 2014 Comment

NBA’s First Openly Gay Player Retires

Jason Collins discusses his basketball career and his decision to retire at age 35 from the National Basketball Association.

November 19, 2014 12 Comments

New Film Revisits The Jerry Sandusky Sex Abuse Case

The Penn State assistant football coach will likely spend the rest of his life in prison, but that’s not the end of the story.

November 18, 2014 3 Comments

Outspoken Olympic Runner Nick Symmonds Pens Memoir

The track star has won his share of races, but he often gets as much attention for what he does off the track as what he does on it.

November 14, 2014 Comment

NBA Commissioner Supports Legalizing Sports Gambling

He argues that “there is an obvious appetite among sports fans for a safe and legal way to wager on professional sporting events.”

November 13, 2014 Comment

FIFA Report Clears Russia, Qatar Of Wrongdoing

There’s war of words over an investigation into possible corruption in the bidding process for the 2018 and 2022 soccer World Cups.

November 6, 2014 Comment

Ray Rice Seeks NFL Reinstatement

Sports analyst Mike Pesca talks about Rice’s appeal after being suspended from the NFL in September for hitting his then-fiance.

November 3, 2014 3 Comments

The NFL’s Future In The U.K.

The NFL is playing three of its games in London this year and there is even talk of placing a team in London.

October 30, 2014 3 Comments

How Athletes Are Getting ‘Faster, Higher, Stronger’

Mark McClusky says for elite athletes today, pushing boundaries and breaking records is all about “the aggregation of marginal gains.”

October 30, 2014 Comment

Giants Win World Series, Ending Royals’ Storybook Season

The San Francisco Giants won the World Series with a 3-2 win over the Kansas City Royals in Game 7 last night in Kansas City.

October 28, 2014 Comment

Drama Ahead As NBA Season Gets Underway

As the NBA season tips off, the story lines include LeBron James’ return to Cleveland and the Clippers’ fresh start post-Donald Sterling.

October 27, 2014 7 Comments

CBS Finds Success In Thursday Night Football

The network postponed its most popular evening lineup and replaced it with Thursday Night Football from the NFL.

October 24, 2014 Comment

Documentary Traces LeBron James’ Basketball Beginnings

Before he turned pro, James got his start as an Ohio high school phenom. That history is the subject of a documentary airing tonight.

October 23, 2014 6 Comments

Investigation Reveals Cheating Scandal At UNC

The report shows more than 3,000 students, about half of them athletes, enrolled in nonexistant classes for which they received A’s and B’s.

October 20, 2014 Comment

In Kansas City, It’s A Generational Thing

Jeremy Bernfeld of KCUR talks to Royals fans in their 20s who have known only losing, and to little kids who have grown up with a winner.

October 16, 2014 2 Comments

Kansas City Moves Onto World Series

The Kansas City Royals advance to the World Series for the first time since 1985 after a dramatic sweep of the Baltimore Orioles.

October 15, 2014 4 Comments

‘Only A Game’ Host Talks About Sports And Poetry

Bill Littlefield, host of NPR’s Only a Game, has written a book of poems about sports.

October 14, 2014 3 Comments

Michigan High School Cancels Football Season Due To Injuries

Caro High School in Michigan cancelled its varsity football season after student athletes sustained season-ending injuries and three concussions.

October 10, 2014 Comment

The World Series And More In The World Of Sports

Here & Now’s sports analyst Mike Pesca refuses to call the World Series, previews hockey and discusses a high school football scandal.

October 7, 2014 Comment

Could NBA Deal Drive Up Customer Bills?

The NBA and its television partners are defending a new $24 million media rights deal.

October 2, 2014 Comment

Nationals Hope To Win It All With Natitude

The Washington Nationals have made the playoffs for the second time in their nine years of existence.

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

November 24 24 Comments

Jose Antonio Vargas May Soon Become Documented Immigrant

The activist and journalist is one of the undocumented immigrants expected to receive protection from deportation.

November 24 7 Comments

Doctor: Hard-To-Abuse Painkillers Won’t Fix Overdose Crisis

There's a question of whether the new technology of addictive painkillers will help stem the epidemic or help fuel it.

November 21 5 Comments

Students Protest University Of California Tuition Hikes

In spite of protests on University of California campuses, the board voted to hike tuitions by about 5 percent every year for the next five years.

November 20 3 Comments

The Man Behind ‘Mockingjay’

Francis Lawrence describes the rewards and challenges of bringing "The Hunger Games" books to the screen.